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2:05 Cheltenham 18 Apr 2018

Citipost Novices' Hurdle

(Class 2) (4yo+) (2m4f56yds) 2m4½f New Good 10 hurdles
1st £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 114 138 125 139
gr g Martaline - Chanel Du Berlais (FR) (Saint Preuil)
Settled tracking leaders, effort after 2 out, pushed along before last, responded well to lead halfway up run-in and won with something in hand (op 2/1)
2  2
6 114 138 123 135
br g Gamut (IRE) - Curragheen (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Pressed leader, led narrowly between last two, under pressure when hung left after last, headed 150yds out, stayed on but no match for winner (vet said gelding was suffering from heat stress post race) (op 9/1)
3  1 [3]
5 114 127 122 134
b g Walk In The Park (IRE) - Kallistea (FR) (Sicyos)
Settled towards rear, effort on outside after 2 out, ridden and trying to challenge when not fluent last, no impression after (tchd 33/1)
4  [4¼]
5 114 t 137 121 136
b g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Pearl Buttons (Alflora)
Prominent, went close 2nd between last two, driven and with leader when blundered last, not recover (op 15/2 tchd 13/2)
5  [6¾]
5 110 115 128
b g Presenting - Fair Choice (IRE) (Zaffaran)
Raced in rear, stayed on after 2 out where still only 10th, ridden and kept on well flat but not quite get in a blow (op 28/1 tchd 40/1)
6  [10¼]
5 114 137 115 129
gr g Fair Mix (IRE) - Ifni Du Luc (FR) (Chamberlin)
Settled in midfield, effort before 2 out, chasing leaders but ridden and making no impression when not fluent last (vet said gelding was suffering from heat stress post race and had blood in one nostril) (op 7/1 tchd 10/1)
7  ¾ [11]
7 118 145 119 132
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Sommer Sonnet (IRE) (Taipan)
Prominent, not fluent 6th, ridden on inner home turn, outpaced from last (op 4/1 tchd 9/2)
8  [14¼]
6 110 107 120
b g Oscar (IRE) - Tempest Hill (IRE) (Presenting)
Took keen hold and behind early, never better than midfield, ridden and beaten after 2 out
9  1 [15¼]
6 110 130 106 122
b g Tikkanen (USA) - Crimond (IRE) (Zaffaran)
Led, mistake 4th, ridden and headed between last two, faded after last (op 20/1)
10  10 [25¼]
5 114 t 122 101 115
b g Galileo (IRE) - Delicieuse Lady (Trempolino)
Never better than midfield, awkward 4th, not fluent 3 out and driven, beaten between last two (op 33/1)
11  ½ [25¾]
7 110 96 110
b g Darsi (FR) - Pollys Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Midfield, effort 2 out, ridden and chasing leaders home turn, faded before last, decent effort (vet said gelding was suffering from heat stress post race)
12  hd [26]
5 114 127 100 115
ch g Malinas (GER) - Priscilla (Teenoso)
Mistake 4th, behind from 5th, tailed off between last two (op 40/1)
13  ¾ [26¾]
6 114 135 99 115
gr g Kayf Tara - Silver Spinner (Silver Patriarch)
Not jump well, handy until lost place after mistake 5th, not going well after, tailed off between last two (op 11/1 tchd 9/1)
14  14 [40¾]
5 110 t1 81 96
b g Court Cave (IRE) - Stefphonic (IRE) (Orchestra)
Taken steadily in last place, ran green, ridden and tailed off between last two
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