Charleston Steeplechase Brings End to Season
Brian Foley, left, goes over a jump on Aydoun during the Nov 11th Steeplechase of Charleston.
Photo Credit: Laure Petracca/Post and Courier
Under a partly cloudy sky and temperatures in the mid 60's, the Steeplechase at Charleston brought down the curtain of the National Steeplechase season.
Five races were held with four of them being over National Fences. Four different sets of connections visited the winner's circle. The first hurdle race was captured by Moss Code, owned by Irv Naylor and trained by Cyril Murphy. Under this year's leading rider Darren Nagle, Moss Code proved much the best winning by 5 lengths.
In the second race, Dynaformeresque came home a convincing 3 length winner. He is owned by Noble Stables and was saddled by Jack Fisher. Dynaformeresque was ridden to victory by Willie McCarthy.
Rosebrian Farm's Caldbeck romped home by 5 lengths under Ross Geraghty in the third race. Trainer Ricky Hendricks and Rosebrian Farm also won the training flat race with Indigo Heart.
The feature race of the day, a Ratings Handicap Hurdle, was captured by Invocation. Invocation won both of his 2018 starts. Owned by Straylight Racing LLC and trained by William Santoro, jockey Sean McDermott rode Invocation to a 2 length victory.
In the races won categories, Darren Nagle was the leading rider, Jack Fisher was the leading trainer and Irv Naylor had the most wins as an owner.
Steeplechasing returns to South Carolina next March.