The Cheka is a 17 year old gelding and has raced from 2008 to 2013. He was sired by Xaar out of the Royal Academy mare Veiled Beauty. He was trained by Eve Johnson Houghton and has raced for Anthony Pye-Jeary, The Late Mel Smith, and was bred in [Add Data] by James Robert Mitchell. The Cheka has raced at Ascot-GB, Ayr-GB, Curragh-IRE, Deauville-FR, Doncaster-GB, Epsom-GB, Goodwood-GB, Haydock-GB, Kempton Park-GB, Lingfield Park-GB, ParisLongchamp-FR, Newbury-GB, Newmarket-GB, Newmarket (July)-GB, Salisbury-GB, Sandown-GB, Thirsk-GB, Windsor-GB, York-GB with wins at Doncaster-GB, Haydock-GB, Newbury-GB. His stakes wins include wins in the 2012 Cammidge Trophy (LS), 2011 John Of Gaunt Stakes (G3), and the 2009 Conditions Stakes.