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3:30 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2008

totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good To Soft 22 fences
1st £268,279.10 2nd £100,639.95 3rd £50,390.55 4th £25,124.70 5th £12,609.40 6th £6,304.70
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 1110 176 178 184
ch g Presenting - Polly Puttens (IRE) (Pollerton)
Tracked leader, led 12th, hit next, not fluent 4 out, stayed on to go clear soon after, stayed on well from 2 out, driven out (op 2-1)
2  7
8 1110 t 180 173 178
b g Village Star (FR) - Kauto Relka (FR) (Port Etienne I)
Soon disputing 3rd, not fluent 7th, tracked leading duo from 8th, not fluent 11th, hit 13th, staying on when not fluent 17th and next, hit 4 out, chased winner after 3 out but no impression, held when mistake last but still ran on gamely (op Evens tchd 5-4 in places)
3  shd [7]
7 1110 172 173 178
gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Castille Collonges (FR) (El Badr)
Led until headed 12th, stayed chasing winner, hit 4 out, lost 2nd after 3 out, rallied gamely from 2 out and stayed on strongly run-in, closing on 2nd at finish
4  9 [16]
8 1110 165 166 166
ch g Halcon - Francetphile (FR) (Farabi)
Chased leaders until ridden and towards rear 12th, still plenty to do after 4 out, ran on well from 2 out, kept on to take 4th run-in but not trouble leading trio
5  16 [32]
8 1110 p 177 153 153
b g Turgeon (USA) - Northine (FR) (Northern Treat)
Towards rear, hit 9th and 13th, headway 17th, chased leaders and went 4th 4 out, no impression when mistake 3 out and soon beaten, lost 4th run-in (op 9-1 tchd 8-1)
6  16 [48]
10 1110 156 141 135
b g Lord Americo (IRE) - Andarta (Ballymore)
Not fluent 4th (water), headway when blundered 9th, hit 13th and soon weakened (op 33-1)
7  65 [113]
10 1110 161 80 69
b g Be My Native (USA) - Myra Gaye (Buckskin)
Chased leaders, blundered 9th, hit 16th, weakened next (op 25-1 tchd 33-1 in a place)
PU   
10 1110 144
b g Red Ransom (USA) - Shortfall (Last Tycoon)
In rear until tailed off and pulled up before 15th (op 250-1)
PU   
12 1110 t 131
b g Neustrien (FR) - Fulgora Du Paon (FR) (Fulgus I)
Soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 14th
PU   
10 1110 130
b g Pistolet Bleu (IRE) - Junta (FR) (Cariellor)
Tailed off when pulled up before 13th
PU   
10 1110 158
br g Persian Mews (IRE) - What A Queen (IRE) (King's Ride)
Behind until tailed off and pulled up before 18th
PU   
7 1110 p 146
ch g Video Rock (FR) - Key Figure (FR) (Fast Topaze)
Chased leaders, hit 9th, weakened 15th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (op 150-1)
  • 12 ran Off time: 3:32:00 Winning time: 6m 47.84s (slow by 10.84s) Total SP: 116%
  • Non-runners: Ollie Magern (vet's certificate), Racing Demon (vet's certificate), Star De Mohaison (unsuitable ground)
  • 1st owner: Paul K Barber & Mrs M Findlay (Denman) 1st breeder: Colman O'Flynn
  • 2nd owner: Clive D Smith (Kauto Star)
  • 3rd owner: J Hales (Neptune Collonges)
  • Tote win: £3.30 PL: £1.30 £1.20 £4.40 Ex: £4.90 CSF: £4.53 Tricast: £33.05 Trifecta: £27.90 Pool: £44,387.15 - 1,126.44 winning units
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