The first selection of the afternoon for us from Kelso on Saturday comes in the Grade Two Premier Novices' Hurdle over 2m2f and Richmond Lake for Donald McCain has leading chances.
First seen in a bumper over in Ireland for Eugene O’Sullivan he ran quite poorly before tackling life in the point to point sphere.
Unable to win between the flags, he moved to Donald McCain’s yard to restart life under rules over here and it has changed his career.
A clear winner on debut in a maiden hurdle, he went in by 15 lengths after making all the running, he then finished a close third to North Lodge at Aintree but today is getting 5lb off the horse.
Looking to get back to winning ways he then scored over 2m4f under a penalty by a devastating 27 lengths at lowly odds of 1/7 at Sedgefield.
One of his best runs to date came last time out when a three length second in the Grade Two Supreme Trial at Haydock behind the superstar Jonbon.
This stiffer course and longer trip will suit and he’s already ran well at the grade, which many haven't.