MAHLERVOUS (2.45) will be very difficult to beat in the 2m 7f novices’ chase at Kelso.
His neck second to Sevarano at Sandown was made to look rock-solid when the winner hacked up at Exeter on Friday. Trainer Warren Greatrex was going through a rare quiet spell until Portrush Ted scored a couple of days ago, so hopefully the yard is back in form.
Mighty Thunder has won his last two races, both at Hexham, and appears to be improving. Minella Encore represents in-form Dr Richard Newland and has to be respected.
BIGIRONONHISHIP (3.20) can complete back-to-back victories in the Scottish Borders National. Rose Dobbin’s gelding had nine lengths to spare over Just Your Type 12 months ago and that pair could conceivably fight out the finish once again, with the runner-up now 11lb better off. Bigirononhiship will be straighter for his encouraging comeback effort at Ayr 22 days ago.
Looking Well was challenging when falling three out in 2018 and should be thereabouts.
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