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3:00 Cheltenham 10 Dec 2021

Glenfarclas Crystal Cup Cross Country Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m6f37yds) 3m6f X-Country Good To Soft 32 fences
1st £18,210.50 2nd £8,372 3rd £4,186 4th £2,093 5th £1,046.50 6th £521.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 102 t 137 87 143
gr g Kap Rock (FR) - Iena D'Allier (FR) (Royal Charter)
Held up in behind leaders, steadied into midfield 3rd, headway 27th, good headway and went second 3 out, close up but slow jump 2 out, soon ridden, outpaced approaching last, kept on strongly run-in, made sustained challenge final 110yds, led post (op 9/2)
2  nse
11 911 Out-of-Handicaps 3 135 85 141
b g Indian Danehill (IRE) - Woodford Beauty (IRE) (Phardante)
Close up, chased leader 7th, smooth headway on inner and disputed lead 21st, led 22nd, going easily 24th, ridden 2 out, hard pressed approaching last, good jump last, kept on well run-in, reduced lead final 110yds, headed post
3  [3½]
8 103 b 138 85 143
b g Court Cave (IRE) - Loadsofability (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up in rear, minor headway after 22nd, pushed along 24th, steady headway on outer from 25th, prominent going okay when mistake 29th, soon ridden, slow jump 3 out, rallied approaching last, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge (op 4/1)
4  [8¼]
9 104 tp 139 83 139
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Pomme Tiepy (FR) (Apple Tree)
Towards rear of midfield, slow jump and lost position 26th, going okay but still plenty to do 28th, ridden and rapid headway home turn, slipped on turn but went third before 2 out, chased leader approaching last, outpaced run-in, weakened final 110yds (op 40/1)
5  9 [17¼]
7 106 141 78 131
b g Malinas (GER) - Giovanna (Orpen)
Chased leaders, headway going okay 26th, not fluent and ridden 28th, hit 29th, jumped left 2 out, soon outpaced and held, no impression approaching last (op 4/1 tchd 16/5)
6  [18½]
6 100 Over-Weights 3 Out-of-Handicaps 8 138 74 128
b g Coastal Path - Devise II (FR) (Djarvis)
Led, joined 21st, headed and chased leader 22nd, lost second and ridden 3 out, outpaced and held before 2 out, weakened gradually approaching last (op 28/1)
7  2 [20½]
11 99 p 137 72 127
b g Generous (IRE) - Mille Fleurs (FR) (Mister Mat)
Held up in behind leaders, went third 20th, mistake and ridden 25th, lost position 3 out, rallied but short of room on inner before 2 out, mistake 2 out, soon beaten, weakened approaching last (op 9/1 tchd 14/1)
8  [24]
14 100 Out-of-Handicaps 6 p 135 67 120
b g Gold Well - Ballyboker Lady (IRE) (Rashar)
Midfield, headway 19th, ridden 3 out, short of room and squeezed out before 2 out, soon outpaced and held, no extra approaching last (tchd 66/1)
9  [26¼]
10 1112 161 91 146
ch g Balko (FR) - Royale Marie (FR) (Garde Royale)
Held up in rear, not fluent 13th, hit 23rd, ridden 27th, outpaced and held 28th, rallied before 2 out, stayed on but no impression approaching last (vet said gelding finished lame on his right-hind)
10  [34¾]
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 19 135 59 110
b g Multiplex - Kallithea (IRE) (Dr Fong)
Towards rear, headway into midfield 19th, ridden 27th, soon outpaced, lost ground quickly 3 out, well held before 2 out, got behind approaching last (vet said gelding lost his right-fore shoe) (op 66/1)
11  [43¼]
11 100 Out-of-Handicaps 10 b 135 53 102
ch g Indian River (FR) - Luas Luso (IRE) (Luso)
Midfield, ridden 28th, outpaced 3 out, weakened after 2 out, got well behind approaching last (op 66/1)
12  31 [74¼]
9 105 140 34 79
b g Midnight Legend - Calamintha (Mtoto)
Held up in midfield, pushed along briefly and dropped to rear 16th, raced in last and cajoled along 17th, rallied 19th, bad mistake 20th, overjumped 21st, ridden and lost touch 27th, tailed off (op 4/1)
13  27 [101¼]
12 100 Out-of-Handicaps 8 135 8 50
br g Presenting - Aremebooksready (IRE) (Good Thyne)
Towards rear of midfield, mistake 4th, cajoled along 19th, ridden and struggling 23rd, got behind 27th, tailed off (vet said gelding was struck into and lame on his right-fore) (op 125/1 tchd 80/1)
11 100 tb 142
b g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Omega Des Obeaux (FR) (Saint Preuil)
Held up in rear, brief headway towards rear of midfield 10th, ridden 26th, mistake and unseated rider 27th (op 33/1)
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 t 135
ch g Shantou (USA) - Erintante (IRE) (Denel)
In rear, bad mistake 3rd, tried to refuse and unseated rider 6th
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