Cheltenham - At The Races

15:30 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2018

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

Winner £266,384 - 11 ran

4

2m 87y

Heavy (Soft in places)

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Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

1. Buveur D'air (FR)

tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, soon leant on rival, led before 2 out, hard pressed by runner-up after, driven flat, edged right towards finish, found extra close home

4/6 Fav 7 11-10 169 B J GeraghtyN J Henderson
2 nk
Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black star (Mrs J Donnelly)

8. Melon

mid-division, closed on downhill run after 5th, not much room and checked after 3 out, challenged from next, upsides winner flat, edged right towards finish, held close home

7/1 6 11-10 160 P TownendW P Mullins
3 3
Royal blue, orange diamond, hooped sleeves, orange cap, royal blue diamond (Mr G P Mahoney)

9. Mick Jazz (FR)

held up rear of mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, 3rd from next, unable to quicken last, soon edged left briefly, no impression but kept on

25/1 7 11-10 t h 156 D N RussellG Elliott
4 9
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

6. Identity Thief (IRE)

chased leaders, mistake and lost place 4th, hit next and lost further ground, kept on before last, went 4th flat but no chance with leaders

50/1 8 11-10 149 S W FlanaganH de Bromhead
5
White, large black spots, black cap (Elite Racing Club)

4. Elgin

held up in mid-division, effort 2 out, went 4th but not pace of leaders from home turn, stayed on same pace and lost 4th flat

12/1 6 11-10 161 Wayne HutchinsonA King
6 8
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap (Mrs S Ricci)

5. Faugheen (IRE)

led, headed after 1st, chased leader, mistake 4th, led after 3 out, soon leant on rival, headed before 2 out, weakened well before last

4/1 2Fav 10 11-10 p1 167 R WalshW P Mullins
7 ½
Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star (Wicklow Bloodstock (ireland) Ltd)

11. Wicklow Brave

held up in last trio, headway on outside 3 out, chasing leaders after next, soon ridden and beaten, weakened before last

14/1 9 11-10 b 164 Mr P W MullinsW P Mullins
8
Black, black and pink check sleeves and cap (The Can't Say No Partnership)

2. Ch'tibello (FR)

held up in last trio, ridden after 2 out, soon beaten, well held and hanging left before last

33/1 7 11-10 154 Harry SkeltonD Skelton
9 17
Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap (Walters Plant Hire Ltd)

7. John Constable (IRE)

held up in rear, niggled along before 3 out, well beaten after 2 out

66/1 7 11-10 t 156 L P AspellEvan Williams
PU
Emerald green, yellow hoops, red cap (Mr John P McManus)

3. Charli Parcs (FR)

tracked leader, led after 1st, clear before 5th until approaching 3 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

100/1 5 11-10 144 N D FehilyN J Henderson
PU
Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (Andrea & Graham Wylie)

12. Yorkhill (IRE)

held up in last trio, took keen hold, last and ridden before 3 out, soon losing touch, well behind 2 out, pulled up before last

14/1 8 11-10 155 D J MullinsW P Mullins
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Off Time: 15:30:47

Winning Time: 4m 5.00s

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018 11:32:57

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

tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, soon leant on rival, led before 2 out, hard pressed by runner-up after, driven flat, edged right towards finish, found extra close home

4/6 Fav 7 11-10 B J Geraghty 169
Won/5 01 Dec 2018 Ncs 16½F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £61,897 (J) bt Samcro (8)   11/8 2Fav 711-7 B J Geraghty 169
2/5 26 Dec 2018 Kmp 16F GS  Cl1 HdlGd1 £74,035 (J) to Verdana Blue (shd)   1/4 Fav 711-7 B J Geraghty 172
Won/5 02 Feb 2019 San 16F Sft  Cl1 HdlList £17,085 (J) bt Vision Des Flos (2)   1/5 Fav 811-6 B J Geraghty 172
F/10 12 Mar 2019 Che 16½F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £253,215 (J) to Espoir D'allen  11/4 811-10 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
2 nk
Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black star (Mrs J Donnelly)

8. Melon

mid-division, closed on downhill run after 5th, not much room and checked after 3 out, challenged from next, upsides winner flat, edged right towards finish, held close home

7/1 6 11-10 P Townend 160
F/7 27 Apr 2018 Pun 16F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 €162,250 (J) to Supasundae  11/4 2Fav 611-12 P Townend 165
4/6 29 Dec 2018 Leo 16F Gd/Y  Cl1 HdlGd1 €73,749 (J) to Sharjah ()   7/2 J2Fav 611-10 Ruby Walsh 165
4/6 02 Feb 2019 Leo 16F Gd/Y  Cl1 HdlGd1 €98,875 (J) to Apple's Jade (22)   4/1 J2Fav 711-10 Ruby Walsh 164
2/10 12 Mar 2019 Che 16½F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £253,215 (J) to Espoir D'allen (15)   20/1 711-10 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
3 3

held up rear of mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, 3rd from next, unable to quicken last, soon edged left briefly, no impression but kept on

25/1 7 11-10 t h D N Russell 156
4 9

chased leaders, mistake and lost place 4th, hit next and lost further ground, kept on before last, went 4th flat but no chance with leaders

50/1 8 11-10 S W Flanagan 149
Won/10 14 Apr 2018 Ain 24½F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £101,034 (J) bt Wholestone (5)   14/1 811-7 S W Flanagan 153
4/12 26 Apr 2018 Pun 24F Y/Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 €162,250 (J) to Faugheen (30)   6/1 811-10 S W Flanagan 165
PU/6 11 Nov 2018 Nav 20F Gd  Cl1 HdlGd2 €25,075 (J) to Apple's Jade  7/2 2Fav 811-12 Rachael Blackmore 162
5
White, large black spots, black cap (Elite Racing Club)

4. Elgin

held up in mid-division, effort 2 out, went 4th but not pace of leaders from home turn, stayed on same pace and lost 4th flat

12/1 6 11-10 Wayne Hutchinson 161
3/10 21 Apr 2018 Wol 12F St  Cl5 Mdn £3,752 (F) to Ghostwatch ()   9/4 J2Fav 610-0 Tom Marquand -
Won/6 10 May 2018 Cfc 13½F St  Cl5 £5,175 (F) bt Its'afreebee ()   2/11 Fav 69-2 James Doyle -
Won/5 01 Jun 2018 Ctt 12F Gd  Cl5 £5,111 (F) bt Saroog (¾)   4/6 Fav 69-9 M Harley -
7/7 13 Jul 2018 Nmk 14F GF  Cl2 Hcp £31,125 (F) to Hamada (19¼)   5/2 Fav 69-5 M Harley 98
6 8

led, headed after 1st, chased leader, mistake 4th, led after 3 out, soon leant on rival, headed before 2 out, weakened well before last

4/1 2Fav 10 11-10 p1 R Walsh 167
Won/12 26 Apr 2018 Pun 24F Y/Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 €162,250 (J) bt Penhill (13)   11/2 1011-10 D J Mullins 163
2/4 18 Nov 2018 Pun 16F Gd  Cl1 HdlGd1 €59,000 (J) to Sharjah ()   2/5 Fav 1011-10 Ruby Walsh 169
F/7 28 Dec 2018 Leo 24F Gd/Y  Cl1 HdlGd1 €59,000 (J) to Apple's Jade  7/2 2Fav 1011-10 Ruby Walsh 169
3/18 14 Mar 2019 Che 24F GS  Cl1 HdlGd1 £182,878 (J) to Paisley Park ()   4/1 2Fav 1111-10 Ruby Walsh 167
PU/7 04 Apr 2019 Ain 20F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 £140,325 (J) to Supasundae  4/1 2Fav 1111-7 Ruby Walsh 164
7 ½

held up in last trio, headway on outside 3 out, chasing leaders after next, soon ridden and beaten, weakened before last

14/1 9 11-10 b Mr P W Mullins 164
2/7 27 Apr 2018 Pun 16F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 €162,250 (J) to Supasundae ()   12/1 911-12 Mr P W Mullins 164
7/8 18 May 2018 Yor 14F GF  Cl1 Grp2 £93,572 (F) to Stradivarius (13¾)   12/1 99-1 Andrea Atzeni 113
2/11 05 Jul 2018 Tip 16F Gd  Cl1 HdlGd3 €36,875 (J) to Joey Sasa ()   5/4 Fav 911-11 P Townend 161
Won/7 18 Jul 2018 Kil 14F Gd  €8,316 (F) bt Le Vagabond (2)   4/5 Fav 911-0 Mr P W Mullins 108
Won/5 03 Aug 2018 Gal 14F Sft  €12,320 (F) bt Morga ()   1/6 Fav 99-9 C T Keane 108
Won/3 23 Aug 2018 Kil 17F Gd  €8,316 (F) bt Mary Sun (25)   1/25 Fav 912-0 Mr P W Mullins 108
8

held up in last trio, ridden after 2 out, soon beaten, well held and hanging left before last

33/1 7 11-10 Harry Skelton 154
13/16 21 Apr 2018 Ayr 16F Gd  Cl1 HcpHdlGd2 £59,798 (J) to Midnight Shadow (19½)   20/1 711-10 Harry Skelton 154
5/8 20 Oct 2018 Ffl 16F GS  Cl2 HcpHdl £28,152 (J) to Silver Streak ()   14/1 711-2 Conor Shoemark 151
6/9 04 Nov 2018 Car 20F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £15,640 (J) to Aspen Colorado (15¼)   7/2 2Fav 711-12 Harry Skelton 148
9/11 24 Nov 2018 Hdo 19F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £31,280 (J) to Black Mischief (33)   14/1 711-11 Harry Skelton 147
2/11 08 Dec 2018 Ain 20F Sft  Cl2 HcpHdl £18,570 (J) to Midnight Shadow (½)   20/1 711-12 Conor Shoemark 143
Won/24 15 Mar 2019 Che 17F GS  Cl1 HcpHdlGd3 £56,270 (J) bt We Have A Dream ()   12/1 811-5 Harry Skelton 146
9 17

held up in rear, niggled along before 3 out, well beaten after 2 out

66/1 7 11-10 t L P Aspell 156
7/16 12 May 2018 Hdo 15½F Gd  Cl1 HcpHdlGd3 £56,950 (J) to Silver Streak (13¼)   12/1 711-12 James Bowen 156
5/6 19 Aug 2018 Sth 15½F Gd  Cl4 NovCh £4,614 (J) to All Set To Go (9)   5/4 Fav 711-0 Adam Wedge 153
3/4 02 Sep 2018 Wor 16½F Gd  Cl4 NovCh £4,938 (J) to All Set To Go (40)   4/5 Fav 711-2 Adam Wedge 150
10/12 29 Sep 2018 Mar 16½F Gd  Cl1 HcpHdlList £19,932 (J) to Caius Marcius (48)   20/1 711-12 Adam Wedge 152
6/7 10 Nov 2018 Wcn 15½F Gd  Cl1 HdlGd2 £34,170 (J) to Verdana Blue (27)   50/1 711-0 R Johnson 150
F/11 24 Nov 2018 Hdo 19F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £31,280 (J) to Black Mischief  33/1 711-12 Adam Wedge 148
PU

tracked leader, led after 1st, clear before 5th until approaching 3 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

100/1 5 11-10 N D Fehily 144
4/16 21 Apr 2018 Ayr 16F Gd  Cl1 HcpHdlGd2 £59,798 (J) to Midnight Shadow ()   14/1 511-0 B J Geraghty 144
11/18 18 Nov 2018 Che 16½F Gd  Cl1 HcpHdlGd3 £56,270 (J) to Nietzsche (15)   11/1 511-5 B J Geraghty 145
PU

held up in last trio, took keen hold, last and ridden before 3 out, soon losing touch, well behind 2 out, pulled up before last

14/1 8 11-10 D J Mullins 155
8/12 26 Apr 2018 Pun 24F Y/Sft  Cl1 HdlGd1 €162,250 (J) to Faugheen (41)   14/1 811-10 R M Power 154
6/13 20 May 2018 Aut 25½F   Cl1 HdlGd1 €220,500 (J) to De Bon Coeur (26) 810-10 D E Mullins 152
9/13 09 Jun 2018 Aut 19½F   Cl1 HdlGd2 €110,250 (J) to Bapaume (16½) 810-5 D E Mullins 152
2/6 26 Mar 2019 Clo 20F Gd/Y  Ch €10,780 (J) to Acapella Bourgeois ()   11/8 Fav 911-2 Ruby Walsh 163
11/12 18 May 2019 Aut 25½F Very Soft  HdlGd1 €220,500 (J) to Benie Des Dieux (25) 40/1 910-10 D E Mullins 152
U/22 31 Jul 2019 Gal 22½F Gd  HcpCh €176,999 (J) to Borice  14/1 911-6 P Townend 154
 

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Off Time: 15:30:47

Winning Time: 4m 5.00s

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018 11:32:57

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £1.74
Tote Win £1.50 (1)
Tote Place £1.10 (1) , £2.10 (8) , £4.20 (9)
Tote Swinger £1.70 (1, 8) , £6.40 (1, 9) , £17.00 (8, 9)
Tote Exacta £6.80 (1, 8)
Tote Trifecta £61.00 (1, 8, 9)
CSF £6.67 (1, 8)
Tricast £75.36 (1, 8, 9)

Previous Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Age/Wt SP
2017Buveur D'airN J HendersonN D Fehily6 11-105/1
2016Annie PowerW P MullinsR Walsh8 11-35/2f
2015FaugheenW P MullinsR Walsh7 11-104/5f
2014JezkiMrs J HarringtonB J Geraghty6 11-109/1
2013Hurricane FlyW P MullinsR Walsh9 11-1013/8f
2012Rock On RubyP F NichollsN Fehily7 11-1011/1
2011Hurricane FlyW P MullinsR Walsh7 11-1011/4f
2010 Binocular N J Henderson A P McCoy 6 11-10 9/1
2009 Punjabi N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6 11-10 22/1
2008 Katchit A King R Thornton 5 11-10 10/1
2007 Sublimity J G Carr P A Carberry 7 11-10 16-1
2006 Brave Inca C A Murphy A P McCoy 8 11-10 7-4f
2005 Hardy Eustace D T Hughes C O'Dwyer 8 11-10 7-2jf
2004 Hardy Eustace D T Hughes C O'Dwyer 7 11-10 33-1
2003 Rooster Booster P J Hobbs R Johnson 9 12-0 9-2
2002 Hors La Loi III J R Fanshawe D Gallagher 7 12-0 10-1
2001 No Race
2000 Istabraq A P O'Brien C F Swan 8 12-0 8-15f
1999 Istabraq A P O'Brien C F Swan 7 12-0 4-9f
1998 Istabraq A P O'Brien C F Swan 6 12-0 3-1f
1997 Make A Stand M C Pipe A P McCoy 6 12-0 7-1