Selkirk's Redbeard plunders race prizes

In-form Selkirk trainer Stuart Coltherd and jockey Sam Coltherd were back in the winners' enclosure earlier this week.

Friday, 27th January 2017, 1:00 pm
Captain Redbeard, with Sam Coltherd on board, wins at Wetherby.

The latest success came on Tuesday at Wetherby when winning the Racing UK Handicap Chase over two miles, three and a half furlongs.

Captain Redbeard, who strode to victory his first Chase, won a competitive eight-runner race when he put the rest to the sword from four fences out and won by a convincing five lengths.

The Coltherds were also successful at the Jedforest Point to Point last Sunday, winning the Ladies Open with Damiens Dilemma, owned by the Robert Miller-Bakewell and ridden by Hawick jockey Harriet Bryce.

There was a very strong Borders presence across the whole P2P race card, at Friars Haugh in Kelso.

Selkirk’s leading amateur female jockey, Rachael McDonald, was on board the 4-6 favourite, Wind of Hope, in the Ladies Open, but 22-year-old Harriett, who is an employee of Stuart Coltherd, clinched the spoils by a neck at 7-4.