John Smith's Scottish Borders National (Handicap Chase) 4m

  • (5yo+, 4m, Class 2, 12 runners)
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £578 6th £290
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 59.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:17

Full Result

14:30 Kelso
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Eyre Square (IRE) K G Reveley 8 10-9 J Reveley 6/1
SP 6/1 Always prominent, hampered 2nd, mistake 12th, went 2nd 19th, challenged last, ridden to lead flat, hard pressed final furlong, just held on opened 7/1
2nd hd 5 Lockstown Mrs A Hamilton 8 10-11 p K Mercer 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division in touch, mistake 16th, chased leaders under pressure after 4 out, driven and outpaced next, ridden after 2 out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon every chance, stayed on well, just held opened 12/1
3rd 4 Mister Marker (IRE) N G Richards 7 11-0 D C Costello 12/1
SP 12/1 Mistake 1st, in touch, hampered 2nd, mistake 10th, chased leaders 3 out, mistake next, effort approaching last, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair flat opened 20/1 £5400-£300
4th 11 3 Captain Americo (IRE) J Ewart 9 11-0 Nick Scholfield 4/1
SP 4/1 In touch on outside, hampered by loose horse 6th, effort between last 2, ridden and kept on same pace flat opened 9/2
5th 5 12 Double Default (IRE) M Todhunter 10 10-0 p Lucy Alexander (7) 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leader, led 6th, blundered 19th, ridden and headed flat, soon weakened opened 28/1
6th 23 1 Garleton (IRE) M A Barnes 10 11-12 t A L Voy (5) 33/1
SP 33/1 Led to 6th, remained prominent, outpaced 2 out, weakened approaching last
7th 48 9 Outlaw Tom (IRE) Miss Lucinda V Russell 7 10-3 p C I Gillies 9/1
SP 9/1 Behind, blundered 15th and 18th, lost touch next, tailed off opened 11/1
PU 10 Boris The Blade Miss T Jackson 9 10-1 p R McGrath 50/1
SP 50/1 Mistakes and soon lost prominent position, dropped to rear 4th, soon struggling, lost touch and pulled up before 12th
PU 11 More Equity Mrs Dianne Sayer 9 10-0 Henry Brooke (3) 16/1
SP 16/1 In touch on outside, hamperd by loose horse 6th, lost place and reminders after 18th, soon lost touch and pulled up opened 14/1
PU 7 Nine De Sivola (FR) Ferdy Murphy 10 10-9 G Lee 7/1
SP 7/1 Behind, headway into mid-division 10th, reminder and lost place 16th, lost touch 18th, pulled up before next opened 13/2
UR 2 Ballyfitz N A Twiston-Davies 11 11-4 p David England 10/3f
SP 10/3f Mistake 1st, mid-division, headway and in touch 7th, 6th when mistake and unseated rider 20th opened 3/1 £1750-£500
UR 8 Beamazed J M Jefferson 7 10-8 Brian Harding 10/1
SP 10/1 Mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 5th opened 9/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £6.40 Tote Place £2.40 £3.40 £3.40 Straight Forecast £68.89 Exacta £56.90 Swingers 1&2 £16.20, 2&3 £37.00, 1&3 £20.10

Jackpot £24,061.28 carried forward to Lingfield Park, 5th Dec
Placepot £172.80, Pool: £95622.57, 403.73 winning tickets
Quadpot £43.20, Pool: £11126.17, 190.3 winning tickets