CHELTENHAM
12 November 2021
Friday 12th November

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Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase (GBB Race) (Class 2) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 3m 6f 37y
  • Going: Good
Cheltenham
Runners
13

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Scattered showers

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Balko Des Flos silk
C
Balko Des Flos
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 7 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (37%)
Has a very lofty mark but was runner-up in the Grand National in April and is a class act
64U2-0
Age: 10
Weight: 11-12
OR: 161
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Oct 21 Gal Galway 22f Sft HcH 11-10 11/13 Jiving Jerry (71L) 10/1 136 77
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 10-9 2/40 Minella Times (6½L) 100/1 152 160
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 30f GS 2Ch 11-4 UR/13 Tiger Roll () 6/1 152 -
27 Jan 21 Thu Thurles 20f Sft/Hy ChG2 11-5 p1 4/7 Allaho (85L) 33/1 155 79
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 6/14 A Plus Tard (50L) 100/1 157 119
31 Oct 20 Dro Down Royal 24f Y ChG1 11-12 7/9 The Storyteller (10½L) 33/1 160 153
2
Talkischeap silk
Talkischeap
J: Tom Bellamy
T: Martin Keighley
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 4 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (31%)
Won bet365 Gold Cup in 2019; pulled up on final two runs for Alan King; something to prove
0P-2PP
Age: 9
Weight: 10-12
OR: 147
Days: 118
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Jul 21 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f Gd HcChG3 11-12 v1 PU/16 Francky Du Berlais () 50/1 150 -
27 Jun 21 Utt Uttoxeter 26f Gd HcChL 11-12 p PU/16 Storm Home () 14/1 151 -
6 Jun 21 Per Perth 24f Gd 2HcCh 11-11 p1 2/15 Landofsmiles (nk) 28/1 147 153
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 10-12 PU/40 Minella Times () 33/1 155 -
27 Feb 21 Kem Kempton 24f Gd HcChG3 11-9 12/17 Clondaw Castle (39L) 40/1 155 129
1 Feb 21 Lin Lingfield (AW) 16f St/Slw 4NHF 11-4 3/14 Strong Glance (2¼L) 10/1 - 110
3
Freewheelin Dylan silk
D
Freewheelin Dylan t
J: Ricky Doyle
T: Dermot A McLoughlin
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
150-1 Irish National winner in April; returns from a break today, minus the cheekpieces
981-46
Age: 9
Weight: 10-12
OR: 147
Days: 126
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jul 21 Klb Kilbeggan 25f Gd HcCh 11-5 tp 6/13 The Big Lense (8¾L) 7/1 146 146
1 May 21 Pun Punchestown 31f Gd/Y HcCh 11-10 tp 4/19 Mister Fogpatches (3¼L) 12/1 145 148
5 Apr 21 Fai Fairyhouse 29f Y HcCh 10-8 tp1 1/28 Run Wild Fred (1¼L) 150/1 137 149
14 Oct 20 Pun Punchestown 24.5f Y/Sft ChG3 11-2 t 8/8 The Storyteller (50L) 50/1 139 115
23 Sep 20 Lis Listowel 24f Sft HcCh 10-7 t 9/17 Cabaret Queen (23L) 33/1 140 123
25 Aug 20 Bel Bellewstown 24f Sft HcH 11-1 t 5/10 Ballycastle Girl (39L) 7/2 113 95
4
Alpha Des Obeaux silk
Alpha Des Obeaux tb
J: Jody McGarvey
T: Gordon Elliott
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 19 wins from 69 in the last 14 days (28%)
11yo who was struggling when last seen but enters calculations on his C&D fourth in March
40-C6P
Age: 11
Weight: 10-9
OR: 144
Days: 171
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 May 21 Bal Ballinrobe 23f Sft/Hy HcCh 11-3 tb PU/13 Agent Boru () 33/1 139 -
1 May 21 Pun Punchestown 25f GF Ch 11-9 tb 6/13 Call It Magic (45L) 13/8F 143 74
29 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 34f GF Ch 11-9 tb CO/13 Singing Banjo () 7/2 143 -
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 10-9 tb 11/40 Minella Times (61L) 80/1 152 109
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 30f GS 2Ch 11-4 tb 4/13 Tiger Roll (22L) 22/1 152 147
14 Feb 21 Pun Punchestown 28f Sft HcCh 11-3 tb PU/18 The Big Dog () 50/1 149 -
5
Potters Corner silk
D
Potters Corner
J: Jack Tudor 3
T: Christian Williams
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Third in this last year and now 11lb lower, but has struggled in 2021
37PP-7
Age: 11
Weight: 10-5
OR: 140
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Oct 21 Ain Aintree 25f Gd 2HcCh 11-9 7/7 Wishing And Hoping (42L) 22/1 145 116
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 34.5f GS HcChG3 10-6 b1 PU/40 Minella Times () 22/1 149 -
14 Feb 21 Exe Exeter 23f Hy 2HcH 9-11 PU/10 Brinkley () 22/1 133 -
16 Jan 21 War Warwick 25f Hy 2HcH 10-6 7/13 Imperial Alcazar (35L) 10/1 132 103
13 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 30f Gd 2HcCh 10-1 3/9 Kingswell Theatre (7L) 17/2 151 139
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 30.5f Hy HcChG3 10-4 1/17 Truckers Lodge (1¾L) 8/1 145 157
6
Back On The Lash silk
C
Back On The Lash
J: Sean Bowen
T: Martin Keighley
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 4 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (31%)
Three small-field wins this term; could have more to offer but such improvement is needed
-11715
Age: 7
Weight: 10-3
OR: 138
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Oct 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd 3NvHcCh 11-2 5/5 Annual Invictus (20L) 4/1 138 124
25 Jul 21 Utt Uttoxeter 22.5f Gd 3NvHcCh 11-8 1/4 Thistle Do Nicely (1¼L) 11/10F 135 142
27 Jun 21 Utt Uttoxeter 26f Gd HcChL 10-12 7/16 Storm Home (42L) 9/1 137 113
30 May 21 Utt Uttoxeter 22.5f Gd 3NvCh 11-6 1/3 Interconnected (¾L) 11/8F 133 139
9 May 21 Lud Ludlow 24f GS 3NvHcCh 11-12 1/4 Landsman (hd) 6/5F 130 139
14 Apr 21 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd 2HcH 11-5 10/12 Proschema (28L) 25/1 133 116
7
Plan Of Attack silk
Plan Of Attack b
J: Darragh O'Keeffe
T: Henry De Bromhead
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 32 in the last 14 days (3%)
Patchy profile nowadays but has good Cheltenham Festival form and could have a say
P8F7-0
Age: 8
Weight: 10-3
OR: 138
Days: 105
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Jul 21 Gal Galway 22.5f Gd HcCh 11-7 b 12/19 Born By The Sea (29L) 20/1 137 119
24 Apr 21 San Sandown 29f Gd HcChG3 11-0 b 7/16 Potterman (14L) 5/1 138 132
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 26f GS 2HcCh 11-5 b1 F/21 Mount Ida () 7/1 138 -
27 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y HcCh 11-0 p 8/22 Castlebawn West (22L) 40/1 138 135
8 Nov 20 Nav Navan 24f Sft/Hy HcCh 11-2 p PU/22 The Jam Man () 18/1 139 -
23 Sep 20 Lis Listowel 24f Sft HcCh 10-6 p PU/17 Cabaret Queen () 17/2 139 -
8
Diesel D'Allier silk
CD
BF
Diesel D'Allier t
J: Harry Bannister
T: Richard J Bandey
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Won this two years ago; 0-9 since but not ruled out on stable debut
44236-
Age: 8
Weight: 10-2
OR: 137
Days: 208
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Apr 21 Stb Strasbourg 26f Sft Ch 10-12 p 6/8 Vent Des Dunes (15L) 5/2F - -
14 Mar 21 Lig Lignieres 30f VSft Ch 10-6 3/9 Dunquin (12L) - -
29 Jan 21 Pau Pau 20.5f Hy Ch 10-10 p 2/10 Emira Du Gouet (3½L) 23/10 - -
24 Dec 20 Pau Pau 20.5f Hy Ch 10-10 4/14 Netcam (9¾L) 68/10 - -
8 Dec 20 Pau Pau 20.5f Hy Ch 11-3 4/17 Netcam (9½L) 19/2 - -
21 May 20 Lel Le Lion-D'Angers 26f VSft Ch 11-0 PU/10 Amazing Comedy () 53/10 - -
9
Volcano silk
D
Volcano tp
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Sheila Lewis
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Four wins last year at up to 3m5f; could be well suited by demands of today's assignment
131P-0
Age: 7
Weight: 10-0
OR: 130
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Oct 21 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd 3HcH 11-9 tp 10/14 Uno Mas (27L) 50/1 125 108
1 Apr 21 Ffo Ffos Las 28f GS 3HcCh 11-6 tp PU/14 Amateur () 11/2 132 -
14 Mar 21 War Warwick 29.5f GS 3HcCh 11-9 tp 1/11 Goodnight Charlie (3½L) 9/2 125 139
24 Feb 21 Lud Ludlow 24f Sft 3HcCh 11-12 tp 3/7 Subcontinent (7L) 5/2 125 130
3 Feb 21 War Warwick 25.5f Sft 4HcCh 11-9 tp 1/14 Un Prophete (13L) 11/2 114 136
11 Jan 21 Her Hereford 21f Sft 3HcCh 11-1 tp 4/8 Flagrant Delitiep (12L) 9/2 117 118
10
Fox Pro silk
Fox Pro
J: Chester Williams 3
T: Mrs Jane Williams
0-9 over fences and 8lb out of the handicap, but only 6 and might relish today's new test
-2P2P2
Age: 6
Weight: 10-0
OR: 127
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Oct 21 Her Hereford 25f GF 3NvHcCh 11-5 2/3 No Anxiety (3½L) 9/4 129 129
27 Jun 21 Utt Uttoxeter 26f Gd HcChL 10-2 PU/16 Storm Home () 17/2 130 -
3 Jun 21 Ffo Ffos Las 24f Gd 3HcCh 11-8 2/7 Montanna (¾L) 6/1 126 136
17 May 21 Com Compiegne 19f Hy HL 10-8 PU/9 Garkapstar () 16/1 - -
5 May 21 Nab Newton Abbot 26f Gd 3Ch 10-11 2/5 Southfield Harvest (6L) 4/1 130 133
16 Sep 20 Aut Auteuil 22f VSft Ch 10-11 3/6 Echo De Champdoux (6½L) 3/1 - 119
11
Singing Banjo silk
Singing Banjo p
J: Mr B J Walsh 7
T: P J Rothwell
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
On the face of it this 11yo is up against it but he's clearly well suited by cross-country
47-111
Age: 11
Weight: 10-0
OR: 122
Days: 163
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Jun 21 Wex Wexford 25.5f Gd/Y HcCh 10-3 p 1/12 An Droichead Gorm (½L) 11/4J 81 90
29 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 34f GF Ch 11-7 p 1/13 Michael's Pick (3¼L) 33/1 - 118
27 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 25f GF HntCh 11-2 p 1/15 Vital Island (1¼L) 14/1 - 109
3 Apr 21 Fai Fairyhouse 24.5f Y HntCh 11-9 p 7/11 Solomn Grundy (67L) 250/1 81 70
21 Mar 21 Dpt Downpatrick 23.5f Gd/Y MdHntCh 11-9 p 4/13 Big Leg Up (12L) 80/1 81 96
14 Feb 21 Pun Punchestown 25f Sft Ch 10-13 p1 6/17 Shady Operator (57L) 125/1 - 77
12
Friends Don't Ask silk
BF
Friends Don't Ask p
J: Jack Quinlan
T: Martin Smith
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Progressive, with three wins this year, but he is 21lb out of the handicap today
32141P
Age: 6
Weight: 10-0
OR: 114
Days: 29
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 21 Wcn Wincanton 25f GF 3HcCh 11-2 p PU/6 Mr Mafia () 9/4F 115 -
8 Sep 21 Utt Uttoxeter 26f Gd 3HcCh 10-11 p 1/6 Montanna (2¼L) 11/2 110 118
25 Jul 21 Utt Uttoxeter 26f Gd 2HcCh 10-2 p 4/9 Storm Home (13½L) 11/2 111 112
2 Jul 21 Nab Newton Abbot 26f Gd 4HcCh 11-3 p 1/9 Mr Mafia (5½L) 7/2 105 116
30 May 21 Fon Fontwell 26f GF 5HcCh 11-9 p 2/11 Max Dynamo (3¾L) 9/2 102 113
4 May 21 Fak Fakenham 29f GS 3HcCh 10-5 p 3/13 Game Line (7¾L) 6/1 102 104
13
Sigurd silk
Sigurd v
J: Thomas Dowson
T: Joanne Foster
Won three times last season but is miles out of the handicap today
P13-65
Age: 9
Weight: 10-0
OR: 105
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Oct 21 Wet Wetherby 24f GS 4HcCh 11-0 v 5/9 Soyouthinksoagain (29L) 20/1 108 99
20 May 21 Mar Market Rasen 27.5f GS 4HcCh 11-1 tb 6/7 Well Smitten (12L) 15/2 109 105
1 Apr 21 Wet Wetherby 24f Gd 4HcCh 11-6 tb 3/7 Bafana Blue (2¼L) 6/4F 109 113
8 Mar 21 Wet Wetherby 24f GS 5HcCh 11-12 tb 1/10 Hang Tough (8½L) 11/1 100 116
25 Feb 21 Sed Sedgefield 26.5f Hy 5HcCh 12-0 tb PU/9 Furius De Ciergues () 5/1 102 -
16 Feb 21 Crl Carlisle 26f Hy 4HcCh 11-5 tb PU/14 Game Line () 5/1 102 -
Verdict

A chance is taken on VOLCANO from 5lb out of the handicap. He was highly progressive last season, winning at up to 3m5f.

Verdict silk image
Volcano

Betting Forecast:

4/1 Balko Des Flos,

11/2 Diesel D'Allier,

13/2 Back On The Lash,

7/1 Talkischeap,

15/2 Plan Of Attack,

8/1 Freewheelin Dylan,

Alpha Des Obeaux,

Potters Corner,

20/1 Volcano,

Fox Pro,

Singing Banjo,

25/1 Friends Don't Ask,

50/1 Sigurd

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