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Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 2, 11 runners)
  • Winner £18,768 2nd £5,544 3rd £2,772 4th £1,386 5th £693 6th £348
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 7.80s
  • Off time: 13:15:14
  • Last Updated: December 14 2013, 14:27 GMT

Tony McCoy landed the odds on 5/1 favourite Eastlake in the Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase.

Tony McCoy and Eastlake (centre) fend off their rivals
Tony McCoy and Eastlake (centre) fend off their rivals

Astracad gave a bold bid to land a fitting victory in the Mould colours but came under pressure at the last and McCoy was gathering momentum.

He was neck-and-neck with old stager French Opera up the run-in, ultimately gaining the day by a length.

Trainer Jonjo O'Neill said: "He made one mistake but he's normally a grand jumper and a good, honest horse. These two-mile races suit him."

McCoy added: "He's very consistent, he ran well here the last day. He's won as much as he's lost and he's very tough and genuine. That's very unlike him (mistake at the third last) but he's got a great old attitude and loves his racing."

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