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15:30 Cheltenham 10 Mar 2020

Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

Grade 1 | Class 1 | 4YO plus

Winner £264,610 - 17 ran

2m 87y

Soft (Heavy in places)

Draw Advantage: None

Weighed In
Position
Dist Btn
Horse
SP
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1
2/1 Fav
6 11-3
159

held up in touch and travelled well, not fluent 3 out, eased out right before leading last, edged right flat, stayed on well

2
3
16/1
7 11-10 t
163

held up in rear, headway going well after 2 out, switched right before last, went 2nd flat, edged left, stayed on, no impression towards finish

3
17/2
8 11-10 t
158

tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th, led between last 2, headed last, lost 2nd flat, stayed on same pace

4
7/1 2Fav
8 11-10 h
159

held up towards rear, raced keenly, mistake 5th, headway 3 out, edged left final 75 yards, stayed on same pace, unable to challenge

5
2
25/1
9 11-10 p
158

led after 1st, clear after 5th until before 3 out where not fluent, headed between last 2, soon hanging right, no extra towards finish

6
½
20/1
7 11-10
158

mid-division, mistake 3rd, outpaced after 2 out, stayed under pressure flat, never on terms

7
9/1
10 11-10 t
160

mid-division, niggled along briefly before 3rd, headway after 5th, driven from 2 out, weakened flat

8
20/1
9 11-10
155

led until after 1st, chased leaders on inside after, driven after 2 out, weakened last

9
3
9/1
5 11-10
157 WS

held up in rear, not fluent 4th, shaken up after 2 out, went 9th before last, no chance

10
1
40/1
7 11-10
156

held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, never in contention

11
6
20/1
5 11-10
150

held up towards rear on outside, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

12
100/1
6 11-10 h
152

mid-division on outside, closed after 2nd, mistake 5th, weakened 2 out

13
10/1
7 11-10
157

held up on inside, not fluent 4th, pushed along and well beaten after 3 out

14
100/1
8 11-10 b1
150

slowly away, held up in rear, some headway on approaching 4th, closed to chase leaders 2 out, soon driven and weakened

15
24
12/1
5 11-10 t1
155 WS

in touch in mid-division, mistake 5th, well beaten from 3 out

PU
33/1
6 11-10
159

tracked leader until after 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out

PU
33/1
8 11-10 t
143

slowly away, took keen hold and soon recovered to chase leaders, mistake 3rd, lost place after 5th, soon behind, pulled up before last

Betting returns

Type Winnings
Betfair SP £3.36
CSF £34.05 (17, 14)
Tricast £245.93 (17, 14, 7)
Tote Win £2.70 (17)
Tote Place £1.90 (17), £5.30 (14), £2.70 (7)
Tote Swinger £26.90 (7, 14), £4.30 (7, 17), £10.20 (14, 17)
Tote Exacta £47.40 (17, 14)
Tote Trifecta £433.90 (17, 14, 7)
Previous winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2019 Soft 10 Espoir D'Allen 5 11 10 - 114-111 44 days G Cromwell M P Walsh 16/ 1 3:59.07
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) Noel Fehily 5/ 1 3:51.00
2016 Good to Soft 12 Annie Power 8 11 3 - 121F-11 27 days W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 5/ 2 3:45.10
2015 Good to Soft 8 Faugheen 7 11 10 - 1111-11 74 days W P Mullins Ruby 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 Ruby Walsh 13/ 8 3:59.10
2012 Good 10 Rock On Ruby 7 11 10 - 1223-12 78 days P Nicholls (69 miles) Noel Fehily 11/ 1 3:50.10
2011 Good 11 Hurricane Fly 7 11 10 - 131-111 51 days W P Mullins Ruby 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

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