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Kelso- Report 29th May 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.

RICH BELIEF gained a fluent success in the feature race at Kelso under Donagh Meyler, who was having his first ride at the borders venue.

 

Sent off at 9-2, Karl Thornton Irish raider saw off The Navigator by a length and three-quarters in the £20,000 Elliot Henderson Group Handicap.

 

Meyer said: “He’s travelled well all through the race for me. This two miles on nice ground is just what he wants and I’d expect he’d be the type to be kept on the go through the summer.”

 

Harriet Graham and Gary Rutherford struck with Craig Nichol-ridden Brandy McQueen in the Five Star Taxis Handicap Hurdle.

A popular 6-4 favourite, he stayed on strongly to beat Paddy The Panda by two and three-quarter lengths.

 

Graham said: “He is a lovely prospect and that will probably be him for the summer now. Craig says you need to wind him up but he always answers and stays on well for you.”

 

Hidden Commander and Exit To Where were other Scottish winners on the busy ladies day card for Stuart Coltherd and Iain Jardine respectively.