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3:05 Cheltenham 13 Dec 2019

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m6f37yds) 3m6f X-Country Good To Soft 30 fences 2 omitted
1st £21,896 2nd £6,468 3rd £3,234 4th £1,617 5th £808.50 6th £406


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 113 tp1 139 29 156
bb g Gentlewave (IRE) - Island Du Frene (FR) (Useful)
Tracked leader from 3rd, blundered 7th, led after 25th, kicked on 5 out, mistake last, stayed on, ridden out (op 10/3)
2  7
9 106 tb 128 13 138
b g Great Pretender (IRE) - Comedie Divine (FR) (Lesotho)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5 out until ridden after 3 out, stayed on to regain 2nd after last but always being held by winner (op 11/1)
3  6 [13]
10 114 tv 140 20 147
b g Multiplex - Tintera (IRE) (King's Theatre)
Mid-division, hit 10th, headway after 25th, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden after next, not pace to get on terms with winner, lost 2nd soon after last, no extra (op 40/1)
4  [15¼]
7 107 t 129 7 131
b g Nickname (FR) - Vuelta Al Ruedo (FR) (Ballingarry)
Chased leaders, pushed along after 16th, dropped to rear under pressure after 21st, stayed on again after 2 out but no threat to leaders (op 7/1)
5  [19¾]
8 111 tp 140 14 140
b g Echo Of Light - Lily Beth (IRE) (Desert King)
Mid-division, headway 22nd, outpaced when mistake 3 out, stayed on again after 2 out but no threat to leaders (op 12/1)
6  nk [20]
10 1013 p 135 9 132
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Cresswell Native (IRE) (Be My Native)
Led until after 25th, outpaced 4 out, stayed on again after 2 out but no threat to leaders (op 14/1 and tchd 16/1)
7  ¾ [20¾]
8 113 p 139 13 136
ch g Indian River (FR) - Easter Saturday (IRE) (Grand Plaisir)
Mid-division, struggling towards rear 4 out, no threat after (op 9/1)
8  14 [34¾]
10 1010 t 135 121
b g Kayf Tara - One For Me (Tragic Role)
Always towards rear
9  [38]
9 108 t 130 113
b g Westerner - Poetics Girl (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Held up towards rear, went 5th 5 out, ridden after 3 out, weakened before last (op 20/1)
10  72 [110]
9 103 tp1 125 41
b g Network (GER) - Magie Brune (FR) (Kadalko)
Mid-division, tracked leaders 17th, ridden after 4 out, weakened after next (op 25/1)
9 1112 148
ch g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Yota (FR) (Galetto)
Mid-division, mistake 14th (cheese wedges), fell 20th (op 5/1)
11 118 147
b g Milan - Silent Orders (IRE) (Bob Back)
Always towards rear, tailing off when pulled up after 21st (stewards inquired into the running and riding which was held up towards the rear of the field before being pulled up after jumping the twenty-first obstacle; vet reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than the gelding lost its right fore shoe; the rider stated his instructions had been to hold gelding up; he added that he was never travelling, a fact he had reported at scales; the trainer confirmed the instructions and stated that he had been disappointed with the run of gelding, whom he thought was fit for this return run despite having been off the track since May; he added, however, that the gelding had suffered from a bout of colic in September and he felt that gelding had been unsuited by the good to soft, soft in places going) (op 12/1)
12 113 p 139
b g Gold Well - Ballyboker Lady (IRE) (Rashar)
Always towards rear, lost touch 20th, pulled up after 22nd
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 t1 122
ch g Network (GER) - Sience Fiction (FR) (Dom Alco)
Mid-division, tracked leaders 17th, weakened 22nd, tailed off when pulled up after 25th (op 40/1)
8 103 p 130
b g Milan - Mazuma (IRE) (Mazaad)
In touch, lost place after 14th, blundered and unseated rider 17th (op 25/1)
Cross country fence omitted both circuits
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