Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase 3m 7f

  • (5yo+, 3m 7f, Class 2, 13 runners)
  • Winner £21,896 2nd £6,468 3rd £3,234 4th £1,617 5th £808 6th £406
  • Going: Good (Cross Country: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 17.60s
  • Off time: 14:42:42
Full result
Result 14:40 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Sire Collonges 7/1
2nd 5 Any Currency ½ 9/2
3rd 7 Pasquini Rouge 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 631PP-5
MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 28
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Mr J J Codd
  • Form: 631PP-5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 t G Elliott Mr J J Codd 141 15/2
2 1293-96
PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Sire Collonges (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 1293-96
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p1
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p1 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 139 7/1
3 3629F0
Royal Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Qulinton (FR) 56
  • T:J Farrelly
  • J:R Flint
  • Form: 3629F0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 J Farrelly R Flint 132 33/1
4 12-70U8
White, Royal Blue hoops, White and Yellow hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Zest For Life (IRE) 28
  • T:E Bolger
  • J:Mr S Waley-Cohen
  • Form: 12-70U8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1p1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 p1 E Bolger Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 130 33/1
5 490-P53
Pink and Mauve (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap Any Currency (IRE) 28
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 490-P53
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 M Keighley Ian Popham 127 9/2
6 26-45UF
ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Shalimar Fromentro (FR) 34
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 26-45UF
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11p1
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 p1 Nick Williams J Reveley 126 8/1
7 22-11P5
Dark Blue, Orange diabolo and cap Pasquini Rouge (FR) 47
  • T:P Quinton
  • J:D Cottin
  • Form: 22-11P5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11pt
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 pt P Quinton D Cottin (ex1) 126 16/1
8 231517
Dark Blue and Orange Diabolo, Dark blue Cap Taiga Des Chambres (FR) 47
  • T:P Quinton
  • J:Colm McCormack
  • Form: 231517
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10bt
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 bt P Quinton Colm McCormack (5) 125 50/1
9 229F-06
Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 8
  • T:J P Kenny
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 229F-06
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 148 10-8 J P Kenny S Twiston-Davies 123 40/1
10 3465-18
Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 28
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3465-18
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8p
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 8/1
11 310P1S
Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Keep On Track (IRE) 27
  • T:E Bolger
  • J:Miss N Carberry
  • Form: 310P1S
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 141 10-1 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 116 3/1f
12 038P86
Royal blue, white sash and sleeves, white spots on cap Save My Blushes 18
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:Miss E McCutcheon
  • Form: 038P86
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 p Denis Hogan Miss E McCutcheon (7) 114 66/1
13 51414F
Light blue, dark blue hooped sleeves, quartered cap Quercy Du Manoir (FR) 34
  • T:J P Gasnier
  • J:Mr G Cottreau
  • Form: 51414F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0hbt
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 hbt J P Gasnier Mr G Cottreau (7) 113 9/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Outlaw Pete (IRE)
  • T:J Halley
  • J:Mr Josh Halley
8 10-7 J Halley Mr Josh Halley 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Enda Bolger used to farm the cross-country races here but his influence has diminished in recent years and neither of his runners today, Zest For Life and Keep On Track, make much appeal. Chicago Grey is hard to predict nowadays but did finish ahead of Sire Collonges and Zest For Life here four weeks ago, though has it all to do to reverse that running with third ANY CURRENCY. Martin Keighley's charge finished almost five lengths ahead of Gordon Elliott's grey and is now 11lb better off. A similar effort should make him tough to beat. Shalimar Fromentro has run well in cross-country races before while Pasquini Rouge finished well ahead of stablemate Taiga Des Chambres at Saumur in October and looks the best of the French challengers. Imperial Circus won at Ludlow two runs ago but is tackling this unique course for the first time today.

Formwatch

Sire Collonges (FR) 9-1 (11-8) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure approaching last, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 12l behind Balthazar King (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 7f crs cntry chs (5yo+) (2) gd in Nov.

Any Currency (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) With leaders to 10th, in touch, went 2nd again 22nd, outpaced 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace from next, no impression in 3rd flat, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Balthazar King (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 7f crs cntry chs (5yo+) (2) gd in Nov.

Pasquini Rouge (FR) (11-4) in a race won by Un Vendeen (10-5) at Nantes(FR) 2m 3f 5yo hdl sft in Oct, 15 ran.

Imperial Circus (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Prominent on inside, ridden approaching 3 out, lost place before next, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 31l behind Handy Andy (10-5) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.

Shalimar Fromentro (FR) (10-9) in a race won by Orphee Des Blins (10-5) at Pardubice(CZE) 4m 2f in Oct, 20 ran.

Keep On Track (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent, led from 20th, leading and every chance when slipped up on bend before 2 out, in a race won by Love Rory (11-2) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) in Nov, 13 ran.

Chicago Grey (IRE) 15-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, blundered and lost place 21st, soon behind, ridden and kept on under pressure approaching last, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 11l behind Balthazar King (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 7f crs cntry chs (5yo+) (2) gd in Nov.

Quercy Du Manoir (FR) (11-0) 4th of 14, 11l behind Sucess Des Dunes (10-10) at Le Pin Du Haras(FR) 3m 2f chs sft in Oct.

Zest For Life (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led to 12th, with winner, mistake 19th, lost place 22nd, weakened 3 out, 8th of 11, 42l behind Balthazar King (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 7f crs cntry chs (5yo+) (2) gd in Nov.

Save My Blushes 14-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7th, never a factor, 6th of 8, 45l behind Zarzal (11-11) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.

Qulinton (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 1st, led 2nd until hit 5th, mistakes 7th and 8th, soon weakened, tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind Trackmate (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.

Taiga Des Chambres (FR) (11-7) won at Compiegne(FR) 2m 7f chs sft in Sep beating Torpille D'ainay (11-9) by nk, 7 ran.

Jacks Island (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 6th from 5 out, no impression from before straight, moderate 9th 2 out, kept on one pace,, 6th of 15, 20l behind Afatcat (10-11) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-102.