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2:30 Cheltenham 18 Mar 2021

Ryanair Chase (Registered as The Festival Trophy) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m4f127yds) 2m4½f New Good To Soft 17 fences
1st £150,350.40 2nd £57,414.90 3rd £29,351.40 4th £15,279.90 5th £8,283.90


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1110 t1 162 169 178
b g No Risk At All (FR) - Idaho Falls (FR) (Turgeon)
Jumped well, pressed leader, led at fast pace from 3rd, good jump 3 out, soon went clear going easily, shaken up before 2 out, not fluent last, ridden and kept on well run-in, impressive (op 4/1)
2  12
6 1110 162 156 167
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Niagaria Du Bois (FR) (Grand Tresor)
Midfield, not fluent 5th, not fluent 10th, headway when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, went second run-in, stayed on, no match for winner (op 13/2)
3  ½ [12½]
8 1110 162 156 166
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Mucho Macabi (IRE) (Exceed And Excel)
Held up in rear, not fluent and pushed along briefly 10th, pushed along and still plenty to do after 3 out, ridden and headway before 2 out, kept on well and went third run-in, no match for winner (op 28/1)
4  6 [18½]
8 1110 tp1 159 150 162
br g Kalanisi (IRE) - Fairy Lane (IRE) (Old Vic)
Towards rear, headway 10th, ridden after 5 out, no chance with winner but went second after 3 out, tired jump last, weakened and lost two places run-in (op 28/1 tchd 20/1)
5  35 [53½]
6 1110 157 115 128
b g Enrique - Urfe D'Estruval (FR) (Martaline)
Always towards rear, outpaced and pushed along briefly after 3rd, mistake 10th, well behind and ridden when mistake 3 out, never on terms (op 40/1)
10 1110 168
b g Walk In The Park (IRE) - Phemyka (FR) (Saint Estephe)
Led at fast pace, not fluent and headed 3rd, soon tracked leader, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out, well behind when pulled up just before 2 out (trainer said, regarding poor performance, that the gelding jumped poorly) (op 7/2)
9 1110 p 165
ch g Medicean - Night Teeny (Platini)
Midfield, not fluent 2nd, ridden and dropped to rear 11th, well behind when bad mistake 4 out, soon pulled up (trainer said, regarding poor performance, that the gelding as never travelling) (op 7/1)
9 1110 164
b g Mahler - Janebailey (Silver Patriarch)
Towards rear, blundered 6th, ridden and struggling after 7th, mistake 8th, well behind when pulled up after 12th
9 1110 t 160
ch g Germany (USA) - Dun Dun (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Prominent, not fluent 3rd, lost position 4th, pushed along briefly 6th, pecked on landing and dropped to rear 7th, slow jump and struggling 8th, pulled up just after 9th (trainer's rep said, regarding poor performance, that the gelding made a bad mistake 6 fences out and was never travelling thereafter) (op 13/2)
8 1110 t 163
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Missindependence (IRE) (Executive Perk)
Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, not fluent 8th, ridden and dropped to rear after 11th, not fluent 12th, well behind when pulled up 5 out (trainer said, regarding poor performance, that gelding was never travelling and stopped quickly; vet said gelding had bled from the nose) (op 15/2 tchd 7/1)
7 1110 162
b g Jeremy (USA) - That's Amazing (IRE) (Marignan)
Took keen hold, close up, chased leaders from 2nd, bad mistake 9th, not fluent 12th, mistake and stumbled 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, well behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 17/2)
  • 11 ran Off time: 2:31:21 Winning time: 5m 9.40s (slow by 3.40s) Total SP: 119%
  • Non-runners: Dashel Drasher (unsuitable ground), Real Steel (self certificate), Saint Calvados (unsuitable ground)
  • 1st owner: Cheveley Park Stud (Allaho) 1st breeder: Eric Leffray
  • 2nd owner: John P McManus (Fakir D'oudairies)
  • 3rd owner: T F P (Tornado Flyer)
  • Tote win: £3.90 PL: £1.70 £1.90 £7 Ex: £22.60 CSF: £19.41 Tricast: £350.26 Trifecta: £370.20
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