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5:30 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2023

WellChild National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m5f201yds) 3m6f Old Soft 23 fences
1st £62,156.25 2nd £31,956.25 3rd £16,881.25 4th £9,318.75


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 117 155 113 158
gr g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Athena Du Mesnil (FR) (Al Namix)
Held up in rear, hit 10th, ridden and steady headway after 3 out, soon went third, left in second 2 out, 3 lengths down last, led inside final 110yds, stayed on (op 5/6)
7 117 147 111 154
ch g Well Chosen - Meadstown Miss (IRE) (Flemensfirth)
Held up in rear, hampered by faller 16th, headway when hit 18th, went second after 3 out, ridden and 4 lengths down when left in lead 2 out, 3 lengths ahead last, no extra when headed inside final 110yds (op 10/1)
3  12 [14¾]
8 117 145 103 141
b g Authorized (IRE) - Mamitador (Anabaa)
Pressed leader, bumped 1st, prominent from 2nd, went second after 17th, ridden after 3 out, soon lost second, left in third 2 out, weakened last (op 17/2 tchd 15/2)
4  10 [24¾]
6 117 143 96 133
b g Milan - Francesa (Silver Patriarch)
Midfield, headway after 19th, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, went fourth and ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out (op 10/1 tchd 11/1)
8 117 t 130
b g Malinas (GER) - Wyldello (Supreme Leader)
Held up in rear, in touch with leaders from 2nd, prominent 14th, fell 16th, fatally injured (op 100/1)
7 117 t 146 154
b g Mahler - Finnow Turkle (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Prominent, pressed leader 12th, led 16th, went clear after 4 out, 4 lengths ahead and keeping on when fell 2 out (tchd 6/1 and tchd 7/1)
6 110 124
gr m Gregorian (IRE) - Aloisi (Kalanisi)
Prominent, disputed lead from 4th, led clearly 12th, prominent when headed 16th, not fluent 17th, ridden after 4 out, weakening when fell 3 out (op 100/1)
8 117 tb 135
bb g Cokoriko (FR) - Stella D'Engilbert (FR) (Network)
Led, jumped left and bumped 1st, prominent when headed and hit 12th, mistake 14th, weakened 17th, behind when hit 19th, pulled up 4 out (tchd 66/1)
7 117 p 130
b g Westerner - Valleyboggan (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Midfield, towards rear 10th, slightly hampered after 12th, struggling 16th, weakened 19th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out (op 28/1)
7 117 p 146
b g Shantou (USA) - Laren (GER) (Monsun)
Prominent, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up after 3 out (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, that gelding stopped quickly; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities) (op 7/1)
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