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3:30 Cheltenham 15 Mar 2023

Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (1m7f199yds) 2m Old Soft 13 fences
1st £226,672 2nd £86,392 3rd £44,032 4th £22,792 5th £12,232


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 1110 175 167 179
br g Denham Red (FR) - Olinight (FR) (April Night)
Travelled strongly, jumped right on occasions, prominent, disputed lead 6th, good jump 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon led clearly going easily, edged left home turn, clear when another good jump last, kept on well run-in, impressive (op 5/4 tchd 11/10)
2  10
8 1110 159 154 165
b g Arakan (USA) - Presenting D'Azy (IRE) (Presenting)
Took keen hold, in touch with leaders on inner, going easily 3 out, carried left and hampered rival home turn, soon went second, 2 lengths down when not fluent 2 out, soon no chance with winner, ridden and kept on run-in (op 14/1)
3  24 [34]
9 1110 169 124 144
b g Great Pretender (IRE) - Manson Teene (FR) (Mansonnien)
Took keen hold, in touch with leaders, bad mistake and lost ground 4 out, well held but kept on from 2 out, pecked on landing last, pushed out and went modest third final 110yds, did well in the circumstances (op 28/1)
4  ¾ [34¾]
9 1110 166 123 139
b g Saddex - Malaga De St Sulpice (FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Led, disputed lead 6th, mistake 3 out, soon pushed along and lost second, short of room and hampered home turn, soon ridden, weakened run-in, lost third final 110yds
5  29 [63¾]
9 1110 170 84 130
b g Kayf Tara - Nothingtoloose (IRE) (Luso)
Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, pushed along briefly and some headway after 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon pushed along and weakened (trainer could offer no explanation for the poor form shown; vet reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)
8 1110 157
b g Noroit (GER) - Little Memories (IRE) (Montjeu)
Raced wide, towards rear, fell 3rd
9 1110 t 163
br g Dink (FR) - Manly Dream (FR) (Highest Honor)
Raced wide, in touch with leaders, dropped to rear before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 25/1)
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