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Kempton Park

  • 13:40 Stan James Wayward Lad Novices' Chase 2m

  • (grade 2) £33,000 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 53.20s
  • Off time: 13:40:23

Original Springs Wayward Surprise

Last Updated: 19/02/09 12:18pm

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Original clears the last at Kempton.

Original clears the last at Kempton.

Original served up 66-1 shock in the Stan James Wayward Lad Novices' Chase.

Trained in France by Marcel Rolland, the mount of James Davies showed real zest at his fences to take this Grade Two event by nine lengths from French Opera.

Long-time leader Oumeyade, the 8-11 favourite, could only manage third after setting a brisk pace up front, while Deep Purple was particularly disappointing.

Davies said: "He's a tall lad and he kind of hurdles through (the fences) rather than jumps them.

"He's very good and he's a real professional.

"I was told by the trainer and the owner to ride him how I felt would suit him.

"They went a right gallop and I picked them off as I wanted.

"He should get a stiffer track and three miles in time - he's big enough for that."

Rolland said: "His dam (Countess Fellow) is a full sister to The Fellow so we wanted to come to England really because of him (The Fellow).

"He had some health problems, but we were very confident because he's run around Auteuil before.

"We'll take him home now, but we might come back for Cheltenham."

Original was introduced by Sky Bet and Paddy Power at odds of 33-1 for the Arkle.

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