J&B Met 2016 - Smart Call - Winner

Winner of the 2016 J&B Met - SMART CALL - Trained by Alec Laird

SMART CALL from the Alec Laird stable has won the R2.5 million 2016 J&B Met! A chance ride for jockey JP van der Merwe, she cruised home in the 2000m to win by 3 lengths over favourite Legal Eagle, followed by Captain America, and Light the Lights. 

Incredible achievement for JP van der Merwe, who was only announced to ride Smart Call this morning (Saturday 30th January), after Weichong Marwing withdrew from ridding the filly. This is trainer Alec Laird's second J&B Met victory, with his first coming in 1997 with the superstar horse London News. Smart Call is owned by Mauritzfontein (Pty) Ltd (Nom: J B Slack).


J&B Met 2016
Saturday 30th January 2016 - Kenilworth - 2000m

Finish No Dr Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
1st 15 (8) Smart Call 17/2 JP v d Merwe Alec Laird
2nd 5 (3) Legal Eagle 17/10 F A Marcus Sean Tarry
3rd 2 (5) Captain America 10/1 C Orffer Brett Crawford
4th 14 (1) Light The Lights 66/1 S Randolph Glen Kotzen

TOTE PAYOUTS:
Race 8
Win 15 = R 8.20
Place 15 = R 2.60
Place 5 = R 1.40
Place 2 = R 2.70
Swinger 5/15 = R 4.80
Swinger 2/15 = R 14.20
Swinger 2/5 = R 5.40
Exacta 15/5 = R 29.50
Trifecta 15/5/2 = R 241.60
Quartet 15/5/2/14 = R 6054.90
Favourite 5
Scratched 11