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2:30 Down Royal (IRE) 4 Nov 2017 Champion Chase (Grade 1)

(5yo+) 3m Soft 15 fences
1st €82,600 2nd €26,600 3rd €12,600 4th €5,600 5th €2,800 6th €1,400


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 1110 p1 163 73 168
b g Stowaway - Western Whisper (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Soon tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd after 9th, went 2nd at 13th, led approaching 2 out and soon joined, headed narrowly at last, rallied well to reassert final 100yds (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding was suited by racing more prominently and the application of first-time chhekpieces)
2  ½
6 1110 157 73 167
ch g Gamut (IRE) - Lora Lady (IRE) (Lord Americo)
Chased leaders on inner, closer in 3rd before 3 out, travelled best to dispute 2 out, led narrowly at last, headed final 100yds, kept on well in clear 2nd (op 7/2 tchd 3/1)
3  14 [14½]
8 1110 t 153 61 154
ch g Halling (USA) - Gandia (IRE) (Danehill)
Pressed leaders in 3rd when slow at 1st, closer in 2nd after 9th, jumped well to lead 13th, headed approaching 2 out where dropped to 3rd, soon no extra
4  [17¼]
7 1110 152 58 152
b g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Omega Des Obeaux (FR) (Saint Preuil)
Soon chased leaders in 4th, ridden along after 3 out, not quicken before next and soon no impression
5  11 [28¼]
8 1110 t 162 49 139
b g Brian Boru - Satellite Dancer (IRE) (Satco)
Led approaching 1st, strongly pressed from 9th until headed 13th, pushed along in 6th after 3 out, soon no extra (op 8/1)
6  12 [40¼]
9 1110 157 38 130
b g Beneficial - Guigone (FR) (Esprit Du Nord)
Held up towards rear, bit closer 3 out, soon ridden and no impression before next
7  11 [51¼]
7 1110 167 28 118
b g Oscar (IRE) - Good Thyne Jenny (IRE) (Good Thyne)
Chased leaders in 5th, not fluent 3rd and 4th, mistake 9th and dropped to rear, mistake 10th and detached after next, scoped abnormally (jockey said gelding never travelled and never jumped throughout; post-race examination found no abnormalities; trainer said gelding scoped abnormally post-race) (op 5/6 tchd 9/10)
11 1110 t1 157
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Baden (IRE) (Furry Glen)
Raced in rear until mistake and unseated rider 7th
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