Friday March 16 2012
Race Result Cheltenham 17:15 - Result
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3 Handicap)
£75000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 110y, Class 1, 21 ran
Winner £42712 2nd £16028 3rd £8025 4th £3998 5th £2010 6th £1005
Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos. Dist. Horse Wt Jockey Trainer Age SP
1 Bellvano (GER) 10-2 P Carberry N J Henderson 8 20/1
  held up behind, steady headway on outside approaching 3 out, 5th next, 4 lengths down in 3rd last, rallied flat, led final 75 yards, ridden out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
2 Tanks For That (IRE) 10-13 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 9 9/1
  with leaders, challenged 3 out, led next, 3 lengths clear last, ridden flat, kept on until headed and no extra final 75 yards opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £72000-£6000 Each Way
3 7 Kumbeshwar 10-8 R Thornton A King 5 16/1
  with leader, led 6th, hard pressed 3 out, blundered and headed next, kept on same pace, lost 2nd after last, no impression with leading pair flat opened 16/1 touched 16/1
4 Anquetta (IRE) 10-2 A Tinkler N J Henderson 8 33/1
  tracked leaders, chased leading pair after 3 out, outpaced before next, ridden and lost place when not fluent last, no impression opened 40/1 touched 40/1 £16500-£500 Each Way
5 ¾ King Edmund 10-7 Tom Cannon (3) C Gordon 9 66/1
  in touch, outpaced 4 out, chased leading pair briefly next, kept on same pace, no impression from next opened 100/1 touched 100/1
6 De Boitron (FR) 10-0 Lucy Alexander (5) Ferdy Murphy 8 14/1
  mid-division, driven 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, never near leaders opened 9/1 touched 14/1
7 Astracad (FR) 10-9 S Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies 6 11/2
  mid-division, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, never near leaders opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £8000-£1000 £7000-£1000 (x2)
8 Cornas (NZ) 11-4 Mr W Biddick (5) Nick Williams 10 33/1
  chased leaders, driven 3 out, weakened from next opened 40/1 touched 50/1
9 ¾ Norther Bay (FR) 10-0 P Townend E Griffin 9 100/1
  always behind opened 100/1 touched 100/1
10 12 Tara Royal 10-3 Henry Brooke (3) D McCain Jnr 7 25/1
  mid-division, blundered 10th, chased leaders 4 out, ridden after next, beaten when mistake 2 out, soon weakened opened 20/1 touched 25/1
11 1 Slieveardagh (IRE) (ex5) 10-5 A E Lynch E J O'Grady 8 9/1
  always behind opened 10/1 touched 10/1
12 Kid Cassidy (IRE) 10-9 A P McCoy N J Henderson 6 4/1 f
  mistake 1st, mid-division on inside, outpaced 4 out, never on terms, weakened and eased 2 out opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £9000-£2000 £8000-£2000 £4000-£1000 (x3)
13 1 Idarah (USA) 10-0 Miss N Carberry P F Cashman 9 25/1
  chased leaders on outside, outpaced 4 out, lost place next, soon weakened opened 25/1 touched 25/1
PU Renard (FR) 10-8 Aidan Coleman Miss V Williams 7 20/1
  mid-division, outpaced when blundered and almost unseated rider 3 out, not recover, pulled up before next opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Eradicate (IRE) 10-4 D Bass N J Henderson 8 14/1
  towards rear, not fluent 3rd, mistake 7th, soon struggling, behind when hampered and rider lost iron 4 out, pulled up before 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
F French Opera 11-12 Jeremiah McGrath (5) N J Henderson 9 16/1
  towards rear, mistake 8th, under pressure when fell 4 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £48000-£3000 Each Way
F Ultimate (ex5) 10-1 James Best (7) B Ellison 6 20/1
  led to 6th, remained prominent, in touch when fell 5 out opened 25/1 touched 33/1
F Free World (FR) 10-0 D J Casey A L T Moore 8 25/1
  mid-division, 7th when fell 5 out opened 20/1 touched 25/1
UR Lucky William (IRE) 10-2 B J Cooper T Cooper 8 14/1
  mid-division, mistake and unseated rider 8th opened 14/1 touched 14/1
BD Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 11-2 S Clements (7) C L Tizzard 10 14/1
  tracked leaders, in touch when brought down 5 out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
BD Toubab (FR) 10-7 R Walsh P F Nicholls 6 12/1
  keen early, mistake 2nd, held up behind, mistake 4th, in rear when hampered and brought down 4 out opened 12/1 touched 14/1