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2:35 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2005

Daily Telegraph Festival Trophy Chase Class A Grade 2

(Class 1) (5yo+) 2m5f omsNew Good 17 fences
1st £87,000 2nd £33,000 3rd £16,500 4th £7,500 5th £3,750 6th £2,250
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 113 155 154 164
b g Bob Back (USA) - Baden (IRE) (Furry Glen)
Close up, joined leader 2 out, driven to lead near finish, gamely (tchd 5-1 in places)
2  ½
9 110 149 151 161
b g Cyborg (FR) - Hansie (FR) (Sukawa)
Prominent, led 8th, joined by winner 2 out, hard ridden run-in, kept on gamely, headed near finish (tchd 8-1 in places)
3  [3]
9 113 152 163
bb g Beau Sher - Salerina (Orchestra)
Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, driven to press leading pair when blundered last, stayed on same pace (op 7-2 tchd 5-1 in places)
4  [6½]
9 115 149 150 161
b g Alflora (IRE) - Deep Line (Deep Run)
Chased leaders, mistake 12th, 4th and beaten when rider dropped whip after 2 out
5  5 [11½]
7 113 161 144 156
b g Point Of No Return (FR) - Loumir (USA) (Bob's Dusty)
Held up in touch, chasing leaders when slightly hampered 4 out, weakened after next (op 8-1)
6  dist [41½]
9 110 125
b g Alleged (USA) - Parliament House (USA) (General Assembly)
In touch, lost place 5th, weakened 11th, soon tailed off (op 100-1)
10 110 t
b g Commanche Run - Bellatollah (IRE) (Bellman)
Held up in rear, moderate effort 3 out, no danger, 6th and no chance when fell last (tchd 33-1 in places)
13 115 t 159
b g Grand Tresor (FR) - Nuit Bleue III (FR) (Le Pontet)
Soon led, mistake and headed 8th, weakened 11th, well behind when pulled up before 4 out
12 113
ch g Be My Native (USA) - Hi' Upham (Deep Run)
Held up in rear, lost touch 11th, pulled up before 13th (tchd 40-1 in a place)
10 113 155
b g Mulberry (FR) - Spartina (USA) (Northern Baby)
With leader to 4th, not fluent and lost place next, soon ridden, weakened 11th, well behind when pulled up before 13th
10 110 b1 145
b g Step Together I (USA) - Pineway VII (Damsire Unregistered)
Towards rear, ridden 8th, mistake 10th, soon no chance, pulled up before 13th (op 28-1)
7 113 154
b g Old Vic - Shabra Princess (Buckskin)
Prominent, pecked 11th, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, well behind when pulled up run-in (jockey said gelding made two mistakes in the latter part of the race) (op 2-1 tchd 9-4 in places and 5-2 in a place)
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