Definitly Red wins the Cotswold Chase
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Definitly Red ran out a game winner of an incident-packed Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Just four horses lined up for this three mile race with a rich history, but four quickly became three, as Double Shuffle crashed out, thankfully none the worse.

Black Corton went into the lead, but made a calamitous blunder down the back, with Bryony Frost performing wonders to keep the partnership in place.

Definitly Red went on with a circuit to race and continued to lead into the home straight.

Two out and Definitly Red’s fluent jumping maintained his advantage over Black Corton.

The latter had one last try on the run-in, but Definitly Red and Danny Cook kept up the gallop to see it out by a couple of lengths, with Virgilio third home.
The Brian Ellison trained Definitly Red, a nine year old, was becoming the first Yorkshire trained winner of the race in over 30 years.