October 27th, 2018

Will Brian Hughes Have a Saturday to Remember at Kelso?

By Brian Hughes

I’m off to Kelso on Saturday for four rides.


1:50 – 2m Maiden Hurdle

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.


3:00 – 3m2f Limited Handicap Chase

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.


3:35 – 2m Handicap Hurdle

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.


4:10 – 2m1f Handicap Chase

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.


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