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Published: 15:02 | 17/12/15

Carberry spot on with Josies Order


Josies Order proved himself to be the king of Cheltenham as he landed the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase under Nina Carberry.

The seven-year-old won on his Cheltenham debut at November's Open meeting and he was popular with punters in the build-up to the event on Friday.

Carberry looked confident throughout as Valadrom took the field along before bringing her mount closer to the lead after jumping the third last.

Valadom's challenge faltered at the penultimate fence with Ballyboker Bridge coming through to take it up, but it was Sire Collonges who held the lead jumping the last.

Sam Twiston-Davies worked his mount hard, but Josies Order had too much in hand up the hill and got up to take the contest by two lengths.

"I just let him do his own thing and he's starting to really enjoy it now," said Carberry.

"He's waiting for the next jump and waiting for the next turn. He always keeps a little bit for himself and stuck it out well.

"That's his second time round there and his second win, so I'm delighted. Enda's done a great job on him."

Winning trainer Enda Bolger added: "We're all wise afterwards - he must have been some certainty the last day!

"What can I say? Nina knows that track so well and took her time. We were afraid with Any Currency with the weights, but he (Josies Orders) is a pretty good horse and he's only seven, so hopefully we'll be able to keep coming back with him.

"JT McNamara recommended this horse to JP when he was a young horse and whatever JT says is never far from being wrong."

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