By Brian Hughes
I’m off to Kelso on Saturday for four rides.
Goldencard finished third for me in both his recent bumpers.
He has Irish Points experience and should have a seamless transfer to hurdles. He is fit, jumps well at home and should have every chance today.
Thelongwayaround from a Points background as well could be the main threat on hurdling debut.
Lofgren completed his tenth win under rules for me in a chase at Bangor sixteen days ago, coming home six lengths clear of the odds-on favourite.
He has been in good form over recent months with another win and two runner-up spots.
This is a very competitive four runner event with Red Giant, unlucky at Sedgefield last Sunday, the main danger to my mount.
Val Mome, a former Irish Points winner, got off the mark over hurdles for me at Bangor earlier this month after a couple of second placings at the track during August.
He is in good form and has to give weight all round on his handicap debut.
Hat-trick seeking Iolani and Chanceanotherfive are likely to be the main challengers.
My horse is improving and I expect a big run with trip and course to suit.
Middlebrow ran his best race for some time at Carlisle nine days ago finishing third beaten under a length.
He is equipped with blinkers in this five-runner event and hopefully, they bring about the necessary improvement.
He has an excellent chance with Civil Unrest the main danger.