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Monday, 15 October, 2018

4:35 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2003

131st Year of The Cheltenham Grand Annual Challenge Cup (Handicap Chase) Class A (Listed Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m62yds) 2m½f New Good 14 fences
1st £43,500 2nd £16,500 3rd £8,250 4th £3,750 5th £1,875 6th £1,125
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 100 Out-of-Handicaps 4 134 139 144
bb g Darshaan - Palavera(FR) (Bikala)
Behind, good headway from 4 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden and hung badly right run-in, held on well (op 7-1 tchd 9-1 in places)
2  3
8 101 130 137 141
b g Commanche Run - Bellatollah(IRE) (Bellman)
Behind, headway 11th, staying on when hit 3 out, not clear run on bend approaching next, stayed on to go 2nd final 75yds, no impression on winner (op 16-1)
3  ¾ [3¾]
8 112 145 151 155
b g Sharpo - Daytona Beach(GER) (Konigsstuhl)
Behind, ridden 4 out, headway next, stayed on under pressure 2 out, chased winner last, kept on one pace (op 6-1 tchd 7-1)
4  ¾ [4½]
5 108 Extra-Weights 3 142 142 146
b g Loup Solitaire(USA) - Vol Sauvage(FR) (Always Fair)
Tracked leaders, ridden and chased leader 2 out, kept on same pace run-in (tchd 8-1 and 9-1 in places)
5  ½ [5]
10 100 t 129 133 137
b g Good Thyne(USA) - Miss Kamsy (Kambalda)
Behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, one pace approaching last (op 11-2 tchd 13-2, 7-1 in places)
6  ½ [5½]
10 99 Out-of-Handicaps 2 tp 129 132 137
ch g Gunner B - Minim (Rymer)
Soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 4 out, shaken up and left in lead 3 out, headed approaching next, kept on one pace run-in (tchd 25-1 in places, 33-1 in a place)
7  [9]
7 108 t 137 136 143
b g Be My Native(USA) - Carmels Castle (Deep Run)
Chased leaders, hampered 3 out, soon recovered, weakened last (op 10-1 tchd 6-1 in places)
8  nk [9¼]
8 110 143 142 147
b g Exit To Nowhere(USA) - Morganella(FR) (D'Arras)
Behind, hit 4 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, kept on run-in, not trouble leaders
9  [10½]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 129 126 131
ch g Nikos - Aniflore(FR) (Satingo)
Chased leaders until hampered and weakened 3 out
10  7 [17½]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 4 b 129 119 124
b g Jolly Jake(NZ) - Wee Mite (Menelek)
Behind, never going pace to reach leaders (tchd 33-1 in places)
11  ½ [18]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 7 129 118 124
b g Djarvis(FR) - Tirana(FR) (Over)
Always outpaced (op 20-1)
12  [21½]
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 5 129 114 120
gr g Celio Rufo - Clooragh Rose (Boreen)
Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened and hampered 3 out (op 25-1 tchd 50-1 in places)
13  1 [22½]
6 1011 Extra-Weights 3 140 124 132
ch g Green Tune(USA) - Gloria Mundi(FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 4 out, behind when badly hampered next (op 14-1)
13  dht [22½]
8 111 144 127 135
gr g Turgeon(USA) - County Kerry(FR) (Comrade In Arms)
Led to 2nd, stayed prominent until weakened 4 out (tchd 20-1 in places)
15  25 [47½]
9 99 Out-of-Handicaps 17 129 87 94
b g Homo Sapien(IRE) - Lisaleen Lady (Miner's Lamp)
Blundered 8th, always behind (tchd 200-1 in places)
F   
8 102 b 131
br g Tragic Role(USA) - Moonscape I (Ribero)
In touch, headway 4 out, staying on to press leaders when fell 3 out
F   
9 106 135
b g Alphabatim(USA) - Gina's Love (Golden Love)
Led 2nd to 3rd, stayed tracking leaders until led 11th, slight advantage and still travelling when fell 3 out (tchd 12-1 in places)
PU   
10 113 153
b g Arzanni - Crystal Run VII (Damsire Unregistered)
Behind, blundered 8th, hit 9th and pulled up (op 14-1)
PU   
10 108 137
b g Cadoudal(FR) - Eau De Vie(FR) (Dhaudevi)
In touch until weakened from 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 8-1 tchd 10-1 in places)
PU   
8 104 138
b g Epervier Bleu - Brett's Dream(FR) (Pharly)
Led 3rd, blundered 7th, headed 11th, hit 3 out and weakened, pulled up before last (tchd 25-1 in places)
PU   
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 14 129
b g Fijar Tango(FR) - Becebege I(FR) (Iron Duke)
Jumped poorly in rear, soon well behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (tchd 150-1 in places)