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2:50 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2018

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m5f26yds) 2m5f Old Soft 10 hurdles
1st £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330 5th £2,680 6th £1,340

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 112 143 125 149
b g Special Kaldoun (IRE) - Somosierra (FR) (Blushing Flame)
Looked well; held up, headway approaching 3 out, chasing leaders before last, stayed on to lead narrowly final 100yds, kept on gamely near finish (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding had come on for its last run)
2  nk
6 119 t 150 132 155
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Derry Vale (IRE) (Mister Lord)
Looked well; tracked leaders, upsides when bunny-hopped 2 out, led last, headed narrowly final 100yds, kept on near finish, just held (op 11/1 tchd 17/2)
3  [1½]
7 1010 t 137 118 141
b m Vendangeur (IRE) - Oasaka (FR) (Robin Des Champs)
Held up, headway approaching 3 out, tracked leaders 2 out where went right, challenging strongly final 110yds, held and stayed on same pace towards finish (vet said mare lost its left fore shoe)
4  [2¾]
8 117 p1 151 131 154
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Cincuenta (IRE) (Bob Back)
Tracked leaders, effort and chance 2 out, ridden approaching last and a little slow, stayed on run-in but not pace of front three
5  [5½]
7 1012 139 116 138
b m Alkaadhem - Go On Eileen (IRE) (Bob Back)
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders and close up approaching last, kept on, no impression final 75yds (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
6  1 [6½]
6 1012 139 115 138
b g Sulamani (IRE) - Rafiya (Halling)
Midfield, headway approaching 3 out, no impression before last, stayed on run-in, not trouble leaders (op 20/1 tchd 14/1)
7  ½ [7]
6 112 p 143 119 141
b g Yeats (IRE) - Spring Swoon (FR) (Highest Honor)
Midfield, headway 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on run-in (op 16/1 tchd 18/1)
8  ½ [7½]
7 1013 140 115 138
b g Stowaway - Irish Mystics (IRE) (Ali-Royal)
Prominent, chased leader 3rd, led 3 out, ridden and headed last, no extra final 75yds
9  [12]
5 105 135 106 128
ch g Dubai Destination (USA) - Saabga (USA) (Woodman)
Tracked leaders to 2nd, dropped slightly worse than midfield after 3rd, behind 4 out, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, rallied before last, kept on but no danger (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
10  [15¾]
7 111 142 109 131
b g Presenting - Kneeland Lass (IRE) (Bob Back)
Looked well; in touch, pushed along when chasing leaders approaching 2 out, one pace before last
11  3 [18¾]
6 106 t 138 103 126
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Cara Mara (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Held up, headway 2 out, under pressure in midfield approaching last, never able to trouble leaders (op 50/1 tchd 66/1)
12  ½ [19¼]
6 110 141 105 126
gr g Kapgarde (FR) - Lady Fix (FR) (Turgeon)
Midfield, bumped 2 out, soon outpaced, plugged on before last, no impression
13  ½ [19¾]
6 1012 p 139 103 124
ch g Full Of Gold (FR) - Jolie Puce (FR) (General Assembly)
Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, some progress again before last, no impression on leaders
14  1 [20¾]
6 111 h 142 105 127
br g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Pommbelle (FR) (Apple Tree)
Looked well; raced keenly, in touch, closed approaching 3 out where not fluent, every chance 2 out, weakened before last (op 11/1 tchd 9/1)
15  ½ [21¼]
6 114 145 107 129
b g Silver Frost (IRE) - River Test (Beat Hollow)
Midfield, outpaced when not fluent 2 out, never a threat (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
16  nk [21½]
6 1012 139 101 122
ch g Anzillero (GER) - Slew Dancer (Fabulous Dancer)
Midfield, outpaced 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, behind after
17  [23]
7 1010 137 97 118
bb g Panoramic I - Que Du Charmil (FR) (Grand Seigneur)
Midfield, under pressure 2 out, soon weakened
18  2 [25]
8 111 tb 142 100 121
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Summer Break (IRE) (Foxhound)
Prominent, mistake 6th, ridden and weakened before 2 out (tchd 25/1)
19  2 [27]
6 1012 139 95 116
b g Gamut (IRE) - Sprightly Gal (IRE) (Old Vic)
Led, headed 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out
20  [29¼]
7 104 p 136 90 111
b m Midnight Legend - Clover Green (IRE) (Presenting)
Held up, pushed along 2 out, never a threat (jockey said mare lost right fore shoe)
21  12 [41¼]
6 1012 b 139 81 102
b g Protektor (GER) - Myrtille Jersey (FR) (Murmure)
Held up, struggling 2 out, never a threat
22  hd [41½]
8 110 141 83 104
b g Great Journey (JPN) - Mascara (GER) (Monsun)
Midfield, mistake 4 out, pushed along when mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out (tchd 17/2)
F   
8 1012 139
b m Midnight Legend - Tinagoodnight (FR) (Sleeping Car)
Midfield until fell 2nd (op 40/1 tchd 33/1)
PU   
10 1112 t 153
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Georgia On My Mind (FR) (Belmez)
Held up, badly hampered 2nd, not recover and soon pulled up
PU   
8 116 147
ch g Beneficial - Mega D'Estruval (FR) (Garde Royale)
Raced keenly, held up, struggling approaching 2 out, well behind when pulled up before last (op 28/1 tchd 33/1)
PU   
6 1013 tp 140
br g Azamour (IRE) - Princess Skippie (USA) (Skip Away)
In rear, struggling when blundered 2 out, rein broke, behind when pulled up before last
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