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1:45 Cheltenham 15 Nov 2002

Gerrard Wealth Management Novices' Hurdle Class A (Registered As The Sharp Novices' Hurdle) Grade 2

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good 8 hurdles
1st £14,500 2nd £5,500 3rd £2,750 4th £1,250 5th £625 6th £375
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 115 b 116 138
ch g Mujtahid(USA) - Alyakkh(IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, led approaching last, driven out (op 5-2 tchd 9-4)
2  4
5 115 125 112 131
ch g Johann Quatz(FR) - Seasonal Pleasure(USA) (Graustark)
Chased leaders, slight lead 3 out, narrowly headed 2 out, stayed chasing leaders and went 2nd last, kept on under pressure but no impression run-in (op 7-1 tchd 10-1 in places)
3  1 [5]
4 112 121 108 127
b g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Sudaka(FR) (Garde Royale)
In touch, pressed leaders 3 out, slight lead next, headed and outpaced approaching last, stayed on same pace under pressure (op 4-1 tchd 11-2 in places)
4  11 [16]
4 1012 93 113
bb c Pleasant Tap(USA) - Shihama(USA) (Shadeed)
Held up in rear, headway 4 out, pressed leaders next to 2 out, weakened approaching last (op 14-1 tchd 20-1 in places)
5  [19½]
4 1012 89 109
b g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Soviet Princess(USA) (Soviet Lad)
In touch, headway 4 out, driven to challenge 2 out, weakened soon after (op 2-1)
6  4 [23½]
5 115 92 112
ch g Case Law(IRE) - Boston View(IRE) (Simply Great)
Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next (op 10-1 tchd 14-1 in places)
7  12 [35½]
4 107 68 88
b f Sir Harry Lewis(USA) - Cyrillic (Rock City)
Led to 3rd, stayed pressing leader until led after 4th, headed 3 out, soon weakened (op 6-1 tchd 10-1 in a place)
8  15 [50½]
7 1012 103 58 78
b g Commanche Run - Just For A Laugh (Idiots Delight)
Mistake 1st, keen hold, pressed leader until led 3rd, headed after 4 out, soon weakened (op 50-1)
9  10 [60½]
5 1012 48 68
b g Ela-Mana-Mou(IRE) - Summerhill (Habitat)
Not fluent, always behind
10  14 [74½]
5 1012 34 54
b g Fourstars Allstar(USA) - Rugged Leader (Supreme Leader)
Behind, headway 4 out, weakened after next (op 50-1)
PU   
4 1012
ch g Brief Truce(USA) - Mitsubishi Diamond(IRE) (Tender King)
Soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU   
5 112 113
ch g Un Desperado(FR) - N T Nad (Welsh Pageant)
Held up, headway to track leaders when went lame 3 out and pulled up soon after (tchd 3-1 and 100-30 in places)