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Monday, 19 November, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 16 Mar 1999

Smurfit Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Showcase Race Class A (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £138,000 2nd £51,600 3rd £25,200 4th £10,800 5th £4,800 6th £2,400
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 120 155 170
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Betty's Secret(USA) (Secretariat)
Tracked leaders, closed after 5th, led going well 2 out, pushed clear before last, ridden out run-in (op 1-2 tchd 8-15 in places, 4-7 in a place)
2 
7 120 t 152 164
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Chamonis(USA) (Affirmed)
Settled last pair, steady progress from 3 out, weaved through after 2 out, ran on to take 2nd last 100y, nearest finish (op 14-1)
3  [6]
8 120 172 149 161
b g Sir Ivor(USA) - Sans Dot (Busted)
Tracked leaders, closed 5th, led 3 out until next, soon no chance with winner, lost 2nd last 100y (op 9-2)
4  1 [7]
9 120 151 148 160
b g King's Ride(IRE) - Girseach (Furry Glen)
Last pair and behind, effort after 5th, just in touch when mistake 3 out, soon outpaced, driven and stayed on well approaching last, nearest finish
5  [8¼]
5 120 147 159
gr g Kenmare(FR) - Legend Of Arabia (Great Nephew)
Tracked leaders, closed 3 out, ridden and unable to quicken from next (op 40-1)
6  2 [10¼]
6 120 146 145 157
b g Soviet Star(USA) - Cut Ahead (Kalaglow)
Held up, steady progress after 5th, tracked leaders 3 out, shaken up and unable to quicken from next (tchd 50-1 in places)
7  ½ [10¾]
6 120 t 150 145 156
b g Simply Great(FR) - Jupiter's Message (Jupiter Island)
Held up, progress from 5th, effort going well 3 out, every chance 2 out, soon ridden and beaten (op 40-1)
8  13 [23¾]
5 120 v 150 132 146
gr g Generous(IRE) - City Fortress (Troy)
With leader, led 3rd, made most after until 3 out, ridden and weakened from next
9  3 [26¾]
5 119 b 125 138
ch m Cricket Ball(USA) - Lady Mariza (Dunbeath)
Raced wide, tracked leaders, pushed along 5th, effort before 3 out, ridden and beaten next (op 14-1 tchd 20-1 in places)
10  4 [30¾]
8 120 147 126 136
b h Night Shift(USA) - Myth I (Troy)
With leaders until weakened before 3 out
11  14 [44¾]
7 120 156 112 122
gr g Sharrood(USA) - Optaria (Song)
Led to 3rd, lost place 5th, weakening when not much room bend before 3 out, soon behind
12  17 [61¾]
5 120 145 96 105
b g Be My Guest(USA) - Cantanta (Top Ville)
Started slowly, ran in snatches, struggling when mistake 4th, well behind after next
BD   
6 120 b 159
bb g Fabulous Dancer(USA) - Bassita (Bustino)
Held up, pushed along 4th, 11th and struggling when brought down 5th (op 25-1)
F   
5 120 160
gr g Shernazar - Zarafa(IRE) (Blushing Groom)
Settled mid-division, 10th and still in touch when fell 5th (op 33-1)