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2:10 Cheltenham 12 Mar 2019

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (1m7f199yds) 2m Old Soft 13 fences
1st £102,771.54 2nd £38,719.68 3rd £19,378.10 4th £9,679.92 5th £4,858.22 6th £2,429.11 7th £1,205.42 8th £620.98

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 114 151 155 166
gr g Buck's Boum(FR) - Lobelie(FR) (Round Sovereign)
Midfield, headway to chase leaders 6th, went 2nd 9th, led 3 out, drew clear from 2 out, pushed out and stayed on strongly, comfortably
2  13
6 114 t 152 139 153
b g Stowaway - Manorville(IRE) (Flemensfirth)
Held up, mistake 1st, outpaced when jumped 4 out carefully, headway under pressure 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd final 150yds, no chance with winner (op 12/1)
3  [16¾]
9 114 t 145 134 149
b g Definite Article - Lugante(IRE) (Luso)
In touch, served to avoid faller 6th, mistake 7th (water), chased leaders approaching 3 out, 3rd and under pressure when jumped right 2 out, no impression after, stayed on same pace (op 22/1)
4  [19½]
7 114 144 131 146
b g Oscar(IRE) - Lohort Castle(IRE) (Presenting)
Looked well; prominent, 2nd and every chance 3 out, unable to go with winner from 2 out, lost 2nd final 150yds and weakened (op 28/1)
5  5 [24½]
9 114 148 124 143
b g Beneficial - Dato Vic(IRE) (Old Vic)
Raced keenly, held up, headway to chase leaders approaching 3rd, with leader before 5th, left in lead 6th, headed 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out (op 25/1)
6  [26¾]
7 114 147 122 142
br g Stowaway - Court Leader(IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Not always fluent, in touch, mistake 6th, ridden and no impression after 3 out, weakened 2 out
7  11 [37¾]
7 114 h 153 107 130
b g Arcadio(GER) - Hidden Reserve(IRE) (Heron Island)
Held up, some headway 8th, never troubled leaders, outpaced after 3 out, never a threat (op 9/2)
8  6 [43¾]
7 114 w2 t 137 99 125
b g Presenting - Bay Pearl(FR) (Broadway Flyer)
Slightly on toes; midfield, losing place when hampered 6th, soon behind (op 50/1)
F   
8 114 151
ch g Mahler - Merry Heart(IRE) (Broken Hearted)
On toes; led until fell 6th (op 12/1)
PU   
7 114 151
b g It's Gino(GER) - Laviola(GER) (Waky Nao)
Looked well; in rear, struggling 5th, well behind when pulled up after 9th (op 7/1 and tchd 8/1)
UR   
7 114 150
b g Mahler - Outback Ivy(IRE) (Bob Back)
Midfield early, held up, blundered and unseated rider 4th
UR   
6 114 148
br g Kalanisi(IRE) - Fairy Lane(IRE) (Old Vic)
Looked well; chased leaders until badly hampered and unseated rider 6th (op 15/2 tchd 8/1)
hand-timed