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3:30 Leopardstown (IRE) 29 Jan 2017

BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m Good 8 hurdles
1st €64,900 2nd €20,900 3rd €9,900


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1110 162 152 165
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Arnette (FR) (Denham Red)
Disputed early until led before 1st and made rest, pressed closely after 3 out, going well after next, pushed out before last where slight mistake, ridden and reduced advantage run-in, pressed closing stages, held on well (op 8/11)
2  1
5 118 147 148 162
b g Creachadoir (IRE) - Willamina (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Held up behind leaders in 3rd, moderate 3rd before 4th, closer in 3rd before 3 out, ridden and some headway before last where slight mistake and left 2nd, ran on well to press winner closing stages, nearest finish (op 25/1)
3  37 [38]
5 118 t 150 105 125
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Northern Gulch (USA) (Gulch)
In rear throughout, slight mistake 4th and niggled along briefly, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, left remote 3rd at last (op 13/2 tchd 11/2)
7 1110 160 160
b g Authorized (IRE) - Zam Zoom (IRE) (Dalakhani)
Disputed early until settled in 2nd before 1st, closer in 2nd after 3 out, ridden after next and held by winner under pressure before last where fell (op 2/1)
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