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Kelso- Report 24th November 2022

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

Lucinda Russell was the trainer to follow at Kelso as she saddled a 7-1 treble courtesy of Chapel Green, Destiny Is All and Camp Belan.

The threesome were all ridden by different jockeys and it was senior stable pilot Derek who did the steering aboard the middle leg, Destiny Is All, in the Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Novices’ Handicap Chase.

Fox said: “All this horse does is stay and he has won at Ayr over 3m 3f. I was kidding him along from three out but he keeps finding for you and we got there in the end.”

The day also saw useful conditional Conor Rabbitt record the first double of his career on Hoganville and Miss Milano.

Hoganville was completing a hat-trick for Appleby trainer George Bewley in the Racing TV 100% Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase while Nicky Richards-trained Miss Milano shouldered top-weight to victory in the Watch The Replay On Racing TV Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

Rabbitt said: “I’m just nine winners away from losing my 7lb allowance now. It was great to win for the third time on Hoganville and Miss Milano should have plenty of improvement still to come as she taken time to come to hand.”

Dumfriesshire trainer Daragh Bourke got in on the act to land the Join Racing TV Now Handicap Hurdle with Coral Blue, an all-the-way scorer to give jockey Ross Chapman his first winner for 508 days.

Bourke, based at Waterbeck, near Lockerbie, said: “Ross had a bad injury which saw out sidelined for a while and he deserved that as he works hard. Coral Blue is also my own first winner since he won at Catterick in March of last season so we’re both very happy!”