A really good field look set to line up in the 2017 renewal of the bet365 sponsored Charlie hall chase at Wetherby on Saturday.
One of the publics most popular horse in training Cue Card is set to return to the race. The winner in 2015 where he was sparkling to beat Dynaste by 3 3/4l, he was disappointed in last years renewal beaten by Irish Cavalier and the smart Menorah. He then went on to have a great season winning the Grade 1 Betfair chase and was second to his stablemate Thistlecrack in the King George at Kempton on Boxing day.
Another of the publics favorite, the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Conegree is entered. This horse has had his fair share of injury during his career but when on song is one of the best chasers around.
Nigel Twiston-Davies' smart young chaser Blaklion is also entered. 4th in last years race in a year where he ran really well in all of his races but did not manage a win. More experience this year could set him in rally good sted and this could be a good year for this bright young thing who finished 4th in last seasons Aintree Grand National.
Blaklions smart stablemate Bristol De Mai's season was similar to Blaklions in that he ran well in his races but only managed one win in the Peter Marsh at Haydock.
The highly thought of More of That from Jon Jo O'Neil;'s stable will be looking to get off to a great start after a poor last season by his standard.
This looks like a really cracking race should the major entries stand their ground and a strong race is in prospect.
31/10/17 - entries are: -
|Bristol de Mai (FR)||221305-/ D / GELDING||6||11st 6lbs||Nigel Twiston-Davies||--||159|
|Cue Card (GB)||3121F2-/ CD / GELDING||11||11st 6lbs||Colin Tizzard||Paddy Brennan||168|
|Definitly Red (IRE)||131U1P-/ CD / GELDING||8||11st 4lbs||Brian Ellison||Danny Cook||159|
|Shantou Flyer (IRE)||20142P-/ D / GELDING||7||11st 4lbs||Richard Hobson||--||156|
|Sizing Codelco (IRE)||24011-P / GELDING||8||11st 4lbs||Colin Tizzard||--||158|
|Vieux Lion Rouge (FR)||260/116-/ D / GELDING||8||11st 4lbs||David Pipe||--||154|
|Blaklion (GB)||3/45324-/ CD / GELDING||8||11st 0lbs||Nigel Twiston-Davies||--||155|
|Coneygree (GB)||111/1/23-/ D / GELDING||10||11st 0lbs||Mark Bradstock||Nico de Boinville||165|
|Double Shuffle (IRE)||P512P-2/ D / GELDING||7||11st 0lbs||Tom George||A. P. Heskin||151|
|More of That (IRE)||P36F6P-/ CD / GELDING||9||11st 0lbs||Jonjo O'Neill||--||159|
|Village Vic (IRE)||2320P-F/ C / GELDING||10||11st 0lbs||Philip Hobbs||--||158|
|Virgilio (FR)||1P223-1 / GELDING||8||11st 0lbs||Dan Skelton||Harry Skelton||149|
|Indian Stream (GB)||10143-0/ CD / MARE||8||10st 11lbs||Neil Mulholland||--||146|