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  • 16:40 David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle2m 4f

  • £100,000 added 4yo+ 21 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 55.00s
  • Off time: 16:41:40

Full result

16:40 Cheltenham Result 10th March 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Quevega (FR) 11-3 R Walsh W P Mullins 5 2/1f
Mid-division, smooth headway approaching 3 out, led after 2 out, quicken before last, soon clear, ran on strongly opened 9/4 touched 9/4 £12500-£5000(x2) £10000-£4000(x2) £2500-£1000 £22500-£10000 £13500-£6000 £9000-£4000(x4) £4500-£2000(x5) £3375-£1500 £2250-£1000(x4) £2025-£900 £1800-£800(x2) £10000-£5000 £8000-£4000 £6000-£3000(x2) £4000-£2000(x2) £2400-£1200 £2000-£1000(x2)
2nd 14 United (GER) 11-5 D Elsworth Mrs L Wadham 8 10/3
Prominent, led 2 out, soon headed, outpaced by winner before last, soon no chance, just held on for 2nd opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £9000-£2000 £4500-£1000(x3) £3150-£700 £8000-£2000(x3) £6000-£1500 £4000-£1000(x3) £3500-£1000(x4) £2800-£800 £1750-£500 £2000-£600
3rd s.h Aura About You (IRE) 11-0 A P Cawley P Nolan 6 28/1
In touch, mistake 2nd, every chance 2 out, outpaced by winner before last, edged right flat, stayed on, just failed to get 2nd opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £10000-£250
4th ¾ Over Sixty 11-0 R Thornton A King 6 25/1
Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, kept on flat opened 33/1 touched 33/1
5th hd Gaspara (FR) 11-0 T Scudamore D Pipe 6 16/1
Led, not fluent 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, edged right flat, kept on same pace opened 16/1 touched 20/1 £5000-£250
6th 6 How's Business 11-0 N Fehily C J Mann 5 100/1
Held up towards rear, ridden after 7th, progress from 2 out, never in contention opened 100/1 touched 100/1
7th 2 Chomba Womba (IRE) 11-5 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 8 6/1
Mid-division, mistakes 5th and 6th, not fluent next, headway approaching 3 out, soon tracking leaders, weakened and eased before last opened 13/2 touched 7/1 £10000-£1300 £10500-£1500 £13000-£2000 £6500-£1000
8th ¾ Sweetheart 11-0 Matthew Batchelor Jamie Poulton 5 28/1
Towards rear, mistake 6th, driven and behind next, kept on from last, never dangerous opened 25/1 touched 28/1
9th Issaquah (IRE) 11-0 P Kinsella J M Jefferson 7 66/1
Mid-division, headway 7th, well there 2 out, weakened before last opened 50/1 touched 66/1
10th ¾ Give It Time 11-5 A D Leigh Mrs J Harrington 6 20/1
Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, not much room after 3 out, weakened under pressure from 2 out opened 16/1 touched 20/1 £40000-£2000
11th ¾ Carole's Legacy 11-0 A P McCoy N J Henderson 5 12/1
Took keen hold, held up towards rear, struggling after 7th, never on terms opened 12/1 touched 12/1
12th 9 Amber Brook (IRE) 11-0 P J Brennan N A Twiston-Davies 8 33/1
Held up in rear, reminders after 3 out, never in contention opened 33/1 touched 33/1
13th Megans Joy (IRE) 11-5 M M O'Connor C A Murphy 7 40/1
Tracked leader until approaching 2 out where mistake, weakened soon after opened 40/1 touched 40/1
14th Wychwoods Legend 11-0 W Marston M Keighley 6 100/1
In touch, not fluent 4th, ridden after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
15th Oscar Rebel (IRE) 11-5 P Carberry W J Burke 7 14/1
Held up, always towards rear opened 11/1 touched 14/1 £28000-£2000 £7000-£500
16th 17 Shenanigan 11-0 B Wharfe W K Goldsworthy 8 150/1
In rear when jumped slowly 1st, soon pushed along, always behind, tailed off 6th opened 100/1 touched 150/1
17th 13 Gallileo Figaro (USA) 11-0 Alex Merriam N B King 6 150/1
Mid-division, weakened after 6th, tailed off next opened 100/1 touched 150/1
PU Pagan Starprincess 11-5 F Keniry G M Moore 5 50/1
Towards rear, ridden 6th, well behind next, tailed off when pulled up before last opened 50/1 touched 50/1
PU Helens Vision 11-3 S E Durack Tim Vaughan 6 50/1
Mid-division, not fluent 5th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up after last opened 40/1 touched 50/1
PU Dansimar 11-0 Aidan Coleman Miss V Williams 5 16/1
Prominent, hit 5th, mistake 7th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last opened 16/1 touched 18/1 £8000-£500
PU Purely By Chance 10-5 W Hutchinson J Pearce 4 200/1
Always in rear, well behind 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out opened 200/1 touched 200/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.00 Tote Place: £1.70,1.90,6.30
Straight Forecast: £7.39 Exacta: £7.80 Trifecta: £388.10 Swingers: 1&2:1.50 2&3:12.90 1&3:33.70

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

Possibly the easiest winner we will see all week as QUEVEGA justified trainer Willie Mullins' pre-race comments that she was his banker of the meeting. Gaspara was another David Pipe inmate to set a sterling gallop with United hunting her up from halfway. But as they turned into the straight, the winner was simply cantering and Ruby Walsh merely had to shake the reins to send her hurtling clear jumping the last. United ran on bravely for second with outsider Aura About You, a danger before Quevega appeared on the scene, a gallant third.