Jon lifts Badger Ales Trophy

Gentleman Jon (9/1) claimed a dramatic renewal of the Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton.

Gentleman Jon (L) takes the last as Southfield Theatre tumbles

Set List had appeared a major player from the front but an awful gaffe three out knocked Emma Lavelle's inmate badly off his stride.

Southfield Theatre had looked the chief beneficiary for the Nicholls-Cobden axis, but the 11/8 favourite got the last all wrong and fell.

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Gentleman Jon was narrowly behind Southfield Theatre at the final fence, but he was able to cash under Tom O'Brien, with the Colin Tizzard-trained 9/1 shot eventually winning by 25 lengths.

Set List ended up finishing second.

O'Brien said: "He (Southfield Theatre) headed me, but I was correct at the last and he wasn't.

"On the whole, he was good and he's just a game horse."

  • Gentleman Jon was advised at 14/1 (15p Rule 4) by Ben Linfoot's Value Bet column

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