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5:30 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2018

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m62yds) 2m½f New Soft 14 fences
1st £62,645 2nd £23,507 3rd £11,770 4th £5,863 5th £2,948 6th £1,474

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 118 t 150 115 160
br g Blue Bresil (FR) - Abu Dhabi (FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Looked well, held up, headway 9th, hampered 3 out, closed on leaders approaching 2 out, switched left between last 2, went 2nd before last, stayed on to lead final 175yds, stormed clear towards finish (trainer rep said, regarding improved form shown, gelding had jumped poorly on previous run and on this occasion got in a better rhythm which in turn improved its jumping) (op 8/1 tchd 9/1)
2 
11 1110 p 152 112 156
br g Perugino (USA) - Borough Trail (IRE) (Woodborough)
Led, ridden approaching 2 out, headed final 175yds, unable to go with winner and kept on same pace towards finish
3  nk [4¾]
10 117 tp1 149 108 154
ch g Presenting - Zeferina (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Looked well, midfield, headway to chase leaders 5th, hampered 4 out, hampered again 3 out, soon ridden and slightly outpaced, rallied before 2 out, stayed on well towards finish (op 10/1 tchd 7/1)
4  ½ [5¼]
8 1013 p 141 100 144
b g Smadoun (FR) - Kinevees (FR) (Hard Leaf)
Chased leaders, hampered 4 out, still going ok on heels of leaders approaching 2 out, ridden between last 2, kept on under pressure run-in, no impression final 100yds
5  6 [11¼]
8 1013 p 144 95 142
b g Westerner - Hapeney (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Prominent, mistake 8th, bumped 4 out, still there trying to challenge 2 out, not quicken before last, no extra final 100yds (tchd 14/1)
6  [15¾]
9 1011 t 139 84 132
b g Turtle Island (IRE) - Last Chance Lady (IRE) (Mister Lord)
Behind, hampered 2nd, hampered 3 out, headway when blundered 2 out, stayed on run-in, never able to trouble leaders (op 25/1)
7  [19½]
5 115 t 147 87 138
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Redowa (FR) (Trempolino)
Midfield, not fluent 7th, soon lost place, not fluent next, behind 9th, kept on again from before last, never able to get competitive (tchd 14/1)
8  1 [20½]
7 1010 p1 141 79 128
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Bob's Flame (IRE) (Bob Back)
Held up, mistake 6th (water), some headway approaching 2 out, never able to get on terms with leaders
9  ½ [21]
10 1111 t 153 91 139
b g Orpen (USA) - Sue N Win (IRE) (Beneficial)
Midfield to 3rd, towards rear, headway after 3 out, closed to chase leaders 2 out, no impression before last, weakened run-in (vet said gelding bled from nose) (op 18/1 tchd 14/1)
10  7 [28]
11 1011 139 67 118
br g Presenting - Shuil Dorcha (IRE) (Bob Back)
Reluctant to race and started very slowly, well behind until before 5th, in rear but in touch with others, pushed along before 3 out, never a threat (trainer rep said while the gelding had refused to race at Leicester, the application of sheepskin cheekpieces on its previous start at Chepstow had appeared to help but that the gelding had run too freely. he further added that the cheekpieces would be reapplied in the future.)
11  [31½]
9 1012 143 67 122
b g Dr Massini (IRE) - Flynn's Girl (IRE) (Mandalus)
Prominent, pecked badly 2nd, lost place after 3 out, jumped left 2 out, weakened after
12  3 [34½]
10 115 t 147 67 122
b g Definite Article - Quest Of Passion (FR) (Saumarez)
Chased leaders, hampered 1st, ridden after 3 out, soon lost place, under pressure when mistake 2 out, soon weakened (op 40/1)
13  14 [48½]
9 1112 154 54 112
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Next Victory (FR) (Akarad)
Not always fluent, midfield, lost place 10th, behind after (op 20/1 tchd 28/1)
14  23 [71½]
9 119 b 151 18 86
br g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Expoville (FR) (Video Rock)
Held up, headway into midfield 4 out, swerved to avoid faller 3 out, soon weakened
15  16 [87½]
12 1012 tp 147 66
b g Beneficial - Guigone (FR) (Esprit Du Nord)
Midfield, in touch 5th, pushed along and weakened after 3 out
BD   
7 110 t 142
b g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Madame Lys (FR) (Sheyrann)
Looked well, in touch, brought down 2nd (tchd 9/1)
F   
10 112 144
b g Diamond Green (FR) - So Precious (IRE) (Batshoof)
Chased leaders until fell 2nd, fatally injured (op 18/1 tchd 14/1)
F   
10 112 t 144 144
b g Winged Love (IRE) - Lough Hyne (Classic Cliche)
Held up, headway into midfield 4th, chasing leaders 4 out, tracking leaders going well approaching 3 out, niggled disputing 4th about 4 lengths off the pace when distracted by loose horse and fell last; fatally injured (op 16/1 tchd 25/1)
F   
7 118 p1 150
br g Kayf Tara - Ellina (Robellino)
Midfield, headway to chase leaders 4th, close up disputing 2nd when fell 3 out, fatally injured (tchd 8/1)
PU   
8 117 p 149
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Shandora (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Midfield, hampered 2nd, blundered 5th, lost place when not fluent 10th, struggling when blundered 3 out, behind when pulled up before last (op 14/1 tchd 9/1)
PU   
7 112 t 144
b g Lord Of England (GER) - Trikolore (GER) (Konigsstuhl)
Jumped carefully, chased leaders, lost place 3rd, towards rear after 4th, behind when pulled up before 3 out (vet said gelding lost right fore shoe)
UR   
11 117 149
ch g Doyen (IRE) - Skew (Niniski)
Jumped right, held up, swerved to avoid fallers 2nd, jumped right and unseated rider 3rd (op 20/1)
  • Off time: 5:32:09 Winning time: 4m 21.80s (slow by 23.80s) Total SP: 131%
  • Non-runners: Forest Bihan (unsuitable ground), The Game Changer (unsuitable ground)
  • 1st owner: John P McManus (Le Prezien) 1st breeder: Jean-Raymond Breton & Thomas Trapenard
  • 2nd owner: Mrs Jan Smith (Gino Trail)
  • 3rd owner: Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter (Top Gamble)
  • Tote win: £9.70 PL: £2.60 £5.30 £2.70 Ex: £243.80 CSF: £188.55 Tricast: £1,580.77 Trifecta: £3,208.70
  • Jackpot: Not won.
  • Placepot: £32,088.70 to a £1 stake. Pool: £900,410.75 - 28.06 winning units.
  • Quadpot: £441.20 to a £1 stake. Pool: £96,595.41 - 162.01 winning units.
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