Kelso’s valuable Morebattle Hurdle meeting provided Keith Dalgleish with a second double in two days.

The Carluke trainer saddled Taxmeifyoucan to win the novice hurdle, before Mac N Cheese posted a 3-1 victory in the handicap hurdle under Jedburgh jockey, Callum Bewley.

Taxmeifyoucan had been impressive on the Flat, and this 2¼-length success made it two out of three over hurdles. Mac N Cheese headed a competitive handicap hurdle, snatching victory by half-a-length.

The Lucinda Russell-trained Big River landed the feature chase for Scottish owner Deborah Thomson. The gelding runs in the colours of her ‘Two Black Labs’, who also took to the podium to collect the prize.

“He has been a bit slow to get the hang of things,” explained the Milnathort trainer. “Haydock was a disaster as he had a heart problem, then at Warwick his jumping wasn’t great early on. He jumped better and is getting there.

“There are plans A, B and C for him, one is the RSA and another is a novice chase at Uttoxeter later that week. I think he’s going to be a nice three-mile handicapper when they go a good gallop.”

The concluding bumper was won by Hawick trainer, Donald Whillans and jockey son, Callum, with Dali Mail, who appeared to relish the heavy ground, providing the yard with a third bumper victory this term.

Keith Dalgleish had also enjoyed a Valentine’s Day double at Musselburgh on February 14. He saddled Silver Concorde to win the novice hurdle race, before seeing Delegate head the novice chase.

Silver Concorde beat his sole rival in convincing fashion, before the Lucinda Russell-trained runner-up, The Road Home, was disqualified after jockey Derek Fox weighed-in two pounds light. Delegate had undergone a wind operation since he last appeared on the track in November and was always handily placed.

Greenlaw trainer, Sandy Thomson and Hawick jockey, Jamie Hamilton, teamed up to take the novice handicap hurdle race with Nendrum. The nine-year-old carries the colours of East Lothian owner, Margaret Coppola.

On the Flat, at Lingfield, St Boswells’ owners, Paul and Clare Rooney, saw Mighty Mac gain a short head victory in the novice stakes.

Langholm jockey, Jamie Gormley, rode Lukoutoldmakezebak to a neck victory in the apprentice handicap on the all-weather at Newcastle, on February 16. Glasgow trainer, Jim Goldie, also had a winner at the meeting when Oriental Lily got up by a head in the six-furlong handicap.

At Haydock, on February 17, Callum Bewley rode Donna’s Diamond to a 7-1 victory in the three-mile hurdle race.

The 2½-mile novice chase went to Lake View Lad, trained by Nick Alexander. “He put in a fine round of jumping and this trip would be the bare minimum for him,” said the Kinneston trainer.

“He is ground dependent, he wants it soft, but we might give him an entry for the novice handicap at Cheltenham in case it is soft there, though he isn’t certain to get in, and there is also a good three-mile novice handicap at Ayr in April.”

Letemgo completed a victorious hattrick with a comfortable success in the three-mile handicap hurdle race, at Carlisle, on February 19, for South Lanarkshire trainer, Andrew Hamilton.