Tattersalls Ireland Edredon Bleu Chase 2018(registered as the Peterborough Chase)
|Grade 2, Huntingdon 14:25
2m 3f 189y, Class 1
|Sunday 9th December 2018|
1 Charbel 13/8F
2 God's Own 6/1
3 Tea For Two 13/2
9 ran NR: Militarian Distances: 8l, 4l, ¾l
Time: 4m 52.50s (slow by 4.50s)
Charbel could hardly have been more impressive at Huntingdon
Noel Fehily and Charbel moved to the front at the fifth and, despite jumping left on occasion, were always in command as the penalty carried by God's Own proved too much to overcome.
"I was really impressed with him, just delighted. I'm sorry David Bass couldn't ride him," said winning trainer Kim Bailey.
"I'm thrilled. I've always wanted to win the Peterborough Chase and it's great to have done it with him.
"No plans, but I think we'll keep him to flat tracks now. I think he's shown today that flat tracks suit him."
Fehily was doubling up after earlier steering Bags Groove to victory in the Highflyer Bloodstock Novices' Chase for trainer Harry Fry.
Bass missed the ride on Charbel after being concussed in a fall from Mon Palois at Wetherby on Saturday, but could return to action next weekend.
Bailey added: "He's fine. He's going to have a concussion test next week and hopefully he'll be back for the weekend."
Tattersalls Ireland Edredon Bleu Chase
£50,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 3f 189y, Class 1
Going: Good to Soft
|Pos||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||Charbel (IRE) 13/8f||N D Fehily
|K C Bailey||7|
|2nd||8||God's Own (IRE) 6/1||P J Brennan
|T R George||10|
|3rd||4||Tea For Two 13/2||Lizzie Kelly
|Mrs J Williams||9|
|4th||¾||Josses Hill (IRE) 9/1||Nico de Boinville
|N J Henderson||10|
|5th||8||Hammersly Lake (FR) 25/1||J J Burke
|C E Longsdon||10|
|6th||nk||San Benedeto (FR) 17/2||Bryony Frost
|P F Nicholls||7|
|7th||2¾||Rene's Girl (IRE) 12/1||Harry Skelton
|8th||20||Art Mauresque (FR) 15/2||H Cobden
|P F Nicholls||8|
|9th||22||Beggar's Wishes (IRE) 25/1||Sean Bowen
|NR||Militarian||Mr J Martin