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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.

1st - £148070.00, 2nd - £55562.00, 3rd - £27820.00, 4th - £13858.00 11 Ran
 

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

(Morning price: 4/7 4/6 8/11)
(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: 25/1 20/1)
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: 33/1)
(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: 9/1 10/1 9/1 8/1)
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 5/1 9/2)
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: 25/1 33/1)
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: 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: 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: 14/1 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: 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 10.44 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)