TEENAGE jockey Henry Platt won big in what was only his 15th professional ride at Warwick on Saturday when winning the Larkshill Engineering Handicap Hurdle for Emma Lavelle’s charge Fortunate George.

It was the 19-year-old’s first ever win under rules with the 10lb-claiming conditional beating seasoned professionals with a polished performance on the 14-1 chance.

Second placed Some Detail finished some four-and-a-half lengths behind.

An emotional Platt, who is based with Ogbourne Maizey trainer Lavelle, said: “It’s a feeling I’ve been waiting for for a while. I’m grateful I finally got it.

“There was plenty of pace on and I was determined to be up there because I know what he likes now and that he relishes being near the front. I’m very happy and now I’ve felt it, I want more.

“Credit to Emma (Lavelle) and Barry Fenton for putting me up. It’s all down to them.

“I was based at a yard in Somerset for a while, but opportunities were lacking so I felt I’d move to a bigger yard and thankfully it’s working out now.”

Meanwhile, Lambourn trainer Nicky Henderson will not run RSA Chase favourite Champ again before the Cheltenham Festival.

The eight-old-year remains favourite for one of day two’s most prestigious races despite falling in the Dipper.