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

  • (5yo+, 4m, Class 2, 8 runners)
  • Winner £16,266 2nd £4,805 3rd £2,402 4th £1,201 5th £601 6th £302
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 9m 23.45s
  • Off time: 14:29:26

Full Result

14:25 Kelso
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 3 Mortimers Cross J L Needham 11 11-3 Mr P John (7) 12/1
SP 12/1 Chased leader, led 12th, narrowly headed 2 out (normal 4 out), led again bypassing omitted 2 out, hard driven run-in, stayed on gamely, all out
2nd 1 5 Captain Americo (IRE) J Ewart 10 10-13 B Hughes 5/1
SP 5/1 Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd before omitted 2 out, stayed on well run-in, always just held
3rd 7 Quacity (FR) Miss Lucinda V Russell 8 10-0 Grant Cockburn (7) 11/1
SP 11/1 Held up in last pair, not fluent 9th, stayed on well from last, went 3rd towards finish opened 9/1
4th 4 Lord Villez (FR) Ferdy Murphy 8 11-2 J Reveley 10/1
SP 10/1 Led until headed after 10th, chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd before 2 out, no extra last, lost modest 3rd towards finish opened 11/1
5th 10 8 Definite Appeal (IRE) S Corbett 9 10-0 Gary Rutherford (5) 25/1
SP 25/1 In touch, headway to chase leaders 13th, not fluent next, weakened before 2 out
6th 1 Railway Dillon (IRE) D McCain Jnr 7 11-12 b J M Maguire 11/2
SP 11/2 Chased leaders, reminder to lead narrowly after 10th, mistake and headed 12th, chased leader, led again 2 out, (normal 4 out), headed bypsssing ommited 2 out, weakened soon after
7th nk 2 Harouet (FR) P Bowen 7 11-6 p J E Moore 9/1
SP 9/1 In touch, ridden and outpaced 13th, blundered 5 out, struggling after 3 out opened 7/1
PU 6 Cotswold Charmer (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 7 10-10 S Twiston-Davies 6/4f
SP 6/4f Behind, mistake and struggling 13th, in rear when blundered 2 out, pulled up soon after opened 15/8 £700-£400

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £9.20 Tote Place £2.40 £1.60 £2.70 Straight Forecast £67.08 Exacta £61.90 Trifecta £431.50 Swingers 1&2 £4.30, 2&3 £7.10, 1&3 £12.30

Placepot £62.90, Pool: £51394.48, 595.83 winning tickets
Quadpot £35.60, Pool: £3536.45, 73.32 winning tickets