Kelso Races: Bridget Andrews praises track after debut win

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Bridget Andrews paid tribute to Kelso after winning the £50,000 Liz Adam Memorial Chase on Savello with her first ride at the Borders track.

Savello, on whom Ms Andrews, pictured, finished fourth in the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham, stormed past the post five lengths clear of Dormello Mo, and was also a maiden track success for Andrews’ employer, Dan Skelton.

Andrews said: “I rode the last winner at Wetherby yesterday and then went home. I flew up from Birmingham and I am getting a lift back to the Midlands in the horsebox tonight.

“It’s a great place to come to and the prize money is terrific. Our yard has had a wonderful year and it would new nice to get 100 winners. I had a walk around before racing and it’s a lovely track. The chase track is more galloping and Savello loved the test – a fast-run 2m suits him.”

There was plenty of Borders success too, with Hawick jockey Jamie Hamilton bringing home Lowandbehold – trained by Yetholm’s Sandy Forster – to take the Belhaven Best Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase.

There was a winner for Hawick jockey Tom Hamilton, riding Some Lad to success in the Ashleybank Investments Reg & Betty Tweedie Handicap Steeple Chase.

Joanna Walton piloted Durban Gold to success in the last race of the day, the Lads & Vultures Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase, for Bonchester Bridge-based owner/trainer Diana Walton.

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RESULTS

1.45 - 1, Lowanbehold Jamie Hamilton (3-1); 2, Superior Command (11-4); 3, Court Dismissed (11-4); 4 ran 2¾, 60. Trained: Miss S E Forster. Tote: £4.40 Tote Exacta: £10.10 CSF: £10.88 NR: Wicklow Gold. Tote Trifecta: £24.70.

2.20 - 1, Silsol Jack Sherwood (5-2 fav); 2, Shades Of Midnight (11-4); 3, Isaacstown Lad (17-2); 7 ran 1½, 3¾. Trained: P F Nicholls. Tote: £3.10 £1.50 £2.10 Tote Exacta: £9.50 CSF: £9.60 Tote Trifecta: £50.10.

2.50 - 1, Some Lad Mr T Hamilton (16-1); 2, Rupert Bear (9-1); 3, Clan Chief (4-1); 8 ran 5, 5. Trained: Mrs A C Hamilton Tote: £20.10 £3.20 £2.70 £3.00 Tote Exacta: £133.00 CSF: £147.83 Tricast: £697.81 Tote Trifecta: £770.30

3.25 - 1, Savello Bridget Andrews (4-1); 2, Dormello Mo (11-4); 3, Just Cameron (2-1 fav); 6 ran 5, 2¼. Trained: D Skelton. Tote: £5.40 £2.50 £1.90 Tote Exacta: £19.50 CSF: £15.85 Tote Trifecta: £51.90.

4.00 - 1, Jokers And Rogues Henry Brooke (4-1 jt fav); 2, Nine Altars (16-1); 3, Cactus Valley (14-1); 12 ran 2¼, 1¼. Trained: Kenneth Slack. Tote: £5.40 £2.10 £4.40 £4.10 Tote Exacta: £69.40 CSF: £66.69 Tricast: £827.62 Tote Trifecta: £1,744.50.

4.35 - 1, One For Hocky Ryan Day (11-1); 2, Rowdy Rocher (9-1); 3, Marlee Massie (4-1 fav); 12 ran 4, 1¾. Trained: N G Richards. Tote: £16.20 £4.30 £3.00 £1.90 Tote Exacta: £98.70 CSF: £101.50 Tricast: £464.36

5.10 - 1, Durban Gold Miss J Walton (14-1); 2, Beggar’s Velvet (9-2); 3, Cave Hunter (5-4 fav); 7 ran 5, 8. Trained: Mrs D Walton. Tote: £16.50 £4.30 £2.40 Tote Exacta: £113.80 CSF: £72.54 Tote Trifecta: £347.30.

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