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Monday, 15 October, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 12 Mar 2002

Smurfit Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Showcase Race Class A Grade 1

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £156,600 2nd £59,400 3rd £29,700 4th £13,500 5th £6,750 6th £4,050
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 120 t 153 145 166
b g Cyborg(FR) - Quintessence III(FR) (El Condor)
Midfield, progress to track leaders 5th, led soon after 2 out, ridden 3 lengths clear last, ran on well (tchd 11-1 in places)
2  3
6 120 144 142 162
b g Rock Hopper - Mayfair Minx (St Columbus)
Held up in rear, steady progress from 5th, closed on leaders from 2 out, went 2nd last and looked dangerous, ridden and not quicken flat (op 33-1)
3  ½ [3½]
5 119 136 157
b m Phantom Breeze(IRE) - Maisonnaise(FR) (Labus)
Midfield, outpaced before 3 out, urged along and rallied before last, ran on to take 3rd last stride (tchd 16-1)
4  shd [3½]
7 120 160 141 162
bb g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Kaprika(FR) (Cadoudal)
Close up, tracked leader after 5th, led briefly 2 out, soon ridden and unable to quicken, stayed on same pace from last (op 14-1 tchd 20-1 in places)
5  ½ [4]
7 120 162 140 162
b g In The Wings - Gay Hellene (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Tracked leaders, ridden and no progress after 5th, rallying under pressure when slightly hampered before 2 out, stayed on, unable to challenge (op 7-2 tchd 3-1)
6  8 [12]
6 120 132 154
b g Kahyasi(IRE) - Anaza(IRE) (Darshaan)
Led to 2nd, pressed leader until led again 5th, headed 2 out, weakened before last
7  19 [31]
8 120 113 134
b g Jupiter Island - Laurel Diver (Celtic Cone)
Led 2nd, ridden and headed 5th, weakened 3 out (op 66-1)
8  [32¾]
12 120 111 134
b g King's Ride(IRE) - Girseach (Furry Glen)
Prominent, blundered badly 2nd, soon lost touch, tailed off from 4th, ran on again before last (op 66-1)
9  2 [34¾]
7 119 104 128
b m Husyan(USA) - Shuil Liss (Deep Run)
Towards rear, ridden and outpaced after 5th, no chance from 3 out, weakened (op 16-1)
10  [38¼]
5 120 b 105 127
b h Danzig(USA) - Surely Georgies(USA) (Alleged)
Midfield, ridden and lost touch after 5th, soon no chance (tchd 200-1 in places)
11  2 [40¼]
5 120 t 103 125
gr g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Infamy (Shirley Heights)
Prominent to 3rd, in rear and ridden next, lost touch after 5th, soon behind (op 66-1)
12  ½ [40¾]
6 120 132 102 124
ch g Exit To Nowhere(USA) - Regalante (Gairloch)
Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, soon ridden and weakened (op 50-1)
PU   
10 120
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Betty's Secret(USA) (Secretariat)
Lost place 2nd, behind when pulled up before next (op 5-2 tchd 15-8 in places)
PU   
8 120
br g Little Bighorn(IRE) - Musical Puss (Orchestra)
Rear and lost touch 3rd, tailed off when pulled up before 5th (tchd 150-1 in places)
SU   
6 120 167 166
gr g Linamix(FR) - Valira(USA) (Nijinsky)
Held up, smooth progress from 4th, close 4th and going easily when stumbled and slipped up between 3 out and 2 out, destroyed (op 9-4 after 2-1 in places tchd 7-2 in places)