Running at 2.00pm at Kelso is James Ewart's filly Lycidas, backed by nearly all the tipsters to win today, so what’s so special about her you may ask. Well her record is OK, not brilliant, but in the last seven races she has only won once and came second twice. This is a novice hurdle and over hurdles she has had two starts and no wins, so there must be some word from the stable that she is in good form. Odds are not great so it may well be worth a look at the other runners today for any returns on your money. She is 5/4 with Bet365.
Second favourite today is Beatu who should give Lucidas a run for her money having won twice in her last seven hurdle races. Odds on her are 3/1 with Ladbrokes today. Lastly, third favourite in this race is Martila with odds of 7/1 with William Hill. The race today is over two miles and fifty one yards and the going is good to firm. Desert Island Dusk won on her last run at Hexham so if she can improve on that she may get in the first three, depending on if the conditions suit her.
There are seven races on the card at Kelso today and plenty more racing around the country this Bank Holiday Weekend.
At Naas this afternoon Aidan O’Brien has two runners in the feature race at 4.15. Washington DC and Waterloo Bridge will be vying for top spots in this Royal Ascot Training day event. Both Colts have raced together before, most recently two weeks ago at Navan when Washington DC beat Waterloo Bridge by five and a half lengths, leaving him to finish seventh. This race is a prelude to Ascot, where both have done well before. Today Washington DC is the favourite with odds of 5/4 with Bet365 and Waterloo Bridge is fourth with the bookies with odds of 12/1 with William Hill. Second favourite is Smash Williams the Bolger trained Colt and in third is Acclaim trained by Martin Mead. Smash Williams has odds of 7/2 with Paddy Power and Acclaim is 6/1 with BetVictor.
As ever get those bets on early and Good Luck today.