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Ballywood third at Cheltenham

14th December, 2019

Ballywood finished a fine third in the Cheltenham Club Handicap Chase, a Class 2 race at Cheltenham on Saturday, 14 December. 

Trained by Alan King and ridden by Tom Cannon, it was felt that the heavy rain and subsequent soft going had turned conditions against him once more, but he has been in such good form at home and deserved to take his chance.  The son of Ballingarry jumped well throughout and kept on well to go third before the second last, finishing in third place and only beaten just over four lengths at the finish.

The feeling remains that Ballywood will appreciate better going in the spring and his trainer very much has the Festival meetings in the back of his mind for this useful chaser.

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