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12:55 Cheltenham

Glenfarclas Veterans' Handicap Chase (Qualifier) (Class 2)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 78y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,640
  • 2nd: £4,620
  • 3rd: £2,310
  • 4th: £1,155
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 9.50s
  • Off Time: 12:56:11
  • 9 Ran
1st
2nd
3rd
2

Eastlake (IRE)

19 pt C
8/1
  • Form: P5P91-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • Official Rating: 148
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty

held up behind, lost touch 6th, pulled up before next

3
  • Form: 220-140
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 147
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson

with leader, led after 3rd, mistake 12th, headed before next, lost place after 4 out, weakened next

4
  • Form: PP1320-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 146
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: Charlie Deutsch

tracked leaders, hit 9th, reminders after 11th, lost place before 13th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

5
25/1
  • Form: P1143B
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: J Scott
  • Jockey: Matt Griffiths

led to after 3rd, tracked leader, lost place after 4 out, weakened next

6
4/1
  • Form: 831FP1
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 134
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D N Russell

mid-division, headway 13th, chased front pair after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression

7

Ericht (IRE)

8 p D
9/2
  • Form: 51P-7P2
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 131
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville

mid-division, headway 13th, went 2nd after 4 out, challenged next, ridden after 2 out, every chance last, kept on same pace, held flat

8

Astracad (FR)

191 CD
10/3
  • Form: 4576P-7
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 131
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: Jamie Bargary

tracked leaders, led before 13th, hard pressed 3 out, ridden after last, stayed on well

9

Danimix (IRE)

74 pt D
9/1
  • Form: 116P-P8
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

always towards rear, struggling 11th

10

Cody Wyoming

15 pt
14/1
  • Form: P351-64
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 121
  • Trainer: C J Mann
  • Jockey: G Sheehan

towards rear, mistake 11th, soon struggling, headway after 4 out, ridden to chase clear leaders after next, modest 4th from next

1
NR
4/1
  • Form: 66-1P21
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 149
  • Trainer: H Fry
  • Jockey: N D Fehily

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Shuil Royale won one of these over a longer distance at Aintree last month when Eastlake was pulled up. But the latter will be better suited by the track and trip here and will also strip fitter. Ericht showed a glimpse of his old form at Newbury last week but has not won here in nine previous visits. REALT MOR's recent victories have been over 2m but he won a Grade 1 over this trip in 2013 and looks in good form. Gordon Elliott's charge still looks nicely treated and can go in again. Astracad has run well here in the past and makes most appeal of the remainder ahead of Dunraven Storm as Bennys Mist hasn't been seen since pulling up in the Topham at Aintree in April won by Eastlake.

Formwatch

Eastlake (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, hit 1st, mistake 9th, lost place before 11th, struggling next, well behind when pulled up before 4 out, at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (2) gd in Oct.

Dunraven Storm (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up, towards rear, mistakes 3rd and 4th, shaken up and well beaten before 3 out, 10th of 14, dist behind Fox Norton (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (2) gd in Oct.

Bennys Mist (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened from next, 12th of 29, dist behind Eastlake (10-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp (1) gs in Apr.

Notarfbad (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along and lost place quickly after 5th, behind next, driven in last pair and no chance when brought down 9th, at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Realt Mor (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Led early, tracked leader and 2nd halfway, progress to lead approaching 4 out, travelled well and asserted before 2 out, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Down Royal 2m hcp gd in Nov beating The Shepherd King (9-10) by 7l, 9 ran.

Ericht (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 11th until 3 out, soon ridden, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Sandy Beach (11-8) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Astracad (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 9th, outpaced 12th, behind from 4 out, 7th of 9, 30 3/4l behind Art Mauresque (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (2) gd in May.

Danimix (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Held up, towards rear, some headway when not fluent 3 out, ridden next, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 36 3/4l behind Father Edward (10-13) at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (2) gs in Aug.

Cody Wyoming 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, soon ridden, outpaced 3 out, rallied after next, never troubled leaders, 4th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Johnny Og (11-6) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Shuil Royale (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inside, headway approaching 12th, 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, clear before last, idled briefly, stayed on well to come clear again flat, won at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (2) gd in Oct beating Your Busy (10-6) by 5l, 10 ran.