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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL - THIRD DAY RESULTS

FIRST RACE RESULT

2.00pm JCB TRIUMPH HURDLE

Class A, Grade One, 100,000 Guaranteed. For 4yo, 2m 1f. Weights: 11st. Allowances: fillies 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: 58,000; 2nd: 22,000; 3rd: 11,000; 4th: 5,000; 5th: 2,500; 6th: 1,500

1) MADE IN JAPAN (Terry Evans) Philip Hobbs 4-11-00 Richard Johnson 20/1

2) CHIEF YEOMAN (B Moore & E C Stephens) Venetia Williams 4-11-00 Tony Dobbin 40/1

3) TOP STRATEGY (W J Kane) Ted Walsh IRE b4-11-00 Ruby Walsh 33/1

4) CHERUB (Atlantic Joinery Limited) Jonjo O'Neill t4-11-00 Liam Cooper 16/1

5) HOWLE HILL (J E Brown, R Benton, R Devereux, R A Lucas) Alan King 4-11-00 Wayne Hutchinson

6) ADOPTED HERO (N J Jones, Phil Collins) Gary Moore 4-11-00 Tony McCoy

7) MOULIN RICHE (J C Seroul) Francois Doumen FR 4-11-00 Thierry Doumen

8) RAIKKONEN (Austin Fanning) Willie Mullins IRE 4-11-00 Davy Russell

9) TAMARINBLEU (The Arthur White Partnership) Martin Pipe 4-11-00 Rodi Greene

10) TROUBLE AT BAY (Nigel Bunter) Alan King 4-11-00 Robert Thornton 5/1 Fav

11) BORDER TALE (Chadwick, Dyer & Flynn) Colin Weedon 4-11-00 Carl Llewellyn

12) TUSK (Hogarth Racing) Henrietta Knight 4-11-00 Jim Culloty

13) MONDUL (Let's Live Racing) Milton Harris 4-11-00 Ollie McPhail

14) ZIMBABWE (Sargent Gillespie) Gary Moore 4-11-00 Jamie Moore

15) AL EILE (M A Ryan) John Queally IRE 4-11-00 Timmy Murphy

16) SEAFORDE (Sir Anthony O'Reilly) Mouse Morris IRE 4-11-00 Conor O'Dwyer

17) ANALOGY (Hugh Villiers) Charlie Mann b1 4-11-00 Noel Fehily

18) WEB PERCEPTIONS (Let's Live Racing) Milton Harris 4-11-00 Ben Hitchcott

BD 2) TARQUE (John Nicholls (Banbury) Ltd) Venetia Williams t4-11-00 Sam Thomas

BD 2) MAJOR SPECULATION (Latona Leisure Limited) Martin Pipe 4-11-00 Tom Scudamore

F 2) WILD PASSION (Des Sharkey) Noel Meade IRE 4-11-00 Paul Carberry

PU BEF 2 OUT) HASANPOUR (Gay Smith) Charlie Swan IRE 4-11-00 David Casey

PU BEF 2 OUT) EDMO YEWKAY (Edmolift UK Ltd) Tim Easterby 4-11-00 Russ Garritty

23 ran Non-Runner: Cupla Cairde (vet's certificate)

Breeder: Darley Stud Managemnet Breeding: b g Barathea (IRE) - Darrery

Distances: 2, nk, 1.25, 4, 7, 1.5, 2.5, 1.25, 5, 1.25, 1.25, 7, 1.25, 3.5, 7, 16, 3

Tote Win: 24.20 Places: 4.40; 10.50; 8.10; 3.90 Exacta: 2,075.00

Winning trainer: Philip Hobbs Based: Sandhill, Bilbrook, Minehead, Somerset Date of Birth: 26/7/55 Riding Career: Professional NH 1975-86, rode 160 winners Date of first trainer's licence: August 1, 1985 Cheltenham Festival wins: (9) Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle (1990 Moody Man, 2002 Rooster Booster), Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap (1996 Kibreet), Coral Cup H'cap Hurdle (2000 What's Up Boys, 2004 Monkerhostin), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2002 Flagship Uberalles), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (2003 Rooster Booster), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2003 One Knight), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2004 Made In Japan) Wins (1990/91-2002/03): 33; 51; 37; 64; 86; 77; 64; 71; 84; 120; 82; 119; 134 Horses in training (1990-2003): 44; 53; 60; 52; 47; 65; 72; 80; 81; 81; 82; 99; 108; 112 Other major wins:Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase (1989 Joint Sovereignty), William Hill Handicap Hurdle (1998 Polar Prospect),, Racing Post Chase (1999 Dr Leunt, 2002 Gunther McBride), Edinburgh Woollen Mill Champion Novices' Chase (1999 Bouchasson), Hennessy Gold Cup (2001 What's Up Boys), Tote Becher Chase (1997 Samlee), Rehabilitation Of Racehorses H'cap Hurdle (2002 Rooster Booster), Martell Topham Chase (1997 Bells Life, 2001 Gower-Slave),Martell Mildmay Novices' Chase (2001 What's Up Boys)

Winning Jockey: Richard Johnson Date of birth: 21/07/77 Wins (1993/94-2002/2003): 1; 12; 53; 102; 120; 133; 143; 161; 132; 147 Cheltenham Festival wins: (11) BONUSPRINT STAYERS' HURDLE (1999 Anzum), MILDMAY OF FLETE CHALLENGE CUP H'CAP CHASE (2000 Dark Stranger, 2003 Young Spartacus), TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (2000 Looks Like Trouble), QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (2002 Flagship Uberalles), COUNTY HURDLE (2002 Rooster Booster), SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE (2003 Rooster Booster), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2003 One Knight), Cathcart Chase (2003 La Landiere), CORAL CUP (2004 Monkerhostin), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2004 Made In Japan) Other big race wins: JAMES NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT CHAMPION CHASE (2000 Looks Like Trouble), WELSH NATIONAL (1999 Edmond), RACING POST TROPHY (2000 Gloria Victis, 2001 Young Spartacus, 2002 Gunter McBride), TOTE SILVER CUP (2002 Behrajan), Martell Cup Chase (1998 Escartefigue), Mildmay Novices' Chase (1999 Spendid, 2001 What's Up Boys)

SECOND RACE RESULT

2.35pm bonusprint.com STAYERS' HURDLE

Class A, Grade One, 140,000 Guaranteed. For 4yo+, 3m. Weights: 4yo 11st 1lb, 5yo+ 11st 10lb. Allowances: fillies & mare 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: 81,200; 2nd: 30,800; 3rd: 15,400; 4th: 7,000; 5th: 3,500; 6th: 2,100

1) IRIS'S GIFT (Robert Lester) Jonjo O'Neill 7-11-10 Barry Geraghty 9/2

2) BARACOUDA (J P McManus) Francois Doumen FR 9-11-10 Thierry Doumen 8/11 Fav

3) CRYSTAL D'AINAY (Tony & Jeni Fisher) Alan King 5-11-10 Robert Thornton 8/1

4) SOLERINA (John Bowe) James Bowe IRE 7-11-03 Gary Hutchinson

5) HOLY ORDERS (A McLuckie) Willie Mullins IRE b7-11-10 Ruby Walsh

6) YOGI (Patrick Delaney Jnr) Tom Foley IRE 8-11-10 Garrett Cotter

7) TARXIEN (Brian Kilpatrick) Martin Pipe t10-11-10 Jamie Moore

8) GRALMANO (Coleorton Moor Racing) Kevin Ryan 9-11-10 Graham Lee

9) REDEMPTION (John Duggan) Nigel Twiston-Davies 9-11-10 Carl Llewellyn

F 9) SH BOOM (T G K Construction Ltd) Jonjo O'Neill 6-11-10 Liam Cooper

10 ran Non-Runner: Rosaker (Vet's Certificate), Davenport Milenium (Vet's Certificate)

Breeder: Mrs Reg Crank Breeding: gr g Gunner B - Shirley's Gift

Distances: 1.5, 13, 13, 4, 3.5, 1.5, dist, 19

Tote Win: 5.10 Places: 1.70; 1.20; 2.00 Exacta: 10.10

Winning trainer: Jonjo O'Neill Born: April 13, 1952 Based: Jackdaws Castle, Gloucestershire Career: former National Hunt jockey Cheltenham Festival wins: (10) Pertemps Final (1991 Danny Connors, 2003 Inching Closer, 2004 Creon); National Hunt Chase (1995 Front Line, 2002 Rith Dubh, 2003 Sudden Shock, 2004 Native Emperor); Vincent O'Brien County H'cap Hurdle (2000 Master Tern), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2003 Spectroscope), bonusprint.com Stayers' Hurdle (2004 Iris's Gift) Horses in Training (1996-2003): 53; 59; 59; 78; 78, 75, 98, 90 Number of Winners (1995/96--2002/03): 18; 17; 32; 38; 44; 58; 113; 114 Other Big Race Wins: Tripleprint Gold Cup (1999 Legal Right), Tote Silver Cup (2000 Legal Right), Tote Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle (2002 Native Emperor), Kingwell Hurdle (2003 Rhinestone Cowboy), Challow Hurdle (2002 Coolnagorna), Reynoldstown Chase (2003 Keen Leader), Welsh National (2002 Mini Sensation), Tote Becher Chase (2003 Clan Royal), Edward Hanmer Chase (2003 Keen Leader)

Winning Jockey: Barry Geraghty Born: September 16, 1979 Background: one of six children from a "horse-mad" family in Drumree. His father Tucker was a useful amateur rider and trains a few horses in addition to his riding school and livery yard while his brothers Ross and Norman are both jockeys. The former won the 2002 Irish Grand National on The Bunny Boiler, while Norman is an amateur who doubles as a farrier. Barry has a background in pony racing, riding his last winner in that arena in September, 1996, before becoming apprenticed to Noel Meade that month and having his first ride the following month. He still rides mainly for Meade, but is also frequently used by Willie Mullins, Frances Crowley and Jessica Harrington. Based: Drumree, County Meath, Ireland First Winner: Stagalier (EBF Mares' Maiden Hurdle, Down Royal, January 29, 1997) Achievements: Champion jockey in Ireland in 1999/2000 Cheltenham Festival Wins: (7) Irish Independent Arkle Chase (2002 Moscow Flyer), William Hill National Hunt Chase (2003 Youlneverwalkalone), Pertemps Final (2003 Inching Closer), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2003 Moscow Flyer), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2003 Spectroscope), County Hurdle (2003 Spirit Leader), bonusprint.com Stayers' Hurdle (2004 Iris's Gift) Big Race Wins: MARTELL COGNAC GRAND NATIONAL (2003 Monty's Pass); MARTELL COGNAC SEFTON NOVICES' HURDLE (2000 Sackville, 2003 Iris's Gift), MIDLANDS GRAND NATIONAL (1998 Miss Orchestra), ROYAL BOND NOVICES' HURDLE (1999 Moscow Flyer), EVENING HERALD CHAMPION NOVICES' HURDLE (2000 Moscow Flyer); STEEL PLATE & SECTIONS NOVICES' CHASE (2002 Super Fellow), INTERVET TROPHY (2002 Stormez), PADDY POWER GOLD CUP (2002 Cyfor Malta), VODAFONE GOLD CUP (2004 Isio)

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

3.15pm totesport CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP

Class A, Grade One, 350,000 Guaranteed. For 5yo+, 3m 2 .5f. Weights: 5yo 11st, 6yo+ 11st 10lb. Allowances: mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: 203,000; 2nd: 77,000; 3rd: 38,500; 4th: 17,500; 5th: 8,750; 6th: 5,250

1) BEST MATE (Jim Lewis) Henrietta Knight 9-11-10 Jim Culloty 8/11 Fav

2) SIR REMBRANDT (A Hordle) Robert Alner 8-11-10 Andrew Thornton 33/1

3) HARBOUR PILOT (Kays Syndicate) Noel Meade IRE b9-11-10 Paul Carberry 20/1

4) BEEF OR SALMON (Joe Craig) Michael Hourigan IRE 8-11-10 Timmy Murphy

5) FIRST GOLD (J P McManus) Francois Doumen FR b11-11-10 Thierry Doumen

6) KEEN LEADER (Adair Catherwood) Jonjo O'Neill 8-11-10 Barry Geraghty

7) THEREALBANDIT (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 7-11-10 Tony McCoy

8) ALEXANDER BANQUET (Miriam O'Callaghan) Willie Mullins IRE 11-11-10 Ruby Walsh

PU) IRISH HUSSAR (Major Christopher Hanbury) Nicky Henderson 8-11-10 Mick Fitzgerald

PU) TRUCKERS TAVERN (Mrs M B Scholey) Ferdy Murphy t9-11-10 Tony Dobbin

10 ran

Breeder: Jacques Van't Hart Breeding: b g Un Desperado (FR) - Katday (FR)

Distances: .5, 1.25, 1.75, 10, dist, 4, 3

Tote Win: 1.80 Places: 1.30; 4.90; 3.10 Exacta: 31.50

Winning Trainer: Henrietta Knight Date of birth: 15/12/46 Trains at West Lockinge Farm, Wantage Previous occupation: Ran successful livery yard breaking in horses for Nicky Henderson, Michael Dickinson, Oliver Sherwood and Tim Forster Date of first trainers licence: July 1989 First winner: The Grey Gunner (Bangor, 18/8/89) Cheltenham Festival winners: (7) Bonusprint Stayers Hurdle (1997 Karshi), Grand Annual Chase (1998 Edredon Bleu), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2000 Edredon Bleu), Royal & Sun Alliance Novices' Chase (2000 Lord Noelie), Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (2002, 2003, 2004 Best Mate) Other major wins: Peterborough Chase (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Edredon Bleu, 2002 Best Mate), Feltham Novices' Chase (2001 Maximize), Tote Championship Chase (2001 Edredon Bleu), Haldon Gold Cup (2001 Best Mate), Scilly Isles Novice Chase (2001 Best Mate), Ericsson Chase (2003 Best Mate), King George VI Chase (2002 Best Mate, 2003 Edredon Bleu) Wins (1990/91--2002/03): 24; 14; 37; 25; 44; 59; 47; 42; 32; 40; 39; 48; 43 Number of Horses in training (1990-2003): 36; 45; 42; 36; 43; 47; 64, 69, 68, 57, 55, 75, 92, 77 Other details: Finished 12th at 1973 Badminton Horse Trials; was judge at 1987 Burghley three-day event; has a Bachelor of Education (Oxford) degree in History & Biology, former teacher

Winning Jockey: James Hugh Culloty Born: December 18, 1973 Racing Weight: 10st Cheltenham Festival Wins: (5) ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE NOVICES' CHASE (2000 Lord Noelie), TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (2002, 2003, 2004 Best Mate), WEATHERBYS CHAMPION BUMPER (2004 Total Enjoyment) Big Race Wins: MARTELL COGNAC GRAND NATIONAL (2002 Bindaree), KING GEORGE VI CHASE (2003 Edredon Bleu), PETERBOROUGH CHASE (1998, 1999 and 2000 Edredon Bleu, 2002 Best Mate), NOVEMBER NOVICES' CHASE (2000 Best Mate), SCILLY ISLES NOVICES' CHASE (2001 Best Mate), HALDON GOLD CUP (2001 Best Mate), ERICSSON CHASE (2003 Best Mate) Number of Wins (1995/96-2002/03): 40; 32; 31; 34; 42; 43; 51; 56

FOURTH RACE RESULT

4.00pm CHRISTIE'S FOXHUNTER CHASE

Class B, 40,000 Guaranteed. For 5yo+, which since December 31, 2001, and before March 1, 2004, have been placed first or second twice in a hunters' chase in GB/IReland or have won two open point-to-points (i.e. Gentlemens, Ladies or Mixed Open Races) in GB/Ireland or have won one open point-to-point in GB /Ireland and have been placed first or second in a hunters' chase, 3m 2 .5f. Weights: 5yo 11st 4lb, 6yo+ 12st. Allowances: mares 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: 23,200; 2nd: 8,800; 3rd: 4,400; 4th: 2,000; 5th: 1,000; 6th: 600

1) EARTHMOVER (Roger Penny) Paul Nicholls 13-12-00 Miss Rilly Goschen 14/1

2) NEVER COMPROMISE (Dermot Desmond) Ted Walsh IRE 9-12-00 Mr Alan Crowe 9/2

3) COUNTY DERRY (G T Lever) Jeremy Scott p11-12-00 Mr Neil Harris 16/1

4) ONEMINUTETOFIVE (Brian Kilpatrick) David Pipe 7-12-00 Mr Gordon Elliott

5) SPOT THEDIFFERENCE (J P McManus) Enda Bolger IRE 11-12-00 Mr J T McNamara

6) IRBEE (Bunty Millard) Paul Nicholls b12-12-00 Miss Charlotte Tizzard

7) BRIGHT APPROACH (J H Burbidge) Ollie Bush 11-12-00 Miss Polly Gundry

8) TORDUFF EXPRESS (Two Plus Two) Paul Nicholls b13-12-00 Mr Nick Williams

9) MULLENSGROVE (David Lowe) David Lowe 10-12-00 Miss Sarah Phizacklea

10) POLAR CHAMP (Angie Malde) David Pipe v11-12-00 Mr Tom Malone

F) BOSUNS MATE (Martin Keighley) Martin Keighley b11-12-00 Mrs Belinda Keighley

F) GEORDIES EXPRESS (George Bewley) George Bewley 12-12-00 Mr Dale Jewett

F) ARCTIC TIMES (Trevor Hemmings) Eugene O'Sullivan IRE 8-12-00 Mr William O'Sullivan

F) ALWAYS ON THE LINE (Mrs M Merriam) Richard Barber 10-12-00 Mr Alex Merriam

F) OMNI COSMO TOUCH (Alan Potts) Joss Saville 8-12-00 Mr Niall Saville

PU) CHARLIE STRONG (Richard Kelvin-Hughes) Richard Kelvin-Hughes 11-12-00 Mr Alex Charles-Jones

PU) GAME GUNNER (Beverley Lewis) Beverley Lewis 12-12-00 Miss Charlotte Stucley

PU) QUETAL (Miss K J Kitching) Laura Young 11-12-00 Mr James Young

PU) RED BROOK LAD (Charles Fox) Charles Fox 9-12-00 Mr Nick Mitchell

PU) SHERIFF'S FRIEND (S P Tindall) Jenny Gordon 9-12-00 Mr Chris Gordon

PU) LORD ATTERBURY (David Johnson) David Pipe 8-12-00 Mr Ashley Farrant 3/1 Fav

PU) CASTLE WEIR (Castle Racing Club) Willie Mullins IRE 7-12-00 Mr Jamie Codd

PU) UPHAM LORD (Mrs E W Wilson) Peter Beaumont 11-12-00 Mr Guy Brewer

PU) WOODLANDS BEAU (Club Ten) Sally Alner b12-12-00 Mr Tom Dreaper

24 ran

Hunt: Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Breeding: ch g Mister Lord (USA) - Clare's Crystal

Distances: 4, 12, 6, 14, 10, 14, 10, 5, 2

Tote Win: 11.30 Places: 2.90; 2.30; 4.10 Exacta: 48.70

Winning Trainer: Paul Nicholls Date of birth: 17/05/62 Date of first trainer's licence: 01/11/91 Previous Occupation: professional jockey 1980-89. Rode 130 winners including Hennessy Gold Cup (1986 & 87), Irish Gold Cup (1988), Welsh Grand National (1987) Wins (1992/3--2002/03): 20,29,28,53,56,82,110,71, 83, 136, 152 Horses in training (1997-2003): 52, 60, 66, 65, 78, 105, 106 Cheltenham Festival Wins: (6) Irish Independent Arkle Novices' Chase (1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2003 Azertyuiop), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1999 Call Equiname, 2004 Azertyuiop), Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (1999 See More Business), Christie's Foxhunter Chase (2004 Earthmover) Other big race wins: Martell Cup Chase (2000 See More Business), Martell Melling Chase (2001 Fadalko), Desert Orchid H'cap Chase (2000 Fadalko, 2002 Valley Henry), Mitsubishi Shogun Ascot Chase (2000 Rockforce), Mitsubishi Shogun Game Spirit Chase (2000 Flagship Uberalles), Aon Chase (2000 See More Business, 2001 Shotgun Willy, 2003 Valley Henry), Scottish Champion Hcap Hurdle (1999 Fadalko), Independent Newspaper Novices' Chase (1995 Captain Khedive, 1999 Fadalko, 2002 Azertyuiop, 2003 Thisthatandtother) William Hill Haldon Gold Cup Chase (1998 Lake Kariba and 1999 Flagship Uberalles), Charlie Hall Chase (1999 and 2000 See More Business), King George VI Chase (1997, 1999 See More Business), Rehearsal Chase (1996 Belmont King, 1997 and 1998 See More Business), Scottish Grand National (1997 Belmont King), Pillar Chase (1998, 2001 See More Business), Feltham Novices' Chase (1993 See More Indians), attheraces Gold Cup (2001 & 2003 Ad Hoc), Greatwood Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole), Tote Bula Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole)

Winning Jockey: Miss Amaryllis Beatrice ("Rilly") Goschen Born: October 25, 1970 Cheltenham Festival Wins (1): Christie's Foxhunter Chase (2004 Earthmover)

FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.35pm 132nd YEAR OF THE CHELTENHAM GRAND ANNUAL CHASE CHALLENGE CUP

Class A, Grade Three, 75,000 Guaranteed. For 5yo+, 2m .5f. Minimum weight 10st. Penalties: after February 28, a winner of a Class C chase 3lb, of a Class A or B chase 6lb. No penalty to be incurred by horses originally handicpped at or above 11st 10lb and no penalty to increase a horse's weight above 11st 10lb. Any horse rated above 155 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight alloted shall be 11st 10lb; subsequently the excess over 1555 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted. Penalty Values: 1st: 43,500; 2nd: 16,500; 3rd: 8,250; 4th: 3,750; 5th: 1,875; 6th: 1,125

1) ST PIRRAN (Graham Roach) Paul Nicholls 9-10-01 Ruby Walsh 4/1 Fav

2) GROUND BALL (J P McManus) Charlie Swan IRE 7-10-05 David Casey 10/1

3) REIZIGER (D Jones & B Thomas) Philip Hobbs 8-9-11 Paddy Brennan (3) 33/1

4) NO VISIBILITY (David Moon) Robert Alner 9-10-00 Timmy Murphy 14/1

5) STRONG RUN (M D McGrath) Noel Meade IRE t11-11-02 Paul Carberry

6) OLD MARSH (Seasons & Paradise) Venetia Williams t8-9-11 Sam Thomas (3)

7) KORAKOR (John & Barbara Cotton) Ian Williams 10-10-00 Tony Dobbin

8) SANTENAY (The Hon Mrs Townshend) Paul Nicholls 6-10-08 Joe Tizzard

9) WAHIBA SANDS (David Johnson) Martin Pipe v11-10-10 Jim Culloty

10) PALARSHAN (Mrs A L Wood) Henry Daly 6-11-04 Richard Johnson

11) LATALOMNE (Alderclad Roofing/K M Everitt) Martin Pipe v10-10-06 Jamie Moore (3)

12) GOT ONE TOO (Sir Eric & Mary Anne Parker) Nicky Henderson 7-11-03 Mick Fitzgerald

14) NOSHINANNIKIN (M C V Racing) Sue Smith 10-10-00 Dominic Elsworth

BD) HIT AND RUN (Gerry Scanlon & Mrs J Kirk) Martin Pipe v9-10-00 Tom Scudamore

F) TANGO ROYAL (Brian Kilpatrick) Martin Pipe t8-10-03 Rodi Greene

F) JUNGLI (Mrs P Starkey) Paul Webber 11-10-00 Jimmy McCarthy

F) FADOUDAL DU COCHET (Sir Anthony O'Reilly) Arthur Moore IRE p11-10-08 Conor O'Dwyer

F) SIMPLY GIFTED (Steve Hammond) Jonjo O'Neill v1 9-10-01 Liam Cooper

F) SEEBALD (The Macca & Growler Partnership) Martin Pipe 9-11-10 Tony McCoy

PU) IBAL (Tony Hayward & Barry Fulton) Dina Smith 8-10-01 Leighton Aspell

PU) KANDJAR D'ALLIER (Let's Live Racing) Milton Harris 6-10-03 Ben Hitchcott

21 ran

Non-Runners: Young Devereux (vet's certificate), Colca Canyon (vet's certificate), Tidour (vet's certificate)

Breeder: T McKeever Breeding: b/br g Be My Native (USA) - Guess Twice

Distances: 2.5, 7, 9, 6, 1, 5, 2, 2.5, .5, 6, 16, 18, 2

Tote Win: 4.90 Places: 2.00; 2.00; 9.90; 3.70 Exacta: 40.90

Winning Trainer: Paul Nicholls Date of birth: 17/05/62 Date of first trainer's licence: 01/11/91 Previous Occupation: professional jockey 1980-89. Rode 130 winners including Hennessy Gold Cup (1986 & 87), Irish Gold Cup (1988), Welsh Grand National (1987) Wins (1992/3--2002/03): 20,29,28,53,56,82,110,71, 83, 136, 152 Horses in training (1997-2003): 52, 60, 66, 65, 78, 105, 106 Cheltenham Festival Wins: (7) Irish Independent Arkle Novices' Chase (1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2003 Azertyuiop), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1999 Call Equiname, 2004 Azertyuiop), Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (1999 See More Business), Christie's Foxhunter Chase (2004 Earthmover), Grand Annual (2004 St Pirran) Other big race wins: Martell Cup Chase (2000 See More Business), Martell Melling Chase (2001 Fadalko), Desert Orchid H'cap Chase (2000 Fadalko, 2002 Valley Henry), Mitsubishi Shogun Ascot Chase (2000 Rockforce), Mitsubishi Shogun Game Spirit Chase (2000 Flagship Uberalles), Aon Chase (2000 See More Business, 2001 Shotgun Willy, 2003 Valley Henry), Scottish Champion Hcap Hurdle (1999 Fadalko), Independent Newspaper Novices' Chase (1995 Captain Khedive, 1999 Fadalko, 2002 Azertyuiop, 2003 Thisthatandtother) William Hill Haldon Gold Cup Chase (1998 Lake Kariba and 1999 Flagship Uberalles), Charlie Hall Chase (1999 and 2000 See More Business), King George VI Chase (1997, 1999 See More Business), Rehearsal Chase (1996 Belmont King, 1997 and 1998 See More Business), Scottish Grand National (1997 Belmont King), Pillar Chase (1998, 2001 See More Business), Feltham Novices' Chase (1993 See More Indians), attheraces Gold Cup (2001 & 2003 Ad Hoc), Greatwood Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole), Tote Bula Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole)

Winning Jockey: Ruby Walsh Born: May 14, 1979 Cheltenham Festival Wins (5): Weatherbys Champion Bumper (1998 Alexander Banquet), Mildmay Of Flete (2002 Blowing Wind), Irish Independent Arkle (2003 Azertyuiop), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2004 Azertyuiop), Grand Annual (2004 St Pirran) Other Big Race Wins: MARTELL COGNAC GRAND NATIONAL (2000 Papillon), HEINEKEN GOLD CUP (1999 Imperial Call), INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER NOVICES' CHASE (2002 Azertyuiop, 2003 Thisthatandtother), GREATWOOD HURDLE (2003 Rigmarole), RACING POST CHASE (2004 Marlborough), MARTELL COGNAC AINTREE HURDLE (2003 Sacundai) Number of Wins in Britain (1998/99-2002/03): 1; 1; 5; 13; 77 Other Details: Son of Ted Walsh, former leading Irish amateur rider who is now a trainer and broadcaster in Ireland. Rides regularly for Paul Nicholls.

SIXTH RACE RESULT

5.10pm CATCHCART CHALLENGE CUP CHASE

Class A, Grade Two, 80,000 Guaranteed. For 5yo+, which before April 28, 2003, had not won a chase. Weights: 5yo 10st 9lb; 6yo+ 11st. Penalties: a winner of a Class C chase 3lb, of a Class A or B chase 5lb, or before April 27, 2003 a winner of a Class B weight-for-age chase 6lb, or before April 27, 2003, a winner of a Class A weight-for-age chase 9lb. No horses qualifying for more than one penalty incur higher penalty only. Allowances: mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: 46,400; 2nd: 17,600; 3rd: 8,800; 4th: 4,000; 5th: 2,000; 6th: 1,200

1) OUR ARMAGEDDON (Leslie Garrett) Richard Guest 7-11-05 Larry McGrath 9/1

2) IRIS ROYAL (Sir Robert Ogden) Nicky Henderson 8-11-05 Mick Fitzgerald 11/4

3) IMPEK (Jim Lewis) Henrietta Knight 8-11-09 Jim Culloty

4) HAZELJACK (Arthur Whiting) Arthur Whiting 9-11-00 James Davies

5) DON FERNANDO (Lucayan Stud) Martin Pipe 5-10-09 Tony McCoy

6) LA LANDIERE (Carol Skan) Richard Phillips 9-11-02 Richard Johnson 5/2 Fav

7) PENTHOUSE MINSTREL (Bob Andrews) Ron Hodges v10-11-00 Rodi Greene

7 ran Non-Runners: Barrow Drive (vet's certificate), Calling Brave (vet's certificate), Patricksnineteenth (vet's certificate), Whereareyounow (vet's certificate)

Breeder:L W Bowater & C Marchant Breeding: b g Sky Chase (NZ) - Monte d'Oro (NZ)

Distances: 2.5, 11, 23, 5, 16, .75

Tote Win: 10.30 Places: 2.70; 2.00 Exacta: 35.70

Winning Trainer: Richard Guest Date Of Birth: July 10, 1965 Apprenticeship: Worked as schoolboy with Jeremy Hindley & Michael Stoute for six years. Rode out Shergar. Cheltenham Festival Winners as a jockey: (2) SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE (1989 Beech Road), VINCENT O'BRIEN COUNTY HURDLE (1987 Neblin) Big Race Wins as a jockey: MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL (2001 Red Marauder) FIGHTING FIFTH HURDLE (Padre Mio 1995, Beech Road 1990), PETER MARSH CHASE (1989 Bishops Yarn, 2002 Red Striker), WELSH CHAMPION HURDLE (Beech Road 1990), BECHER CHASE (Into The Red 1994), FIRST NATIONAL BANK GOLD CUP (1998 Red Marauder) General: Retired from race-riding after being found guilty of breaching the non triers' rule (Rule 151) at Perth in April, 1998 - his third such offence that season - but came back to saddle in the 1998/99 season. Former assistant trainer to Norman Mason, who he assisted in becoming the leading permit-holder for five seasons, before taking over the licence from his boss in February, 2003. First winner as a trainer: Mr Bossman (Portlane Handicap Chase, Kempton Park, February 22, 2003) Cheltenham Festival Wins as a trainer (1): Cathcart Chase (2004 Our Armageddon) Big Race Wins as a trainer: Skybet Chase (2004 Thyneandtyneagain), Eider Chase (2004 Thyneandtyneagain)

Winning Jockey: Larry McGrath Winners 2002/03: 13 First success as an amateur: After Grace (Wilstrop Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle, Wetherby, April 5, 1999) First success as a professional: Bolton Barrie (Harraby Novices' Handicap Hurdle, Carlisle, October 10, 2003) Cheltenham Festival Wins (1): Catchcart Chase (2004 Our Armageddon)

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

5.45pm VINCENT O'BRIEN COUNTY HANDICAP HURDLE

Class A, Grade Three, 65,000 Guaranteed. For 5yo+, which before February 15, have been placed first, secdond or third in a hurdle, 2m 1f. Minimum weight: 10st. Penalties: after February 28, a winner of a hurdle 4lb (no penalty to increase a horse's weight above 11st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: 37,700; 2nd: 14,300; 3rd: 7,150; 4th: 3,250; 5th: 1,625; 6th: 975

1) SPORAZENE (Ged Mason & David Jackson) Paul Nicholls 5-10-13 Ruby Walsh 7/1 Jt Fav

2) HAWADETH (Nicky Viney) Victor Dartnall p9-9-07 Mr Tom Malone (7) 50/1

3) COPELAND (Professor David & Heather Silk) Martin Pipe v9-10-01 Jamie Moore (3) 25/1

4) BALAPOUR (Rita Shah) Oliver Brady IRE t6-10-00 Carl Llewellyn 12/1

5) HARCHIBALD (Des Sharkey) Noel Meade IRE 5-10-00 Paul Carberry 7/1 Jt Fav

6) BENBYAS (The Irish Sun) Declan Carroll 7-10-01 Paddy Brennan (3)

7) ADAMANT APPROACH (Greenstar Syndicate) Willie Mullins IRE 10-10-02 David Casey

8) GREENHOPE (Lynn & Giles Wilson, Martin Landau) Nicky Henderson 6-9-11 Andrew Tinkler (3)

9) GRAVE DOUBTS (Bill Davies & Bernard Tottle) Kevin Bishop t8-10-00 Rodi Greene

10) MAN O'MYSTERY (Bjorn Nielsen) Paul Webber 7-10-00 Tom Doyle

11) NEWHALL (T McPharland) Francis Flood IRE 6-10-00 Francis Flood

12) THROUGH THE RYE (Nice To See You Racing) Alan Swinbank 8-10-00 Jim Crowley

13) REGAL EXIT (Brian Buckley) Nicky Henderson 8-10-00 Paul Flynn

14) SCORNED (Kingsclere Stud) Andrew Balding 9-10-00 Jimmy McCarthy

15) IN CONTRAST (Tony Staple) Philip Hobbs 8-10-12 Richard Johnson

16) IDAHO D'OX (The Dionysius Partnership) Martin Pipe 5-9-09 Joey Elliott (5)

17) BARTON NIC (Proverbial Optimists) Paul Keane b11-10-00 Graham Lee

18) LE PASSING (The Hon Mrs & J R Townshend) Paul Nicholls 5-10-00 Joe Tizzard

19) RATHGAR BEAU (One-O-Eight Racing Club) Eamon Sheehy IRE 8-10-00 Shay Barry

20) LILIUM DE COTTE (J P McManus) Nicky Henderson 5-10-00 Timmy Murphy

21) BOUND (Hebomapa) Lucy Wadham 6-10-00 Leighton Aspell

22) DEMI BEAU (Hugh Villiers) Charlie Mann 6-10-00 Noel Fehily

23) DOWNPOUR (Favourites Racing) Ian Williams 6-10-00 David Dennis

23 ran Non-Runners: Rigmarole (vet's certificate), Limerick Boy (vet's certificate), Monkerhostin (vet's certificate), The Last Cast (ground), Italian Counsel (vet's certificate), Albuhera (vet's certificate), Arch Stanton (vet's certificate)

Breeder: Haras Du Mezeray Breeding: gr g Cozzene (USA) - Sporades (USA)

Distances: .5, 1.5, nk, nk, 8, 6, sh, 1.75, 1.5, 1.75, 1.25, .5, 2, 1.5, 1.75, 4, 3, 11, 4, 5, 1, 3.5

Tote Win: 7.10 Places: 2.80; 10.60; 4.90; 3.40 Exacta: 601.00

Winning Trainer: Paul Nicholls Date of birth: 17/05/62 Date of first trainer's licence: 01/11/91 Previous Occupation: professional jockey 1980-89. Rode 130 winners including Hennessy Gold Cup (1986 & 87), Irish Gold Cup (1988), Welsh Grand National (1987) Wins (1992/3--2002/03): 20,29,28,53,56,82,110,71, 83, 136, 152 Horses in training (1997-2003): 52, 60, 66, 65, 78, 105, 106 Cheltenham Festival Wins: (8) Irish Independent Arkle Novices' Chase (1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2003 Azertyuiop), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1999 Call Equiname, 2004 Azertyuiop), Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (1999 See More Business), Christie's Foxhunter Chase (2004 Earthmover), Grand Annual (2004 St Pirran), County Hurdle (2004 Sporazene) Other big race wins: Martell Cup Chase (2000 See More Business), Martell Melling Chase (2001 Fadalko), Desert Orchid H'cap Chase (2000 Fadalko, 2002 Valley Henry), Mitsubishi Shogun Ascot Chase (2000 Rockforce), Mitsubishi Shogun Game Spirit Chase (2000 Flagship Uberalles), Aon Chase (2000 See More Business, 2001 Shotgun Willy, 2003 Valley Henry), Scottish Champion Hcap Hurdle (1999 Fadalko), Independent Newspaper Novices' Chase (1995 Captain Khedive, 1999 Fadalko, 2002 Azertyuiop, 2003 Thisthatandtother) William Hill Haldon Gold Cup Chase (1998 Lake Kariba and 1999 Flagship Uberalles), Charlie Hall Chase (1999 and 2000 See More Business), King George VI Chase (1997, 1999 See More Business), Rehearsal Chase (1996 Belmont King, 1997 and 1998 See More Business), Scottish Grand National (1997 Belmont King), Pillar Chase (1998, 2001 See More Business), Feltham Novices' Chase (1993 See More Indians), attheraces Gold Cup (2001 & 2003 Ad Hoc), Greatwood Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole), Tote Bula Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole)

Winning Jockey: Ruby Walsh Born: May 14, 1979 Cheltenham Festival Wins (6): Weatherbys Champion Bumper (1998 Alexander Banquet), Mildmay Of Flete (2002 Blowing Wind), Irish Independent Arkle (2003 Azertyuiop), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2004 Azertyuiop), Grand Annual (2004 St Pirran), County Hurdle (2004 Sporazene) Other Big Race Wins: MARTELL COGNAC GRAND NATIONAL (2000 Papillon), HEINEKEN GOLD CUP (1999 Imperial Call), INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER NOVICES' CHASE (2002 Azertyuiop, 2003 Thisthatandtother), GREATWOOD HURDLE (2003 Rigmarole), RACING POST CHASE (2004 Marlborough), MARTELL COGNAC AINTREE HURDLE (2003 Sacundai) Number of Wins in Britain (1998/99-2002/03): 1; 1; 5; 13; 77 Other Details: Son of Ted Walsh, former leading Irish amateur rider who is now a trainer and broadcaster in Ireland. Rides regularly for Paul Nicholls.

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