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Monday, 15 October, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 11 Mar 2003

Smurfit Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Showcase Race Class A Grade 1

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good 8 hurdles
1st £174,000 2nd £66,000 3rd £33,000 4th £15,000 5th £7,500 6th £4,500
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 120 167 164 173
gr g Riverwise(USA) - Came Cottage (Nearly A Hand)
Held up in rear of main group, smooth progress to track leading pair after 5th, led 2 out, shaken up and quickened clear before last, impressive (op 5-1 tchd 11-2 and 6-1 in places)
2  11
7 120 b 146 153 159
b g In The Wings - Trude(GER) (Windwurf)
Reluctant to race, well in rear, driven and progress after 5th, closing when hampered 3 out, challenged next, soon brushed aside by winner, kept on well
3  3 [14]
7 120 150 156
b g Be My Native(USA) - Monumental Gesture(IRE) (Head For Heights)
Held up in midfield, mistake 1st, blundered 2nd, pushed along 4th, progress under pressure after 5th, chased leaders and jumped left 2 out, kept on (tchd 11-4 and 3-1 in places)
4  ¾ [14¾]
6 120 149 155
b h Warning - Dansara (Dancing Brave)
In rear when mistakes 2nd and 3rd, struggling after, 12th and well off the pace after 5th, good progress from 3 out, stayed on flat, nearest finish
5  [17¼]
6 120 b 162 146 152
ch g Polar Falcon(USA) - I'll Try (Try My Best)
Led at furious pace, headed 2 out, weakened last (op 7-2 tchd 11-2 in places)
6  4 [21¼]
7 120 146 142 149
bb g Be My Native(USA) - Ballinamona Lady(IRE) (Le Bavard)
Prominent, reminders after 4th, driven and outpaced after 3 out, weakened last
7  2 [23¼]
8 120 b 166 140 148
b g In The Wings - Gay Hellene (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Raced in midfield, driven and outpaced after 5th, no impression on leaders after, no chance when not fluent last (op 12-1)
8  2 [25¼]
6 120 b 138 144
b h Unblest - Shadowglow (Shaadi)
Reluctant to race, well in rear, almost tailed off after 5th, stayed on from 2 out, nearest finish
9  5 [30¼]
5 120 157 133 139
b g Mister Mat(FR) - Guigone(FR) (Esprit Du Nord)
Chased leaders until weakened after 3 out, 8th and well beaten when blundered last (tchd 50-1 in places)
10  hd [30½]
9 119 128 134
b m Montelimar(USA) - Swifts Butterfly (Furry Glen)
Chased leader to 3rd, stayed prominent, struggling when slightly hampered 3 out, 7th and well beaten when mistake last (op 6-1 tchd 7-1)
11  4 [34½]
7 120 129 135
ch g Houmayoun(FR) - Interj (Salmon Leap)
Blundered 1st, always in rear, struggling and behind from 5th (tchd 33-1 and 50-1 in a place)
12  1 [35½]
7 120 156 128 134
b g Rock Hopper - Mayfair Minx (St Columbus)
Chased leaders until weakened from 3 out (op 20-1)
13  16 [51½]
7 120 158 112 125
b g Shardari - Sheila's Pet(IRE) (Welsh Term)
Well in rear, struggling from 5th, no chance when badly hampered 3 out (op 12-1 tchd 16-1 in places)
14  [55]
5 120 108 114
b g Turtle Island(IRE) - Emerald Pendant (Nebos)
Mistake 3rd, always well behind, tailed off before 3 out
F   
8 120 v 152 152
b g Generous(IRE) - Whitehaven (Top Ville)
Prominent, chased leader 3rd, reminders after 4th, driven to challenge and every chance when fell 3 out
F   
5 120 v1
b g Monsun(GER) - Iberica(GER) (Green Dancer)
Midfield until weakened rapidly after 4th, tailed off when fell 3 out (tchd 150-1 in places)
LFT   
8 120 t 159
b g Cyborg(FR) - Quintessence III(FR) (El Condor)
Led in start, refused to race, took no part (tchd 16-1 in places)