Cheltenham - At The Races

15:30 Cheltenham 12 Mar 2019

Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner £253,215 - 10 ran

4
Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star (Mr John P McManus)

3. Espoir D'allen (FR)

held up in mid-division, closed 4 out, 3rd before 3 out, led 2 out, allowed to drift right when drawing clear before last, stayed on strongly, impressive

16/1 5 11-10 162 M P WalshG P Cromwell
2 15
Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black star (Mrs J Donnelly)

5. Melon

led until 2 out, no impression on winner before not fluent last, edged right flat, being closed on by 3rd close home

20/1 7 11-10 p1 165 P TownendW P Mullins
3 nk
White, maroon hoop, sleeves and cap (Mr L Fell)

7. Silver Streak (IRE)

held up in rear, jumped right at times, closed after mistake 4 out, went 3rd last, no chance with winner, kept on under pressure and closing on 2nd close home

80/1 6 11-10 156 Adam WedgeEvan Williams
4
Red, pink hoop and armlets (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited)

9. Laurina (FR)

tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, hit next, ridden after 2 out, dropped to 4th last, stayed on same pace

5/2 2Fav 6 11-3 159 R WalshW P Mullins
5 7
Light blue, white cross belts, red cap (Crimbourne Stud)

10. Verdana Blue (IRE)

held up towards rear, went 5th 3 out, shaken up after 2 out, never on terms and well held before last

33/1 7 11-3 157 D N RussellN J Henderson
6 6
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

8. Apple's Jade (FR)

with leader, hit 2nd, lost 2nd 4 out, well beaten before 3 out

7/4 Fav 7 11-3 t 166 J W KennedyG Elliott
7 45
Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap (The Megsons)

4. Global Citizen (IRE)

mid-division on inside, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off

50/1 7 11-10 159 David BassBen Pauling
PU
White, black cap (Mr Michael Buckley)

1. Brain Power (IRE)

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, slightly hampered 4 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened before next, pulled up before 2 out

33/1 8 11-10 p 158 Nico de BoinvilleN J Henderson
F
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

2. Buveur D'air (FR)

held up in touch in 4th, fell 3rd

11/4 8 11-10 172 B J GeraghtyN J Henderson
B
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap (Mrs S Ricci)

6. Sharjah (FR)

held up in mid-division, brought down 3rd

20/1 6 11-10 165 Mr P W MullinsW P Mullins
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Off Time: 15:30:39

Winning Time: 3m 59.07s

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2019 12:45:59

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1

held up in mid-division, closed 4 out, 3rd before 3 out, led 2 out, allowed to drift right when drawing clear before last, stayed on strongly, impressive

16/1 5 11-10 M P Walsh 162
2 15
Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black star (Mrs J Donnelly)

5. Melon

led until 2 out, no impression on winner before not fluent last, edged right flat, being closed on by 3rd close home

20/1 7 11-10 p1 P Townend 165
F/7 04 Apr 2019 Ain 20F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £140,325 (J) to Supasundae  8/1 711-7 P Townend 157
7/7 03 May 2019 Pun 16F Y  Cl1 HdlGd1 €176,999 (J) to Buveur D'air (10¾)   5/1 711-12 P Townend 159
12/12 18 May 2019 Aut 25½F Very Soft  HdlGd1 €220,500 (J) to Benie Des Dieux (29) 12/1 710-10 R M Power 157
3 nk

held up in rear, jumped right at times, closed after mistake 4 out, went 3rd last, no chance with winner, kept on under pressure and closing on 2nd close home

80/1 6 11-10 Adam Wedge 156
5/7 04 Apr 2019 Ain 20F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £140,325 (J) to Supasundae (43)   25/1 611-7 Adam Wedge 156
4

tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, hit next, ridden after 2 out, dropped to 4th last, stayed on same pace

5/2 2Fav 6 11-3 R Walsh 159
5 7

held up towards rear, went 5th 3 out, shaken up after 2 out, never on terms and well held before last

33/1 7 11-3 D N Russell 157
Won/14 13 Apr 2019 Ayr 16F Gd  Cl1 HcpHdlGd2 £59,798 (J) bt Dino Velvet (7)   4/1 Fav 711-10 C Brace 154
4/7 01 May 2019 Asc 16F GF  Cl1 Grp3 £34,026 (F) to Dee Ex Bee ()   7/2 78-13 Oisin Murphy 92
6 6

with leader, hit 2nd, lost 2nd 4 out, well beaten before 3 out

7/4 Fav 7 11-3 t J W Kennedy 166
3/15 06 Apr 2019 Ain 24½F Gd  Cl1 HdlGd1 £101,034 (J) to If The Cap Fits (½)   5/6 Fav 711-0 J W Kennedy 163
5/7 03 May 2019 Pun 16F Y  Cl1 HdlGd1 €176,999 (J) to Buveur D'air ()   2/1 JFav 711-5 J W Kennedy 163
7 45

mid-division on inside, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off

50/1 7 11-10 David Bass 159
PU

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, slightly hampered 4 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened before next, pulled up before 2 out

33/1 8 11-10 p Nico de Boinville 158
PU/14 13 Apr 2019 Ayr 16F Gd  Cl1 HcpHdlGd2 £59,798 (J) to Verdana Blue  11/1 811-9 Nico de Boinville 153
F

held up in touch in 4th, fell 3rd

11/4 8 11-10 B J Geraghty 172
2/7 04 Apr 2019 Ain 20F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £140,325 (J) to Supasundae ()   5/6 Fav 811-7 B J Geraghty 172
Won/7 03 May 2019 Pun 16F Y  Cl1 HdlGd1 €176,999 (J) bt Supasundae ()   2/1 JFav 811-12 D N Russell 167
B

held up in mid-division, brought down 3rd

20/1 6 11-10 Mr P W Mullins 165
Share Result

Off Time: 15:30:39

Winning Time: 3m 59.07s

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2019 12:45:59

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £26.00
Tote Win £22.30 (3)
Tote Place £3.30 (3) , £2.80 (5) , £7.30 (7)
Tote Swinger £48.80 (3, 5) , £103.70 (3, 7) , £156.70 (5, 7)
Tote Exacta £277.60 (3, 5)
Tote Trifecta £17569.50 (3, 5, 7)
CSF £251.60 (3, 5)
Tricast £22067.60 (3, 5, 7)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2018 Heavy 11 Buveur D'Air 7 11 10 - 111-111 38 days N Henderson (51 miles) B J Geraghty 4/6 4:05.00
2017 Good to Soft 11 Buveur D'Air 6 11 10 - 131-111 38 days N Henderson (51 miles) N Fehily 5/1 3:51.00
2016 Good to Soft 12 Annie Power 8 11 3 - 121F-11 27 days W P Mullins R Walsh 5/2 3:45.10
2015 Good to Soft 8 Faugheen 7 11 10 - 1111-11 74 days W P Mullins R Walsh 4/5 3:50.90
2014 Good to Soft 9 Jezki 6 11 10 - 31-1124 44 days Mrs J Harrington B J Geraghty 9/1 3:44.60
2013 Soft 9 Hurricane Fly 9 11 10 - 131-111 44 days W P Mullins R Walsh 13/8 3:59.10
2012 Good 10 Rock On Ruby 7 11 10 - 1223-12 78 days P Nicholls (69 miles) N Fehily 11/1 3:50.10
2011 Good 11 Hurricane Fly 7 11 10 - 131-111 51 days W P Mullins R Walsh 11/4 3:53.60
2010 Good to Soft 12 Binocular 6 11 10 - 113-531 38 days N Henderson (51 miles) A P McCoy 9/1 3:53.90
2009 Good to Soft 23 Punjabi 6 11 10 - 1-111F3 24 days N Henderson (51 miles) B J Geraghty 22/1 4:00.90