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  • 11:40 Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • £20,000 added 4yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner £12,524 2nd £3,700 3rd £1,850 4th £926
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 59.70s
  • Off time: 11:40:22

Folly impressive in victory

Queen Mother quotes for easy winner

Last Updated: 11/12/10 1:35pm

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Woolcombe Folly: Impressive

Woolcombe Folly: Impressive

Paul Nicholls' Woolcombe Folly (4-1) won the Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap impressively at Cheltenham under Ryan Mahon on Saturday.

Barry Geraghty got some enormous leaps out of runner-up Tanks For That, who looked to try and nick the race down the back straight, but Woolcombe Folly caught him before the last and won by six lengths.

Fiendish Flame helped set a breakneck pace but a couple of errors hampered him before he stayed on into third.

When asked of the possibility of Woolcombe Folly running in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Nicholls said: "I reckoned we'd probably have to think about it after that.

"It (Champion Chase) would suit him well and we'd look at something like the Game Spirit (at Newbury) now - he'll definitely have an entry.

"The Game Spirit might suit in the spring as he runs well fresh and wouldn't want it too soft.

"He's definitely a better horse this year and travelled really well.

"He won well last time at Ascot and went up 12lb - I'm astounded by his improvement.

"Noel (Fehily) was dead keen to ride, but I don't want him to ride too many and Ryan's claim was handy."

Mahon added: "That was absolutely awesome.

"He has got so much speed, but you just need to mind that speed so he's got something to finish with."

Woolcombe Folly has been introduced at 16/1 by William Hill for the Queen Mother Champion Chase but is a top price 20/1 with Sky Bet for the 2m chasing crown at the Festival next March.

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