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Saturday, 17 November, 2018

5:10 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2004

54th Year of The Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup Handicap Chase Class A Grade 3

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m4f78yds) 2m4½f Old Good 16 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   
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 133 134 144
ch g Lycius(USA) - Black Fighter(USA) (Secretariat)
Settled well in rear, not fluent 5th, still only 11th after 4 out and remote 9th 2 out, rapid progress after, led last 150yds, driven clear (tchd 14-1 in places)
2 
8 103 136 135 145
bb g Shafoun(FR) - Vancia(FR) (Top Dancer I)
Disputed lead until ridden to take definite advantage 3 out, driven 2 lengths clear before last, headed and outpaced final 150yds (op 5-1 tchd 11-2 in places and 6-1 in places)
3  [4]
8 1112 159 156 165
b g Cyborg(FR) - Hansie(FR) (Sukawa)
Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, ridden next, stayed on to chase leader briefly last, one pace flat (op 7-1 tchd 10-1 in places)
4  2 [6]
6 911 133 128 138
ch g Video Rock(FR) - Bellile II(FR) (Brezzo)
Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, ridden when not much room and switched right before last, kept on one pace
5  ¾ [6¾]
9 1012 148 143 152
gr g Turgeon(USA) - County Kerry(FR) (Comrade In Arms)
Took keen hold, held up until tracked leaders 5th, blundered 8th, effort and in touch 3 out, no impression before last (op 8-1)
6  1 [7¾]
7 107 140 134 142
ch g Polar Falcon(USA) - Sharp Top (Sharpo)
Tracked leaders, progress after 4 out, chased leader after 3 out until weakened before last (op 16-1)
7  [10¼]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 133 124 134
b g Lute Antique(FR) - Taghera(FR) (Toujours Pret)
Held up in rear, steady progress to track leaders 4 out, going well next, blundered 2 out, weakened last
8  4 [14¼]
7 104 137 125 135
ch g Mister Lord(USA) - Angie's Delight (London Gazette)
Disputed lead to 5th, stayed pressing leaders to 10th, losing place when mistake next, soon struggling, one pace from 2 out (op 6-1 tchd 13-2 in places)
9  7 [21¼]
10 913 135 116 126
b g Strong Gale(IRE) - Muffet's Spider (Rymer)
Took keen hold, disputed lead to 3 out, weakened rapidly next (tchd 33-1 in places)
10  [24¾]
8 1011 t 144 121 130
b g Gunner B - Fille De Soleil (Sunyboy)
Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, mistake 8th and lost place, struggling after 4 out (op 11-1 tchd 14-1 in places)
11  5 [29¾]
12 100 Out-of-Handicaps 13 133 106 113
b g Homo Sapien(IRE) - Miller Fall'S (Stubbs Gazette)
Always in rear, lost touch with leading group from 10th, no progress before 3 out
12  shd [29¾]
8 112 149 122 129
b g Alflora(IRE) - Cheryls Pet(IRE) (General Ironside)
Not jump well, blundered 2nd, always in rear, struggling in poor 10th after 4 out
13  7 [36¾]
7 1012 145 111 118
b g Apeldoorn(FR) - Tartifume II(FR) (Mistigri)
Tracked leaders, well in touch 11th, weakened before 3 out
PU   
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 133
b g Bob Back(USA) - Top Girl(IRE) (High Top)
Always towards rear, struggling from 10th, well behind when pulled up before 3 out (op 20-1)
PU   
8 108 141
ch g Nashwan(USA) - Zorette(USA) (Zilzal)
Towards rear when mistake 7th and reminders, never going well after, in last pair when pulled up before 10th (op 12-1)
PU   
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 133
b g Rambo Dancer(CAN) - Caroline Lamb (Hotfoot I)
Raced on outer in midfield, mistake 6th, blundered next, weakened, in last pair when pulled up before 10th