Sport Kelso horse racing tips and best bets for a big day of action in the Borders
F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton fastest, Bottas takes Turkey pole
Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Turkish Grand Prix qualifying at Istanbul Park, but will start 11th on the grid due to an engine change grid penalty, so his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas will inherit pole.The cars took to a damp track on slick tyres, which led to early spins for Sainz and Verstappen, while Hamilton ran wide and lost his opening lap due to exceeding track limits. Hamilton’s second effort took P1 at 1m27.085s, which was topped by Verstappen at 1m26.692s before Lewis took it back with 1m26.520s.
Scottish racing fans are descending on Kelso today for a cracking Saturday of action.
While attention south of the border centres on Cheltenham and Doncaster, there’s eight races to get stuck into in the Borders and Record Sport tipster Garry Owen takes you through his fancies on the card.
FORTESCUE (3.19) is the name to remember in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Chase which is worth £40,000 in prize money.
Henry Daly’s gelding returned to form when hosing up from Debece in a strong event at Sandown in March.
The seven-year-old ran another blinder when defeating The Wolf in better company at Perth come April.
SPARK OF MADNESS (3.54) should pay for a few rounds by landing the Simpsons Malt Handicap Hurdle.
Van Amersfoort to replace HWA on FIA F3 grid from 2022
Van Amersfoort Racing has been selected to join the FIA Formula 3 grid for the next three seasons, replacing HWA Racelab.Dutch operation Van Amersfoort Racing will field three cars to complete the 30 car entry having been selected to join the championship.
Lucinda Russell’s gelding was an eye-catching second to Beeno on his comeback at Perth last month. That was a definite career best so this pacy type ought to go one better in another competitive contest.
AWAY AT DAWN (4.29) can maintain Donald McCain’s flying start in the Landale Handicap Chase. The six-year-old took his form to a whole new level when hammering Burrows Diamond at Hexham.
The gelding is open to plenty of progress so can comfortably defy a 7lb hike in hotter company.
GARRY OWEN KELSO TIPS: 1.34 PARISENCORE; 2.09 NELLS SON; 2.44 GIPSY LEE ROSE; 3.19 FORTESCUE; 3.54 SPARK OF MADNESS; 4.29 AWAY AT DAWN; 5.04 SIX ONE NINE; 5.35 LEMON T
New The Witcher season 2 trailer teases the "end of days" and even more monsters .
A new Witcher season 2 trailer shows Henry Cavill's Geralt back in actionThe trailer for the sophomore year of the hit Netflix series sees Geralt and Ciri head to Kaer Morhen. That's all in aid of giving the Child of Surprise some much-needed training under the watchful eye of Henry Cavill’s monster hunter and the roving band of witchers, including Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) and Lambert (Paul Bullion).