Dry, sunny and funky at Kinneston this afternoon, benign climate for this time of yr however I worry winter will show to have a sting in its tail.
Not but, fortunately, as we now have 4 good runners on a superb card at Kelso tomorrow. Aggressive racing with good horses working for good prize cash – that is the place we ought to be as a sport.
The bottom is sweet to gentle and we begin off with Gaillimh a Stor within the 1:15, the thirtieth yr of the Cyril Alexander Memorial Novices Chase, now kindly sponsored by Bet365. A particular race for us and a particular horse; he’s in nice kind however could discover the two mile 5 furlongs on the sharp aspect on this firm – if he can discover a rhythm he ought to run effectively. 7 run and Danny McMenamin rides.
Donny Boy then reverts to hurdles and steps up in journey within the 3:00. He ran effectively within the Premier Novices Hurdle on this card final yr and I’m assured we now have sorted the problem that stopped him final time, however that is a particularly aggressive race for what’s successfully a comeback run. It could simply be good to really feel his profession is again on monitor as he’s very gifted. 1o run and Lorcan Williams rides.
Duyfken runs within the Juvenile Hurdle at 4:10, he takes on 4 earlier winners so appears up towards it on these phrases, however he’s on nice kind and progressing properly so that you by no means know, 7 run and Bruce rides.
Lastly, we run Travail D’Orfevre within the 4:45, he was an excellent second final day out and gained right here over hurdles final spring so can hopefully give an excellent account in what appears one other aggressive warmth. 9 run and Bruce rides.
One other very strong effort from the veteran Up Helly Aa King down at Doncaster this afternoon, 2nd place for this daring and trustworthy staying chaser. Regardless of not profitable this season he has picked up over £18k in place cash, such is the advantage of having a good horse who can run in good races.
Delighted that Little Glenshee has produced a wonderful colt foal purchase the great Logician – I’m certain he appears like his Grandfather (Frankel!)