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3:30 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2017

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good 22 fences
1st £327,462.50 2nd £122,877.50 3rd £61,525 4th £30,647.50 5th £15,410 6th £7,705

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 1110 167 166 171
b g Midnight Legend - La Perrotine(FR) (Northern Crystal)
Travelled well most of way, mid-division, headway after 4 out, led soon after 2 out, 3 lengths up last, stayed on well, ridden out (tchd 13/2, 8/1 in a place)
2 
7 1110 tp1 156 163 168
b g Shirocco(GER) - Petralona(USA) (Alleged)
Held up, outpaced after 3 out, headway between last 2, went 4th soon after last, finished strongly, snatched 2nd final stride, not threatening to reach winner (op 16/1 tchd 20/1)
3  shd [2¾]
7 1110 p 168 162 168
ch g Indian River(FR) - Native Mo(IRE) (Be My Native)
Disputed lead 2nd until 9th, led 15th, ridden after 3 out, narrowly headed 2 out, stayed on very gamely in held 3rd from last to regain 2nd final 50yds, lost 2nd final stride (op 9/2 tchd 5/1 in a place)
4  ½ [3¼]
8 1110 165 161 168
b g Saint Des Saints(FR) - Rainbow Crest(FR) (Baryshnikov)
Travelled well most of way, tracked leaders, challenged after 4 out, narrow advantage when mistake 2 out, soon ridden and headed, kept pressing for held 2nd from last, no extra close home (op 11/4 tchd 10/3, 7/2 in places)
5  3 [6¼]
8 1110 156 158 165
gr g Al Namix(FR) - Dona Du Rheu(FR) (Dom Pasquini)
In touch, went 4th after 3 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on but not pace to get on terms (tchd 40/1)
6  [9¾]
9 1110 p 157 154 162
b g Beneficial - Guigone(FR) (Esprit Du Nord)
Held up, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on after next but never threatened to get on terms (op 12/1)
7  10 [19¾]
6 1110 166 144 158
gr g Saddler Maker(IRE) - La Bole Night(FR) (April Night)
Disputed 2nd until after 5th, tracked leaders, hit 3 out, soon ridden, briefly short of room turning in, stayed on at same pace in 6th when blundered last (op 22/1 tchd 18/1 and tchd 25/1)
8  7 [26¾]
10 1110 162 137 147
gr g Smadoun(FR) - Bienna Star(FR) (Village Star)
Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next
9  nk [27¼]
9 1110 167 136 146
b g Westerner - Wyndham Sweetmarie(IRE) (Mister Lord)
Led until mistake 2nd, disputed 5th until clear leader 9th, headed 15th, mistake 18th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next (op 16/1)
10  24 [51¼]
9 1110 168 112 134
b g Stowaway - Western Whisper(IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Mid-division, not fluent 12th, pushed along from 14th, ridden after 16th, last when badly hampered 3 out, soon weakened (tchd 11/1)
F   
11 1110 t 170
b g King's Theatre(IRE) - Wicked Crack(IRE) (King's Ride)
Mid-division, not clearest of runs and switched 15th, pushed along after 4 out, yet to make an impression when fell 3 out (op 5/1 tchd 11/2 in a place)
PU   
8 1110 p 156
gr g Aussie Rules(USA) - Tracker (Bustino)
Never travelling, soon last, not fluent 6th and 11th, lost touch from 13th, pulled up after 15th
UR   
8 1110 158
b g Kayf Tara - One For Me (Tragic Role)
Blundered badly and unseated rider 2nd (op 50/1)
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