Borders National win for Berwickshire trainer

NEPTUNE EQUESTER Ridden by Derek Fox wins The Borders National at Kelso 7/12/14'Photograph by GROSSICK RACING 07710461723
NEPTUNE EQUESTER Ridden by Derek Fox wins The Borders National at Kelso 7/12/14'Photograph by GROSSICK RACING 07710461723
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SANDY Thomson received a rousing cheer from another bumper Kelso crowd yesterday, after Neptune Equester landed the feature Persimmon Homes Scottish Borders National – providing the Berwickshire trainer with the first leg of a double.

The Greenlaw handler has his Lambden stable in great form, and the 5-1 chance romped home nine lengths clear of Scotswell – runner-up for the second year in succession for Jedburgh trainer Harriet Graham - to take the spoils in the prestigious £30,000 contest.

More on this and all other races at yesterday’s meeting in Thursday’s Southern Reporter.

Racing returns to Kelso later this month, on Monday, December 29.

RESULTS

12.20 – GO CONQUER (J Maguire) 5-2; 2, Silvery Moon 7-2; 3, Daimond Fizz 9-1. 13 ran. D McCain, Cholmondeley

12.50 – WAKANDA (D Cook) 5-1; 2, Oscar Rock 5-4 fav; 3, Man with Van 11-1. Six ran. S Smith, Bingley.

1.20 – TEO VIVO (B Hughes); 2, Bogside 7-1; 3, Hunters Belt 9-1. 13 ran. P Robson, Capheaton.

1.50 – NEPTUNE EQUESTER (D Fox) 5-1; 2, Scotswell 13-2; 3, Sun Cloud 4-1. 10 ran. A Thomson, Greenlaw.

2.20 – DIOCLES ( J Maguire) 9-1; 2, Pinerolo 9-1; 3, Little Glenshee 11-1. 10 ran. D McCain.

2.50 – ARDNAHOE ( J Maguire) 5-4 fav; 2, Syddan Rose 7-1; 3, Gold Chain 9-4. 9 ran. D McCain.

3.20 – PRAIRIE LAD (S Fox) 8-1; 2, Kapricorne 8-1; 3, Solstice Dawn 25-1. Seven ran. A Thomson.