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Monday, 19 November, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2005

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   
8 1110 b 152 168
b g Archway(IRE) - Sterna Star (Corvaro)
Dictated moderate to fair tempo, made all, increased tempo from 3 out, joined run-in, held on gamely, all out (tchd 4-1 and 10-3 in places)
2  nk
6 1110 151 167
b g Perugino(USA) - Dame D'Harvard(USA) (Quest For Fame)
Patiently ridden towards rear, steady headway 3 out, joined winner on bit after last, shaken up final 50yds, lacked response (tchd 15-2 in places and 8-1 in a place)
3  nk [½]
7 1110 151 167
b g Good Thyne(USA) - Wigwam Mam(IRE) (Commanche Run)
Prominent, driven to challenge from 2 out, ran on (op 8-1)
4  3 [3½]
6 1110 148 164
b g Accordion(IRE) - Royal Thimble(IRE) (Prince Rupert)
Held up in midfield, headway 3 out, not fluent next, hard ridden and not quicken last (op 12-1)
5  [5]
6 1110 146 164
b g Religiously(USA) - Snob's Supreme(IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Chased leaders, challenged 2 out, one pace approaching last (op 6-1 tchd 8-1 in a place)
6  ½ [5½]
8 1110 tb 161 145 162
ch g Polar Falcon(USA) - I'll Try (Try My Best)
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden and stayed on from 2 out, not reach leaders (op 33-1)
7  2 [7½]
5 1110 143 160
b g Alzao(USA) - Kilcsem Eile(IRE) (Commanche Run)
Chased leaders until hard ridden and beaten 2 out (tchd 22-1 in places)
8  3 [10½]
11 1110 165 140 159
gr g Riverwise(USA) - Came Cottage (Nearly A Hand)
Held up in rear, headway into midfield when pecked 2 out, no further progress (op 14-1)
9  nk [11]
8 1110 139 157
br g Bob Back(USA) - Storm Front(IRE) (Strong Gale)
Prominent until weakened 2 out (op 4-1 tchd 9-2 in places)
10  [12¾]
8 1110 155 138 155
b g Warning - Dansara (Dancing Brave)
In touch, ridden 5th, outpaced 3 out (tchd 25-1 and 33-1 in a place)
11  3 [15¾]
6 1110 150 134 152
b g King's Theatre(IRE) - Persian Walk(FR) (Persian Bold)
Mid-division, outpaced approaching 3 out, no danger after (tchd 40-1 in places)
12  3 [18¾]
5 1110 131 150
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Knight's Baroness (Rainbow Quest)
Prominent until weakened after 2 out (op 8-1)
13  17 [35¾]
11 1110 130 111 132
b g Top Ville(IRE) - Astonishing(BRZ) (Vacilante)
Always behind, no chance from 5th
14  20 [55¾]
10 1110 135 87 112
bb g Turgeon(USA) - Royal Mia(FR) (Kashmir II)
Always towards rear, well behind from 5th