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Thursday, 22 November, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 17 Mar 1998

Smurfit Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Class A (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good 8 hurdles
1st £137,420 2nd £51,380 3rd £25,090 4th £10,750 5th £4,775 6th £2,385
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 120 171 174
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Betty's Secret(USA) (Secretariat)
Always prominent, led 3 out, quickened clear after next, very easily
2  12
6 120 155 159
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Chamonis(USA) (Affirmed)
Held up, headway approaching 2 out, ran on well flat
3  1 [13]
6 120 154 158
b h Posen(USA) - Robinia(USA) (Roberto)
Always prominent, led 5th until 3 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last
4  [14¼]
8 120 152 163
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Glowing With Pride (Ile De Bourbon)
Started slowly, headway 4th, ridden after 2 out, one pace
5  4 [18¼]
5 120 149 153
b g Warning - Kerali (High Line)
Chased leaders, ridden and lost place 4th, stayed on again from 2 out
6  [19½]
6 119 143 146
b m Doyoun - Sidama(FR) (Top Ville)
Well behind 5th, good headway approaching last, finished well
7  nk [19¾]
5 120 147 151
b g Shernazar - Church Light(IRE) (Caerleon)
Ridden approaching 3rd, never near to challenge
8  3 [22¾]
6 120 145 148
b g Accordion(IRE) - Top Girl(IRE) (High Top)
Held up, always behind
9  [25¼]
9 120 143 148
b g Relkino - Secret Keel (Balinger)
Held up in touch, mistake 4th, soon ridden and lost place
10  [27]
7 120 141 144
b g Cadoudal(FR) - Fontaine Aux Faons(FR) (Nadjar)
Headway 5th, ridden and weakened 2 out
11  3 [30]
7 119 133 136
br m Supreme Leader - Clonmello (Le Bavard)
Headway 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out
12  5 [35]
6 120 134 136
b h Salse(USA) - Oscura(USA) (Caro)
Mistake 2nd, soon ridden along and behind, tailed off
13  nk [35¼]
7 120 134 156
br g Accordion(IRE) - Newgate Fairy(IRE) (Flair Path)
Jumped slowly 4th, blundered badly and lost place next, soon behind, not recover
14  8 [43¼]
5 120 126 128
b g Reprimand - Diva Madonna (Chief Singer)
Always behind, tailed off
15  nk [43¾]
9 119 120 122
gr m Lepanto(GER) - Jirao (Walshford)
Led until headed and mistake 5th, soon weakened, tailed off
F   
7 120 157
br g Tragic Role(USA) - Hush It Up (Tina's Pet)
Headway 3rd, ridden approaching 2 out, 3rd and beaten when fell last, destroyed
PU   
7 120
ch g Bustino - Klewraye (Lord Gayle)
Tracked leaders until 5th, behind when pulled up before 2 out. stewards' told: jockey reported that he pulled the gelding up because he felt it go lame for a few strides, trainer added that he returned with a sore shin
UR   
5 120 153
b g Simply Great(FR) - Jupiter's Message (Jupiter Island)
Behind, headway from 3 out, staying on 6th when hampered and unseated rider last