Kelso’s NAP: EL BORRACHO | 5:30pm Happy Retirement Brian Handicap Chase | Dom’s Pick
A good renewal of this contest in Scotland and the vote goes to Oliver Greenall’s gelding who has already transformed into a better chaser than he was hurdler.
He’s either won or picked up the silver medal on his four appearances over the larger obstacles, including an 11-length romp at Sedgefield last time out.
This is a trickier contest but he’s only been raised 5lb for that success and he gets more than a stone in weight from current joint-favourite, Cracking Destiny.
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Now 2lb lower than his last winning mark, Nicky Richards’s charge should be primed for this after a few runs under his belt since the turn of the new season.
He hasn’t been a straightforward type in the past, enduring long spells off the track but ran a cracker when last seen here back in July when wearing first-time blinkers.
It’s interesting that he’s now been dropped back in trip but given some of his early career form, that shouldn’t be a cause for concern under Brian Hughes.