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2:50 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2018

Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Festival Trophy)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m4f166yds) 2m5f New Soft 17 fences
1st £200,263 2nd £75,733 3rd £38,388 4th £19,593 5th £10,318

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 1110 166 165 174
ch g Balko(FR) - Royale Marie(FR) (Garde Royale)
Looked well, travelled well most of way, tracked leaders, led going best soon after 3 out, drew clear between last 2, mistake last, ridden out (op 11/1)
2 
10 1110 168 160 170
b g Denham Red(FR) - Hotesse De Sceaux(FR) (April Night)
Sweating, tracked leaders, racing freely when leading 5th, headed after 3 out, ridden between last 2, kept on from last but no impression on winner (tchd 4/5 in places)
3  8 [12½]
8 1110 157 152 162
gr g Cloudings(IRE) - Run Away Dream(IRE) (Acceglio)
Held up, hit 11th, went 3rd at the 13th, ridden turning in, not pace to get on terms with front pair (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
4  15 [27½]
9 1110 t 160 137 147
b g Brian Boru - Satellite Dancer(IRE) (Satco)
Slightly on toes, sweating, tracked leader until ridden after 12th, ridden in 4th after 4 out, outpaced after 3 out (op 16/1 tchd 22/1 in places)
5  9 [36½]
6 1110 t 162 128 137
b g Nickname(FR) - Miss Country(FR) (Country Reel)
Close up, struggling after 13th, outpaced in last after 4 out, no danger after (op 8/1)
PU   
12 1110 t 166
b g King's Theatre(IRE) - Wicked Crack(IRE) (King's Ride)
Led until 5th, niggled along after 7th, struggling and lost place after 10th, pulled up before 12th (op 5/1)
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