Haul Us In continues to improve steadily and with a super jump three out she won her third race in a row. Having been a slow learner she is in great form now that the penny has dropped and she should continue on the rise. These were her ideal conditions. Her owners Karenina and Julian Morrison-Bell are pictured receiving their trophy and a lifetime supply of Belhaven Best.
Maraweh impressed in the same race, running with enthusiasm and coping admirably with the ground. He tired two out, but his fourth place is a great start for his spring season.
Vengeur De Guye also had his ideal conditions and just failed to pass his leader, to be second. His jumping is much more consistent and he seems in good heart.
Kelso had a wonderful atmosphere today and it was a credit to their management that the track raced, and had such an enthusiastic crowd. I hope that the ITV team enjoyed their visit and will be back again. We have some excellent racing at Kelso and the track has produced many champions.
We are off to Carlisle tomorrow where the going should be slightly better.
Saint Freule has been hard to settle in his races but slowly he is getting more tractable. He ran a better race last time and we are looking to improve on that.
Kelpies Myth has a few pounds to find on a few of his rivals. However, we are keen to qualify for the final of this novice hurdle series and while he would prefer good ground he has run well round Carlisle in the past.
Present Flight had a nightmare of a race last time, held in blizzard conditions, and the track should suit him tomorrow.
Finally, Dr Hooves has his final bumper run before hurdling; he has been schooling well at home but probably requires a little more race experience. He sets a good standard in this bumper.