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1:50 Cheltenham 25 Jan 2020

Paddy Power 45 Sleeps To Cheltenham Trophy Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m4f127yds) 2m4½f New Soft 17 fences
1st £39,423 2nd £14,874 3rd £7,461 4th £3,744 5th £1,896 6th £965 7th £496

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 1112 154 150 160
b g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Sience Fiction (FR) (Dom Alco)
Left disputing lead after 1st, ridden after 2 out, 1 length up last, stayed on gamely, all out (tchd 15/2)
2  ½
8 117 p 149 145 154
b g Darsi (FR) - Lucy Walters (IRE) (King's Ride)
Held up, hit 4 out, headway after 3 out, ridden in close 4th between last 2, stayed on into 2nd run-in, pressing winner towards finish, kept on (op 10/1)
3  nk [¾]
8 1111 p 153 148 157
b g It's Gino (GER) - Laviola (GER) (Waky Nao)
Tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, 1 length down last, kept on (op 5/1)
4  [5¼]
11 1013 141 132 139
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Next Victory (FR) (Akarad)
Mid-division, nudged along 11th, headway after 13th, chased leading pair 3 out, disputing close 2nd when ridden after 2 out, 1 length down last, kept on until no extra final 100yds (op 12/1)
5  [13¾]
10 109 142 124 134
b g Kayf Tara - Mille Et Une (FR) (Trempolino)
Held up, hit 10th, headway after 4 out, effort in 5th approaching 2 out, not pace to get on terms, mistake last, faded (trainer said gelding had breathing problem) (op 16/1)
6  3 [16¾]
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 tp 128 107 115
ch g Martaline - Royale Majesty (FR) (Nikos)
Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, not pace to challenge, weakened approaching last (op 9/2)
7  9 [25¾]
8 101 h 129 98 110
gr g Fair Mix (IRE) - Lucylou I (IRE) (Bob Back)
Held up, effort after 3 out, weakened next (tchd 25/1)
PU   
8 113 145
ch g Three Valleys (USA) - Bakhtawar (IRE) (Lomitas)
Held up, gradually lost touch from 9th, tailed off when pulled up 12th (vet said gelding lost right-fore shoe) (op 15/2 tchd 8/1)
PU   
8 108 t 136
gr g Martaline - Shekira (FR) (Medaaly)
Leading when lost action and pulled up after 1st; fatally injured (op 13/2)
PU   
8 113 145
br g Stowaway - High Accord (IRE) (Accordion)
Left disputing lead after 1st and continued to dispute most of way until 13th, weakened quickly before next, tailed off when pulled up 3 out (tchd 13/2)
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