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4:30 Cheltenham 19 Mar 1998

126th Year Of Cheltenham Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap Class B

(Class 2) (5yo+) (2m62yds) 2m½f New Good 13 fences 1 omitted
1st £29,611.75 2nd £8,869 3rd £4,259.50 4th £1,954.75
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 116 139 148 154
b g Grand Tresor(FR) - Nuit Bleue III(FR) (Le Pontet)
Made all, clear 6th, mistake 4 out, hard ridden and hung left flat, ran on well
2 
8 103 Extra-Weights 3 122 128 134
ch g Callernish - Hayley I (Indian Ruler)
Held up, mistake 5th, lost place 7th, good headway from 3 out, hard ridden and ran on well flat
3  [6]
9 1110 143 146 152
ch g Be My Native(USA) - Sixpenny (English Prince)
Held up, headway approaching 4 out, chased winner after 3 out, one pace flat
4  4 [10]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 4 119 119 124
gr g Beveled(USA) - Miss Melmore (Nishapour)
Behind until good headway approaching last, nearest finish
5  ½ [10½]
8 117 140 139 145
gr g Neltino - Flying Mistress I (Lear Jet)
Held up, headway 10th, one pace from 4 out
6  [12¼]
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 24 v 119 116 122
ch g Star De Naskra(USA) - Mary Davies (Tyrnavos)
Chased leaders, hard ridden and no headway approaching last
7  3 [15¼]
7 106 125 120 125
b g Derrylin - Lampstone (Ragstone)
Held up, headway 7th, disputed 2nd when blundered 9th, hit 4 out, weakened after 3 out
8  [16½]
9 117 140 134 139
b g Bulldozer - Time Will Wait (Milan I)
Held up and behind, headway 4 out, weakened 3 out
9  [17¾]
12 109 128 120 125
b g Dubassoff(USA) - Somerford Glory (Hittite Glory)
Prominent to 4 out
10  3 [20¾]
11 114 137 126 131
ch g Try My Best(USA) - Princess Pageant (Welsh Pageant)
Behind from 9th
11  [23¼]
6 117 140 128 132
b g Indian Ridge(IRE) - Number Eleven (Local Suitor)
Chased winner, ridden approaching 9th, weakened after 3 out
12  [25¾]
10 98 120 98 109
gr g Mouktar(IRE) - Naiymat (Troy)
Chased leaders to 8th, mistake 10th
13  6 [31¾]
9 104 123 102 106
b g Indian King(USA) - Saint Simbir (Simbir)
Behind from 8th
14  30 [61¾]
7 106 125 74 78
b g Green Desert(USA) - Green Leaf(USA) (Alydar)
Always behind, tailed off
15  [64¼]
12 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 119 66 70
b g Lafontaine I(USA) - Brompton Rose (Sun Prince)
Always behind, tailed off
BD   
8 105 124
b g Phardante(FR) - Whakapohane (Kampala)
Brought down 3rd
F   
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 b 119
b g Shahrastani(USA) - Zerzaya (Beldale Flutter)
Fell 3rd
  • 17 ran Off time: 4:31:00 Winning time: 3m 58.50s (slow by 2.50s) Total SP: 127%
  • Non-runners: Down The Fell, Lightening Lad
  • 1st owner: Jim Lewis (Edredon Bleu) 1st breeder: Lucien Chevrollier
  • 2nd owner: Richard Williams (Tidebrook)
  • 3rd owner: Cumbrian Industrials Ltd (Cumbrian Challenge)
  • Tote win: £3.90 PL: £1.70 £1.70 £3.40 Ex: £5.10 CSF: £18.29 Tricast: £214.68 Trifecta: £38.20 Pool: £8,682.01. 161.31 winning tickets.
  • After a stewards' inquiry, the placings remained unaltered. The second last fence was omitted.
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