• 12:40 Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £2,667 2nd £783 3rd £392 4th £196
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.30s
  • Off time: 12:40:18
12:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hold Fast (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 522F34 Yellow, emerald green star, white sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Blacktoft (USA) 8
Distance Winner
8 11-7 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (7) 125 16/117.00
3 R1/1210- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Bellvano (GER) 292
Distance Winner
7 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 1/51.20
4 61P1-4 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Hold Fast (IRE) 76
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 6/17.00
5 814-8U5 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap Outside The Box 23
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Noel T Chance T Siddall 66/167.00
Non runners
222-3216Kellystown Lad (IRE)811-7Ferdy MurphyG Lee126


Sedgefield winner Kellystown Lad was engaged at Leicester on Tuesday and in any case, along with the exposed Blacktoft, looks to be facing a stiff task trying to give weight to BELLVANO. Successful twice over hurdles at Newbury last season, Nicky Henderson's seven-year-old chased home the classy Menorah at Kempton in between those wins and should get off the mark at the first time of asking over the larger obstacles if his jumping holds up. Hold Fast was only fourth when made favourite on his chasing debut at Carlisle but, only lightly-raced, has scope for improvement and looks the pick of the remainder ahead of Outside The Box.