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Race Result Cheltenham Thu, 15th Mar, 2012

Going - Good (Good to soft in places ). 

Jackpot Pool - £94,551.19 Winning Units - 9.5 Dividend - £21,052.60. Placepot Pool - £936,524.56 Winning Units - 2208.36 Dividend - £309.50. Quadpot Pool - £46,213.60 Winning Units - 2703.93 Dividend - £12.60. Place Six Dividend - £299.67. Place Five Dividend - £92.24.

Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Grade 1) of £260000.00 4-y-o plus (Class 1)

3m.  Hurdle 1st - £148070.00, 2nd - £55562.00, 3rd - £27820.00, 4th - £13858.00 11 Ran
For four yrs old and upwards which are allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including March 8th. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances up to and including March 8th would merit a minimum rating of 130. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final.
Weights - 4-y-o 11st; 5-y-o and up 11st 10lb
Allowances - Fillies and mares allowed 7lb

1st Big Buck's (FR) 11-10 (The Stewart Family)
Rated 174
Cadoudal (FR) - Buck's (FR)(Le Glorieux)

(Morning price: 8/11 4/7 4/6 4/5)
(Ring price: 4/5 5/6 4/5 5/6) SP 5/6fav

Paul Nicholls

R Walsh

Tote Win £1.60

Place £1.10

loading past form
tracked leaders on inside, joined leader 9th, led before 2 out, hard driven between last 2, switched left approaching last, ridden and pressed when edged right flat, stayed on well, in command final 50 yards
2nd1.75L Voler La Vedette (IRE) 11-3 (Mrs M Brophy)
(Tongue Strap) Rated 154(+4 after this run)
King's Theatre (IRE) - Steel Grey Lady (IRE)(Roselier (FR))
Breeder - Mrs M Brophy

(Morning price: 20/1 16/1)
SP 20/1

C A Murphy

A E Lynch

Place £4.20

loading past form
patiently ridden, held up in rear, smooth headway to track leaders approaching 2 out, went 2nd when switched right towards stands side rail approaching last, ridden and every chance flat, held final 50 yards
3rd7L Smad Place (FR) 11-10 (Mrs Peter Andrews)
Rated 157
Smadoun (FR) - Bienna Star (FR)(Village Star (FR))

(Morning price: 25/1)
(Ring price: 28/1 25/1 20/1) SP 20/1

Alan King

R Thornton

Place £3.80

loading past form
held up towards rear in touch, headway to chase leaders on inside after 3 out, outpaced next, stayed on to go 3rd last, no chance with front pair
4th3L Thousand Stars (FR) 11-10 (Hammer & Trowel Syndicate)
Rated 163(-5 after this run)
Grey Risk (FR) - Livaniana (FR)(Saint Estephe (FR))
Breeder - Mlle Camille & Mlle Ophelie Demercastel

(Morning price: 8/1 9/1 8/1 7/1)
SP 8/1

W P Mullins

P Townend

loading past form
took keen hold, held up mid-division in touch on inside, tracked leaders 3 out, chased winner next, outpaced between last 2, no extra approaching last
5th1.5L Oscar Whisky (IRE) 11-10 (Walters Plant Hire Ltd)
Rated 167
Oscar (IRE) - Ash Baloo (IRE)(Phardante (FR))

(Morning price: 9/2 4/1)
SP 4/1

Nicky Henderson

B J Geraghty

loading past form
held up mid-division in touch, tracked leaders 3 out, effort to chase winner between last 2, soon no extra, well beaten last
6th26L Mourad (IRE) 11-10 (Teahon Consulting Limited)
Rated 154
Sinndar (IRE) - Mouramara (IRE)(Kahyasi)
Breeder - His Highness Aga Khan's Studs S C

(Morning price: 33/1 25/1)
SP 33/1

W P Mullins

Ms K Walsh

loading past form
tracked leaders, led narrowly 8th, driven and headed before 2 out, lost place between last 2, weakened before last
7th3.75L Cross Kennon (IRE) 11-10 (Mr P And Mrs G A Clarke)
(Cheekpiece) Rated 154
Craigsteel (GB) - Gaelic Million (IRE)(Strong Gale)

(Morning price: 150/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

Jennie Candlish

A O'Keeffe

loading past form
led to 8th, soon under pressure, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened from next
8th1.75L Dynaste (FR) 11-10 (Mr A J White)
(Tongue Strap) Rated 161
Martaline (GB) - Bellissima De Mai (FR)(Pistolet Bleu (IRE))

(Morning price: 20/1 16/1)
(Ring price: 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1) SP 14/1

David Pipe

T Scudamore

loading past form
held up towards rear in touch, headway after 3 out, chased leaders under pressure next, soon ridden and outpaced, well beaten before last
9th21L So Young (FR) 11-10 (Mrs M McMahon)
Rated 157
Lavirco (GER) - Honey (FR)(Unknown)
Breeder - M Alain Couetil

(Morning price: 22/1 16/1)
SP 16/1

W P Mullins

D J Casey

loading past form
held up mid-division in touch on outside, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off
10th49L Five Dream (FR) 11-10
Rated 151
Take Risks (FR) - Jenny Pous (FR)(Kaid Pous (FR))

(Morning price: 150/1 100/1)
SP 100/1

Paul Nicholls

R Mahon

loading past form
pressed leader, lost place 8th, behind from 3 out, tailed off
p.u. Mikael D'Haguenet (FR) 11-10 (Mrs S Ricci)
Rated 152
Lavirco (GER) - Fleur D'Haguenet (FR)(Dark Stone (FR))
Breeder - Mme Martine Lelong

(Morning price: 50/1)
(Ring price: 40/1 50/1 40/1 50/1) SP 50/1

W P Mullins

D J Condon

loading past form
in touch on outside, lost place 3 out, soon ridden and behind, tailed off when pulled up before last
Off 3.20
Time 5m. 44.60 secs, which is 10.73 secs faster than the course average
Tote Exacta £23.90.
Tote Trifecta £285.90.

Non runners Carlito Brigante , King Of The Night (GER)
2011 Big Buck's 8 11-10 R Walsh 10/11Fav (Paul Nicholls)
2010 Big Buck's 7 11-10 R Walsh 5/6Fav (Paul Nicholls)
2009 Big Buck's 6 11-10 R Walsh 6/1 (Paul Nicholls)
2008 Inglis Drever 9 11-10 Denis O'Regan 11-8FFav (J Howard Johnson)
2007 Inglis Drever 8 11-10 P J Brennan 5/1 (J Howard Johnson)