A tilt at the Emirates Melbourne Cup could be on the cards for Nakeeta following his recent Ebor victory for Dumfriesshire handler Iain Jardine.

The six-year-old, who gave Jardine his biggest race win to date, may contest Australia’s big race on November 7.

Jardine says he is seriously considering the trip to Flemington with his charge.

“We’ll have a good hard think about it,” said the Carrutherstown trainer.

“It’s fantastic prize-money, the horse is in good shape and it’s great to have a horse who’d be good enough to go to these types of races and would be going there with a bit of a chance.”

Iain Jardine hails from Hawick, and another trainer from the Borders town, Keith Dalgleish, has a winner at Musselburgh on August 30.

The Carluke-based handler saddled Soldier’s Minute to head the opening novice stakes, beating stabemate Mi Capricho.

Negotiating a longer trip, the winner was getting off the mark at the second attempt.

Hawick has been a sound source of good jockeys, and Jason Hart is a fine example.

He completed a double at Catterick the same afternoon.

Hart accounted for both divisions of the six-furlong handicap, partnering Indian Passport to an 8-1 win in the first, and Spirit of Zebedee to land the second.

Ayrshire jockey David Allan won the seven furlong handicap on 8-1 chance Sakhee’s Return.

Keith Dalgleish ended August with a winner, saddling Kikini Bamalaam to head the seven-furlong nursery at Musselburgh.

He also began September in winning form, saddling El Hombre to head the six-furlong handicap at Thirsk.

The 6-1 chance was ridden to victory by Hawick jockey Rowan Scott.

The three-year-old has proved consistent, recording for fourth success from his last six starts.

“He has only once finished out of the first four, but the key to him is the ground as he is a different horse on fast ground,” explained the winning jockey.

Jason Hart began September in similar form, riding Mr Strutter to win the five-furlong selling handicap.

The winner was sold in the post-race auction for £6,800.

The in-form Keith Dalgleish completed a double at Hamilton on September 2 when Whatsthemessage won the fillies handicap and Taxmeifyoucan headed the following handicap.

Ayrshire jockey David Allan rode My Reward to win the Listed race at Chester the same afternoon.

He also had a winner at Ripon on September 4, getting Life For Rent up by a neck to clinch the five-furlong nursery.

Fellow Ayrshire jockey Danny Tudhope also rode a winner at the meeting, posting a 10-1 win aboard Hope Solo in the six-furlong fillies handicap.

He had a winner at the same track on August 29, riding Revived to win the opening fillies’ novice stakes.

St Boswells owners Paul and Clare Rooney won the feature handicap chase at Worcester with Sonneofpresenting on August 30.