Channel 4 have never before covered three major races from the Border track but do so for the first time this Saturday.
The main inspiration in making this a major day in the racing calendar for Kelso was Geoff Adam, who undertook to name a race in memory of his late wife, Liz. Geoff is a very influential member of the board and a director of the racecourse. He and his family will be on hand to judge the best turned out and make the presentations after the valuable 3m 2f Handicap Chase.
Nicky Richards has enjoyed a fine Kelso already this season and And The Man will try and make up for an unlucky fall last time.
Locally owned Beeves won nicely at Newcastle last time for Paul and Clare Rooney.
The Rooney’s have also agreed to sponsor for the second time to support this day with the Thakeham Handicap Hurdle which will be a real test of stamina over 3m 3f. Likely top weight Any Given Moment is a classy individual and makes a belated seasonal reappearance for Greenlaw’s Sandy Thomson.
Recent Chepstow winner BallyBeaufort could be another border raider for Nigel Twiston-Davies.
John Smiths have been long standing supporters of Kelso and they back the Novice Handicap Chase run over 2m 5.5f with £22,500 prize money.
Kim Bailey was on the mark at the Cheltenham Festival and he could strike with last month’s Ludlow scorer Gallery Exhibition.