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3:30 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2019

Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good To Soft 21 fences 1 omitted
1st £351,687.50 2nd £132,500 3rd £66,312.50 4th £33,125 5th £16,625 6th £8,312.50 7th £4,125 8th £2,125


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1110 164 177 178
b g Buck's Boum (FR) - Al Gane (FR) (Dom Alco)
Held up, in touch 12th, went 4th 15th, led turning in, reached for next, stayed on strongly from last, ridden out (tchd 14/1)
9 1110 t 164 174 174
b g Assessor (IRE) - Nouba Fly (FR) (Chamberlin)
Held up, pushed along at times to hold place, headway from 18th, close up and ridden turning in, went 5th next, 3rd at the last, stayed on strongly to go 2nd final 120yds, no threat to winner (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
3  [6¼]
8 1110 173 170 172
gr g Saddler Maker (IRE) - La Bole Night (FR) (April Night)
Slightly on toes; held up, took closer order 12th, closed on leaders after 19th, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, held at the last, lost 2nd when no extra final 120ys (op 20/1 tchd 16/1)
4  3 [9¼]
9 1110 p 173 167 169
ch g Indian River (FR) - Native Mo (IRE) (Be My Native)
Never really travelling, slowly away, chased leaders 3rd, left 2nd at the 10th, led 12th, rousted along from next, driven and headed turning in, dropped to 5th between last 2, stayed on to regain 4th run-in but no threat to leaders (op 13/2, tchd 7/1 in a place)
5  [11]
7 1110 173 165 167
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Nausicaa Des Obeaux (FR) (April Night)
Looked well; tracked leaders, close 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, no extra from last (op 9/2)
6  15 [26]
7 1110 162 150 154
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Graineuaile (IRE) (Orchestra)
Looked well; chased leaders, left disputing 3rd 10th, pushed along to hold place from 14th, ridden after 19th, weakened 2 out (vet said gelding lost its left fore shoe) (op 16/1)
7  [29½]
9 1110 155 146 153
bb g Nickname (FR) - Cadiane (FR) (Cadoudal)
Held up, pushed along from 13th, outpaced after 19th, no threat when hampered before 2 out
8  [33]
8 1110 t 165 142 149
b g Sir Percy - Hunca Munca (IRE) (Presenting)
Never really travelling, held up, shaken up after 19th to close on leaders, close enough 7th but under pressure turning in, weakened next, lame (jockey said gelding was never travelling following an early mistake and his saddle slipped mid-race; vet said the gelding had finished lame on its right hind) (op 7/2 tchd 3/1, tchd 4/1 in a place)
9  [35¾]
8 113 t 154 132 139
b m Yeats (IRE) - Tracker (Bustino)
Held up, ridden in touch turning in, weakened next (vet said mare had post-race ataxia) (op 28/1 tchd 33/1)
10 1110 162
ch g Definite Article - The Red Wench (IRE) (Aahsaylad)
Tracking leaders when brought down 10th
8 1110 161
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Norabelle (FR) (Alamo Bay)
Disputing lead when fell 10th, fatally injured (op 28/1)
11 1110 170
b g Kayf Tara - Ardstown (Ardross)
Looked well; mid-division, slightly hampered 10th, dropped to last and stumbled 12th, struggling next, gradually lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 17th (tchd 16/1 in a place)
9 1110 168
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Fairy Native (IRE) (Be My Native)
Looked well; held up in midfield, blundered badly 5th, mistakes 7th and 8th, soon pulled up (jockey said gelding made a bad mistake) (op 11/1)
9 1110 h 158
b g Milan - Fiddlers Bar (IRE) (Un Desperado)
Mid-division, struggling 15th, dropped to rear after next, tailing off when pulled up before 18th
10 1110 169
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Knotted Midge (IRE) (Presenting)
Looked well; disputed lead most of way until hit 13th, prominent, weakened rapidly turning in, pulled up before next (jockey said gelding stopped quickly) (tchd 16/1)
7 1110 168
b g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Vitora (FR) (Victory Note)
Tight for room when landing very awkwardly and unseating rider 1st (tchd 9/1)
Third last omitted; stricken horse
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