By Gordon Brown
NUTS WELL landed a gamble as he made a winning debut in handicap company at Kelso on Sunday.
Backed into 100/30 from 9/2, Ann Hamilton’s Northumberland raider pipped Vosne Romanee by a length and three-quarters in the NSPCC School Service Handicap Chase.
The trainer’s husband, winning owner Ian Hamilton, said: “That was a good performance as he’s still only a novice. He hasn’t run for nearly a year so it’s a good effort by the trainer!
“He’s a half brother to Runswick Royal and he looks as if he could be as good or even better. We’ve no plans at the minute as he might need a little time after his first run for so long.”
Aye Right followed up last month’s course and distance success in the 2m 5f novices’ hurdle for Harriet Graham and Callum Bewley.
Jedburgh-based Mrs Graham said: “I don’t where we’re going with him next but he’s a very exciting prospect. He’s been so consistent and straightforward since day one and it’s great he’s owned by Geoff Adam who is on the board at Kelso.”
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