Always Right bids for Jubilee Cup win

KELSO hosts its penultimate fixture on Wednesday, with the feature handicap chase run for the Haddington Jubilee Cup.

Course specialist Always Right – bidding for his fifth win at the track – is being targeted for this race by his County Durham connections.

Night In Milan won over course distance at Kelso in early April and Keith Reveley’s charge is likely to be among the entries.

In the three-mile handicap chase, Flying Squad has winning form over a shorter trip at Ayr, and Rose Dobbin intends stepping him back up in trip.

Dancing Art has run just once in the past 12 months, and Keith Reveley is keen to see him in action over this trip.

Alnwick-based Rose Dobbin is likely to enter Shady Sadie in the handicap hurdle race, and Nick Alexander’s Academy, fifth at the Perth Festival, is expected to made his Kelso debut over this slightly longer distance.

Chirnside-based Douglas Pryde, one of the three owners of Grand National victor Auroras Encore, sponsors the concluding bumper and along with Jim Beaumont and David Van der Hoeven, he will be guest of honour at a celebratory dinner at the racecourse on Saturday, May 25.

Irish trainer Stuart Crawford is a regular visitor to Kelso and he plans to have a couple of entries, including Craiganee, who hasn’t raced since a good sixth at Cheltenham on her debut last autumn.

For the conditional jockeys’ race, in-form Harriet Graham plans to run Ballybroe.

Edinburgh financial services company Aver, sponsor the opening novice chase, when director Bill Cleghorn will judge the best turned out horse in the paddock.

Gates open at noon, with the first race under orders at 2.05pm.