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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2000

Smurfit Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Showcase Race Class A Grade 1

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good 8 hurdles
1st £145,000 2nd £55,000 3rd £27,500 4th £12,500 5th £6,250 6th £3,750
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 120 152 171
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Betty's Secret(USA) (Secretariat)
Well in touch, closed 3 out, tracked leader after next, led on bit last, quickened clear, impressive (op 2-5 tchd 4-7 in places)
2  4
5 120 148 166
b g Cyborg(FR) - Quintessence III(FR) (El Condor)
Held up towards rear, smooth progress before 3 out, close up when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, ran on from last to take 2nd near finish (op 12-1)
3  nk [4¼]
5 120 149 147 164
b g Dauphin Du Bourg(FR) - Before The Flag(IRE) (Lomond)
Prominent in chasing group, tracked leader after 5th, led after 3 out, soon ridden, headed last, no chance with winner after, lost 2nd near finish (op 20-1)
4  ½ [4¾]
6 120 147 163
b h Sadler's Wells(USA) - Maiden Concert (Condorcet)
Held up rear, steady progress on outer from 3 out, effort before last, ran on one pace (op 20-1)
5  2 [6¾]
6 120 145 162
bb g Theatrical(IRE) - Wooing(USA) (Stage Door Johnny)
Not always fluent, held up rear, closed from 3 out, ridden and effort after 2 out, one pace (op 7-1)
6  4 [10¾]
9 120 t 177 140 158
br g Accordion(IRE) - Newgate Fairy(IRE) (Flair Path)
Not jump well, tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, under pressure and beaten after 3 out, one pace (tchd 10-1)
7  shd [11]
5 120 162 140 158
b g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Katevana(FR) (Cadoudal)
Led to after 1st, tracked clear leader 3rd, led after 5th, hard ridden and headed after 3 out, soon beaten, eased run-in (tchd 33-1)
8  [12¾]
9 120 154 138 155
ch g John French - Rathvilly Flier (Peacock I)
In touch, tracked leaders before 3 out, soon lost place and beaten
9  19 [31¾]
8 120 t 116 136
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Chamonis(USA) (Affirmed)
Started slowly, detached from main group and never going well, mistake 3rd, well behind after (op 16-1)
10  22 [53¾]
8 120 b 123 90 114
b g Northern State(USA) - Cachucha (Gay Fandango)
Chased clear leader after 1st to 3rd, lost place steadily from next, tailed off 2 out (tchd 250-1 in places)
11  10 [63¾]
9 120 78 104
ch g Master Willie - Make A Signal (Royal Gunner)
Led after 1st and soon clear, weakened and headed after 5th, tailed off (op 25-1)
PU   
5 120
ch g Simply Great(FR) - Dance Alone(USA) (Monteverdi)
Reluctant to race, tailed off until pulled up before 5th (op 33-1)
Course-record time