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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

3:20 Cheltenham 10 Mar 2009

Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Grade 1

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £210,937 2nd £79,143 3rd £39,627 4th £19,758 5th £9,916 6th £4,958

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 1110 163 155 165
b g Komaite(USA) - Competa (Hernando)
Well placed behind clear leaders, progress from 5th to go close up before next, tracked leader after 3 out, ridden to lead last, all out to hold on finish (op 25-1)
2  nk
5 1110 t 163 155 165
b g Galileo(IRE) - Pay The Bank (High Top)
With leaders, clear in leading trio 4th, led before 3 out, hard ridden and headed last, kept on well flat, just held (tchd 9-1)
3  hd [½]
5 1110 169 155 165
b g Enrique - Bleu Ciel Et Blanc(FR) (Pistolet Bleu)
Warm before start, well placed behind clear leaders, closed going to 3 out to track leading pair after and well ahead of rest, ridden to challenge last, not quicken soon after, kept on near finish (tchd 11-8 and 7-4 in a place)
4  [2¾]
5 1110 156 152 164
ch g Gold Away(IRE) - Jolly Harbour (Rudimentary)
Held up well in rear, progress from 5th, still only 12th heading downhill to 3 out, further headway when checked bend after 2 out, went 4th last, threatened to close on leading trio, no extra last 100yds (tchd 18-1)
5  [5½]
6 1110 145 149 161
b g Flemensfirth(USA) - Silaoce(FR) (Nikos)
Held up in midfield, progress from 5th, tried to close on clear leaders before 3 out and still going well enough, no impression in 4th when jumped left 2 out, well held when mistake last, kept on
6  nk [5¾]
6 1110 166 149 160
b g Kalanisi(IRE) - Miracle (Ezzoud)
Prominent in group behind clear leaders, pushed along firmly soon after 4th, well outpaced in about 8th on long run to 3 out, kept on dourly before last, edged left flat, nearest finish (op 14-1)
7  8 [13¾]
7 1110 160 139 156
b g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Aries Girl (Valiyar)
Held up well in rear, progress from 4th to be in touch next, outpaced before 3 out, keeping on but no chance when checked bend after 2 out, faded
8  [17]
7 1110 137 135 152
ch g Presenting - La Noire(IRE) (Phardante)
Mistakes 1st and 2nd, well in rear, well behind after 5th and no chance, absolutely flew up run-in when race was over (op 28-1)
9  ½ [17½]
12 1110 tv 162 135 150
b g Archway(IRE) - Sterna Star (Corvaro)
Pressed leader, clear in leading trio 4th, led after next until before 3 out, fading when bumped 2 out and checked bend before last
10  3 [20½]
5 1110 147 131 148
b g Montjeu(IRE) - Meseta (Lion Cavern)
Held up in midfield, outpaced in about 10th on long run after 3 out, no impression on leaders after, mistake last
11  ¾ [21¼]
7 1110 b1 165 130 147
b g Video Rock(FR) - Voilette(FR) (Brezzo)
Led at strong pace, joined 4th, headed after next, not look keen and dropped out gradually before 3 out (op 10-1)
12  [24½]
6 113 150 119 138
b m Oscar(IRE) - Gayla Orchestra (Lord Gayle)
Mistakes in rear, tried to make progress from 5th but never going pace to reach leaders, well beaten when jumped right 2 out
13  [27¾]
7 1110 160 122 140
b g Montjeu(IRE) - Gentle Thoughts (Darshaan)
Sweating, held up in last pair, mistake 3rd, never on terms, modest progress from 5th to midfield 3 out, no chance (tchd 66-1)
14  5 [32¾]
7 1110 154 116 136
b g Kahyasi(IRE) - Standing Around(FR) (Garde Royale)
Not fluent 1st and sometimes jumped right, never beyond midfield, no impression on leaders when hampered 3 out (op 28-1)
15  14 [46¾]
9 1110 t 162 99 127
b g Selkirk(USA) - Fig Tree Drive(USA) (Miswaki)
Sweating, held up well in rear, some progress from 5th to reach midfield heading to 3 out but nowhere near leaders, weakened after 2 out, tailed off (tchd 18-1)
16  7 [53¾]
12 1110 144 90 117
b g Alflora(IRE) - Royal Birthday (St Paddy)
Taken down early, never beyond midfield, ridden after 5th, lost touch with leaders well before 3 out, tailed off (tchd 300-1)
17  ¾ [54½]
10 1110 t 162 89 116
b g Perugino(USA) - Dame D'Harvard(USA) (Quest For Fame)
Held up well in rear, nudged along as early as 4th and never going well after, tailed off (op 28-1)
18  [57¾]
11 1110 162 85 113
b g Good Thyne(USA) - Wigwam Mam(IRE) (Commanche Run)
Chased leaders, under pressure before 5th and soon struggling, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off (op 28-1 tchd 33-1 in places)
19  [60¼]
5 1110 b1 156 82 111
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Asharna(IRE) (Darshaan)
Prominent, chased leading trio 4th, weakened next, eased on long run to 3 out, tailed off, mistake 2 out (op 16-1 tchd 11-1 in a place)
20  [63]
8 1110 155 78 108
gr g Daylami(IRE) - Ebadiyla(IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Mistakes 1st and 2nd, never on terms with leaders, well beaten in rear when hampered 3 out, tailed off (tchd 33-1 in places)
21  10 [73]
5 1110 149 65 99
ch g River Bay(USA) - Gospellianne(FR) (Machiavellian)
Settled in midfield, lost place rapidly before 4th, soon toiling in rear, well tailed off before 3 out (op 100-1)
F   
5 1110 151
gr g Linamix(FR) - Other Crik(FR) (Bigstone)
Prominent in chasing group, disputed 4th place at 4th, weakening rapidly in about 12th when fell 3 out
PU   
11 1110 135
gr g Bering - Ciudadella(FR) (Highest Honor)
Raced enthusiastically in early bid for glory on outer, weakened before 4th, hopelessly tailed off after next, pulled up before 3 out