Colin Parker Memorial Chase
|Listed, Carlisle 15:35
2m 4f, Class 1
|Sunday 5th November 2017|
1 Waiting Patiently 4/5F
2 Belami Des Pictons 11/8
3 Baywing 22/1
4 ran Distances: 2½l, 32l, ¾l
Time: 5m 6.20s (slow by 9.20s)
Waiting Patiently maintained his 100 per cent record over fences with a smooth victory in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase at Carlisle.
The Malcolm Jefferson-trained six-year-old looked an exciting prospect as he shrugged off a 288-day absence to take this four-runner Listed contest in some style.
Brian Hughes was happy to sit Waiting Patiently off a honest pace shared by I Just Know and Belami Des Pictons.
Taking closer order from four out, the 4-5 favourite led at the final fence and pulled away without too much effort to score by two and a half lengths from Belami Des Pictons.
Ruth Jefferson, the North Yorkshire trainer's daughter, told Press Association Sport: "The first two drew a long way clear and he jumped quite well.
"He maybe made one or two little mistakes, but he'll come on for the run.
"He's got an entry in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham, but I wouldn't say he was definitely going there or not as it's only two weeks away.
"We could always look for a race in December and see after that.
"I'm pleased as he picked up where he left off last season, which is what we were hoping for."
Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase
£30,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f, Class 1
Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
|Pos||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||Waiting Patiently (IRE) 4/5f||B Hughes
|J M Jefferson||6|
|2nd||2½||Belami Des Pictons (FR) 11/8||L Treadwell
|Miss V Williams||6|
|3rd||32||Baywing (IRE) 22/1||Ryan Day
|N G Richards||8|
|4th||¾||I Just Know (IRE) 12/1||Sean Quinlan
|Mrs S J Smith||7|