Secret Investor was given a positive ride and had plenty in hand at the finish, to win the Grade Two Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices’ Chase at Ayr.

A field of seven went to post for this prestigious 2 ½ mile race.

The race got underway with Monbeg Legend and Castafiore, with Secret Investor out wider, also up with the early pace.

Settling down, Monbeg Legend had the lead from Secret Investor, with Ballywood moving third and then the mare Castafiore.

With a circuit to race, Monbeg Legend and Secret Investor disputed the lead with a two length gap back to Ballywood.

Five out and the order remained unchanged, with Castafiore still there in fourth and then Louis’ Vac Pouch.

Secret Investor pressed on in the home straight, but clouted the fourth last fence and Ballywood came to challenge.

Secret Investor took the second last but was pressed by Louis’ Vac Pouch.

At the last Secret Investor found more for Harry Cobden and jumped well, storming to victory from Louis’ Vac Pouch, with Monbeg Legend third.

Secret Investor was giving Paul Nicholls a seventh success in this race. �7)�Nez@7��&��?