January 17, 2022

Diesel D’Allier grabs Cross Nation glory in thrilling end

Diesel D’Allier pipped Potters Nook by a nostril in a pulsating Glenfarclas Crystal Cup Cross Nation Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

The Richard Bandey-trained Diesel D’Allier was a earlier winner across the Prestbury Park cross nation course – hanging gold in 2019 when skilled in France by Emmanuel Clayeux.

Purchased by Bandey earlier this 12 months, the gray completed a promising third at Cheltenham’s November assembly behind the reopposing pair of Again On The Lash and Singing Banjo.

A 6-1 shot to go two locations higher within the palms of Harry Bannister, Diesel D’Allier was delivered to problem Christian Williams’ Potters Nook after the ultimate impediment and arrange a grandstand end.

Jack Tudor celebrates his victory on Potters Corner in the 2019 Welsh National at Chepstow

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Jack Tudor celebrates his victory on Potters Nook within the 2019 Welsh Nationwide at Chepstow

No quarter was given by both horse or jockey they usually flashed by the publish virtually as one – however the choose confirmed Bandey’s cost had triumphed by the narrowest of margins.

“It is simply immense emotion – nice for the workforce and the stunning homeowners,” mentioned Bandey. “It is wonderful for a small workforce like us. I am over the moon.

“I purchased the horse in the course of the summer season from Emmanuel Clayeux and I purchased him below duress from the spouse, who wasn’t too eager for me to buy him.

Jack Tudor celebrates his victory on Potters Corner in the 2019 Welsh National at Chepstow

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Jack Tudor celebrates his victory on Potters Nook within the 2019 Welsh Nationwide at Chepstow

“I had religion I used to be going to promote him, however a couple of month earlier than he ran right here in November I nonetheless hadn’t bought the horse, so there was a bit little bit of strain from residence.

“I put a syndicate collectively of native folks and mates who we have recognized for numerous years. All of them got here on board for a enjoyable horse to take us to Cheltenham.

“He is finished what I mentioned he’d do and what Emmanuel proved he may do. It is simply fantastic.”