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  • 16:00 Christie's Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup3m 2f 110y

  • £35,000 added 5yo+ 24 ran
  • Winner £21,007 2nd £6,562 3rd £3,280 4th £1,642
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 6m 37.10s
  • Off time: 16:00:45

Full result

16:00 Cheltenham Result 18th March 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Zemsky (IRE) 12-0 Mr Derek O'Connor I R Ferguson 8 33/1
Patiently ridden in mid-division, headway 5 out, tracked leading pair 4 out, went 2nd next, 2 lengths down and closing on leader when left well clear 2 out, hung right flat, easily opened 33/1 touched 33/1
2nd 17 Mid Div And Creep 11-7 Miss G Andrews A Hill 11 100/1
Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 5 out, well beaten 5th 2 out, stayed on to go moderate 2nd after last, no chance with winner opened 80/1 touched 100/1
3rd 2 Oscar Delta (IRE) 12-0 Mr D Murphy J J Mangan 8 25/1
Mid-division, some headway when blundered 5 out, stayed on under pressure to go moderate 3rd after last, never nearer opened 25/1 touched 25/1
4th 9 On The Fringe (IRE) 12-0 Mr J T McNamara E Bolger 6 3/1j
Held up mid-division, hampered 9th, headway to chase leaders 4 out, soon outpaced, left moderate 3rd 2 out until after last, weakened flat opened 10/3 touched 10/3 £14000-£4000 £7000-£2000 £3500-£1000 £3000-£1000(x2) £1500-£500(x3)
5th 7 Dante's Storm 12-0 Mr P York A Hill 9 10/1
Tracked leaders, left 2nd at 13th, blundered 15th and 5 out, ridden and outpaced after next, lost place when hampered by loose horse 3 out, left remote 2nd when mistake next, soon lost place and weakened opened 10/1 touched 11/1
6th Gone To Lunch (IRE) 12-0 Mr N Harris Mrs C C Scott 11 7/1
Chased leaders to 6th, reminders and lost touch 13th, stayed on from last, never near leaders opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £10000-£1100 £4000-£500
7th Templer (IRE) 12-0 Mr N Sutton P J Hobbs 10 40/1
Mid-division, outpaced 5 out, never near leaders opened 33/1 touched 40/1
8th nk Turthen (FR) 12-0 Miss C Tizzard C St V Fox 10 20/1
Mid-division, outpaced 5 out, never dangerous opened 25/1 touched 25/1
9th 6 Amicelli (GER) 12-0 Mr O Greenall Mrs C Coward 12 66/1
Mid-division, struggling 12th, never dangerous opened 66/1 touched 66/1
10th 3 Special Portrait (IRE) 12-0 Mr W Kinsey Mark Hughes 7 100/1
Always behind opened 100/1 touched 100/1
11th 13 Noakarad De Verzee (FR) 12-0 Mr D Maxwell Mrs K Smyly 10 150/1
Chased leaders to halfway, soon behind, tailed off 4 out opened 100/1 touched 150/1
12th 3 Distant Thunder (IRE) 12-0 Mr P Prince Mrs A S Hodges 13 100/1
In rear, lost touch 12th, tailed off 4 out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Gentle George 12-0 Mr R Burton S Flook 8 33/1
Chased leaders, lost place 12th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Joaaci (IRE) 12-0 Mr R Hawkins Mrs P Shaw 11 150/1
Chased leaders, mistake 5th, lost place when mistake 13th, behind when pulled up before 15th opened 150/1 touched 150/1
PU Just Amazing (IRE) 12-0 Ryan Mahon P F Nicholls 8 13/2
Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 17th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £9000-£1000
PU Mount Benger 12-0 Mr S Keating H Whittington 11 66/1
Always behind, lost touch 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 17th opened 66/1 touched 66/1
PU Oscatello (USA) 12-0 Miss P Gundry Ross Oliver 11 40/1
Chased leaders, blundered 8th, lost place 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out opened 50/1 touched 50/1
PU Jaunty Flight 11-7 Mr T Greenall D Easterby 9 20/1
Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 11th opened 14/1 touched 20/1
PU Sericina (FR) 11-7 Miss C Roddick Miss C Roddick 8 20/1
Always behind, lost touch and pulled up before 17th opened 14/1 touched 20/1
F Description (IRE) 12-0 Miss C Ewart Mrs J Gordon 9 66/1
With leaders, mistake 6th, soon lost place, 6th and under pressure when fell 9th opened 66/1 touched 66/1
UR Baby Run (FR) 12-0 William Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies 11 3/1j
Led, blundered 8th, ridden 2 lengths clear and staying on when blundered and unseated rider 2 out opened 3/1 touched 3/1 £7000-£2000 £5000-£1500(x2) £3000-£1000(x2)
UR Herons well 12-0 Mr Josh Halley Miss R Curtis 8 33/1
Tracked leader until blundered and unseated rider 13th opened 33/1 touched 33/1
UR Reach For The Top (IRE) 12-0 Mr B J Tuckey M Tuckey 10 66/1
Tracked leaders, left tracking leading pair 13th, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, no chance when blundered and unseated rider last opened 66/1 touched 66/1
UR Theatre Diva (IRE) 11-7 Miss J Buck Miss J du Plessis 10 100/1
Behind when blundered and unseated rider soon after 8th opened 100/1 touched 100/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £68.00 Tote Place: £11.50,35.40,5.00
Straight Forecast: £1,770.10 Exacta: £2,626.70 Swingers: 1&2:0.00 2&3:342.60 1&3:157.40

Jackpot: £251,836.38 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 19th Mar
Placepot: £4,332.10, Pool: £969985.4, 163.45 winning tickets
Quadpot: £530.70, Pool: £45633.74, 63.62 winning tickets

Verdict

Heartbreaking scenes on a sad day for the Twiston-Davies family as Baby Run, ridden by 16-year-old son Willie, crashed out at the second-last fence when still in the lead. No-one will ever know whether he would have been able to repel the strong-travelling ZEMSKY, however, after making all the running to that point, last-year's champion certainly deserved the chance and would have not let backers down. His jockey asked him (correctly) for a big leap at the last, but he didn't come up for his rider at all and ploughed through the fence, giving his teenage jockey no chance of staying on-board. Ultimately then Zemsky was able to come home clear of his rivals, with just some loose horses for company. They had gone a searching gallop, and whilst this had found out a lot of the runners, it didn't affect the winner who seemed to enjoy just lobbing away off the pace. He was spotted travelling noticeably well before the fifth from home, and he then started to move menacingly closer to the leader coming down the hill. The pair pulled miles clear following the departure of Herons Well, and whilst he hadn't actually got to the hind quarters of Baby Run, he was certainly travelling well. He does sport cheek-pieces, and has not always convinced with his effort in the past, but under Derek O'Connor he was moving ominously when his rival departed. In the end Mid Div And Creep filled second spot, having chased the leaders before getting outpaced when Baby Run kicked on before the top of the hill, whilst Oscar Delta plugged on for a never nearer third. On The Fringe looked booked for second in all honesty after the incident at the second last, but he flagged badly up the hill and was well-beaten back in fourth. He didn't jump fluently, and his jockey also did well to keep the partnership intact when hampered by a faller just as the leaders were getting away. Gone To Lunch struggled to go the pace throughout, whilst Templer was another to be left behind when Baby Run injected more speed into the race on the final circuit. Just Amazing tried to keep tabs on the leader early on, but paid the price for that, pulling up before two out, whilst Description fell at the ninth having made a couple of errors previously.