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3:30 Cheltenham 19 Nov 2017

Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Sharp Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Soft 5 hurdles 3 omitted
1st £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599 5th £804


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 110 130 138
b g Presenting - Bay Pearl (FR) (Broadway Flyer)
Raced keenly, prominent, led 2nd (usual 4th), ridden after by-passing omitted last, drifted right inside final furlong, kept on well, always holding on, ridden out (op 9/4 tchd 2/1)
2  ¾
5 110 129 137
b g Sandmason - Suny House (Carroll House)
Held up close 5th, ridden to chase winner turning in, kept on but always being held final furlong (tchd 12/1)
3  [4½]
6 110 125 134
b g Gold Well - Arequipa (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Tracked leaders, ridden after last (usual 2 out), stayed on but not quite pace to challenge (op 8/1)
4  3 [7½]
4 110 t 140 121 132
b g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Gemstone (IRE) (Galileo)
Led until 3rd, pressed winner until ridden after last (usual 2 out), kept on same pace final furlong
5  [9¼]
4 107 h1 112 122
b f Lucarno (USA) - Programmee (FR) (Kahyasi)
Tracked leaders, nudged along after 3rd (usual 5th), outpaced after last (usual 2 out), no threat after but kept on final furlong (trainer could offer no explanation for the filly's performance) (op 11/10 tchd 5/4)
1st, 2nd and the last hurdles omitted; low sun. Chase bend used after by-passing omitted 2nd hurdle to enter back straight.
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