Premier meeting forecast for Kelso

Offering a total prize pot of £96,500, and featuring the prestigious Premier Hurdle, racegoers can look forward to a competitive afternoon’s racing at Kelso on Saturday.

The feature race has attracted entries from champion trainer Paul Nicholls, Nigel Twiston-Davies, Venetia Williams, Dan Skelton and Donald McCain, while local interest lies with Seldom Inn from Sandy Thomson’s in-form Greenlaw stable, and Shades of Midnight, a winner last time out for Hawick handler Donald Whillans.

The totepool Premier Chase attracts Grand National entry Baileys Concerto, who has won five times this term.

The Cyril Alexander Memorial novice chase is a regular feature of the fixture. Aye Well has been in great form for Selkirk trainer Stuart Coltherd and bids for a hat-trick, following easy wins at Wetherby and Ayr.

Galashiels trainer Katie Scott enjoyed her first win under rules, when landing the hunters’ chase at the previous meeting with Douglas Julian, and will be looking to notch another in a very competitive 2m 5f handicap chase. First race under orders at 1.55pm. Full preview at www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk