Ewart defies odds

Unex Canaletto defied his 25-1 odds to land the novices’ handicap hurdle race at Kelso last week for Langholm trainer James Ewart.

Relishing the better ground, the gelding was always handy, and cruised up the run-in for a four-length success.

Winning jockey Brian Hughes went on to complete a double when landing the concluding open National Hunt flat race aboard Secrete Stream.

Ewart was deprived of a double when De Boitron held Beneficial Reform to take the feature handicap chase (for the Haddington Jubilee Cup), scoring the first of two wins for trainer Ferdy Murphy. Full report and results, plus a look ahead to Ladies Day (Sunday, May 26) at www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk