Red running

LOCAL hopes lie with Red Tanber at Cheltenham today in the 1.30pm Jewson Novice Chase.

Trained at Hawick by Bruce Mactaggart, the home-bred chestnut gelding has enjoyed four wins at Musselburgh, and recorded his first success at Kelso earlier this month in the hands of regular pilot Lucy Alexander, also enjoying her first outing at Cheltenham today.

He has been running in lesser company this season, but could be considered, at 66/1 with most bookies, as a non-forlorn hope.