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3:30 Cheltenham 10 Mar 2020

Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m87yds) 2m½f Old Soft 8 hurdles
1st £264,609.67 2nd £99,692.99 3rd £49,893.53 4th £24,923.25 5th £12,508.65 6th £6,254.33 7th £3,103.65 8th £1,598.85

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 113 159 155 163
b m No Risk At All (FR) - Kadjara (FR) (Silver Rainbow)
Looked well; in touch, not fluent 3 out, tracked leaders going well before 2 out, led last, asserted and ran on well final 100yds
2  3
7 1110 t 163 158 166
b g Doctor Dino (FR) - Saaryeh (Royal Academy)
Held up in rear, headway going well 2 out, ridden to chase winner run-in, no impression (op 14/1)
3  [6¾]
8 1110 t 158 154 162
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Maggies Oscar (IRE) (Oscar)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, ridden to lead between last 2, headed last, lost 2nd run-in, kept on same pace final 100yds (op 10/1)
4  [9½]
8 1110 h 159 151 160
b g Califet (FR) - Queissa (FR) (Saint Preuil)
Held up, headway before 3 out, ridden to chase leaders and close up approaching last, kept on under pressure run-in, edged left final 75yds, one pace after (tchd 13/2)
5  2 [11½]
9 1110 p 158 148 159
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Arnette (FR) (Denham Red)
Led after 1st, ridden and headed between last 2, hung right run-in, no extra
6  ½ [12]
7 1110 158 147 157
gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Happy Talk (IRE) (Hamas)
Midfield, mistake 3rd, ridden before last, kept on run-in, never able to trouble leaders (op 25/1)
7  [14½]
10 1110 t 160 144 155
b g Galileo (IRE) - Distinctive Look (IRE) (Danehill)
Sweating, midfield, headway after 4 out, effort to chase leaders 2 out, unable to quicken under pressure approaching last, weakened run-in (op 10/1)
8  [16]
9 1110 155 142 152
b g Kayf Tara - Megalex (Karinga Bay)
Looked well; led, headed after 1st, in touch, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, no impression after
9  3 [19]
5 1110 157 139 150
b g Motivator - Elle Galante (GER) (Galileo)
Held up, not fluent 4th, pushed along and some headway before last, never involved (op 8/1)
10  1 [20]
7 1110 156 137 148
br g Konig Turf (GER) - Nassora (FR) (Assessor)
Held up, ridden after 4 out, plugged on approaching last, never a threat
11  6 [26]
5 1110 150 130 143
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Tali Des Obeaux (FR) (Panoramic I)
Midfield, lost place after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, no danger after (op 33/1)
12  [28¾]
6 1110 h 152 127 140
gr g No Risk At All (FR) - Good Time Girl (FR) (Slickly)
Midfield early, tracked leaders after 2nd, mistake 4 out, lost place 3 out, not fluent under pressure 2 out, soon weakened
13  [30]
7 1110 157 125 139
bb g Slickly (FR) - Sosa (GER) (Cape Cross)
Held up, not fluent 4th, ridden after 2 out, never a threat (op 14/1)
14  [31¼]
8 1110 b1 150 123 138
b g Poliglote - Sentosa (FR) (Kaldounevees)
Held up, mistake 4 out, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, well there 2 out, ridden and weakened before last (op 125/1)
15  24 [55¼]
5 1110 t1 155 92 113
b g Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - Love Knot (IRE) (Lomitas)
Looked well; in touch, mistake 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out (op 16/1)
PU   
8 1110 t 143
ch g Beat Hollow - Papillon De Bronze (IRE) (Marju)
Raced keenly, headway to track leaders after 1st, weakened approaching before 3 out, behind when pulled up before last (tchd 28/1)
PU   
6 1110 159
b g Delegator - Chapel Corner (IRE) (Alhaarth)
Chased leader to 4 out, ridden and weakened soon after, behind when pulled up before 3 out (trainer could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance other than the jockey said the gelding ran flat) (op 25/1)
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