Places And Promise At Kelso

We had a couple run with promise at Kelso and although there were no winners we have a few improving types.

Superior Command ran a much better race on debut than usual looking outpaced but staying on strongly over two miles in a tight handicap. Although fourth he was just over a length from the winner and back on a right handed track such as Musselburgh he could be back in the winner's spot. He rounded off a great weekend for The British Racing Club who will be back in action in Scotland in a few weeks.

Topham Bay, pictured, jumped much better and while just fifth she had stayed on from off the pace and is another who is progressing; a mares handicap over further or on a stiffer track will be ideal for her.

Kelpies Myth was a bit over enthusiastic first time over hurdles and while he loved bowling along in the lead with his ears pricked he paid for his early pace later on. However, he galloped to the line and once he tightens up his jumping and perhaps at a right-handed track, he will show more.

Boys On Tour was not so great; he seemed to stop quickly half a mile from home and this was not his running. He will be checked fully this week. Another to run well below par was Catchthemoonlight; she was never traveling and is a lot better than this.

Poor Derek had a horrible fall in the second last race and was briefly knocked out. He was assessed at the Borders General Hospital but was allowed home later in the evening. He faces two weeks recovery before he can take a concussion test.


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