Peterborough Chase becomes a one-horse race as Al Ferof breezes to glory at Huntingdon Racecourse

Al Ferof left) on the way to victory in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon Racecourse.

Al Ferof left) on the way to victory in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon Racecourse. - Credit: Archant

Al Ferof came home in splendid isolation at odds of 9/4 to win the biggest race in the Huntingdon Racecourse calendar.

The grey, having his first run for Dan Skelton and ridden by the trainer’s brother Harry, claimed a 40-length victory in the Betfred Peterborough Chase last Sunday.

The margin of success was greatly exaggerated by the final fence fall of market rival Ptit Zig although the 10 year-old was already on top and heading for an eighth graded success of his career at the time.

Pepite Rose was a distant second while defending champion Wishfull Thinking came home a remote third after attempting to blaze a trail from the front before tiring.

The other big race on the card, a Listed mares bumper named after trainer Henrietta Knight, was won by odds-on favourite La Bague Au Roi for the combination of trainer Warren Greatrex and jockey Gavin Sheehan.


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