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2:40 Cheltenham 20 Apr 2017

EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m4f166yds) 2m5f New Good 17 fences
1st £22,774 2nd £8,746 3rd £4,510 4th £2,386


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 1010 132 68 145
b m Linngari (IRE) - Analfabeta (FR) (Anabaa)
Went 2nd at 7th, pushed along 3 out, led next, readily went 5 lengths clear at last and stayed on stoutly (op 7/1 tchd 11/2)
2  6
9 912 Extra-Weights 6 p 123 53 130
b m Midnight Legend - Sticky Money (Relkino)
Last pair until went 3rd at 11th, ridden 3 out, chased winner gamely from next but never making any impression (op 7/2 tchd 9/4)
3  [9¼]
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 10 t 122 49 125
b m Kayf Tara - Rosita Bay (Hernando)
Last pair, 12 lengths last at 12th, ridden and short-lived effort after 3 out, went 3rd before last but no threat to leaders (op 17/2)
4  6 [15¼]
7 1110 ht 146 67 146
gr m Dom Alco (FR) - Nouca De Thaix (FR) (Subotica)
Led, up to 8 lengths clear at times, headed 2 out, quickly downed tools and back in last (vet reported that the mare, which started favourite and finished fourth, had lost her right-hind shoe) (op 13/8 tchd 5/2)
8 118 144
b m King's Theatre (IRE) - Briery Ann (Anshan)
Pressed leader until 7th, 4th when blundered 11th and pulled up (jockey said the mare was never travelling, and that he had pulled her up after she made a bad mistake at the ditch on the far side) (op 10/3)
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