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2:05 Cheltenham 11 Mar 2014

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) (1m7f199yds) 2m Old Good To Soft 13 fences
1st £85,425 2nd £32,055 3rd £16,050 4th £7,995 5th £4,020 6th £2,010

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 114 h1 135 155 161
b g Westerner - An Banog(IRE) (Anshan)
Led until after 1st, chased leaders until pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, driven and stayed on from 3 out, strong run under pressure from last to chase leader, challenged final 110yds, led last stride, gamely
2  hd
7 114 158 154 161
gr g Stowaway - Forever Bubbles(IRE) (Roselier)
Led after 1st, pushed along approaching 2 out, ridden approaching last, hard pressed final 110yds, kept on gamely, headed last stride (tchd 3/1 in places)
3  4 [4¼]
7 114 157 150 158
b g Goldneyev(USA) - Opium Des Mottes(FR) (April Night)
Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, tracked leader from 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, no impression on winner approaching last, stayed on same pace into 3rd run-in (op 7/2)
4  ¾ [5]
6 114 156 149 157
b g Dubawi(IRE) - Nova Cyngi(USA) (Kris S)
Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from 2 out (tchd 11/2)
5  [6¾]
7 114 153 147 156
ch g Doyen(IRE) - Skew (Niniski)
In touch, hit 4th, headway to close on leaders approaching 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, outpaced under pressure run-in (op 9/1)
6  [9½]
7 114 153 144 153
b g Al Namix(FR) - Virginia River(FR) (Indian River)
In touch, never really jumping fluently, effort to close on leaders 3 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, weakened run-in (tchd 8/1)
7  1 [10½]
7 114 143 143 153
ch g Dubawi(IRE) - Duchcov (Caerleon)
In rear, hit 6th, some progress 3 out, never reached leaders, behind when hampered 2 out (op 50/1)
8  42 [52½]
9 114 t 167 91 121
b g Oscar(IRE) - Stony View(IRE) (Tirol)
Tracking leaders when blundered badly 3rd and rider lost whip, stayed in touch but never jumping with any real fluency after, hit 5th, behind when blundered 9th, no chance when hit 4 out
F   
7 114 146 153
b g Revoque(IRE) - Rose Tanner(IRE) (Roselier)
In rear, hit 1st, some headway when blundered 3 out, staying on same pace in 7th and held when fell 2 out (op 20/1)
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