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Friday, 16 November, 2018

3:20 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2004

Smurfit Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy 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   
7 1110 b1 155 170
b g Archway(IRE) - Sterna Star (Corvaro)
Made virtually all, ridden after 2 out, joined last, ran on well to draw clear flat (tchd 40-1 in places and 25-1 in places)
2  5
10 1110 170 149 166
gr g Riverwise(USA) - Came Cottage (Nearly A Hand)
Held up in last pair until rapid progress from 5th, ridden to join winner last, not quicken and soon beaten flat (op 6-4 tchd 13-8 in places)
3  4 [9]
7 1110 tb 162 145 160
ch g Polar Falcon(USA) - I'll Try (Try My Best)
Held up in midfield, lost place and in rear before 3 out, ridden and outpaced 2 out, kept on to take 3rd near finish (tchd 9-1 in places)
4  [10¼]
6 1110 b 143 160
ch h Monsun(GER) - Fleurie(GER) (Dashing Blade)
Prominent, effort to chase leading pair after 2 out, bumped along and no impression before last, one pace (op 16-1)
5  nk [10½]
8 1110 b 155 143 159
b g In The Wings - Trude(GER) (Windwurf)
Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, outpaced 2 out, kept on same pace after (tchd 18-1 in places and 20-1 in a place)
6  3 [13½]
8 1110 139 157
b g Supreme Leader - Mary Kate Finn (Saher)
Prominent, effort to join winner 3 out, still upsides 2 out, weakened before last (tchd 100-1 in places)
7  6 [19½]
5 1110 p 132 151
b g Goldmark(USA) - Fordes Cross (Ya Zaman)
Well in rear, last from 3rd until before 3 out, well behind 2 out, stayed on past weakening rivals after, no chance (op 33-1)
8  [22]
6 1110 t 164 129 147
b g Fairy King(USA) - Cattermole(USA) (Roberto)
Held up in midfield, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced and struggling (op 7-2 tchd 9-2 in places)
9  4 [26]
7 1110 147 125 143
b g Danehill(USA) - Spyglass(NZ) (Sir Sian)
Chased leading pair to 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened before last (op 12-1)
10  shd [26¼]
7 1110 146 125 144
b h Warning - Dansara (Dancing Brave)
Mistake 2nd, in midfield when mistake next, soon struggling, behind 3 out, no chance after, kept on
11  ¾ [27]
6 1110 151 124 142
ch g Halling(USA) - Sister Sophie(USA) (Effervescing)
Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, soon struggling and beaten (op 40-1 tchd 66-1 in places)
12  1 [28]
6 1110 148 123 143
b h Alwuhush(USA) - Limoges(GER) (Konigsstuhl)
Chased winner to 3 out, weakened rapidly from next (tchd 20-1)
13  [29½]
8 1110 121 140
b g Insan(USA) - Society Belle (Callernish)
Mistake 2nd, always towards rear, weakened before 3 out (op 20-1)
PU   
9 1110 154
bb g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Kaprika(FR) (Cadoudal)
Chasing leaders when mistake 3rd, mistake next and soon beaten, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 16-1 tchd 25-1 in places)