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Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase (Class 2) of £25,000.00 5-y-o plus

3m. 7f. 1st - £15,640.00 2nd - £4,620.00 3rd - £2,310.00 4th - £1,155.00 16 Declared Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country,G/S,Soft in places)

 

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476P
Another Jewel 10,b g 11-8

Saddlers' Hall-Sapphire Eile

(23)(Frank Magee)
Rated 100

Denis Paul Murphy

D N Russell


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R1-1
Balthazar King 8,b g 11-8

King's Theatre-Afdala

(28)(The Brushmakers)
Rated 146

Philip Hobbs

R Johnson


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47-3
Hello Bud 14,b g 11-8

Jurado-Orchestral Sport

(164)(Mr N A Twiston-Davies)
Rated 125

Nigel Twiston-Davies

S Twiston-Davies


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4P-8
Nikola 11,b g 11-8

Roi De Rome-Envie De Chalamont

(21)(Graham And Alison Jelley)
Rated 115

Nigel Twiston-Davies

David England


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4-04
Sizing Australia 10,b g 11-8

New Frontier-All The Gear

(19)(Ann & Alan Potts Partnership)
Rated 123

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-646
Uncle Junior 11,b g 11-8

Saddlers' Hall-Caslain Nua

(35)(Mrs M McMahon)
Rated 138

W P Mullins

Mr P W Mullins


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1U-7
Bahrain Storm 9,b g 11-5

Bahhare-Dance Up A Storm

(22)(Anthony Lane-Roberts)
Rated 139

Patrick J Flynn

Jack Quinlan


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U0-P
Double Dizzy 11,b g 11-5

Double Trigger-Miss Diskin

(13)(Mr R Gibbs)
Rated 118

Miss C Newman

A Glassonbury


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160-
Midnight Haze 10,b g 11-5

Midnight Legend-Gypsy Haze

(217)(Kim Bailey Racing Partnership)
Rated 134

K C Bailey

Nick Scholfield


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6157
Noble Commander 9,b g 11-5

Charente River-Fern Fields

(106)(Tough Times Syndicate)
Rated 95

Garvan Donnelly

R M Power


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-05R
Outlaw Pete 8,b g 11-5

Witness Box-Supreme Style

(13)(John P McManus)
Rated 116

John Halley

Mr Josh Halley


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5-23
Vincitore 6,b g 11-2

Starborough-Viva Vodka

(17)(Dwd Partnership)
Rated 124

Miss C Hart

Miss C V Hart


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1131
Orphee Des Blins 10,b m 11-1

Lute Antique-Vings Road

(35)(Jiri Travnicek)

G W Wroblewski

Jan Faltejsek


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2332
Try Catch Me 7,b g 10-13

Commander Collins-Misty River

(50)(Mrs Alison Batchelor)
Rated 102

Mrs A M Batchelor

M J Quinlan


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-068
Deutschland 9,b g 10-10

Red Ransom-Rhine Valley

(13)(Allan McLuckie)
Rated 139

W P Mullins

E Mullins


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R3-0
Wedger Pardy 11,b g 10-10

Zaffaran-Raise The Bells

(249)(Lord Leigh)
Rated 107

K C Bailey

Miss J Coward


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Probable SP 3/1 Balthazar King, 5/1 Uncle Junior, 11/2 Orphee Des Blins, 6/1 Sizing Australia, 8/1 Deutschland, 10/1 Midnight Haze, 14/1 Bahrain Storm, 16/1 Wedger Pardy, Outlaw Pete, Vincitore, 25/1 Hello Bud, Double Dizzy, 33/1 Nikola, Another Jewel, 50/1 Try Catch Me, 66/1 Noble Commander.

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Ruby Walsh on Hargam, Triumph Hurdle, March 13th 1.30pm

This looks a very open contest and his stablemate Peace or Co looks a strong favourite at 5/2. But I think his stable mate Hargam at 13/2 will put it up to him. He travels well in his race and jumps well so there's no issues there. He had the speed to win Musselburgh and the stamina to win at Cheltenham and that's a deadly combination in a race like this.

Charlie Austin on Silviniaco Conti, Gold Cup, March 13th 3.20pm

I'd really like Silviniaco Conti at 4/1 to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and if he can reproduce his King George winning run then he'll take all the beating. Or get him at an exclusive enhanced price of 16/1 for new customers. There are some concerns though. Will he handle the course and the hill? Kempton is a very flat track in comparison. Can he put in a faultless jumping performance? The proof will be in the pudding on Friday but I'm hopeful. After Djakadam won the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park in January I tweeted that, although it was a good performance, he'd never get anywhere near Silviniaco Conti. The dynamic of the Gold Cup has changed slightly since then, and Rich Ricci was very sweet on the chances of Djakadam at Paddy Power's Cheltenham Preview Night in London. Djakadam is 8/1 for the Gold Cup. There are plenty of other challengers for the crown as well. Nicky Henderson is desperate for the ground to stay dry for 2013 champ Bobs Worth (18/1), and he was my pick last year but finished fifth. On His Own at 33/1 ran a huge race 12 months ago to finish second, and who says Lord Windermere, who's priced at 20/1, can't reproduce last year's effort. It's got the makings of a great race but I'm edging towards Conti still.

Rich Ricci on Djakadam, Gold Cup, March 13th 3.20pm

I love this horse, I really do. I've been unusually unabashed in my admiration for him. I think this horse has huge potential. He was an ok hurdler, but he has great form and I was disappointed last year when he fell in the JLT. I knew when I saw him in the Hennessey and again in the following race that he was fat. So I really can't wait to see what he does when he's fit. My only concern for him is that he is six years old. I know Longrun did it at six, but we're a bit young, a bit inexperienced. But! I think he's jumping will hold up, he'll stay the trip so he really has a great chance. Djakadam ridden by Ruby Walsh is 8/1 to take home the Gold cup for Willie Mullins.

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