27th October news

Our National Hunt season starts at Kelso tomorrow

We're not renowned for winners before Christmas but you gotta start somewhere............

So we kick off our Jumps Season tomorrow, with hurdler Night Comes In tackling 2 miles in Division 2 of the novice hurdle.
The potentially high class Some Reign from Rose's yard is the clear standout on hurdling form, and probably the best of the bunch on bumper form too. A handful of the prominent Northern National Hunt trainers are represented here, but out of these promising sorts only McCain's Flemens Story has a traditional jumping pedigree or Irish Point form (he has both).
That's not to say that the likes of Cool Mix, Fernan, Vino's Choice and Treshnish have not shown ability to date. Each has eye-catching winning or placed form in bumpers as their flat pedigree would hint at, and it'll be interesting to see how this quartet cope with a flight of hurdles or eight.

And Night Comes In? We think a wee bit of the 5 year old gelding, but he might just be run off his feet tomorrow (advance going is good), and will no doubt need the race in fitness terms.

We've been working overtime this week behind the scenes to get the lease agreement paperwork sorted with the BHA/Weatherbys. It may not be through in time, but anyway the lads of Denholm Park Racing will be present to view their horse for the season.
Enjoy the day gentlemen, fingers crossed for a completed run.

Arthur early October
Night Comes In (Murray)

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