Alizee De Janeiro has developed into a Kelso specialist and added to her tally when winning the Cyril Alexander Memorial Novice Handicap Chase. With possibly her best run to date she battled back at the end and despite a mistake at the last would not be denied. Congratulations to her owner Debs Thomson who has been so supportive of the game mare.
Bialco is owned by our good friends from Scandinavia, Morten and Iben Buskop and Carsten Baagoe-Schou and they celebrated well when their beautiful grey galloped to the front and stayed on to win for the first time in the UK. A scopey strong gelding he should win again given similar conditions. He is pictured at the last hurdle.
The ground was not quite soft enough to run One For Arthur; we had hoped for rain in the morning but it did not arrive in time. We will now go straight to Aintree with him.
Earlier in the day Crumbs was keen on his first hurdles start, hurdling well for a debutante but getting weary in the closing stages. This was a promising start for the young grey.
Grand Morning was also keen, pulling hard but jumping better although he did go right a little, but this was a better effort from him.
Poor OrionInverness made errors at the second and third fences and was never travelling afterwards. Whether it was the unique track or there is another reason is not apparent but we will check him over when we get him home.