Class A, Grade One, £140,000 Guaranteed. For 5yo+, 3m .5f. Weights: 5yo 10st 8lb; 6yo+ 11st 4lb. Allowances: mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £81,200; 2nd: £30,800; 3rd: £15,400; 4th: £7,000; 5th: £5,500; 6th: £2,100
1) TRABOLGAN (Trevor Hemmings) Nicky Henderson 7-11-04 Mick Fitzgerald 5/1
2) COMPLY OR DIE (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 6-11-04 Timmy Murphy 3/1 Fav
3) CORNISH REBEL (Graham Roach) Paul Nicholls 8-11-04 Ruby Walsh 9/2
4) L'AMI (Jim McCarthy & Uplifting Bloodstock Ltd) Francois Doumen FR 6-11-04 Robert Thornton
5) LIKE-A-BUTTERFLY (J P McManus) Christy Roche IRE 11-10-11 Tony McCoy
6) BRAVE SPIRIT (The Con Club) Colin Tizzard p7-11-04 Joe Tizzard
F12) TRIBAL VENTURE (Hill, Trembath, Bryan & Outhart) Ferdy Murphy 7-11-04 Brian Harding
PU) LIGHT DES MULOTTES (R K Carvill) Charles Egerton b6-11-04 Jimmy McCarthy
PU) BACKBEAT (Andrea & Graham Wylie) Howard Johnson 8-11-04 Graham Lee
9 ran Non-Runner-King Harald (runs tomorrow)
Breeder: Michael Lysaght Breeding: b g King’s Ride - Derrella (Derrylin)
Dist: 3, 3, hd, 2.5, dist
Tote: Win: £5.30 Places: £2.10; £1.80; £1.80 Exacta: £19.30
Winning Trainer: Nicholas John Henderson Based: Seven Barrows, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Date of birth:10/12/50 Date of first licence: July (1978) Previous occupation/ apprenticeship: Amateur jockey, assistant to Fred Winter 1975-78 Wins (1982/3--2003/04):40, 43, 40, 46, 67, 40, 43, 41, 49, 52, 53, 48, 45, 47, 58, 54, 73, 67, 81, 93, 69, 79 Number of horses in training (1984-2004): 56, 45, 56, 66, 76, 67, 66, 72, 71, 71, 65, 64, 69, 80, 83, 84, 91, 115, 114, 116, 113 Cheltenham Festival wins: (26) County (1997 Barna Boy, 1993 Thumbs Up), Kim Muir (1990 Master Bob, 2002 The Bushkeeper), Mildmay (1985,1986 The Tsarevich), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (1989 Rustle, 2000 Bacchanal), Cathcart (1994 Raymylette, 1990 Brown Windsor, 1999 and 2000 Stormyfairweather), Supreme Novices H (1986 River Ceiriog, 1992 Flown), Queen Mother (1992 Remittance Man), Arkle (1991 Remittance Man, 1993 Travado, 2000 Tiutchev), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (1985, 1986, 1987 See You Then),Triumph (1985 First Bout, 1987 Alone Success, 1999 Katarino), William Hill National Hunt H’cap Chase (2000 Marlborough), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2005 Trabolgan) Other major wins include: Haldon Gold Cup Chase (1993/94/95 Travado), First National Bank Gold Cup (1994 Raymylette, 2003 Iris Royal), Peterborough Chase (1992 Remittance Man, 1993 & 1995 Travado), Feltham Novices’ Chase (1991 Mutare, 1997 Fiddling The Facts), Victor Chandler Chase (1996 Big Matt, 2004 Isio), Agfa Diamond Chase (1996 Amtrak Express), Scottish Champion Hurdle (1986 River Ceiriog), BMW Handicap Chase (1998 Big Matt), West Yorkshire Hurdle (1999 Silver Wedge), Gerry Feilden Hurdle (1999 Bacchanal), Totesport Gold Trophy Hcap Hurdle (1998 Sharpical, 2000 and 2004 Geos, 2001 Landing Light), AON Chase (2002 Bacchanal), Tripleprint Gold Cup (2002 Fondmort, 2003 Iris Royal), Ladbroke Hurdle (2002 Chauvinist), Paddy Power Gold Cup (2003 Fondmort), Racing Post Chase (2004 Marlborough), Vodafone Gold Cup (2004 Isio) Wins This Season: 47
Winning Jockey: Mick Fitzgerald Date/place of birth: Cork, 10/05/1970 Cheltenham Festival Wins: (12) CATHCART CHASE: (1994 Raymylette, 1999 and 2000 Stormyfairweather), WILLIAM HILL TROPHY CHASE (1995 Rough Quest, 2000 Marlborough), JCB TRIUMPH HURDLE (1999 Katarino), QUEEN MOTHER (1999 Call Equiname), TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (1999 See More Business), IRISH INDEPENDENT ARKLE CHALLENGE TROPHY NOVICES’ CHASE (2000 Tiutchev), LADBROKES WORLD HURDLE (2000 Bacchanal), CORAL CUP (2003 Xenophon), ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE (2005 Trabolgan) Other Big Race Wins: GRAND NATIONAL CHASE (1996 Rough Quest), VICTOR CHANDLER CHASE (Big Matt 1996, Isio 2004), AGFA DIAMOND CHASE (1996 Amtrak Express), MITIE GROUP KENNEL GATE HURDLE (1998 Hidebound), TOTE LANZAROTE HCAP HURDLE (1999 Tiutchev), MITSUBISHI SHOGUN GAME SPIRIT CHASE (1999 Celibate), MITSUBISHI SHOGUN PENDILNOVICES’ CHASE (1999 Makounji), WEEKENDER DOVECOTE NOVICES’ HURDLE (1999 Premier Generation), VOICE NEWSPAPER ADONIS JUVENILE NOVICES’ HURDLE (1999 Katarino), QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (1999 Call Equiname), TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (1999 See More Business), CHARLIE HALL CHASE (1999 and 2000 See More Business), ROSSINGTON MAIN NOVICES’ HURDLE (2000 Dusk Duel), AON CHASE (2000 See More Business), TOTE GOLD TROPHY HCAP HURDLE (2000 Geos, 2001 Landing Light), DESERT ORCHID H’CAP CHASE (2000 Fadalko), TRIPLEPRINT GOLD CUP (2002 Fondmort, 2003 Iris Royal), PADDY POWER GOLD CUP (2003 Fondmort), FIRST NATIONAL GOLD CUP (2003 Iris Royal) Number of Wins (1995/96-2003/04): 68; 82; 102; 121; 107; 78; 109; 77; 51 Wins This Season: 61
RACE 2 WIN QUOTES - ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE
TRABOLGAN OVERCOMES INEXPERIENCE
Trabolgan’s three length win in today’s Royal & SunAlliance Chase had trainer Nicky Henderson, who was gaining his 26th Festival victory, dreaming of further success in next year’s totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup.
He said: "This fellow is inexperienced and what he’s got to do now is keep learning. Trevor [Hemmings, owner] bought him as a yearling and it’s a long old project when you do that.
"His only blip came at Haydock last time when it was horrible ground and I had to leave him alone after that - I was hoping to get another run into him. It took him a bit of time to get over his Kempton run as well. I cannot believe that he just won’t keep improving. That was Plan A and I would like to think that he’ll be back for the Gold Cup next year.
"I worked a whole lot of horses at Newbury last weekend but this fellow wasn’t one of them as he didn’t need a racecourse gallop. He’s just been practising at home.
"The horses have come back well although we had a few wobbles last week. I haven’t won any of the big races this year so it was important to get a win in at the Festival.
"This is a lovely horse - he’s got class, character and temperament and he’s getting to learn a bit more now.
"He only had three hurdle races, a couple of bumpers and this was only his fourth chase start - he’s entitled to learn a bit more about life."
Trabolgan received a 16/1 quote for next year’s totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup from Paddy Power.
INITIAL WINNING QUOTES - ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE
Mick Fitzgerald, rider of the sucessful Trabolgan, said: "we’ve always had a warm opinion of him and it is really good that he has finally done what we thought he could do.
"Coming to the meeting we thought he was our best chance and I am so pleased for the horse. I thought he was gone at the second last."
Winning owner Trevor Hemmings, celebrating his first Festival winner, said: "Nicky has been ever so patient with this horse and Mick was fantastic, I have always felt that he was a really good horse and it was my idea to run him in the bumper two years ago when he was second.This is a really special moment.
"When he idles you have to be careful because that is when he can lose concentration.
"I now know how David Johnson feels every week.
"I told Mick Fitzgerald that I wanted to give him a Cheltenham winner before he retired and he replied ‘you cheeky so and so.
"Nicky kept him in the Gold Cup at my request but he pointed out that the horse still has low mileage on the clock and said that we should go for the novice race and come back for the big one next year.
Trainer Nicky Henderson said: "He is a lovely, lovely horse. Experience is what he has been lacking and that showed sometimes today. Mick said that the second last was a bit hairy.
"He is still learning and is still a baby, but that is one in the bag, one on the board."
Ladbrokes make Trabolgan a 25-1 chance for next year’s totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Race Two: Royal & SunAlliance Chase
"WE ARE LUCKY TO BE HERE" - PIPE
Winning is not everything, and, despite 3-1 favourite Comply Or Die being beaten into second place by Trabolgan in the Royal & SunAlliance Chase, his trainer, Martin Pipe, was just "happy to be here".
Pipe explained: "Comply Or Die had such a crunching fall four from home at Newbury in November that I feared the worst.
"He lay on the ground for a long time, and the injuries he suffered were horrific, but Mary Bromiley and the vets did a magnificent job, and it is purely down to them that we are here today.
"He jumped really well today, and the lass who looks after him has told me we’ll be back next year to win the Gold Cup. She is a good judge, and I hope she is right."
Chasing’s most treasured crown is also the long-term target for Cornish Rebel, though owner Graham Roach conceded "he’ll need soft ground."
Roach added: "We needed this rain to have come 24 hours ago - Cornish Rebel is a galloper, but, granted a soft ground Festival in 2006, he could well be a Gold Cup horse."
Paul Nicholls, who trains Cornish Rebel, said: "He was always flat to the boards, but the Scottish National could well be his race. Novices do well in the Ayr marathon, and Ruby (Walsh) would be able to ride more of a race on him."
ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE FACTS AND FIGURES
1. The Royal & SunAlliance Chase had a slight name change in 1998, having been run as the Royal SunAlliance Chase for the first time in 1997. But Sun Alliance, which merged with Royal Insurance in 1996, is among Cheltenham's longest-running sponsors. The Sun Alliance Chase was run for 23 years and Sun Alliance sponsored at Cheltenham for 26 years altogether. From 1971-3, the Foxhunters Chase was titled the "Sun Alliance & London Foxhunters."
2. Sun Alliance & London was the first sponsor outside racing to embrace commercial sponsorship at the National Hunt meeting. Only the Tote precedes the insurance company. Before 1974 the race was titled the Broadway Novices’ Chase and the Totalisator Champion Novices’ Chase.
3. Since 1960, five horses have won both the Royal & SunAlliance Chase and totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup. They are:
1963 Arkle (Gold Cup 1964-6)
1974 Ten Up (Gold Cup 1975)
1979 Master Smudge (Gold Cup 1980 on the disqualification of Tied Cottage)
1990 Garrison Savannah (Gold Cup 1991)
1999 Looks Like Trouble (Gold Cup 2000)
To this list might be added the name of Tied Cottage, winner of the Sun Alliance Chase in 1976 and the Gold Cup in 1980, before subsequent disqualification.
4. The biggest field for the race has been 30, in 1986, and the smallest eight, in 1993.
5. The Royal & SunAlliance Chase is as difficult to win as The Irish Independent Arkle Chase. Only Fred Winter won it more than twice as a trainer with three victories; Killiney (1973), Pengrail (1975) and Brown Chamberlin (1982).
6. Irish-trained winners number eight since 1964, the latest being Rule Supreme in 2004.
7. The most successful jockey in the Royal & SunAlliance Chase has been Peter Scudamore, who notched up a hat-trick from 1991 to 1993 with Rolling Ball, Miinnehoma and Young Hustler. The latter went on to further big-race success while Miinnehoma won the 1994 Grand National. Richard Dunwoody took the race on Hanakham (1997) and Florida Pearl (1998).
8. The longest-priced winners since 1964 are Hussard Collonges in 2002 and Canny Danny in 1983, both at 33/1, with Killiney the shortest-priced at 8/15 in 1973.
9. The fastest running of the race was by Lord Noelie in 2000 at 6 mins 5.3s, beating the previous best of 6 mins 6.6s set by Miinnehoma in 1992.
10. The West Awake is the only horse to have won both the Royal & SunAlliance Novices’ Hurdle and the Royal & SunAlliance Chase. He won the hurdle in 1987 and the chase in 1988.
Previous results ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE
2004-WINNER-RULE SUPREME 8-11-04 Owner-John Lynch; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-David Casey; SP-25/1
2ND-Royal Emperor 8-11-04 Owner-Widdop Wanderers; Trainer-Sue Smith; Jockey-Dominic Elsworth; SP-6/1
3RD-Our Vic 6-11-04 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-11/8 Fav
10 ran, Time-6m 9.70s Dist-1.5, 2
2003-WINNER-ONE KNIGHT 7-11-04 Owner-Robert Gibbs; Trainer-Philips Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-15/2
2ND-Jair Du Cochet 6-11-04 Owner-Miriam Montauban; Trainer-Guillaume Macaire FR; Jockey-Jacques Ricou; SP-4/1
3RD-Barrow Drive 7-11-04 Owner-Mrs B Leniham; Trainer-Tony Mullins IRE; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-9/1 9 ran, Time-6m 14.90s Dist- 1.75, 10 9/4 Fav Keen Leader (5th)
2002-WINNER-HUSSARD COLLONGES 7-11-04 Owner-Nick Bannister; Trainer-Peter Beaumont; Jockey-Russ Garritty; SP-33/1
2ND-Iznogoud 6-11-04 Owner-County Stores-Avalon Surfacing; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-14/1
3RD-Chives 7-11-04 Owner-Trevor Hemmings; Trainer-Henrietta Knight; Jockey-Richard Guest; SP-33/1
19 ran, Time-6m 35.65s Dist- 2, 4 9/2 Fav Colonel Braxton (5th)
2000-WINNER-LORD NOELIE 7-11-04 Owner-Executive Racing; Trainer-Henrietta Knight; Jockey-Jim Culloty; SP-9/2
2ND-Alexander Banquet 7-11-04 Owner-Mrs Noel O’Callaghan; Trainer-Willie Mullins; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-9/2
3RD-Toto Toscato 6-11-04 Owner-Hilda Clarke; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-11/1
9 ran Time-6m 5.3s Dist-1.25, hd 7/2 Fav-Native Upmanship (4th)
1999-WINNER-LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE 7-11-04 Owner-Universal Conference & Incentive Trv Ltd; Trainer-Noel Chance; Jockey-Paul Carberry; SP-16/1
2ND-Lord Of The River 7-11-04 Owner-Brian Stewart-Brown; Trainer-Oliver Sherwood; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-11/2
3RD-Billingsgate 7-11-04 Owner-Dr David and Mrs B Chesney; Trainer-David Elsworth; Jockey-Paul Holley; SP-25/1
14 ran Time-6m 21.5s Dist-dist, 3 5/4 Fav-Nick Dundee (fell)
1998-WINNER-FLORIDA PEARL 6-11-04 Owner-Violet O’Leary; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Richard Dunwoody; SP-11/8 Fav
2ND-Escartefigue 6-11-04 Owner-Darren Mercer; Trainer-David Nicholson; Jockey-Adrian Maguire; SP-5/1
3RD-Fulip 5-10-08 Owner-Roger Barby; Trainer-Francois Doumen FR; Jockey-Mr Thierry Doumen; SP-9/1
10 ran Time-6m 8.3s Dist-1.5, 19
1997-WINNER-HANAKHAM 8-11-04 Owner-Malcolm Brereton; Trainer-Ron Hodges; Jockey-Richard Dunwoody; SP-13/2
2ND-Eudipe 5-10-08 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-4/1
3RD-Djeddah 6-11-04 Owner-Stella Elkaim; Trainer-Francois Doumen FR; Jockey-Adam Kondrat; SP-100/30 Fav 14 ran Time-6m 8.8s, Dist-2.5, 5
1996-WINNER-NAHTHEN LAD 7-11-04 Owner-Jim Shaw; Trainer-Jenny Pitman; Jockey-Warren Marston; SP-7/1
2ND-Mr Mulligan 8-11-04 Owner-Michael Worcester; Trainer-Noel Chance; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-11/8 Fav
3RD-Do Rightly 7-11-04 Owner-J M Fitzpatrick; Trainer-Mark Bradstock; Jockey-Paul Holley; SP-40/1
12 ran, Time-6m 22.3s Dist-8, 28
1995-WINNER-BRIEF GALE 8-10-13 Owner-Carrie Zetter; Trainer-Josh Gifford; Jockey-Philip Hide; SP-13/2
2ND-Harcon 7-11-04 Owner-Mrs P J Conway; Trainer-Jim Dreaper IRE; Jockey-Kevin O’Brien; SP-6/4 Fav
3RD-Banjo 5-10-08 Owner-Darren Mercer; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Richard Dunwoody; SP-11/4
13 ran, Time-6m 28.7s Dist-9, 15
1994-WINNER-MONSIEUR LE CURE 8-11-04 Owner-Hector Brown; Trainer-John Edwards; Jockey-Peter Niven; SP-15/2
2ND-Martomick 7-10-13 Owner-Richard Shaw; Trainer-Kim Bailey; Jockey-Dean Gallagher; SP-20/1
3RD-Crystal Spirit 7-11-04 Owner-Paul Mellon; Trainer-Ian Balding; Jockey-Jimmy Frost; SP-10/1
18 ran, Time-6m 18.2s Dist-3, 8 3/1 Fav One Man (9th)
ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE ROLL OF HONOUR
(Royal & SunAlliance Chase since 1998, Royal Sun Alliance Chase 1997, Sun Alliance Chase 1974-96, Totalisator Champion Chase 1971-73, Totalisator Champion Novices’ Chase 1964-1970, Broadway Chase 1961-63, Broadway Novices’ Chase before 1961)
Year Winner Age/Wt Jockey Trainer Owner SP Ran
2004 Rule Supreme 8-11-04 David Casey Willie Mullins IRE John Lynch 25/1 10
2003 One Knight 7-11-04 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs Robert Gibbs 15/2 9
2002 Hussard Collonges 7-11-04 Russ Garritty Peter Beaumont Nick Bannister 33/1 19
2001 No Race (Foot and Mouth)
2000 Lord Noelie 7-11-04 Jim Culloty Henrietta Knight Executive Racing 9/2 9
1999 Looks Like Trouble 7-11-04 Paul Carberry Noel Chance Universal Conf. & Incentive Trv Ltd 16/1 14
1998 Florida Pearl 6-11-04 Richard Dunwoody Willie Mullins IRE Violet O’Leary 11/8F 10
1997 Hanakham 8-11-04 Richard Dunwoody Ron Hodges Malcolm Brereton 13/2 14
1996 Nahthen Lad 7-11-04 Warren Marston Jenny Pitman Jim Shaw 7/1 12
1995 Brief Gale 8-10-13 Philip Hide Josh Gifford Carrie Zetter 13/2 13
1994 Monsieur Le Cure 8-11-04 Peter Niven John Edwards Hector Brown 15/2 18
1993 Young Hustler 6-11-04 Peter Scudamore Nigel Twiston-Davies Gavin MacEchern 9/4 8
1992 Miinnehoma 9-11-04 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe Freddie Starr 7/2F 18
1991 Rolling Ball 8-11-04 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe Hilda Clarke 7/2F 20
1990 Garrison Savannah 7-11-04 Ben de Haan Jenny Pitman Autofour Engineering 12/1 9
1989 Envopak Token 8-11-04 Peter Hobbs Josh Gifford Frank Arthur 16/1 15
1988 The West Awake7-11-04 Simon Sherwood Oliver Sherwood Maggie Heath 11/4F 14
1987 Kildimo 7-11-04 Graham Bradley Toby Balding Lady Harris 13/2 18
1986 Cross Master 9-11-04 Reg Crank Tom Bill Harlow Bros 16/1 30
1985 Antarctic Bay 8-11-04 Frank Berry Pat Hughes IRE P Meade 6/4F 11
1984 A Kinsman 8-11-04 Geordie Dun John Brockbank Mrs John Brockbank 10/1 18
1983 Canny Danny 7-11-04 Niall Madden Jimmy FitzGerald P Norton 33/1 14
1982 Brown Chamberlin 7-11-04 John Francome Fred Winter Mrs Coral Samuel 7/1 15
1981 Lesley Ann 7-11-04 Colin Brown David Elsworth Brian Gaule 25/1 17
1980 Lacson 8-11-04 Steve Knight Bob Hawker Bob Hawker 16/1 17
1979 Master Smudge 7-11-04 Richard Hoare Arthur Barrow Arthur Barrow 16/1 17
1978 Sweet Joe 6-11-04 Steve Smith Eccles Tom Jones Milton Ritzenberg 12/1 17
1977 Gay Spartan 6-11-04 Michael Dickinson Tony Dickinson M Armstrong 13/2 15
1976 Tied Cottage 8-11-00 Tommy Carberry Dan Moore IRE Anthony Stanley Robinson 12/1 15
1975 No race
1974 Ten Up 7-11-00 Tommy Carberry Jim Dreaper IRE Anne, Duchess of Westminster 7/2 12
1973 Killiney 7-11-03 Richard Pitman Fred Winter Enid Boucher 8/15F 9
1972 Clever Scot 7-11-07 David Mould Tom Jones Milton Ritzenberg 11/1 18
1971 Tantalum 7-11-07 David Nicholson Michael Pope Colonel S W Green 14/1 16
1970 Proud Tarquin 7-11-12 Pat Taaffe Tom Dreaper IRE John Thomson 100/7 17
1969 Spanish Steps 6-11-12 John Cook Edward Courage Edward Courage 100/8 22
1968 Herring Gull 6-11-12 Joe Crowley Paddy Mullins IRE Mrs G A J Wilson 9/1 16
1967 Border Jet 7-11-00 Josh Gifford Ryan Price Lady Weir 4/1F 19
1966 Different Class 6-11-12 David Mould Peter Cazalet Gregory Peck 10/1 17
1965 Arkloin 6-11-07 Liam McLoughlin Tom Dreaper IRE George Ansley 100/7 17
1964 Buona notte 7-12-04 Johnnie Haine Bob Turnell Jim Joel 11/8F 16
1963 Arkle 6-12-04 Pat Taaffe Tom Dreaper IRE Duchess Of Westminster 4/9F 15
1962 Caduval 7-11-08 Laurie Morgan Bogden Lubecki Bogden Lubecki 11/2 13
1961 Grallagh Cnoc 7-12-01 Pat Taaffe Joe Osborne IRE Mrs K Harper 8/13F 17
1960 Solfen 8-11-12 Pat Taaffe Willie O'Grady IRE B Naughton 5/4F 21
1959 Mac Joy 7-11-12 Arthur Freeman Ken Bailey W C Simpson 4/1 11
1958 Just Awake 6-11-08 Arthur Freeman Peter Cazalet Bill Whitbread 100/7 19
1957 Mandarin 6-12-01 Michael Scudamore Fulke Walwyn Peggy Hennessy 8/1 14
1956 Polar Flight 6-11-08 Tommy Cusack George Spann Mrs P Pleydell-Bouverie 100/7 19
1955 Great Eliza 7-11-13 B Cooper Danny Morgan IRE Mrs N Hope Collins 7/2F 23
1954 Glenbeigh 8-11-13 Dave Dick Fulke Walwyn Dorothy Paget EvsF 16
1953 Coneyburrow 7-11-03 Pat Taaffe Joe Osborne IRE I E Levy 100/8 13
1952 Good And Plenty 8-11-08 Jimmy Power Jack Fawcus Lady Joicey 8/1 18
1951 On View 8-11-13 Bryan Marshall Fulke Walwyn Dorothy Paget 8/1 23
1950 (I) Manicou 5-11-06 Lord Mildmay Peter Cazalet Lord Mildmay 2/1F 9
1950 (II) Arctic Gold 5-10-13 Glen Kelly Gerald Balding John Hay Whitney 100/30 9
1949 (I) Glen Fire 6-11-02 Mr J Spencer Syd Mercer J G Greenaway 100/8 19
1949 (II) Comeragh 8-11-02 D Kelly Major Noel Furlong Major Noel Furlong 10/1 10
1948 (I) Blakely Grove 7-11-04 Joe Maguire Ivor Anthony Paul Mellon 5/4F 17
1948 (II) Mountain Prince 9-11-04 Bryan Marshall Fulke Walwyn Dorothy Paget 100/8 15
1947 No race (snow and frost)
1946 Birthlaw 11-11-07 Ted Vinall Tommy Rayson Mrs V Bruce 20/1 16
THE 2004 ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE RESULT IN DETAIL
Class A, Grade One, £140,000 Guaranteed. For 5yo+, 3m .5f. Weights: 5yo 10st 8lb, 6yo+ 11st 4lb. Allowances: mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £81,200; 2nd: £30,800; 3rd: £15,400; 4th: £7,000; 5th: £3,500; 6th: £2,100
1) RULE SUPREME (John Lynch) Willie Mullins IRE 8-11-04 David Casey 25/1
2) ROYAL EMPEROR (Widdop Wanderers) Sue Smith 8-11-04 Dominic Elsworth 6/1
3) OUR VIC (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 6-11-04 Tony McCoy 11/8 Fav
4) PATRICKSNINETEENTH (The Large G & T Partnership) Paul Webber 7-11-04 Tom Doyle 14/1
5) HISTORIC (Mrs R E R Rumboll) Tom George 8-11-04 Jason Maguire 33/1
6) LISCANNOR LAD © P O’Brien) Dessie Hughes IRE 6-11-04 Paul Carberry 150/1
BD 2 OUT) PIZARRO (Edward Wallace) Edward O'Grady IRE 7-11-04 Barry Geraghty 9/2
F 2 OUT) MOSSY GREEN (Greenstar Syndicate) Willie Mullins IRE 10-11-04 Ruby Walsh 20/1
PU) SUPREME PRINCE (Karola Vann) Philip Hobbs 7-11-04 Paul Flynn 20/1
UR 4 OUT) CALLING BRAVE (Sir Robert Ogden) Nicky Henderson 8-11-04 Mick Fitzgerald 8/1
10 ran Non-Runner: Lord Sam (vet’s certificate) Going: Good
Breeder: Mary & Mrs H T Murphy Breeding: b g Supreme Leader - Book Of Rules
Distances: 1.25, 2, 13, 19, 23 Time: 6m 9.70s
Tote Win: £31.00 Places: £4.60; £1.90; £1.40 Exacta: £107.60
Winning Trainer: Willie Mullins Date of Birth: 15/9/56 Date of first licence: 1988 Cheltenham Festival wins: (8) Letheby & Christopher Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1995 Tourist Attraction), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (1998 Florida Pearl, 2004 Rule Supreme), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (1996 Wither Or Which, 1997 Florida Pearl, 1998 Alexander Banquet, 2000 Joe Cullen), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2002 Scolardy) Other Major Wins Include: Irish Hennessy Gold Cup (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004 Florida Pearl, 2002 Alexander Banquet), Pierse Hurdle (2002 Adamant Approach), King George VI Chase (2001 Florida Pearl), Martell Cup (2002 Florida Pearl) Number of Winners in Britain in 2001/2-2002/03: 4; 1 Horses in Training (2003): 81
Winning Jockey: David Casey Background: Formerly with Lambourn trainer Oliver Sherwood before contract was terminated, turned freelance operating in Ireland and Britain before basing himself in Ireland in December 2000. Agreement to ride Charlie Swan’s chasers and to partner horses owned by Vincent and Ann Daly, two of Mouse Morris’ owners. Cheltenham Festival Wins (2): Grand Annual (2002 Fadounal Du Cochet), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2004 Rule Supreme) Big Race Wins: CROWTHER HOMES SWINTON HCAP HURDLE (1999 She’s Our Mare); CORK GRAND NATIONAL (2000 Section Seven), Charlie Hall Chase (2001 Sackville), SANDEMAN MAGHULL NOVICES’ CHASE (2000 Cenkos), IMPERIAL CUP (2000 Magic Combination)
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