IAIN Jardine’s Gold Des Bois came in a close second at Kelso on Sunday.
Ridden by Conor O’Farrell, the French gelding chased the leaders out of the gate during the handicap two-mile one-furlong chase with 12 fences and was close up on the outer two out.
Ridden last, he kept on the run-in and went second in the final stride.
His second place saw him net a prize of £9,687.20.
Another Iain Jardine-trained horse, Oot Ma Way scooped top place at Wolverhampton on Monday – this time ridden by Langholm’s Jamie Gormley.
The three-year-old filly chased the leaders in the 13-strong one-mile and a half-furlong race and continued to push along over two furlongs out and came into headway to lead inside the final furlong.
One further win came in the week previous, thanks to Conor O’Farrell on Tokaramore.
She came into the race as 9/4 favourite and kept in touch with the leaders from the start at the Hexham handicap chase.
With 15 fences, the nine-year-old mare made steady headway and went third four out during the two-mile four-furlong 15yd race.
She pushed along and although outpaced when in the third five lengths two out, she rallied before the last and edged the left run-in.
In the final 110yds she led and stayed on to the end.
More Iain Jardine-trained horses are due to race in the upcoming week at Ayr, York, Newcastle, Hexham, Musselburgh, and Wolverhampton.