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3:30 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2018

Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Heavy 8 hurdles
1st £266,383.62 2nd £99,958.17 3rd £50,049.25 4th £24,931.08 5th £12,535.70 6th £6,267.85

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 1110 169 154 165
b g Crillon (FR) - History (FR) (Alesso)
Looked well; tracked leaders, leant on rival when going well after 3 out, led just before 2 out, pressed with rival upsides approaching last, hard ridden run-in, gamely found extra and edged right towards finish (op 4/7 tchd 8/11)
2  nk
6 1110 160 154 164
ch g Medicean - Night Teeny (Platini)
Looked well; midfield, headway 4 out, checked when not much room on inner after 3 out, challenging from 2 out, ridden and upsides approaching last, edged right and held towards finish (op 14/1)
3  3 [3¼]
7 1110 ht 156 150 160
b g Blue Bresil (FR) - Mick Maya (FR) (Siam)
Midfield, headway approaching 3 out, tracked leaders and close up after 2 out, not quicken and edged left after last, kept on but not pace of front two
4  9 [12¼]
8 1110 149 139 153
b g Kayf Tara - Miss Arteea (IRE) (Flemensfirth)
Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, mistake and lost place 4 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on from before last, took 4th run-in but no chance (tchd 66/1)
5  [14]
6 1110 161 137 149
b g Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) - China Tea (USA) (High Chaparral)
Slightly on toes; midfield, headway 2 out, ridden and no impression on leaders between last 2, one pace run-in
6  8 [22]
10 1110 p1 167 127 143
b g Germany (USA) - Miss Pickering (IRE) (Accordion)
Led, headed after 1st, raced in 2nd place, mistake 4th, led after 3 out, leant on rival soon after, headed just before 2 out, ridden and weakened between last 2 (trainer said gelding now appears to need further than two miles) (op 5/1)
7  ½ [22½]
9 1110 b 164 127 141
b g Beat Hollow - Moraine (Rainbow Quest)
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden when chased leaders after 2 out and no impression, weakened before last
8  [23¾]
7 1110 154 125 139
b g Sageburg (IRE) - Neicha (FR) (Neverneyev)
Held up, under pressure after 2 out, hung left before last, never able to trouble leaders (vet reported the gelding was sore behind)
9  17 [40¾]
7 1110 t 156 104 122
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Dance Parade (USA) (Gone West)
Looked well; held up, pushed along before 2 out, no impression, well beaten before last
PU   
8 1110 155
ch g Presenting - Lightning Breeze (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Raced keenly, held up, struggling after 4 out, well behind before 2 out, pulled up before last (tchd 16/1)
PU   
5 1110 144
b g Anabaa Blue - Ella Parcs (FR) (Nikos)
Sweating; led after 1st, clear 4 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last
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