Borders attract Action

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Kelso has succeeded in tempting Large Action to its meeting tomorrow. Oliver Sherwood, the seven-year-old's trainer, has decided to send his Champion Hurdle contender on the long trip to the Borders because of concern over heavy ground at Sandown, the original target. Large Action is due to run in the £10,000-added Pat's Jester Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso tomorrow instead of Sandown's Agfa Hurdle on Saturday. The Kelso going was last night good to soft.

"I've been in touch with the people at Kelso and they've been very helpful,'' Sherwood said yesterday. "The horse is in cracking form, and though he has missed a couple of races recently, he has not been missing any work.

"He does not take a lot of getting fit and it is just a question of scraping the rust off him, as he hasn't run for two months."

Sherwood added that his top novice hurdler Callisoe Bay is likely to run at Ascot on Wednesday, provided the ground is not heavy.