IT is 40 years since Maurice Barnes rode Rubstic to Grand National victory and he has prospects of training the winner of today’s Scottish Borders National at Kelso with BAFANA BLUE (1.15).

His gelding has been in rattling form this season, winning four of his five starts. There may have been a stroke of good fortune about his latest success at Ayr when Sophie Olivia crashed out at the final flight and a 6lb rise makes life tougher. However, Bafana Blue will handle today’s testing conditions and rates good each-way value in a wide-open contest.

GLORIOUS DAY (2.45) looks the best bet on the card in the 2m 5f Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. Keith Dalgleish sent her on a successful mission to Bangor at the end of August and she has since finished runner-up on no less than three occasions. Glorious Day, a bumper winner at Musselburgh, chased home Kingrullah in a handicap hurdle at Sedgefield and this return to novice company against her own sex should do the trick.

Nicky Richards is going all out to land the popular Veteran’s Handicap Chase, saddling three of the eight runners. BERNARDELLI (2.15) may not be the most fancied of his trio but he rates a knocking each-way bet on the strength of his third to Well Above Par over course and distance in early November. Bernardelli beat useful Lake View Lad at Ayr in March and handled heavy ground when winning here in 2017.

Richards has another likely candidate in RUBYTWO (1.45). She is most consistent and her turn may be at hand following a solid second to Charlie Longsdon’s No Trumps at Wetherby. I’ve given up the ghost with frustrating Highway Companion and would rather have an each-way saver on Deepsand at a big price. Lucinda Russell’s gelding ploughed through the mud to score at Haydock in 2017 and although Deepsand hasn’t shown an awful lot recently he is 10lb lower, with Danny McMenamin taking off a further 5lb.

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  1. ew thief 1 year ago

    Morning all
    Great hall 1.30h 18-1
    Snow falcon 1.50p 28-1
    Flynsini 2.50p 20-1
    Ew singles & ew patent gl all☘️

  2. 1 year ago

    Morning All.


    14.45. .Maid O’Malley. .9/2

    15.15. .Skyhill. .9/2


    15.00. .Shes A Rocca. .8/1. .E/W

    15.30. .Oscar Ceremony. .9/2

    GL ALL

  3. seanbhoy 1 year ago

    Got word for a horse called lady Milan 3.15 Kelso

  4. seanbhoy 1 year ago

    Don’t shoot the messenger if it turns out to be a donkey lol

  5. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    tecumeseh sherman 1.05 caventara 1.05 tea clipper 1.30 top notch 2.00 well done all winners yesterday

  6. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    1.15 sherman ..cheers

  7. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    Cilaos emery 2-00 cork 13-8 NAP.

    • elvis parsley 1 year ago

      2-35 cork not 2-00.

      Had a few quid on top notch 2-00 Huntington 2-1 also hence the confusion.

  8. Wildhorse 1 year ago


    R. 6 :: White Hart Lady :: Hunt…

    R. 5 :: Breaken :: Punchest..

  9. 1 year ago

    the horse is called GLORIOUS LADY, not GLORIOUS DAY, alan you need to stop making mistakes like this as it is liable to cost me/someone a bomb some day.

    i have just got in and have a live 4fold, alan’s GLORIOUS is the last to run.. now as i named it based on what alan wrote, my money will be going on the SP fav, luckily alan’s selection is the fav, but if the bookies backed in a fake horse and mine went to 2/1 and still won, i’d have lost four figures………..

    OTT to some but simple mistakes could cos me lots of dosh

    i chucked in glorious lady to boost it, now i’ve just seen it isn’t even called that and most shops will just put it on the SP fav, it probably wont even win but i am lucky is is the fav, if it was 2nd fav the

    • Crawmeister 1 year ago

      In my experience going back 40 years unless there is another horse with ‘Glorious’ or ‘lady’ in their name in the same race the bookies should pay. Of course if the payout is large and you are not friendly with the staff they might refuse to place on the obvious selection. Things may have changed these days in shops.
      Anyway, who takes a selection from a third party without checking the details first (name, race time, form, trainer, jockey). Your fault if you don’t check.
      Found the post disrespectful to someone who is well respected in the industry.
      Some people on here are drama queens just looking for attention. Don’t spit your dummies out.

  10. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    2 from 2 win today.
    Good luck with your punts today gents 🏇👍

  11. jimba 1 year ago

    Elvis big cheers on winner in cork got 11/8😎👍excellent tipping bud🎅👍

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