Glen Forsa Romps Home In Kingmaker To Change Arkle Market

Glen Forsa romped home at Sandown on Friday in the Grade 2 Kingmaker Novice Chase to shock the Arkle Market into change as favourite on the day Kalashnikov was blown out of the water.

The Amy Murphy trained Kalashnikov was set to run last Saturday at Newbury in this Grade 2 contest but it was rescheduled for today at Sandown due to the on going Equine Flu saga.

The field was four leading up to starters orders when Dalila Du Seuil on the vets advice was withdrawn making this a stiff three runner field over 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs.

The 1/4 favourite was the talk of the racecourse ahead of the feature of the day but the Mick Channon trained Glen Forsa was the only horse being talked about at the end after an emphatic round of jumping.

The 7/2 second favourite made every yard of the running with Kalashnikov always on the heels of the leader but when jockey Jonathan Burke asked Glen Forsa to go he did so in style.

Kalashnikov looked beat with two fences left to jump with Jack Quinlan constantly giving the six year old reminders all the way round in what was a disappointing performance for connections.

Dell Oro was the other runner in the field that was an innocent bystander and tailed off from the real race between the two after four fences.

Glen Forsa gave his worst jump at the last but was still over clear and safely to land the Grade 2 contest in breath taking style.

This has given punters and bookmakers a huge indicator for the Arkle Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with Glen Forsa a previous 40/1 outsider for the race and immediately was smashed into 6/1 in places with 10/1 being the best available odds at the moment.

Kalashnikov after his poor display and now two loses in graded chase company by wide margins, has seen him now from joint favourite and 7/1 in places to 20/1, this is a huge drift.

Glen Forsa was overly impressive at Sandown and looks set to turn some heads at the festival aswell as more market movements during the run in to Cheltenham.

(Credit Racing TV)

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