Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (amateur Riders) 3m 1f 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 2, 24 runners)
  • Winner £33,011
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 36.50s
  • Off time: 16:41:02
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Full Result

16:40 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 1 BallaBriggs (IRE) D McCain Jnr 9 11-12 Mr R O Harding 9/1
SP 9/1 Tracked leaders, left 2nd after 4 out, led after next, clear when not fluent 2 out, 10 lenghts ahead last, drifted right flat, all out, just held on opened 8/1
2nd ½ 8 Faasel (IRE) D Pipe 9 11-7 b Mr J Guerriero 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division, hampered 5th, headway after 14th, hung left from before 2 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on well, not quite reached winner
3rd ¾ 12 Galant Nuit (FR) Ferdy Murphy 6 11-5 Ms N Carberry 11/2f
SP 11/2f Mid-division, hampered 5th, progress under pressure into 5th after 3 out, carried left after last, pressed for 2nd, stayed on well opened 8/1 touched 5/1
4th 3 23 Ma Yahab Miss V Williams 9 11-1 Harry Challoner (3) 14/1
SP 14/1 Mid-division, pushed along and lost place before 10th, rallied approaching 2 out, pressing for places last, one pace flat opened 20/1
5th 6 7 Khachaturian (IRE) D McCain Jnr 7 11-7 Mr Colin Motherway 20/1
SP 20/1 Led until ridden after 3 out, 2nd and beaten when blundered 2 out, weakened flat
6th 12 22 Lysander (GER) Ian Williams 11 11-2 Mr D T Stratton (7) 28/1
SP 28/1 Chased leaders, not fluent 11th, hit 16th, soon struggling
7th 6 4 Hello Bud (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 12 11-9 t Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 16/1
SP 16/1 Prominent, ridden 12th, not fluent 17th, soon weakened
8th 5 9 Saphir Des Bois (FR) Jonjo O'Neill 6 11-7 Miss Jenny Carr (7) 20/1
SP 20/1 Not always fluent in rear, mistake 4 out, never in contention opened 25/1
9th 6 11 Boychuk (IRE) P J Hobbs 9 11-6 b Mr Derek O'Connor 10/1
SP 10/1 In rear, hit 2nd, hampered 5th, always behind opened 16/1 touched 9/1
10th 8 13 Oodachee C F Swan 11 11-5 t Mr J F O'Meara 50/1
SP 50/1 Pressed leader until 11th, losing place when hit 16th, soon weakened
PU 20 Buck The Legend (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 8 11-2 b Mr S Drinkwater (7) 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, pushed along briefly 5th, headway 10th, weakened 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
PU 24 Burren Legend (IRE) R Rowe 9 10-13 Joshua Moore (3) 40/1
SP 40/1 Mistake 2nd, always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU 3 Faltering Fullback E McNamara 7 11-9 R P McNamara 16/1
SP 16/1 Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 10th
PU 18 Freds Benefit (IRE) D Pipe 9 11-2 Mr P Roche 50/1
SP 50/1 Pulled hard, headway 5th, went 2nd 11th, blundered 4 out, not recover, pulled up before next
PU 21 I'moncloudnine (IRE) N P Mulholland 7 11-2 Mr J J Codd 14/1
SP 14/1 Hampered 3rd, always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
PU 17 Kia Kaha Jonjo O'Neill 8 11-2 Mr A J Berry 22/1
SP 22/1 Mid-division, reminders after 10th, lost place before 14th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out opened 20/1
PU 6 Nostringsattached (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 9 11-8 Mr J T McNamara 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in rear, headway when blundered 14th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 12/1
PU 10 Shillingstone R H & Mrs S Alner 8 11-6 Mr M Walford (5) 15/2
SP 15/2 Chased leaders, mistake 8th, lost place when mistake and hampered 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU 14 Zitenka (IRE) T D Easterby 8 11-4 p1 Mr O Greenall 33/1
SP 33/1 Prominent, not fluent 2nd, blundered 9th, driven 14th, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
F 5 Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) T J Taaffe 9 11-9 t Mr A T Duff 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division, fell 5th
F 15 Heathcliff (IRE) R Lee 8 11-4 v1 Mr T Greenall 25/1
SP 25/1 Not jumped well, chased leaders, fell 13th
F 19 Isn't That Lucky Jonjo O'Neill 7 11-2 Mr S Waley-Cohen 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up towards rear, hit 2nd, steady headway from 12th, went 3rd after 4 out, 10 lenghts down when fell 2 out
F 16 Mr Robert (IRE) Evan Williams 9 11-3 Nick Williams 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up towards rear, headway after 15th, hit next, 8 lenghts 5th when fell 4 out
UR 2 Parsons Legacy (IRE) P J Hobbs 12 11-11 Mr S Parish (7) 66/1
SP 66/1 Mid-division, hampered and unseated rider 5th

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £9.30 Tote Place £3.50,£5.50,£2.10,£3.70 Straight Forecast £179.38 Exacta £216.60 Trifecta £7501.20 Swingers 1&2:£58.00 2&3:£25.80 1&3:£5.40

Jackpot £269,605.38 carried forward to Cheltenham, 19th Mar
Placepot £1,180.70, Pool: £892566.8, 551.85 winning tickets
Quadpot £21.40, Pool: £48797.25, 1681.47 winning tickets


BALLABRIGGS won for Donald McCain Jnr and owner Trevor Hemmings although he just hung on after almost stopping to a walk up the hill. Stablemate Khachaturian took them along at a real gallop and he looked as though he might burn them all off at one stage, though the winner was always going well just in behind. As Khachaturian faded Ballabriggs cruised into the lead and looked like he was going to win by a furlong as he approached the last. He jumped it well but then idled to the extent that Faasel and Galant Nuit came from nowhere to be involved in the finish, though Richard Harding just held on in a photo. Faasel rattled home for second, just ahead of Galant Nuit who was outpaced but then stayed on. Ma Yahab also ran on late for fourth.