By Gordon Brown
MARK WALFORD is looking for a big run from his Yorkshire raider Miss Amelia in the feature race at Kelso on Wednesday.
The Henry Brooke-ridden mare faces ten rivals in the £13,000 Straw Max Straw Pellet Bedding Handicap Chase over 2m 1f.
Sheriff Hutton-based Walford said: “She has been pretty consistent all through last season and this is another nice race to aim for. Henry knows her well and they won three race together in 20-21.”
The opposition to Miss Amelia includes Cedar Hill, a faller four out at Ayr last time, Sue Smith’s recent narrow Sedgefield scorer Valence D’aumon and Lucinda Russell’s trio comprising Vengeur De Guys, Ain’t My Fault and Mint Gold.
Brooke is also aboard another mare, Chanting Hill, as the combination try to follow up their course romp in March in the Bedmax Handicap Chase over a marathon 3m 3f.
Nick Alexander’s seven-year-old stormed clear by six-lengths and a 5lb rise in her rating may not stop her scoring again as she tackles this longer trip from the first time.
Last month’s Highland National runner-up Mance Rayder could go close again under recently crowned Champion Conditional Rider Danny McMenamin.
For more information contact Gordon Brown on 07850 258063 for Scottish Racing.