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3:30 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2017

Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £227,800 2nd £85,480 3rd £42,800 4th £21,320 5th £10,720 6th £5,360

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 1110 157 168 170
b g Crillon (FR) - History (FR) (Alesso)
Held up in midfield, hit 4 out, headway soon after, ridden to lead approaching last, ran on run-in, edged right final 75yds when drawing clear
2 
10 1110 h 154 163 165
b g Desert Prince (IRE) - Spartan Girl (IRE) (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Held up, headway after 4 out, ridden to chase winner last, no impression under pressure run-in (tchd 20/1 and 14/1 in places)
3  3 [7½]
6 1110 164 160 163
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Arnette (FR) (Denham Red)
Led, hit 2nd, hit 4 out, mistake when pressed 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, edged right closing stages (op 15/2)
4  3 [10½]
5 1110 157 156 159
b g Creachadoir (IRE) - Willamina (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Held up, headway approaching last, soon chasing leaders and ridden, not quicken, kept on under pressure run-in but not pace of leaders
5  shd [10½]
9 1110 163 156 160
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Thuringe (FR) (Turgeon)
Chased leader until hit 4 out, soon regained 2nd, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, stayed on under pressure run-in (tchd 9/1)
6  [13¼]
5 1110 155 153 157
b g Doctor Dino (FR) - Sandside (FR) (Marchand De Sable)
Held up, headway after 3 out, chasing leaders after 2 out, ridden before last, soon weakened (tchd 33/1)
DSQ  ½ [13¾]
7 1110 p 164 153 157
ch g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Yota (FR) (Galetto)
In touch, hit 3rd, lost place and outpaced after 3 out, plugged on under pressure run-in when no danger, finished 7th, disqualified - banned substance in sample (jockey said gelding was unsuited by the slow early pace) (op 9/4 tchd 5/2 in places)
7  ¾ [14½]
8 1110 158 152 158
b g Beat Hollow - Moraine (Rainbow Quest)
Reluctant to jump off, held up, headway approaching 2 out, soon close up chasing leaders, ridden and weakening when mistake last, finished 8th, placed 7th (op 20/1 tchd 25/1 in places)
8  15 [29½]
6 1110 p 162 134 147
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Blonde Ambition (IRE) (Old Vic)
Raced keenly, chased leaders, raced in 2nd place briefly 4 out, every chance 3 out, weakened quickly after 2 out, finished 9th, placed 8th (vet reported gelding lost its right fore shoe) (op 7/1 tchd 15/2 in places)
9  14 [43½]
8 1110 146 117 132
b g Overbury (IRE) - Barton Belle (Barathea)
Raced keenly, held up, mistake 4 out, soon pushed along, left behind 3 out, finished 10th, placed 9th (op 33/1)
PU   
8 1110 148
b g Saffron Walden (FR) - Angel's Folly (Wesaam)
Chased leaders, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 3 out (tchd 9/1)
Following a BHA inquiry, Yanworth, who passed the post 7th, was disqualified - banned substance in sample.
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