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4:10 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2020

St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good To Soft 22 fences
1st £26,685 2nd £8,379 3rd £4,189.50 4th £2,092.50 5th £1,048.50 6th £526.50 7th £265.50 8th £126

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
10 120 126 137 153
b g Brian Boru - Satellite Dancer (IRE) (Satco)
Midfield, mistake 3rd, headway 15th, led approaching 2 out, drew clear run-in, stayed on strongly
2  10
8 120 135 127 142
b g Well Chosen - Taipans Girl (IRE) (Taipan)
Looked well; midfield, headway 17th, stayed on to chase winner 2 out, edged left from before last, no impression run-in (op 5/2 tchd 3/1)
3  5 [15]
10 120 tb 141 122 140
b g Shantou (USA) - Carrigmorna Flyer (IRE) (Bob Back)
Tracked leaders, stumbled 1st, not fluent 15th, led after 3 out, headed approaching 2 out where not fluent, unable to quicken before last, kept on same pace run-in (op 9/2)
4  [18¼]
9 120 127 118 134
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Honeybunch (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Midfield, headway 17th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, one pace run-in (op 5/1 tchd 7/1)
5  [25¾]
10 120 tp 142 110 127
b g Shirocco (GER) - Petralona (USA) (Alleged)
Looked well; held up, headway 17th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, no extra before last (op 9/2)
6  1 [26¾]
8 120 125 109 127
b g Presenting - Labarynth (IRE) (Exit To Nowhere)
Led, clear from 9th until after 4 out, headed after 3 out, still there 2 out, weakened run-in
7  11 [37¾]
7 120 98 116
b g Gold Well - Nylon (GER) (Law Society)
Midfield, mistake 4th (water), headway before 15th, chased leading bunch approaching 3 out, one pace and no impression before 2 out (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
8  ¾ [38½]
8 117 122 90 108
b m Kalanisi (IRE) - Wild Spell (IRE) (Oscar)
In touch, lost place 15th, outpaced when not fluent 4 out, plugged on under pressure after 3 out, no impression (op 66/1)
9  [39¾]
10 120 t 141 95 113
gr g Turgeon (USA) - Pail Mel (FR) (Sleeping Car)
Held up, hit 4 out, ridden to go pace after 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, never a threat
10  nk [40]
10 120 t 130 94 112
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Maplewell (IRE) (Good Thyne)
Held up, headway approaching 18th, chased leading bunch approaching 3 out, no impression before 2 out
11  [45½]
11 120 142 88 106
b g Poliglote - Dalamine (FR) (Sillery)
In rear, pushed along after 12th, never involved (op 33/1)
12  shd [45¾]
11 120 t 125 87 106
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Coco Opera (IRE) (Lafontaine I)
Held up, headway into midfield 18th, never on terms with leaders
13  12 [57¾]
13 120 tv 140 75 104
ch g Kotky Bleu (FR) - Heure Bleu (FR) (Grand Tresor)
Midfield early, in touch 4th (water), chased leader from approaching 13th to 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out
14  18 [75¾]
8 120 p1 125 57 76
b g Golden Tornado (IRE) - Cappard Ridge (IRE) (Executive Perk)
Handy early, lost place before 5th, struggling after 13th, in rear-division after
15  hd [75¾]
12 120 t 132 56 80
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Chamoss Royale (FR) (Garde Royale)
Chased leaders, ridden when mistake 16th, weakened before 18th (op 66/1)
16  39 [114¾]
12 120 t 130 17 37
b g Westerner - Arcanum (IRE) (Presenting)
Chased leaders until weakened before 17th, tailed off
17  48 [162¾]
12 120 p 127
b g Gold Well - Villaflor (IRE) (Religiously)
Midfield, mistake 11th, mistake 16th, outpaced 17th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off (trainer said gelding was unsuited by the ground, which was officially described as good to soft, soft in places on this occasion and would prefer a slower surface)
PU   
12 120 p 133
bb g Presenting - Green Star (FR) (Green Tune)
Chased leader, not fluent 12th, lost 2nd approaching 13th, ridden and weakened after 14th (water), tailed off when pulled up before 18th
PU   
11 120 t 139
b g Westerner - Kenza Du Berlais (FR) (Kahyasi)
Looked well; in touch, weakened before 18th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
PU   
12 120 p 135
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Nice Resemblance (IRE) (Shernazar)
Midfield, lost place 5th, behind when pulled up before 7th (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 66/1)
PU   
6 120 h 122
br g Jeremy (USA) - Kachina (IRE) (Mandalus)
Behind, mistake 15th and rider lost iron briefly, struggling 17th, hit 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (op 66/1)
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