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4:10 Cheltenham 17 Mar 2017

St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good 22 fences
1st £26,982 2nd £8,428.50 3rd £4,212 4th £2,106 5th £1,053 6th £531

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
10 120 138 146 145
b g Muhtathir - Ambri Piotta (FR) (Caerwent)
In touch, chasing leaders when bumped 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, led last, driven out, held on well near finish (tchd 18/1)
2  nk
9 120 tp 153 145 144
b g Poliglote - Victoria Royale (FR) (Garde Royale)
Held up, steady headway 16th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on before last, good run to take 2nd final 150yds, going on at finish (op 4/1 tchd 10/3)
3  nk [½]
11 120 p 117 144 144
b g Milan - Danette (GER) (Exit To Nowhere)
Midfield, headway to chase leaders after 9th, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, edged left under pressure before last, rallied run-in, ran on near near finish (stable staff had brought into the stables substances, Superlyte (an electrolyte) and Quick Fix (a probiotic) which may have been allowed with the permission of the vet, but for which permission had not been sought prior to entry into the stables; stewards interviewed the trainer, owner, vet and Equine Welfare Integrity Officer; having heard their evidence the stewards referred the matter to the head office of the British Horseracing Authority)
4  2 [2½]
12 120 144 142 143
b g Exit To Nowhere (USA) - Love And Porter (IRE) (Sheer Grit)
Held up, steady headway approaching 4 out, ridden to get on terms when not fluent 2 out, stayed on closing stages, not quite pace of leaders (tchd 6/4)
5  ½ [3]
10 120 135 141 143
b g Presenting - Noble Choice (Dahar)
Led, blundered 12th, mistake and headed last, tried to rally run-in, kept on under pressure, no extra near finish, lost shoe (vet said gelding lost its right fore shoe) (tchd 33/1)
6  ½ [3½]
11 120 128 140 141
br g Old Vic - Nightngale Express (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Midfield, headway 4 out, ridden to chase leaders approaching 2 out, stayed on run-in, closing steadily near finish (op 66/1)
7  [5¾]
8 120 p 137 142
b g Tamure (IRE) - Whatagale (Strong Gale)
Prominent, hit 1st, lost place 3 out, outpaced approaching last, rallied run-in, kept on but no further impression (op 8/1)
8  nse [6]
12 120 134 136 141
b g Muhtarram (USA) - PreeningI (Persian Bold)
Prominent, ridden but still close up when jumped slowly 2 out, rallied run-in, no extra final 75yds (tchd 10/1)
9  16 [22]
11 120 t 131 120 126
br g King's Theatre (IRE) - Mulberry (IRE) (Denel)
In touch, outpaced before 3 out, plugged on at one pace from before 2 out, no impression
10  13 [35]
12 120 128 107 113
b g Beneficial - Our Deadly (IRE) (Phardante)
Held up behind, some headway 4 out, never able to get on terms (op 33/1)
11  nse [35]
13 120 119 106 113
br g Pentire - Sailing High (NZ) (Yachtie)
Held up, headway when mistake 10th, bumped 12th, struggling and behind 17th, no danger after
12  [38¾]
9 120 127 102 109
br g Presenting - Moon Storm (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Held up, mistake 8th, behind 9th, struggling 13th, never a threat
13  [40]
11 120 132 100 108
b g Daliapour (IRE) - Lirfa (USA) (Lear Fan)
Held up, towards rear 7th, behind 9th, struggling 13th
14  7 [47]
11 120 p 130 93 104
gr g Old Vic - West Hill Rose (IRE) (Roselier)
Chased leaders, pushed along when jumped left and mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out (op 33/1)
15  4 [51]
9 120 130 89 98
b g Gold Well - Four Moons (IRE) (Cardinal Flower)
Unruly on way to post, chased leaders, hit 6th, not fluent 18th, soon weakened
16  [53½]
10 120 130 86 96
b g Muhtathir - La Curamalal (IRE) (Rainbow Quest)
Prominent until weakened approaching 3 out; fatally injured
17  33 [86½]
10 120 p 134 53 66
ch g Le Fou (IRE) - La Perspective (FR) (Beyssac)
Held up, behind 8th, struggling 13th, never on terms, tailed off
18  1 [87½]
10 120 p 116 52 66
b g Portrait Gallery (IRE) - Shesnotthelast (IRE) (Mandalus)
Midfield, lost place 9th, mistake 10th, struggling 13th, well behind when not fluent 17th, tailed off
F   
7 120 t
b g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Sarahall (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Held up in midfield, mistake 12th, struggling 4 out, behind when fell last (op 16/1)
PU   
14 120 115
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Native Thistle (IRE) (Ovac)
Midfield, mistake and lost place 8th, well behind 14th (water), tailed off when pulled up before last
PU   
11 120 118
b g Overbury (IRE) - Vendimia (Dominion)
In rear, well behind 9th, struggling 13th, tailed off when pulled up before last
PU   
10 120 p1 134
bl g Malinas (GER) - Blackmika (FR) (Subotica)
Midfield, lost place 17th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, lost shoe (vet said gelding lost its right hind shoe.) (op 25/1)
PU   
11 120 p1 133
b g Pelder (IRE) - La Fiere Dame (IRE) (Lafontaine I)
Midfield, pulled up before 9th (tchd 66/1)
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