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4:10 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2018

St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Soft 22 fences
1st £26,982 2nd £8,428.50 3rd £3,159 4th £3,159 5th £1,053 6th £531

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
11 120 138 118 141
b g Muhtathir - Ambri Piotta(FR) (Caerwent)
Held up in roughly midfield, headway 16th, good progress approaching 2 out, ridden before last, led run-in, pressed by rallying runner-up when pushed out towards finish, always looked in control (op 20/1)
2  nk
11 120 tv1 124 117 141
ch g Kotky Bleu(FR) - Heure Bleu(FR) (Grand Tresor)
Led, headed 6th, chased leader until led again 13th, drew clear approaching 17th, pressed before 2 out, headed run-in, rallied for pressure towards finish but held
3  [3½]
12 120 p 138 114 137
b g Milan - Danette(GER) (Exit To Nowhere)
Midfield, headway 17th, ridden to chase leaders 2 out, not quicken approaching last, rallied and stayed on final 150yds, no further progress near finish (op 25/1)
3  dht [3½]
10 120 t 121 114 137
b g Kayf Tara - Leachbrook Lady (Alderbrook)
Held up, soon in midfield, improved to chase leaders 11th, went 2nd approaching 3 out, lost 2nd 2 out, still every chance last when a little careful, not quicken run-in, stayed on towards finish (op 50/1)
5  hd [3¾]
9 120 t 140 113 138
b g Westerner - Kenza Du Berlais(FR) (Kahyasi)
Looked well, held up, mistake 2nd, headway 18th, midfield 4 out, chased leaders 3 out, ridden approaching last, every chance run-in, jinked slightly right final 100yds, kept on, no impression towards finish (op 14/1)
6  3 [6¾]
12 120 141 110 134
gr g Old Vic - West Hill Rose(IRE) (Roselier)
In touch, improved to chase leaders 13th, went 2nd 17th, lost 2nd approaching 3 out, ridden before 2 out, still close up at last, stayed on same pace final 75yds (tchd 16/1)
7  ½ [7¼]
11 120 135 109 133
b g Presenting - Noble Choice (Dahar)
Held up behind, steady headway before 4 out, stayed on to chase leaders approaching 2 out, kept on run-in but no impression final 100yds (op 20/1)
8  9 [16¼]
7 120 146 100 127
b g Scorpion(IRE) - Wyndham Miss Sally(IRE) (Flemensfirth)
Looked well, in touch, tracking leaders after 3 out travelling ok, challenging 2 out where not fluent, ridden and still close up when jumped carefully last, weakened and no extra final 100yds (op 7/2 tchd 9/2)
9  [18]
13 120 136 98 127
b g Exit To Nowhere(USA) - Love And Porter(IRE) (Sheer Grit)
In touch, not fluent 18th, outpaced before 4 out, rallied approaching 2 out to chase leaders, no extra final 100yds, eased near finish and lost a place (tchd 12/1)
10  4 [22]
10 120 133 94 118
gr g Dom Alco(FR) - Gleep Will(FR) (Cadoudal)
Midfield, lost place 13th, behind 15th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on run-in, no danger (tchd 10/1)
11  [25½]
9 120 p1 147 90 120
ch g Secret Singer(FR) - Mange De Thaix(FR) (Mont Basile)
Midfield, blundered 17th, soon lost place, under pressure when blundered 3 out, tried to close before 2 out, no impression and never able to trouble leaders
12  16 [41½]
7 120 b 130 74 104
b g Yeats(IRE) - Quadrennial(IRE) (Un Desperado)
Prominent, ridden and outpaced approaching 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out
13  1 [42½]
9 120 139 73 98
b g Bernebeau(FR) - Nosika D'Airy(FR) (Oblat)
Midfield, ridden and outpaced before 17th, behind 4 out, never a threat
14  63 [105½]
12 120 128 10 35
ch g Alderbrook - Another Vodka(IRE) (Moscow Society)
Held up, headway 14th (water), midfield when jumped slowly 15th and 16th, weakened after 3 out, virtually pulled up run-in
15  38 [143½]
10 120 p 119
br g Presenting - Moon Storm(IRE) (Strong Gale)
In touch, prominent after 10th, pushed along approaching 18th, lost place before 4 out, weakened before 3 out, virtually pulled up run-in
F   
9 120 116
br g Presenting - Saddlers Leader(IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Held up, hit 1st, fell 3rd
PU   
12 120 134
br g Old Vic - Nightngale Express(IRE) (Strong Gale)
Prominent, ridden and lost place approaching 17th, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 33/1 tchd 22/1)
PU   
10 120 tp 138
b g Poliglote - Victoria Royale(FR) (Garde Royale)
Midfield, reminder after 10th, lost place after, behind when pulled up before 18th (op 7/1)
PU   
12 120 125
b g Oscar(IRE) - Georgia On My Mind(FR) (Belmez)
Always behind, never a threat, pulled up before 3 out (op 33/1)
PU   
11 120 116
b g Shantou(USA) - Supreme Magical (Supreme Leader)
Looked well, prominent, blundered badly 15th, not recover, pulled up before next
PU   
10 120 tb 144
b g Flemensfirth(USA) - Midnight Light(IRE) (Roselier)
Chased leaders, lost place before 13th, weakened from 16th, behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 13/2)
PU   
11 120 v 123
b g Portrait Gallery(IRE) - Shesnotthelast(IRE) (Mandalus)
Soon chased leaders, lost place 9th, no worse than midfield until weakened 16th, behind when pulled up after 3 out
PU   
7 120 ht 131
b g Irish Wells(FR) - Pepite De Lune(FR) (Mansonnien)
Held up, raced keenly, headway to chase leaders 5th, led 6th, headed and hit 13th, ridden and weakened before 17th, behind when pulled up before 4 out
UR   
12 120 t 98
b g Starborough - Viva Vodka(FR) (Crystal Glitters)
Looked well, started slowly, behind, mistake and unseated rider 5th