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Sunday, 18 November, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 11 Mar 2008

Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Grade 1

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £205,272 2nd £77,004 3rd £38,556 4th £19,224 5th £9,648 6th £4,824
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 1110 159 157 165
b g Kalanisi(IRE) - Miracle (Ezzoud)
Soon well there, went 2nd 4 out, ridden to take narrow lead 2 out, stayed on under pressure when strongly challenged last, edged left final 50yds, all out
2  1
6 1110 163 156 164
b g Video Rock(FR) - Voilette(FR) (Brezzo)
Led, 5 lengths clear 4th, ridden after 4 out, narrowly headed but upsides 2 out, still challenging last, one pace under pressure when carried left final 50yds (op 5-1 tchd 11-2 in places and 6-1 in a place)
3  5 [6]
5 1110 156 150 159
b g Komaite(USA) - Competa (Hernando)
Held up in rear, still plenty to do when headway 3 out, stayed on well from 2 out and kept on run-in to take 3rd but never going pace to reach leading duo (tchd 33-1 in a place)
4  1 [7]
8 1110 t 166 149 159
b g Selkirk(USA) - Fig Tree Drive(USA) (Miswaki)
In touch, headway and not fluent 4 out, pressed leaders 2 out, driven to challenge when not fluent on landing last, beaten soon after (tchd 6-1 in a place)
5  8 [15]
7 1110 163 139 152
ch g Diesis - Highland Ceilidh(IRE) (Scottish Reel I)
Held up in rear, headway from 4 out to get in touch 3 out, soon ridden, one pace and no impression from 2 out
6  [17¼]
6 1110 153 136 150
br g Law Society(USA) - Calcida(GER) (Konigsstuhl)
In touch, headway to chase leaders 4 out, ridden and mistake next, never dangerous after (op 9-1)
7  ½ [17¾]
6 1110 163 136 148
b g Kahyasi(IRE) - Afragha(IRE) (Darshaan)
Chased leader to 4 out, ridden and dropped to rear before 3 out, stayed on from well off pace approaching last and finished strongly run-in (op 20-1)
8  [19]
7 1110 155 134 150
b g Bob Back(USA) - Magic Moonbeam(IRE) (Decent Fellow)
Held up in rear, headway from 4 out, never going pace to press leaders, no chance when blundered last (op 40-1 tchd 66-1 in a place)
9  7 [26]
8 1110 152 126 139
b g Perugino(USA) - Sharakawa(IRE) (Darshaan)
Prominent early, behind from 4th, kept on again approaching last
10  7 [33]
9 1110 t 162 117 140
b g Perugino(USA) - Dame D'Harvard(USA) (Quest For Fame)
Held up in rear, token effort and shaken up approaching 3 out, never remotely in contention (tchd 7-1 in places and 8-1 in places)
11  [35½]
8 1110 152 114 130
ch g Selkirk(USA) - Blushing Barada(USA) (Blushing Groom)
Chased leaders to 4 out, weakened next (op 40-1)
12  ¾ [36¼]
7 1110 155 113 129
gr g Daylami(IRE) - Ebadiyla(IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Hit 3rd, towards rear most of way
13  39 [75¼]
10 1110 130 62 90
b g Red Ransom(USA) - Shortfall (Last Tycoon)
Well behind from 3rd, tailed off
14  26 [101¼]
6 1110 167 26 152
b g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Jennie Dun(IRE) (Mandalus)
Chased leaders, driven to challenge 2 out, weakened quickly before last, virtually pulled up run-in (op 9-4 tchd 5-2, 11-4 in a place)
PU   
6 1110 140
b g Marju(IRE) - Vyatka (Lion Cavern)
Soon behind, tailed off, pulled up before last
  • 15 ran Winning time: 4m 8.10s (slow by 17.10s) Total SP: 120%
  • Non-runners: Kalderon (unsuitable ground), Salford City (unsuitable ground)
  • 1st owner: D S J P Syndicate (Katchit) 1st breeder: Whitley Stud
  • 2nd owner: Thomas Barr (Osana)
  • 3rd owner: Raymond Tooth (Punjabi)
  • Tote win: £8.80 PL: £2.50 £2.60 £5.40 Ex: £42.60 CSF: £52.10 Trifecta: £757.80 Pool: £16,118.68 - 15.10 winning units.