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Kelso – Preview 15th April 2024

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.

LES’S LEGACY is on a repeat mission in the Go North Cab On Target Series Final at Kelso on Monday.

The near 2m 5f contest, worth £30,000, was salvaged from a recently abandoned card at the borders venue.

“It’s a series we’ve loved supporting since it started and we’ve been quite lucky in the qualifiers and the finals themselves,” said Corbett, who trains just over the Cheviot Hills at Otterburn in neighbouring Northumberland. “He’s actually dropped to the same mark that he won off last year so it’s fair to say we are hopeful of another good run.”

In a competitive race, Les’s Legacy faces stern opposition from the likes of Nick Alexander’s three-time course winner Eloi Du Puy and hat-trick seeker Eire Street from locally-based Jackie Stephen.

The Weatherbys Hamilton Buccleuch Cup may just be a maiden hunters’ chase but it has a rich history of producing some decent performers, notably back in 1958 when Merryman, two years later, became the winner of the first televised Grand National.

The Tocky McKie colours have won two of the last three renewals and the Wooler owner bids for more success with Watch Law, trained by her daughter Jess, who landed a point to point impressively just across the Tweed at Friars Haugh last February.

Fresh from his success with El Jefe on the middle day of Aintree’s Grand National festival, permit-holder Andrew Hamilton saddles Toucan Sam from his Carluke stable.