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Cheltenham

  • 13:30 Jcb Triumph Hurdle2m 1f

  • £120,000 added 4yo 18 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 3.80s
  • Off time: 13:32:00

Full result

13:30 Cheltenham Result 13th March 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Zaynar (FR) 11-0 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 4 11/2
Mid-division, pushed along briefly after 2nd, headway approaching 4th, challenging 2 out, soon led, pressed flat, edged left and stayed on well towards finish opened 9/2 touched 11/2 £11000-£2000 £27500-£5000 £5000-£1000(x4)
2nd ¾ Walkon (FR) 11-0 R Thornton A King 4 4/1f
In touch, not fluent 5th, pushed along approaching 2 out briefly, ridden to chase winner last, every chance flat, not quicken towards finish opened 9/2 touched 5/1 £10000-£2000 £5000-£1000(x2) £22500-£5000
3rd Mourad (IRE) 11-0 R Walsh W P Mullins 4 14/1
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, mistake last, went 3rd flat, kept on without pace to troubled front pair opened 14/1 touched 16/1
4th Starluck (IRE) 11-0 Timmy Murphy A Fleming 4 5/1
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, challenging on bit after 2 out, edged left flat, weakened towards finish opened 6/1 touched 6/1 £4200-£700 £27500-£5000
5th 3 Trenchant 11-0 W Hutchinson A King 4 28/1
Mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never going pace to troubled leaders opened 25/1 touched 28/1 £10000-£400
6th Reve de Sivola (FR) 11-0 D A Jacob Nick Williams 4 20/1
Prominent, pushed along when not much room and stumbled on bend approaching last, soon no impression, one pace opened 20/1 touched 25/1
7th 13 Simarian (IRE) 11-0 Donal Fahy Evan Williams 4 40/1
Mid-division, hampered and lost place after 2nd, not fluent next, struggling in rear 3 out, plugged on approaching last, no danger opened 50/1 touched 50/1 £16000-£400
8th Tyrrells Wood (IRE) 11-0 J E Moore T G Mills 4 66/1
Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway when not fluent 3rd, ridden when mistake 2 out, weakened well before last opened 66/1 touched 66/1
9th ¾ Jumbo Rio (IRE) 11-0 A J Mcnamara E J O'Grady 4 11/1
Prominent, chased leader 5th, left in lead and jumped right 2 out, soon headed, weakened approaching last opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£800
10th Tharawaat (IRE) 11-0 D N Russell G Elliott 4 40/1
Mid-division, headway 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last opened 40/1 touched 40/1
11th Master of Arts (USA) 11-0 T Scudamore D Pipe 4 17/2
Not always fluent, held up in rear, effort and hanging left before 2 out, soon no impression and weakened opened 6/1 touched 17/2 £24000-£3000 £3500-£500 £6500-£1000(x2)
12th Just Rob 11-0 D R Dennis Ian Williams 4 150/1
Mid-division, nudged along and outpaced after 3 out, tried to close after 2 out, soon no impression and weakened opened 150/1 touched 150/1
13th Silk Drum (IRE) 11-0 D F O'Regan J Howard Johnson 4 25/1
Tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£500
14th Stow 11-0 S Thomas Miss V Williams 4 50/1
Led to 1st, pressed leader until blundered 5th, weakening when not much room after 3 out opened 50/1 touched 50/1
15th 23 Maidstone Mixture (FR) 11-0 R McGrath Paul Murphy 4 250/1
Not fluent 2nd, always in rear, tailed off 3 out opened 250/1 touched 250/1
16th 6 Lethal Weapon (IRE) 11-0 A P McCoy C Roche 4 9/1
Not always fluent, raced keenly, mid-division, hampered on inside on the bend before 3rd, lost place 5th, well behind after 3 out, tailed off opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £28000-£2000 £20000-£2000
17th 19 Art Sleuth (USA) 11-0 P Townend W P Mullins 4 66/1
Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, well behind after 3 out, tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
RO Ebadiyan (IRE) 11-0 J Cullen P O Brady 4 8/1
Led, hit 4th, squeezed along when crashed through rails and ran out 2 out opened 17/2 touched 9/1 £20000-£2000 £10000-£1000 £18000-£2000

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £6.30 Tote Place: £2.00,1.80,3.20,1.90
Straight Forecast: £26.01 Exacta: £12.30 Trifecta: £283.20 Swingers: 1&2:2.50 2&3:13.50 1&3:22.20

Jackpot: £132,434.45 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 14th Mar
Placepot: £656.50, Pool: £927752.75, 1031.62 winning tickets
Quadpot: £34.20, Pool: £38354.74, 828.78 winning tickets

Verdict

An above average renewal that the winning time confirmed and it was Nicky Henderson's ZAYNAR who beat off all challengers up the hill to land the four-year-old's prize. Held up in the rear early on, he was soon challenging two from home and responded to Barry Geraghty's urgings all the way up the hill. He's a smart two-miler on this sort of track and was introduced in the Champion Hurdle betting at 14-1, though he may need further in time. Walkon was less than a length behind in second and he ran a blinder, enough to earn similar quotes to Zaynar for next year's Champion. Mourad was the best of the Irish and he stayed on for third, while Starluck travelled supremely before finding little for pressure up the hill. Ebadiyan ran out when leading before the final turn, but he was been squeezed along at the time.