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1:55 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2021

Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (1m7f199yds) 2m Old Soft 13 fences
1st £73,854.37 2nd £27,824.99 3rd £13,925.63 4th £6,956.25 5th £3,491.25

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 114 164 165 174
b g Sholokhov (IRE) - Labarynth (IRE) (Exit To Nowhere)
Chased leaders, good jump to lead 3 out, nudged along and went clear before 2 out, 6 lengths ahead last, easily, impressive (tchd 2/5)
2  12
7 114 t1 149 150 158
gr g Khalkevi (IRE) - Hesmeralda (FR) (Royal Charter)
Towards rear, hit 3rd, still plenty to do when shaken up 3 out, 12 lengths fourth last, ridden and stayed on run-in, went second towards finish, no match for winner (op 40/1)
3  1 [13]
6 114 153 149 157
b g Arakan (USA) - Presenting D'Azy (IRE) (Presenting)
Took keen hold, close up and pressed leader, led but pestered 3rd, headed 4 out, lost second 3 out, pushed along and switched left home turn, outpaced 2 out, ridden run-in, briefly lost third towards finish (op 8/1)
4  ½ [13½]
5 114 ht 160 148 158
b g Sea The Moon (GER) - Wemyss Bay (Sadler's Wells)
Took keen hold, led, headed and close up 3rd, not fluent 5th, led again 4 out, headed and not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, held from 2 out, 6 lengths down when mistake last, ridden run-in, lost two places towards finish (op 11/2 tchd 9/2)
5  26 [39½]
6 114 156 115 131
br g Coastal Path - Ruth (FR) (Agent Bleu)
Didn't jump with fluency, raced in last, lost touch 8th (op 9/1)
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