Kelso Preview - 16 September
KELSO RETURNS AFTER SUMMER BREAK
ANTHEA MORSHEAD returns as clerk of the course at Kelso today following the departure of Hazel Peplinski who will be taking over as general manger at Perth around the turn of the year.
Widely experienced in racing and the daughter of former trainer Peter Beaumont, she is also assistant clerk at York and clerk at Cartmel and said yesterday: "I'm thrilled to be returning to Kelso. I'm aware of all the hard work Hazel did and I wish her all the best in her new role. This fits in very well with my work at Cartmel and York and I'm very much looking forward to working with the Kelso team again."
Kelso managing director Richard Landale added: "We are delighted to announce that Anthea has agreed to be our clerk of the course and she is assuming responsibilities as of our first meeting of the autumn. She knows the course well having worked for us before and we are very happy to have her expertise back in the Borders."
Jimmy Moffatt expects Captain Brown to run well in the first feature race of Kelso's new season, the 15,000 Bruce Farms Supporting World Horse Welfare Handicap Hurdle.
The Lake District trainer said: "He likes the track and he's gone well fresh in the past so we're hopeful again. He seems in very good order after his win at Cartmel last month and Diarmuid O'Regan gets on extremely well with him."
Captain Brown faces seven rivals including top-weight Makethedifference, a recent winner at Perth for Tim Vaughan, and Patrick Griffin's Irish raider Lisbon who dotted up in a handicap chase at Newton Abbot 35 days ago.