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15:05 Cheltenham

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 6f 37y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £35,000 added
  • Winner: £21,896
  • 2nd: £6,468
  • 3rd: £3,234
  • 4th: £1,617
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 9m 4.00s
  • Off Time: 15:08:50
  • 15 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
33/1

    1
    Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap

    Yanworth

    26 C
    9/2
    • Form 16/P0-P1
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 148

    held up mid-division, fell 20th

    2
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
    16/1
    • Form 12-3225
    • Age 11
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 147

    always behind, lost touch 21st, soon pulled up

    3
    Silk - Black, orange and black quartered cap
    16/1
    • Form 096-482
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 140

    mid-division, chased leaders after 5 out, outpaced 2 out, never able to challenge

    4
    Silk - Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap

    Out Sam

    12 vt
    33/1
    • Form P0-52FP
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 140

    mid-division, not fluent 10th, headway 25th, chased winner 3 out, ridden and no impression between last 2, held when lost 2nd at last

    5
    Silk - Mauve, White sash, Red cap
    • Form 4525-P4
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 139

    chased leaders to 5 out, never able to get back on terms

    6
    Silk - Dark blue, yellow disc, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form U3/3U-13
    • Age 12
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 139

    never better than mid-division, not fluent 15th, lost touch when pulled up after 23rd

    7
    Silk - Black, beige chevron, beige cap
    5/2
    • Form FF11-11
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 139

    soon prominent, led 24th, ridden clear when not fluent 2 out and again last, kept on well

    9
    Silk - Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap

    Kingswell Theatre

    26 p BFCD
    12/1
    • Form 14/62-55
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 135

    led to 24th, lost place after 3 out, no impression from next

    10
    Silk - ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap
    33/1
    • Form PUP-248
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 135

    held up, always behind

    11
    Silk - Emerald green, white sash and spots on cap
    • Form 2/F2-FF4
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 130

    towards rear, headway halfway, outpaced in 4th after 3 out, never on terms with leaders, ridden and weakened before last

    12
    Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, red cap
    33/1
    • Form 147457
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 130

    towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 17th

    13
    Silk - Royal blue, red sleeves, royal blue spots, red cap
    8/1
    • Form 718-P03
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 129

    tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 22nd, soon behind, kept on before last, no impression

    14
    Silk - Yellow, Black seams, yellow cap, Black diamond
    10/1
    • Form F02-315
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 128

    always prominent, outpaced in 3rd when not fluent 2 out, went 2nd at last, ridden and kept on flat, no impression with winner

    15
    Silk - Pink, dark blue hoops, dark blue cap
    20/1
    • Form 2P10/6-1
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-3
    • Official Rating 125

    chased leaders to 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

    16
    Silk - Light Green and Dark Blue diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
    25/1
    • Form 4FP6-5P
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 121

    in touch, lost place 23rd, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 26th

    8
    NR
    12/1
    • Form 2180-56
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 136

    NonRunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Many of the usual suspects line up for this slog around the inner cross-country course, though there are a few unfamiliar names on the racecard. Yanworth beat Neverushacon, Ballyboker Bridge and Hurricane Darwin over the banks course at Punchestown and it would be no surprise if he confirmed the form here now he’s back on song as he was a classy sort in his younger days. Enda Bolger also runs Blue Templar and Josies Orders, who could run around here blindfold, but the latter was only third behind FACT OF THE MATTER 12 months ago and Jamie Snowden’s front-runner had excuses when behind Chic Name, Rolling Dylan and Kingswell Theatre on last month’s reappearance under Rules over track and trip. Easysland is an interesting contender as he’s won his last four in France, including a Listed race, and holds Amazing Comedy on the form book.

    Formwatch

    Yanworth 5-6fav (11-4) Close up, progress at 4th, 6th at 12th, closed at 16th, travelled well in 2nd after 20th, 3rd at 23rd, improved to 2nd before 4 out, led before last where not fluent, ridden and kept on well, won at Punchestown 3m sft in Nov beating Neverushacon (11-9) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.

    Josies Orders (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, dropped to 9th after 9th, badly hampered after 4 out, under pressure in 7th after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, no impression, kept on same pace to moderate 5th close home, 5th of 12, 26l behind Swingbridge (10-4) at Killarney 3m 2f hcp gd in May.

    Neverushacon (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 7th at 12th, 8th at 17th, headway to 4th before 4 out, 3rd 2 out, soon pushed along, ridden before last, kept on well in 2nd run-in, held, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Yanworth (11-4) at Punchestown 3m sft in Nov.

    Out Sam 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inner, 7th 5 out, ridden and dropped to 11th 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp sft in Dec.

    Rolling Dylan (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Always prominent, driven to lead briefly before last, soon ridden, no impression with front pair when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 10, 9 1/4l behind Diesel D'Allier (10-4) at Cheltenham 3m 6f hcp (2) sft in Nov.

    Ballyboker Bridge (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, led after 5th, headed before 15th, improved to lead at 16th, under pressure and headed before last, dropped to 3rd and ridden run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 3 3/4l behind Yanworth (11-4) at Punchestown 3m sft in Nov.

    Easysland (FR) (10-12) won at Compiegne 3m 3f lst hvy in Nov beating Chez Pedro (10-10) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.

    Kingswell Theatre 9-2fav (11-2) Led, driven and headed before last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 14 1/4l behind Diesel D'Allier (10-4) at Cheltenham 3m 6f hcp (2) sft in Nov.

    Tea For Two 7-1 (11-3) Held up, always behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Diesel D'Allier (10-4) at Cheltenham 3m 6f hcp (2) sft in Nov.

    Hurricane Darwin (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Towards rear, 11th after 12th, 9th at 17th, progress to 6th after 4 out, improved to 4th before 2 out, ridden and no impression on principals, not fluent at last, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 14 3/4l behind Yanworth (11-4) at Punchestown 3m sft in Nov.

    Blue Templar (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, pushed along and detached after 4 out, kept on one pace in straight to go 7th close home, 7th of 17, 28 3/4l behind Wolfofallstreets (10-8) at Thurles 2m hcp sft in Nov.

    Chic Name (FR) 11-2 (10-8) Tracked leader to 13th, remained in touch, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 7 1/4l behind Diesel D'Allier (10-4) at Cheltenham 3m 6f hcp (2) sft in Nov.

    Amazing Comedy (FR) (11-4) 5th of 10, 25 1/4l behind Easysland (10-12) at Compiegne 3m 3f lst hvy in Nov.

    Azrou D'Ex (FR) (11-4) won at Fontainebleau 2m 7f hvy in Nov beating Vitador (11-7) by 10l, 8 ran.

    Decret (FR) (10-10) at Nantes 2m 3f sft in Oct.

    Fact Of The Matter (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, hit 6th, collided with rail after 9th, went 2nd from 13th, lost place after 3 out, no impression before last, 6th of 10, 15 1/4l behind Diesel D'Allier (10-4) at Cheltenham 3m 6f hcp (2) sft in Nov.