New sponsor for Borders’ National

CLARAGH NATIVE and Lucy Alexander win at Musselburgh 29/11/13'Photograph by GROSSICK RACING 07710461723
CLARAGH NATIVE and Lucy Alexander win at Musselburgh 29/11/13'Photograph by GROSSICK RACING 07710461723

Kelso will stage their leading race of the season this weekend, the Borders’ National.

Life president Duncan Davidson has stepped in to sponsor the race, on Sunday (December 8) through his company, Persimmon Homes.

The top-rated horse in the feature is David Pipe’s Somerset raider Bostons Angel who landed the 2011 RSA Chase at Cheltenham when trained by Jessie Harrington.

Novice Imperial Vic, trained in Northumberland by Michael Smith, was only beaten a neck by Green Flag at Kelso earlier in the season while in-form RoseDobbin must fancy the chances of Ros Castle after his excellent second to subsequent winner Tutchec at Carlisle last month.

Sunday’s card carries £80,000 in prize money and gates open at 10.25am, with the first race off at 12.25pm.

Kelso will also stage a meeting over the festive period, on Sunday, December 29.For further information contact 01668 280800.