Colin Parker Memorial Chase
Listed, Carlisle 15:45
£30,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 4f, Class 1   
Sunday 3rd November 2019


1 Lostintranslation 1/2F
2 Count Meribel 9/2
3 Kildisart 4/1
4 ran Distances: 2¼l, 9l, 3l
Time: 5m 17.65s (slow by 20.65s

Despite winning just two of his six novice chases last term, Colin Tizzard's Lostintranslation mixed it at the very highest level and could not have been more impressive on his final start in a Grade One at Aintree in the spring.

He had to concede weight on his return to each of his three rivals, in a race won by the likes of Many Clouds (2014) and Waiting Patiently (2017) in recent years, but Lostintranslation was still a prohibitively priced 1-2 favourite in Cumbria - and the result was never really in any doubt.

Sent straight to the front by Robbie Power, the seven-year-old jumped impeccably throughout the two-and-a-half-mile journey as his jockey steadily raised the tempo to keep the pressure on his opponents.

Count Meribel - unbeaten in three previous visits to Carlisle - did his best to stay with Losintranslation in the home straight. But the winner had plenty in hand and passed the post with two and a quarter lengths in hand, despite being eased close to the finish.

The 156-rated Kildisart was nine lengths further away in third, with outsider My Old Gold last of four.

Trainers Quotes

Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase
£30,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f, Class 1
4 ran
Going: Soft

1       Lostintranslation 7 11-8 Colin Tizzard Robbie Power 1/2
Count Meribel 7 11-2 Nigel Twiston-Davies Mark Grant 9/2
9  Kildisart 7 11-6 Ben Pauling Daryl Jacob 4/1
3  My Old Gold 9 10-13 Nicky Richards Brian Hughes 22/1