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Kelso- Preview 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.

Nathan Moscrop is hoping for a big run run from Rebecca Menzies-trained Ingleby Hollow in the £20,000 feature race at Kelso.


The gelding, who has only appeared once before at the borders track – in 2018 when with David O’Meara – was an excellent fourth in the valuable Swindon Hurdle on his most recent run.


Moscrop said: “That was a great effort at Haydock for such a big prize and he ran well there the time before in the Challenger Series Final. He’s obviously in great heart at the moment so fingers crossed he’ll run another nice race.”


Rvals to Ingleby Hollow in the Elliot Henderson Group  Handicap Hurdle include Donald McCain’s Gaelik Coast, a winning hurdler and chaser, and Fergal O’Brien-trained Castel Gandolfo, a two-time winning hurdler who cost 425,000gns as a yearling.


Ewan Whillans-trained Hold The Note is of interest in the Edinburgh Gin Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.


Now rated 25lbs below his peak when with Mick Channon, he reappears following wind surgery in first-time blinkers on just fourth run for his new connections.


Locally-based Sandy Forster equalled her best score last term with eight winners and three of that total were down to Lissen To The Lady who shoulders top-weight in the Five Star Taxis Handicap Hurdle.


And on the final card of the spring at Kelso, Gordon Elliott bids for a first and last race double with Ted Hastings and Come On Du Berlais.