THOMMO takes us through the Kelso card with a selection for all seven races.
SAM’S ADVENTURE should have benefited from a wind operation and this three-time bumper winner can kick-off an interesting programme by landing the 2m 6f maiden hurdle for Brian Ellison.
GERONIMO looked a stout stayer when grinding out victory at Ayr from Olly Murphy’s in-form Beau Sancy. Although raised 7lb, this 3m 2f trip could eke out a little more improvement.
SCHIAPARANNIE showed promise in third at Huntingdon in March and was well supported at Sedgefield earlier this month when not beaten far in fourth. Ruth Jefferson’s mare drops slightly in grade and could well defy top weight.
TAYZAR can give the Jefferson stable another winner in the Class 3 handicap chase. He beat Cool Mix over course and distance in early November and will appreciate the anticipated drying ground. Treshnish jumped well and beat off a decent yardstick in The Dubai Way at Newcastle but his best form has come on soft ground which is a worry.
GOLDENCARD was heavily backed when mopping up a maiden hurdle here in October and although a bit disappointing subsequently behind Je Suis Charlie at Catterick, he is worth another chance in what looks a modest novices’ hurdle.
SHADES OF MIDNIGHT ran the smart Paisley Park close at Haydock last month and if his jumping holds up now returned to fences, he can take the measure of useful Donna’s Diamond and Castletown in a trappy three-runner novices’ chase.
CRAIG STAR is something of a course specialist and a repeat of his second to Jack Devine here in November would see him go close in the amateur riders’ handicap hurdle.
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