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  • 14:05 Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy2m

  • £170,000 added 5yo+ 17 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 0.90s
  • Off time: 14:06:41

Full result

14:05 Cheltenham Result 10th March 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 11-7 B J Geraghty T Cooper 7 8/1
Always prominent, hit 4th,led 7th to 8th, led when hit 3 out, driven flat, just held on opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £10000-£1000(x2) £5000-£500 £24000-£3000
2nd s.h Kalahari King (FR) 11-7 G Lee Ferdy Murphy 8 8/1
Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, travelling well after 3 out, headway and switched right after 2 out, chased winner soon after last, ran on well, not quite get there opened 11/1 touched 11/1 £22000-£2000 £20000-£2000 £5000-£500
3rd 5 Planet of Sound 11-7 R Johnson P J Hobbs 7 10/1
Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 7th, mistake 8th and pushed along, headway approaching 2 out, not pace of front 2 final 100 yards opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £10000-£1000
4th Made In Taipan (IRE) 11-7 D N Russell T Mullins 7 20/1
Led to 7th, led 8th, hit 9th, headed 3 out, still every chance approaching last, faded flat opened 20/1 touched 20/1
5th Tartak (FR) 11-7 P J Brennan T R George 6 10/1
Mid-division, raced keenly, not fluent 1st, headway when squeezed out after 8th, 3rd after 2 out, hit last, not much room on landing, faded flat opened 11/1 touched 11/1 £22000-£2000 £11000-£1000
6th nse Gauvain (GER) 11-7 N Fehily C J Mann 7 33/1
In rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, squeezed along from 4 out, headway after 2 out, kept on flat, never troubled leaders opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th 1 Cornas (NZ) 11-7 D A Jacob Nick Williams 7 33/1
Mid-division, hampered 3rd, headway on outer approaching 3 out, close 3rd and going well when stumbled 2 out, ridden before last, weakened flat opened 33/1 touched 33/1
8th nk I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 11-7 Christian Williams P F Nicholls 7 9/1
In touch, not fluent 4th, handy next, one pace and beaten before last opened 8/1 touched 9/1 £18000-£2000 £10000-£1100 £9000-£1000
9th Follow The Plan (IRE) 11-7 J Cullen O McKiernan 6 16/1
Tracked leaders, hampered on bend before 4th, mistake 3 out, driven when stumbled 2 out, weakened approaching last opened 16/1 touched 16/1
10th 10 Calgary Bay (IRE) 11-7 A P McCoy Miss H C Knight 6 15/2
Mid-division, hit 8th, still going well before 3 out, no real headway, eased from 2 out opened 7/1 touched 8/1 £4000-£500
11th 9 Panjo Bere (FR) 11-7 J E Moore G L Moore 6 40/1
In touch, hampered 3rd, ridden 9th, weakened approaching 3 out opened 33/1 touched 40/1
12th 1 Cool Operator 11-7 D F O'Regan J Howard Johnson 6 125/1
Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, well behind when mistake 3 out opened 100/1 touched 125/1
13th 1 Cheating Chance (IRE) 11-7 M D Grant Andrew Turnell 8 150/1
Held up in rear, mistake and reminders 7th, well behind 3 out opened 150/1 touched 200/1
14th Golden Silver (FR) 11-7 P Townend W P Mullins 7 14/1
Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, every chance 3 out, weakened under pressure from 2 out opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £28000-£2000
15th 18 Bringbackthebiff (NZ) 11-7 A J Mcnamara E J O'Grady 7 33/1
In touch, hampered 3rd, struggling 4 out, soon weakened, well behind when mistake 3 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Original (FR) 11-7 J M Davies M Rolland 7 16/1
In rear, ridden and struggling to keep up 4th, slow jump next, soon pulled up opened 16/1 touched 16/1
F Tatenen (FR) 11-7 R Walsh P F Nicholls 5 4/1f
Chased leader 1st, fell 3rd opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £9000-£2000(x2) £4500-£1000(x6) £20000-£5000 £4000-£1000(x8)
NR I'm So Lucky 11-7 T Scudamore D Pipe 7

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £8.30 Tote Place: £2.60,3.80,4.10
Straight Forecast: £65.24 Exacta: £72.60 Trifecta: £916.00 Swingers: 1&2:12.20 2&3:14.70 1&3:16.00

Jackpot: £36,528.20 carried forward to Cheltenham, 11th Mar, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £122.50, Pool: £967922.25, 5766.52 winning tickets
Quadpot: £4.40, Pool: £42321.22, 7033.06 winning tickets

Verdict

FORPADYDEPLASTERER was a a smart winner even though favourite Tatenen tipped up early on. Always in the leading three, he jumped to the front two from home and was always just holding Kalahari King, who finished with a real rattle. Planet of Sound arrived late on the scene to make the frame but never threatened the winner.