down cross

3:20 Cheltenham 15 Nov 2003

Open Trophy Handicap Chase Class A (Listed Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m3f71yds) 3m3½f Old Good 22 fences
1st £29,000 2nd £11,000 3rd £5,500 4th £2,500 5th £1,250 6th £750
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 102 130 92 148
b g Shardari - Knockea Hill(IRE) (Buckskin)
Made virtually all, soon clear, pushed along approaching last, unchallenged (op 5-1)
2  8
6 117 t 149 103 155
b g Ezzoud(IRE) - Stormy Scene(USA) (Storm Bird)
Not fluent, behind, hit 13th, stayed on under pressure from 4 out, hit next stumbled 2 out, kept on under pressure to chase winner last, no impression (tchd 4-1)
3  ½ [8½]
6 101 Extra-Weights 5 129 82 131
b g Lesotho(USA) - Demi Lune De Mars(FR) (Fast)
Disputed 2nd behind clear leader and ultimate winner until 13th, stayed in touch, kept on under pressure from 2 out, stayed on run-in (tchd 14-1 and 16-1 in a place)
4  ½ [9]
8 106 134 86 136
ch g Montelimar(USA) - Flying Pegus (Beau Chapeau)
Chased leaders until dropped to rear 9th, ridden 4 out, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, kept on run-in (op 5-1 tchd 6-1)
5  4 [13]
10 119 151 99 149
b g Lord Americo(IRE) - Leallen (Le Bavard)
In touch from 10th, disputed 2nd 4 out to 2 out but never near winner, weakened last (op 14-1 after 16-1 in places and 20-1 in a place)
6  6 [19]
9 1112 154 96 146
b g Strong Gale(IRE) - Knockarctic (Quayside I)
Disputed 2nd to 3 out but never near winner, weakened after 2 out (op 7-1)
PU   
8 113 145
ch g Niniski(USA) - Eicidora(GER) (Surumu)
Chased leaders until blundered 12th and 14th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (tchcd 12-1 and 14-1 in places)
PU   
9 107 135
b g Mandalus(IRE) - Brickey Gazette (Fine Blade)
Behind and ridden 8th, weakened and pulled up after 17th (op 10-3 tchd 4-1 in places)
  • 8 ran Winning time: 7m 1.00s (slow by 11.00s) Total SP: 116%
  • Non-runners: Cill Churnain (unsuitable ground), Spendid (unsuitable ground)
  • 1st owner: Howard Parker (Shardam) 1st breeder: John Fowler
  • 2nd owner: The Johnson Family (Stormez)
  • 3rd owner: T Mannion (Montayral)
  • Tote win: £6.30 PL: £1.90 £1.90 £2.60 Ex: £21.40 CSF: £21.57 Tricast: £176.51 Trifecta: £114.30 Pool: £3,027.36 - 18.80 winning tickets.
Course record.