Results
Meetings
4

15:30 Cheltenham 12 Mar 2019

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

Winner £253,215 - 10 ran - Draw Advantage: None

2m 87y

Soft

Weighed In
Position
Dist Btn
Horse
SP
Age / Wt
OR
1

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
2
15

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
3
nk

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
4

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
5
7

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
6
6

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
7
45

4. Global Citizen (IRE)

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

50/1
7 11-10
159
PU

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
F

2. Buveur D'air (FR)

held up in touch in 4th, fell 3rd

11/4
8 11-10
172
B

6. Sharjah (FR)

held up in mid-division, brought down 3rd

20/1
6 11-10
165

Betting returns

Type Winnings
Betfair SP £26.00
CSF £251.60 (3, 5)
Tricast £22,067.60 (3, 5, 7)
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 £17,569.50 (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 (0 miles) R Walsh 5/ 2 3:45.10
2015 Good to Soft 8 Faugheen 7 11 10 - 1111-11 74 days W P Mullins (0 miles) R Walsh 4/ 5 3:50.90
2014 Good to Soft 9 Jezki 6 11 10 - 31-1124 44 days Mrs J Harrington (0 miles) B J Geraghty 9/ 1 3:44.60
2013 Soft 9 Hurricane Fly 9 11 10 - 131-111 44 days W P Mullins (0 miles) 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 (0 miles) 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

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