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Kelso – Report 4th February 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.

EVAN WILLIAMS completed a full house of wins at all Britain’s jumps courses when daughter Isabel steered Peterborough to victory at Kelso on Thursday.

The 4/1 chance was one of only two finishers after making all the running to beat Sword Of Fate by 18-lengths in the Derrick John Allison Memorial Handicap Chase.

“Dad had only had three runners here before today and this was my first ride,” Miss Williams said. “We came up after Leicester on Wednesday night so I had time to have a good look around and it’s a lovely place.

“This horse is a pretty straightforward ride and I just let him get on with things. Dad found the race in the Programme Book and then told me ‘you’re going to Kelso’!”

Bathgate owner Elizabeth Ferguson saw her colours carried to success by Kaizer, named after her teenage grandson Kai, in the Racing To Work Handicap Hurdle.

Winning trainer and jockey, Ewan Whillans and Craig Nichol, completed a quick double when Bella Bluesky landed the following Try Racing For Free Now Novices’ Hurdle.

And there was more Scottish success when Nick Alexander’s Upandatit took the Start Your RacingTV Free Trial Now Novices’ Handicap Chase.