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    nore
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    Anyone know when this race is on?

    Race conditions, advance entries?

    #34055
    Grey Desire
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    I’m pretty sure it’s on the second day of the King George meet (27th) and is basically a replacement for the Castleford Chase which was suffering from small fields (personally I can’t see moving it to Kempton making a blind bit of difference).<br>Wetherby still has a Castleford Chase although that will be a hcap rather than a conditions race.

    #34056
    nore
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    cheers, gd

    does that mean it’s a grade 1? will the emblem chase still exist at kempton in early 2007?

    #34057
    davidbrady
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    It’s a Gr2 over 16f

    #34058
    Glenn
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    Don’t know the full conditions of this year’s renewal, but can post the details of next year’s:

    The boiler room internet bucket shop bookie sponsored banded stakes (formerly the Desrt Orchid Chase) [class j] for 3yo+ rated 0-25 1m 2f polytrack, Dec 25th 2007 8am [max field 14]

    #34059
    davidjohnson
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    Pretty sure that Wetherby were keen to get rid of it rather than it being taken off them.

    #34060
    Drone
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    Correct dj, c-o-c James Sanderson was on RUK a few minutes ago talking about the decision to scrap the G2 event and replace it with a handicap.<br>

    #34061
    Irish Stamp
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    For the record the original Desert Orchid Chase was run at Wincanton in October but has since been moved to Aintree and re-named the Old Roan Chase (won this year by Kauto Star).

    Shame that the Castleford had to go to replace, don’t personally see what’s wrong with 6 or 7 runner fields like it had.  I doubt they’ll be scrapping the Christmas Hurdle or the Feltham which has had similar fields in recent years.

    #34062
    Drone
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    Quote: from Irish Stamp on 2:37 pm on Dec. 20, 2006[br]moved to Aintree and re-named the Old Roan Chase

    Anyone know why the name ‘Old Roan’ was chosen?

    Horse? pub? resurrected race at Aintree? suburb of Liverpool?

    #34063
    Irish Stamp
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    It’s a suburb of Liverpool Drone, if you follow the main road that the racecourse is on down past the KFC/MacDonalds etc then you reach the big Asda (i think) and that’s Old Roan.

    #34064
    Drone
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    Thanks I S

    Name more picturesque than the neighbourhood then.

    #34065
    graysonscolumn
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    "The Toxteth Chase" just didn’t have the same ring to it.<br>

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