David Johnson Memorial Shawbrook Graduation Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £578 6th £290
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 32.37s
  • Off time: 13:17:47

Full Result

13:15 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 3 Easter Day P F Nicholls 5 11-0 D A Jacob Evsf
SP Evsf Jumped well, pressed leader, challenged 13th, chased new leader from 3 out, challenged 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, stayed on well flat, driven out opened 6/5 £3000-£2500 £1200-£1000 £1000-£1000
2nd 4 O'faolains Boy (IRE) Miss R Curtis 6 10-10 A P McCoy 2/1
SP 2/1 Held up tracking leading pair, not fluent 2nd, mistake 10th, challenged 13th, led 3 out, joined next, soon driven along, headed approaching last, kept on same pace flat opened 7/4
3rd 22 2 Baby Mix (FR) W Greatrex 5 11-3 N Fehily 7/2
SP 7/2 Led and set steady pace, not fluent 11th and next, headed 3 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no chance with leading duo
F 1 Join The Navy Mrs K A Buckett 8 11-7 b M Grant 100/1
SP 100/1 In rear, lost touch before 11th, tailed off when fell 4 out opened 80/1 £1600-£400

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.80 Straight Forecast £3.37 Exacta £2.80 Trifecta £5.70

Jackpot £22,495.30, Pool: £95050.64, 3.0 winning tickets
Placepot £320.40, Pool: £239852.23, 546.46 winning tickets
Quadpot £34.00, Pool: £17671.6, 384.6 winning tickets

Analysis

Paul Nicholls: "I've normally won it with second-season chasers rather than novices. It's nice to win David's race. He was a great owner and a great man who is missed by everyone. I'm not sure this horse would be quick enough for Cheltenham, but we'll find some staying handicaps. I thought he ran a little flat today."