KelsoSun, October 08, 2023

13:30 Kelso

Simpsons Malt Novices' Hurdle (Gbb Race)

Class 4 | 4yo+

Winner £4,901 - 9 runners


Going: Good to Soft

Surface: Turf

Race Tip

Two-time jumpers flat winner ESPRIT DU POTIER (6) represents a yard in form. The Lucinda Russell-trained gelding finished a highly creditable sixth in the G2 jumpers flat at Aintree in April and can make a winning start hurdling. This might come at the chief expense of DULEEK STREET (1) who races for John McConnell. Scored in a 2 m maiden hurdle at Wexford during August and may put his jumping experience to good use. DUTCH SCHULTZ (2) fell on chasing debut Kilbeggan last month but could bounce back reverting to hurdles. SLUGGER (9) now goes jumping after a wind-operation.