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4:50 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2019

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

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m62yds) 2m½f New Good To Soft 14 fences
1st £61,897 2nd £23,320 3rd £11,671 4th £5,830 5th £2,926 6th £1,463 7th £726 8th £374

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
12 1012 p 139 107 148
b g Croco Rouge(IRE) - April Thistle(IRE) (Alphabatim)
Always prominent, led 10th, kept on gamely when strongly challenged after last, asserted final 100yds, ridden out
2 
8 117 148 115 155
b g Shantou(USA) - Village Queen(IRE) (King's Theatre)
Looked well; in touch, headway after 4 out, ridden after 2 out, strong challenge last, kept on with every chance until no extra final 100yds (op 12/1)
3  [4]
8 109 t 136 100 142
b g Crillon(FR) - Las De La Croix(FR) (Grand Tresor)
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went close 2nd 3 out until ridden next, kept on same pace from last (tchd 7/1)
4  1 [5]
8 1112 p 153 115 158
ch g Forestier(FR) - Katell Bihan(FR) (Funny Baby)
Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, chance after last, no extra final 120yds
5  [8½]
8 1011 138 96 141
b g Kayf Tara - Spatham Rose (Environment Friend)
Mid-division, mistake 6th, headway 10th, ridden in close 5th after 3 out, kept on same pace from next (op 9/2)
6  [9¾]
9 107 h 139 96 140
b g Westerner - Jemima Jay(IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up, hit 2nd, mid-division and ridden after 3 out, kept on from next but not pace to threaten (op 28/1)
7  nk [10]
8 114 h 145 101 144
ch g Bienamado(USA) - Greenfield Noora(IRE) (Topanoora)
Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden between last 2, kept on but never threatened to get on terms (op 10/1)
8  [11½]
8 1012 w1 t 139 93 141
b g Martaline - Memorial(FR) (Homme De Loi)
Not fluent in rear early, hit 5th, headway turning in, short of room next, kept on but never going pace to get involved (op 12/1)
9  [12¾]
10 1011 143 96 141
gr g Kayf Tara - Champagne Lil (Terimon)
Held up towards rear, stayed on from 2 out, never troubled leaders
10  [17¼]
5 118 149 96 143
b g Saint Des Saints(FR) - Magic Poline(FR) (Trempolino)
Mid-division, headway 9th, effort after 3 out, weakened between last 2 (op 5/1)
11  nk [17½]
8 1110 t 151 98 145
br g Blue Bresil(FR) - Abu Dhabi(FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Took keen hold early, mid-division, hit 10th, headway after 4 out, effort turning in, not pace to challenge, weakened last (op 10/1)
12  4 [21½]
7 113 147 89 139
ch g Stowaway - The Wrens Nest(IRE) (Shernazar)
Looked well; mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out
13  [23]
7 113 tp 144 84 137
gr g Della Francesca(USA) - Asia Du Lin(FR) (Agent Bleu)
Looked well; mid-division, last trio from 9th, beaten when stumbled 3 out (tchd 20/1)
14  16 [39]
11 112 tp 143 63 116
ch g Presenting - Zeferina(IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Tracked leaders until 8th, gradually lost place, weakened after 3 out (op 16/1 tchd 20/1)
15  3 [42]
10 113 t 144 60 116
gr g Portrait Gallery(IRE) - Skule Hill Lass(IRE) (Close Conflict)
Always towards rear
PU   
12 1111 p 152
br g Perugino(USA) - Borough Trail(IRE) (Woodborough)
Led until 10th, prominent, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out (op 18/1)
PU   
8 107 tb 134
gr g Verglas(IRE) - Firecrest(IRE) (Darshaan)
Never fluent and mistakes, always towards rear, behind when pulled up before 8th
PU   
8 110 141
b g Dr Massini(IRE) - Danse Slave(FR) (Broadway Flyer)
Chased leaders, blundered badly 7th, slow 9th, hit 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
PU   
7 111 142
b g Stowaway - Joleen(IRE) (Bob's Return)
Looked well; mid-division, struggling when blundered badly 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 13/2 tchd 8/1)