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.
JAMIE HAMILTON is expecting a decent performance from Betty Baloo in the feature event on another valuable fixture at Kelso on Saturday.
The Racing Post Go North Raceday card boasts £201,000 in prize money and his partner lines up in the £50,000 Herring Queen Series Final Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.
Trained in Malton by Tim Easterby, Betty Baloo won a series qualifier at Catterick earlier this month and Hamilton said: “She dropped back in trip and won well last time. It looks a competitive race but she will like the ground and should hopefully run a nice race.”
With a BHA mark of 129, Nicky Henderson-trained Theatre Glory is the top-weight and she won convincingly at Warwick last month having qualified for the final with victory at Huntingdon in November.
Ewan Whillans’ home-bred mare Bella Bluesky ventures into handicap company for the first time after last month’s ready victory in a course and distance novice hurdle at the Borders venue.