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4:10 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2018

Glenfarclas Chase (A Cross Country Chase)

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m6f37yds) 3m6f X-Country Soft 30 fences 2 omitted
1st £40,261 2nd £11,973 3rd £5,999.50 4th £3,003 5th £1,521 6th £780 7th £403


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 114 tp 150 98 155
b g Authorized (IRE) - Swiss Roll (IRE) (Entrepreneur)
Tracked leaders, slightly hampered 12th, led just before 5 out, asserted before last, stayed on gamely (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding jumped slowly last time and had benefitted from schooling at home) (op 13/2 tchd 8/1)
2  2
10 114 tp 142 96 154
b g Truth Or Dare I - Hispanie (FR) (Bad Conduct)
Looked well; held up, mistake 4th, headway into midfield 8th, chasing leaders 24th, mistake 3 out and lost ground, soon back on terms, ridden to take 2nd approaching last where jumped left, stayed on but never able to get to winner (op 14/1 tchd 12/1)
3  11 [13]
10 114 159 88 142
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Howaboutthis (IRE) (Oscar)
Sweating; always prominent, ridden approaching 2 out, not quicken on bend between last 2, one pace before last, no chance with front two run-in (vet said gelding suffered from mild heat stress post race) (op 4/1 tchd 11/4)
4  [17½]
8 114 152 84 137
b g Della Francesca (USA) - Hesmeralda (FR) (Royal Charter)
Looked well; held up in midfield, lost place 18th, pushed along after 20th, headway 24th, ridden when chasing leaders approaching 2 out, one pace before last (op 8/1 tchd 10/1)
5  nk [17¾]
6 114 h 130 84 136
b g Nickname (FR) - Vuelta Al Ruedo (FR) (Ballingarry)
Looked well; midfield, headway 9th, chased leaders after, ridden and chance 2 out, one pace before last (vet said gelding had mild heat stress post race)
6  25 [42¾]
10 114 p 148 64 110
b g Milan - Silent Orders (IRE) (Bob Back)
Midfield, headway 17th, chased leaders next, lost place 21st, outpaced before 5 out, no danger after (op 8/1 tchd 7/1)
7  [44¼]
11 114 b 147 63 109
b g Portrait Gallery (IRE) - Camas North (IRE) (Muharib)
Led, headed before 3rd, remained prominent, left in lead 12th, headed before 5 out, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened
13 114 p 154
b g Winged Love (IRE) - Silva Venture (IRE) (Mandalus)
Prominent, led before 3rd, fell 12th (op 10/1 tchd 9/1)
12 114 tp 147
bb g Network (GER) - Fortanea (FR) (Video Rock)
Held up, jumped slowly 12th, behind and struggling after, pulled up before 20th (op 40/1 tchd 33/1)
13 114 p 149
b g Kayf Tara - Winnowing (IRE) (Strong Gale)
In touch, prominent 7th, hit 8th, pushed along before 5 out, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before last
10 114 tp 156
b g Dynaformer (USA) - Angel In My Heart (FR) (Rainbow Quest)
Held up in rear, hampered 12th, struggling 19th, well behind when pulled up before 5 out (vet said gelding was lame right fore) (tchd 3/1 and tchd 7/2)
9 114 tp 134
b g Special Kaldoun (IRE) - Marie Du Seuil (FR) (Video Rock)
Chased leaders, lost place 17th, rallied 21st, weakened 23rd, behind when pulled up before 5 out (op 33/1 tchd 40/1)
9 114 p 130
b g Overbury (IRE) - Vado Via (Ardross)
In touch, ridden and weakened 22nd, behind when pulled up before last (op 50/1 tchd 66/1)
7 114 t1 133
b g Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) - Love In Paradise (Dalakhani)
Held up towards rear, mistake 16th, headway 18th tracked leaders 21st, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 4 out (op 25/1 tchd 33/1)
8 114 t 134
b g Westerner - Poetics Girl (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Behind, headway 5 out, mistake 3 out, never reached leaders, no impression before 2 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
7 1011 t1 129
b m Al Namix (FR) - Paladoune (FR) (Dounba)
Held up, blundered 16th, struggling 19th, behind when pulled up before 20th (op 66/1 tchd 100/1)
Aintree (4th) fence omitted; waterlogging
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