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Malton

North Yorkshire

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Kelso treble with NEWSTART, POINT THE WAY & FOREST BIHAN


Newstart: a winner for the recently-formed Brian Ellison Racing Club

As the season gets going proper, it was an encouraging start to our National Hunt campaign with a treble at Kelso yesterday including victory with FOREST BIHAN in the feature, on what was his seasonal debut.

NEWSTART got us off to the best possible start with success in the opening two-mile Handicap Hurdle. The six-year-old Stowaway gelding was once again partnered by Kaine Wood, this time claiming 5lbs having ridden out his 7lb claim aboard Our Kylie last week. Settled towards the inside in mid division for much of the race he travelled well before switching wide for daylight approaching two out. Taking the lead after the last he kept on well to score by three-parts of a length.

He was our first winner for the Brian Ellison Racing Club and congratulations to all our newly-signed up members.


Point The Way: made a winning chasing debut

POINT THE WAY put in a game performance on his chasing debut to recover after a blunder at the last to take the 2m7½f Novices' Chase quite impressively in the end. Danny Cook partnered Phil Martins six-year-old who was ridden handy throughout before jumping into the lead at the 11th fence. With the Chris Grant-trained An Laoch pressing him hard from well over two out, Point The Way, who had jumped everything well up until the last, recovered quickly after making a hash of the final flight, staying on well to score by three and a half lengths.

A three times winner over hurdles the previous season he was a shade disappointing last winter when he failed to get his head in front. However, Brian was optimistic ahead of a novice chasing campaign this winter and he couldn’t have got off to a better start.


Forest Bihan: took the feature Handicap on Kelso's card

We were absolutely thrilled with FOREST BIHAN who made a winning seasonal reappearance when taking the feature race on Kelso’s card, the 2m1f Handicap Chase, in good style.

Partnered by Danny Cook, he was settled in rear before making ground ahead of the final fence down the back and was close on the leaders heels as they jumped four from home. Jumping well, he took it up after the second last, pinged the final flight and kept on well to the line. He does very little in front and it was no different here but he crossed the wire with a length and three-quarters in hand from the favourite, Simply Ned.