Friday March 16 2012
Race Result Cheltenham 16:00 - Result
Christie's Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
£35000 added, 5yo plus, 3m 2f 110y, Class 2, 22 ran
Winner £20986 2nd £6556 3rd £3276 4th £1638 5th £819 6th £413
Good, Good to Soft in places
Winning Time Winning Time: 6m 44.4s
Pos. Dist. Horse Wt Jockey Trainer Age SP
1 Salsify (IRE) 12-0 Mr C J Sweeney R Sweeney 7 7/1
  held up behind, headway on inside 16th, went 3rd 2 out, led last, ridden and held on flat opened 5/1 touched 7/1
2 1 Chapoturgeon (FR) 12-0 Mr J Barber R Barber 8 3/1 f
  held up behind, hit 13th, headway 18th, 4th 2 out, stayed on to challenge last, ridden and every chance flat, held towards finish opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £90000-£15000 £20000-£4000 £5000-£1000 £4500-£1000 (x2)
3 11 Oscar Delta (IRE) 12-0 Mr D Murphy J J Mangan 9 28/1
  chased leaders, headway and in touch bypassing 4th last, led after 3 out, headed last, ridden and weakened flat opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4 2 My Flora 11-7 Mr Tom David Mrs E Crow 8 9/1
  mid-division, headway 16th, led bypassing 4th last, headed after 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression last opened 9/1 touched 10/1
5 ¾ Turko (FR) 12-0 Mr S Allwood Mrs L Borradaile 10 66/1
  in touch, not much room bypassing 4th last, soon outpaced, ridden and rallied after 3 out, no impression from next opened 50/1 touched 66/1
6 ½ Cloudy Lane 12-0 Mr R O Harding D McCain Jnr 12 9/2
  towards rear, headway 18th, chased leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression opened 9/2 touched 11/2 £10000-£1800
7 ¾ Merchant Royal (IRE) 12-0 Mr R P McNamara D K Weld 8 15/2
  mid-division, jumped slowly 7th, outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, never reached leaders opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £7500-£1000
8 ½ Bradley 12-0 Mr M Wall F M O'Brien 8 25/1
  mid-division, mistake 5th and 13th, outpaced 3 out, kept on from last, never near leaders opened 25/1 touched 25/1
9 10 Not Before Eight (IRE) 12-0 Mr B O'Neill D M Christie 8 40/1
  awkwardly away, behind, plugged on from 3 out, never nearer opened 40/1 touched 50/1
10 7 Boxer Georg (IRE) 12-0 Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins 10 16/1
  mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never on terms opened 14/1 touched 16/1
11 hd Herons well 12-0 Mr Josh Halley Miss R Curtis 9 66/1
  chased leaders, outpaced 18th, soon behind opened 80/1 touched 80/1
12 6 Keenan's Future (IRE) 12-0 Mr J Hodson S Rea 11 100/1
  mid-division, headway 18th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened opened 80/1 touched 100/1
13 6 Surenaga (IRE) 12-0 Mr W Kinsey Phillip Rowley 10 100/1
  chased leaders to 17th, soon behind opened 100/1 touched 100/1
14 9 Barbers Shop 12-0 Mr N De Boinville N J Henderson 10 12/1
  in touch, dropped to mid-division when not fluent 11th, lost cheekpiece next, outpaced 3 out, never on terms opened 12/1 touched 14/1
PU Blackstaff (IRE) 12-0 Miss E Kelly Mrs J Williams 7 100/1
  slowly away, always behind, blundered 18th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Count Salazar (IRE) 12-0 Mr P D Collins E Doyle 7 50/1
  chased leaders, lost place when blundered 17th, pulled up before next opened 50/1 touched 50/1
PU Picaroon 12-0 Mrs Alex Dunn Mrs A Vaughan 8 50/1
  raced keenly, with leader, led 3rd, hampered by loose horse 10th, clear 12th, blundered 14th, jumped right from next, blundered 17th, headed bypassing 4th last, lost place 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last opened 50/1 touched 50/1
PU Rowdy Rampage (IRE) 12-0 Mr James Cowley P F Nicholls 8 28/1
  chased leaders to halfway, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
UR Eleazar (GER) 12-0 Mr M G Nolan Mrs L Wadham 11 66/1
  led to 3rd, remained in touch, lost place when blundered and unseated rider 16th opened 50/1 touched 66/1
UR Enter Paradise (IRE) 12-0 Mr D L Queally C J Mann 8 25/1
  tracked leaders until blundered and unseated rider 3rd opened 20/1 touched 25/1
UR Just Amazing (IRE) 12-0 Mr D Collins P F Nicholls 9 25/1
  mid-division in touch when blundered and unseated rider 9th opened 25/1 touched 25/1
UR Roulez Cool 12-0 Mr S Waley-Cohen R Waley-Cohen 9 16/1
  in touch, tracked leader when blundered and unseated rider 9th opened 20/1 touched 20/1
Non-Runners
NR On The Fringe (IRE) 12-0 Mr J T McNamara E Bolger 7
NR Theatre Diva (IRE) 11-7 Non Runner Miss J du Plessis 11