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2:40 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2012

Ryanair Chase (Registered As The Festival Trophy Steeple Chase) Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) 2m5f omsNew Good 17 fences
1st £148,070 2nd £55,562 3rd £27,820 4th £13,858 5th £6,968 6th £3,484

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 1110 168 165 171
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Disallowed (IRE) (Distinctly North)
Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 3rd and 5th, pushed along 10th, hit 13th, stayed on well from 3 out, chased leader 2 out, challenged last, upsides under pressure with 1f to run, led final 50yds, gamely (tchd 4-1 in places)
2  ½
11 1110 168 164 169
b g Accordion (IRE) - Holly Grove Lass (Le Moss)
Led to 4th, stayed challenging until led again 7th, headed 8th, led again 10th to 4 out, led 3 out, hard pressed soon after, joined last, edged right run-in, headed and no extra final 50yds (op 8-1 tchd 11-1)
3  ½ [1]
8 1110 165 163 170
gr g Medaaly - Miss D'Hermite (FR) (Solicitor I)
In touch, hit 10th, pushed along 11th, ridden approaching 12th, hit 13th and 4 out, rallied from next, hit 2 out, stayed on to challenge with 1f to run, one pace closing stages (tchd 17-2)
4  5 [6]
8 1110 t 164 158 165
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Function Dream (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Chased leaders until lost position 12th, plenty to do 3 out, stayed on well approaching 2 out, kept on well run-in but no impression on leading trio (op 9-1 tchd 11-1)
5  [7½]
7 1110 168 156 163
b g Network (GER) - Genny Lights (FR) (Lights Out)
Pressed leaders, led 8th to 10th, challenged from 11th, led 4 out, headed next, stayed right there until weakened approaching last (op 8-1)
6  8 [15½]
10 1110 p 154 148 155
b g Moscow Society (USA) - Run Artiste (Deep Run)
Chased leaders, hit 6th, 11th and 13th, still well there when hit 3 out and soon weakened
7  [17]
8 1110 p 166 146 153
b g Second Empire (IRE) - Back To Roost (IRE) (Presenting)
In rear but in touch, headway 9th, chased leaders 4 out, weakened 3 out (op 11-2 tchd 6-1)
8  19 [36]
8 1110 157 127 141
gr g Great Palm (USA) - Strong Irish (IRE) (Corrouge)
With leaders, led 4th, kept slight advantage to 7th, weakened 13th (op 11-1 tchd 14-1)
9  11 [47]
11 1110 166 116 131
bb g Kahyasi (IRE) - Queen Of Warsaw (FR) (Assert)
Always towards rear, lost touch from 12th
10  6 [53]
10 1110 148 108 120
ch g Pasternak - Miss Top (IRE) (Tremblant)
Pressed leaders, hit 4th, challenged 6th to 7th, weakened and mistake 4 out
PU   
8 1110 t 160
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Noble Pearl (GER) (Dashing Blade)
Hit 8th, always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 10th (jockey said gelding jumped right and felt wrong) (tchd 15-2)
PU   
8 113 155
b m Accordion (IRE) - Leading Duke (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Never travelling in rear, hit 2nd and 4th, soon off the pace, hit 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 10th (jockey said mare never travelled; trainer subsequently said mare may be in season) (op 20-1)
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