Another good day for Russell

In-form Lucinda Russell struck with front-running Imjoeking in the £12,000 Mayfield Restaurant Handicap Chase at Kelso on Saturday.

Lucinda Russell: Another successful day at Kelso.

Derek Fox was the successful rider aboard the 100/30 favourite for Scotland's leading jumps trainer, who had also enjoyed a treble at Hexham 24 hours earlier.

She said: "Jumping is his strong point and he would have won even easier if they hadn't missed out the last fences due to the low sun."

Nick Alexander saddled his first winner since September when his son, Kit, steered Landecker to a fourth course victory in the George Todd And Friends Handicap Hurdle.

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The Fife trainer said: "I needed that! He loves it here and he's never won anywhere else. We've tried the tongue tie, a visor and cheekpieces, and left everything off today and it's worked."

Borders-based George Bewley was also in the winners' enclosure after Casual Cavalier plugged on gamely for Brian Hughes in the Ship Inn Dalkeith Novices' Handicap Chase.

"He's idled in front so hopefully the handicapper won't be too harsh," he said.

Hughes completed a double on Trickaway for red-hot Malton trainer Malcolm Jefferson.

Hawick-born champion conditional Craig Nichol reached his 100th career victory aboard Ping for Nicky Richards and Iain Jardine was the fourth successful Scottish trainer on the card after taking the bumper with Tokaramore.

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