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  • 15:00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase3m 7f

  • £25,000 added 5yo+ 16 ran
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country G/S,Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 8m 32.90s
  • Off time: 15:00:24

Full result

15:00 Cheltenham Result 16th November 2012
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Uncle Junior (IRE) 11-8 Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins 11 9/2
Held up mid-division, blundered 21st, headway 24th, tracked leading pair 6 out, went 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, stayed on strongly to go clear from last opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £1800-£400 £2500-£500
2nd 11 Balthazar King (IRE) 11-8 R Johnson P J Hobbs 8 11/4f
Led to after 1st, remained in touch, led again 16th to 18th, regained lead 21st, blundered 5 out, mistake and headed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from last opened 11/4 touched 11/4 £3000-£1000 £1500-£500(x2) £11000-£4000 £2200-£800(x2) £1100-£400(x3) £1650-£600 £5500-£2000
3rd 5 Outlaw Pete (IRE) 11-5 Mr Josh Halley J Halley 8 12/1
Soon towards rear, reminder 10th, headway into mid-division 23rd, ridden to chase leading pair 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression opened 10/1 touched 12/1 £12000-£1000 £5000-£350
4th 17 Another Jewel (IRE) 11-8 D N Russell D P Murphy 10 66/1
Detatched in rear, late headway before 3 out, stayed on to take moderate 4th last, never near leaders opened 50/1 touched 66/1
5th 15 Hello Bud (IRE) 11-8 Sam Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies 14 25/1
Prominent, tracked leader 21st, lost place after 4 out, weakened 3 out, beaten when lost 4th last opened 20/1 touched 25/1
6th 8 Sizing Australia (IRE) 11-8 A E Lynch H De Bromhead 10 11/2
Tracked leaders, hit 6 out, 6th and outpaced when blundered next, soon weakened opened 6/1 touched 6/1 £5500-£1000
7th 16 Midnight Haze 11-5 Nick Scholfield K C Bailey 10 11/1
Tracked leaders, led 14th to 16th, in touch until lost place 6 out, soon weakened opened 11/1 touched 12/1
8th Deutschland (USA) 10-10 E Mullins W P Mullins 9 16/1
Soon towards rear, struggling 18th, tailed off 4 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
9th 5 Wedger Pardy (IRE) 10-10 Miss J Coward K C Bailey 11 20/1
Led after 1st, headed 14th, led again 18th to 21st, chased leaders until weakened 6 out, tailed off opened 16/1 touched 20/1
10th 25 Double Dizzy 11-5 A Glassonbury R H Buckler 11 33/1
Mid-division, pushed along from 18th, weakened 6 out, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1
11th 50 Nikola (FR) 11-8 David England N A Twiston-Davies 11 66/1
In touch, blundered 7th, outpaced 6 out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
PU Bahrain Storm (IRE) 11-5 Jack Quinlan Noel Quinlan 9 40/1
Mid-division, struggling when mistake 19th, behind when pulled up after 24th opened 33/1 touched 40/1
PU Noble Commander (IRE) 11-5 R M Power G Donnelly 9 100/1
Always behind, struggling 18th, tailed off 22nd, pulled up 24th opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Vincitore (FR) 11-2 Mrs C Hardwick C E Longsdon 6 25/1
Always towards rear, struggling 18th, soon pulled up opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Orphee Des Blins (FR) 11-1 Jan Faltejsek G W Wroblewski 10 11/2
Chased leaders, outpaced 6 out, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £5200-£800
PU Try Catch Me (IRE) 10-13 M J Quinlan Mrs A Batchelor 7 100/1
Mid-division, struggling 18th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 24th opened 100/1 touched 100/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.40,£1.50,£2.90
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£2.70 2&3:£7.30 1&3:£14.30

Jackpot: £41,537.12 carried forward to Cheltenham, 17th Nov
Placepot: £157.70, Pool: £231859.94, 1073.16 winning tickets
Quadpot: £48.80, Pool: £12393.78, 187.81 winning tickets


Unusually for one of these contests, they seemed to go a decent pace here with Wedger Pardy setting off at a keen gallop and Balthazar King maintaining the tempo once taking over. That might help to explain how Outlaw Pete, and to a far greater extent, Another Jewel managed to plug on into third and fourth respectively having been a long way adrift after just a few fences. Following up his victory in the contest 12 months ago, UNCLE JUNIOR survived one or two serious errors to win impressively. He may struggle in the other two events staged over the same track later this season as both are handicaps, but races with enthusiasm despite his rising years. Balthazar King deserves extra credit given his positive tactics and he may also have preferred slightly quicker conditions.