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Kelso- Report 4th April 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.

BAVINGTON BOB landed his fifth success of the season in the feature race at Kelso on Monday.

Trained by Northumberland permit-holder Ann Hamilton and ridden by Brian Hughes, the 15-8 favourite stormed home by nine-lengths ahead of Crixus’s Escape.

Winning owner Ian Hamilton said: “He’s some horse and I expect he’ll go up yet again after this – we can him ‘Bob the Cob’ at home because he never does very much! We were a little concerned about the track as he seems better on a stiff track like Newcastle so something like the Eider Chase could be a possibility next season.”

Lissen To The Lady bagged her third course and distance strike in the Ladies Day Dress Spectacular Handicap Hurdle under Jo Walton, who was gaining her fourth success on the locally-trained mare.

Winning handler Sandy Forster said: “She’s amazing and handled the ground very well – it’s always good to have a winner just down the road. Jo knows her so well and they are a great team.

Nick Alexander was on the mark with Bruce Lynn ridden Travail D’Orfevre while produced an impressive chase debut victory for Stuart Coltherd under Sean Quinlan.