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  • 15:25 John Smith's Novices' Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • £22,500 added 5yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £14,620 2nd £4,293 3rd £2,146 4th £1,073
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 29.80s
  • Off time: 15:25:39

Full result

15:25 Kelso Result 21st March 2015
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Oscar Rock (IRE) 11-12 B S Hughes J M Jefferson 7 5/4f
Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd after 11th, hit 4 out, challenged after next, led 2 out, driven clear before last, stayed on well opened 6/4 touched 6/4
2nd 9 Final Assault (IRE) 11-3 D R Fox (3) Miss Lucinda V Russell 6 10/1
Held up in rear, chased leading trio before 4 out, effort on outside 2 out, soon ridden to chase leading pair, went 2nd at last, kept on, no chance with winner
3rd 3 Gallery Exhibition (IRE) 11-6 A Thornton K C Bailey 8 11/2
Tracked leaders on outside, joined leader 9th, led next, driven and headed 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression with winner between last 2, lost 2nd at last opened 9/2 touched 11/2
4th 11 Oscar Fortune (IRE) 11-8 D C Costello Jonjo O'Neill 7 3/1
Tracked leader, challenged 9th, ridden before 2 out, weakened between last 2 opened 3/1 touched 3/1
5th 34 Stopped Out 11-9 J Reveley P A Kirby 10 11/2
Led, joined 9th, headed next, soon lost place, struggling 5 out, behind before next, tailed off opened 13/2 touched 7/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.30,£2.40
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00

Placepot: £154.90, Pool: £98642.91, 464.83 winning tickets
Quadpot: £27.40, Pool: £6343.91, 171.05 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £113.08
PlaceFive: £25.88

Verdict

Malcolm Jefferson: "That was impressive and there are plenty of options for him coming up at Aintree, Ayr and Perth. He was also classy over hurdles and is best suited by nice good jumping ground."