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2:40 Haydock 21 Jan 2017 Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle (Grade 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (1m7f144yds) 1m7½f Soft 9 hurdles
1st £43,215 2nd £16,530 3rd £8,527.50 4th £4,500


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 1112 163 111 163
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Thuringe (FR) (Turgeon)
Led to 4th, chased leader, pushed along when outpaced briefly before 3 out where mistake, challenging when hit 2 out, ridden and upsides when not fluent last, rallied to lead final 150yds, stayed on gamely (op 13/8 tchd 11/8 and tchd 7/4)
2  1
7 114 143 102 152
b g Hernando (FR) - Lauderdale (GER) (Nebos)
Chased leader, led 4th, quickened approaching 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon pressed, headed final 150yds, held near finish (op 10/1)
3  [4¾]
7 114 152 97 150
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - La Zingarella (IRE) (Phardante)
Held up, tracking leaders before 5th, challenged on inner approaching last, ridden run-in and no response, unable to go with front 2 final 100yds, lost shoe (vet said gelding lost its right fore shoe. trainer said that a post-race endoscopic examination found the gelding to have blood in its trachea.) (op 6/4)
4  21 [25¾]
8 114 149 70 131
b g Overbury (IRE) - Barton Belle (Barathea)
Held up, raced enthusiastically, nodded 3rd, hit 5th, left behind before 2 out (op 14/1)
9 1112 160
b g Singspiel (IRE) - Indigo Girl (GER) (Sternkoenig)
Prominent until fell 4th (op 7/1)
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