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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 (trainer could offer no explanation for the geldings performance) (op 5/1)
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