888Sport Is Made To Play Handicap Chase
Cheltenham 14:05
£60,000 guaranteed,
4yo plus,
3m 1f, Class 2   
Saturday 22nd October 2022

1 Lord Accord 15/2
2 The Wolf 11/1
3 Captain Cattistock 9/2
9 ran NR: Tullybeg Distances: 4½l, nk, 6½l
Time: 6m 29.97s (slow by 10.97s)

Lord Accord jumped superbly under Richie McLernon to claim the spoils here.

Neil Mulholland’s seven-year-old had the benefit of a pipe-opener over hurdles and put that fitness to the test in style, drawing readily clear of The Wolf to win by four and a half lengths.

“It was nice and convincing,” said Mulholland. “It was good to have the previous run under his belt and he came up the hill well. That was a nice confidence-booster.

“He does jump and does stay, so races like the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury are the sort of races he should be in for and having a look at.

“We won this race in the past with Young Master and Midnight Chase. They came back and won in November and December, but this horse wouldn’t want it too soft, that’s why Newbury might suit him, because it is a fairly dry track.

“We will run him wherever the ground is nice, definitely not on soft ground.”


888Sport Handicap Chase
£60,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 3m 1f, Class 2
9 ran
Going: Good

1     Lord Accord 7 11-3 Neil Mulholland Richie McLernon 15/2
The Wolf 8 11-10 Olly Murphy A P Heskin 11/1
nk Captain Cattistock 9 11-4 Fergal O'Brien Liam Harrison 9/2
Motown Maggie 5 10-13 Gordon Elliott Jack Kennedy 8/1
25 Almazhar Garde 7 11-9 Charlie Longsdon Lilly Pinchin 12/1
PU The Hollow Ginge 9 10-13 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 3/1F
PU Organdi 10 11-9 Richard Phillips Adam Wedge 20/1
PU Neville's Cross 7 12-0 Tom Lacey Stan Sheppard 8/1
PU Coeur Serein 8 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill Jonjo O'Neill Jr 11/2
NR 2 Tullybeg 7 11-11 Gordon Elliott NON RUNNER