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Davy Russell, Willie Mullins & Gigginstown House Stud on top at the end of St Patrick’s Thursday

Press Release 16th March 2018 Cheltenham

Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award - standings after St Patrick's Thursday 
 
Jockey       1st 2nd 3rd 
Davy Russell       4 1 2
Jack Kennedy       3 - 3
Paul Townend       2 3 1
Ruby Walsh       2 - 1
Nico de Boinville     1 2 -
Noel Fehily       1 2 -
Barry Geraghty     1 1 -
Mr Patrick Mullins     1 1 -
Brian Hughes       1 - 1
Keith Donoghue     1 - -
Lizzie Kelly       1 - -
Mr Noel McParlan     1 - -
Ms Katie Walsh     1 - -
Mark Walsh       1 - -
Paddy Brennan     - 1 1
Jamie Bargary     - 1 -
Mr William Biddick     - 1 -
James Bowen       - 1 -
Felix de Giles       - 1 -
Daryl Jacob       - 1 -
Jeremiah McGrath     - 1 -
Danny Mullins      - 1 -
Robbie Power       - 1 -
Jack Quinlan       - 1 -
Sam Twiston-Davies     - 1 -
Harry Cobden       - - 2
David Bass       - - 1
Mr Jamie Codd     - - 1
Aidan Coleman     - - 1
Danny Cook       - - 1
Adrian Heskin       - - 1
Jamie Moore       - - 1
Mr Barry O'Neill     - - 1
Denis O'Regan     - - 1
Harry Skelton       - - 1
Adam Wedge       - - 1

The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award - standings after St Patrick's Thursday
 
Trainer       1st 2nd 3rd
Willie Mullins IRE     7 4 2
Gordon Elliott IRE     6 1 5
Nicky Henderson     2 4 -
Tom George       1 1 2
Henry de Bromhead IRE     1 1 1
Pat Kelly IRE       1 1 -
Mick Channon       1 - -
Warren Greatrex      1 - -
Nick Williams      1 - -
Paul Nicholls       - 1 1
Nigel Twiston-Davies     - 1 1
Emmanuel Clayeux FR     - 1 -
Jessica Harrington IRE     - 1 -
Richard Hobson     - 1 -
Anthony Honeyball     - 1 -
Alan King       - 1 -
Amy Murphy       - 1 -
Fergal O'Brien      - 1 -
Colin Tizzard       - - 2
Kim Bailey       - - 1
Alan Fleming IRE     - - 1
Ruth Jefferson     - - 1
Gary Moore       - - 1
Dan Skelton       - - 1
Sue Smith       - - 1
Evan Williams       - - 1
 
NetJets Leading Owner Award - standings after St Patrick's Thursday
 
Owner       1st 2nd 3rd
Gigginstown House Stud     5 - 4
J P McManus       1 1 1
Simon Munir/Isaac Souede     1 1 1
Roger Brookhouse     1 1 -
Philip Reynolds     1 1 -
Susannah Ricci     1 1 -
Babbit Racing      1 - -
Ronnie Bartlett     1 - -
Tony Bloom       1 - -
Paul McKeon       1 - -
Luke McMahon     1 - -
Patricia Pugh       1 - -
Tim Radford       1 - -
Pat Sloan       1 - -
Sullivan Bloodstock Limited     1 - -
Alan & Andrew Turner     1 - -
Martin Wasylocha     1 - -
Ann & Alan Potts Limited     - 1 1
Michael Buckley     - 1 -
M R Chapman       - 1 -
Mrs J Donnelly     - 1 -
Chris Giles & Mr & Mrs Paul Barber   - 1 -
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing   - 1 -
Carl Hinchy       - 1 -
Barry Maloney     - 1 -
Miss M A Masterson     - 1 -
Matt & Laura Morgan     - 1 -
Paul Murphy       - 1 -
John Neild       - 1 -
Mrs S A Noott       - 1 -
E O'Connell       - 1 -
James & Jean Potter    - 1 -
A Rasquier       - 1 -
Trevor Hemmings     - - 2
Roy Connell       - - 1
Crossed Fingers Partnership     - - 1
Malcolm Denmark     - - 1
Chris Giles & Dan Macdonald   - - 1
Ashley Head        - - 1
G P Mahoney       - - 1
D O'Donohoe, J Cavanagh, S Nelson   - - 1
J P Romans       - - 1
Paul & Clare Rooney     - - 1
William & Angela Rucker     - - 1
T Spraggett       - - 1
T.F.P.       - - 1
 
 
Winners - The Festival 2018
 
Champion Day, Tuesday, March 13
 
1.30pm G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle
SUMMERVILLE BOY (Roger Brookhouse) Tom George 6-11-07 Noel Fehily 9/1
2.10pm G1 Racing Post Arkle Novices' Chase
FOOTPAD (Simon Munir & Isaac Souede) Willie Mullins IRE 6-11-04 Ruby Walsh 5/6 Fav
2.50pm G3 Ultima Handicap Chase
COO STAR SIVOLA (Babbit Racing) Nick Williams 6-10-10 Lizzie Kelly (3) 5/1 Fav
3.30pm G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle
BUVEUR D'AIR (J P McManus) Nicky Henderson 7-11-10 Barry Geraghty 4/6 Fav
4.10pm G1 OLBG Mares' Hurdle
BENIE DES DIEUX (Susannah Ricci) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-05 Ruby Walsh 9/2
4.50pm G2 National Hunt Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase
RATHVINDEN (Ronnie Bartlett) Willie Mullins IRE 10-11-06 Mr Patrick Mullins 9/2
5.30pm Listed Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase
MISTER WHITAKER (Tim Radford) Mick Channon 6-11-02 Brian Hughes 13/2
 
Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 14
 
1.30pm G1 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
SAMCRO (Gigginstown House Stud) Gordon Elliott IRE 6-11-07 Jack Kennedy 8/11 Fav
2.10pm G1 RSA Insurance Novices' Chase
PRESENTING PERCY (Philip Reynolds) Pat Kelly IRE 7-11-04 Davy Russell 5/2 Fav
2.50pm G3 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
BLEU BERRY (Luke McMahon) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-02 Mark Walsh 20/1
3.30pm G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase
ALTIOR (Patricia Pugh) Nicky Henderson 8-11-10 Nico de Boinville Evens Fav
4.10pm Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
TIGER ROLL (Gigginstown House Stud) Gordon Elliott IRE 8-11-04 Keith Donoghue 7/1
4.50pm G3 Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
VENEER OF CHARM (Martin Wasylocha) Gordon Elliott IRE 4-11-00 Jack Kennedy 33/1
5.30pm G1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper
RELEGATE (Paul McKeon) Willie Mullins IRE 5-10-12 Ms Katie Walsh 25/1
 
St Patrick's Thursday, March 15
 
1.30pm G1 JLT Novices' Chase
SHATTERED LOVE (Gigginstown House Stud) Gordon Elliott IRE 7-10-11 Jack Kennedy 4/1
2.10pm G3 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle
DELTA WORK (Gigginstown House Stud) Gordon Elliott IRE 5-10-10 Davy Russell 6/1
2.50pm G1 Ryanair Chase
BALKO DES FLOS (Gigginstown House Stud) Henry de Bromhead IRE 7-11-10 Davy Russell 8/1
3.30pm G1 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle
PENHILL (Tony Bloom) Willie Mullins IRE 7-11-10 Paul Townend 12/1
4.10pm G3 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase
THE STORYTELLER (Pat Sloan) Gordon Elliott IRE 7-11-04 Davy Russell 5/1 Fav
4.50pm G2 Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle
LAURINA (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited) Willie Mullins IRE 5-11-07 Paul Townend 4/7 Fav
5.30pm Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase
MISSED APPROACH (Alan & Andrew Turner) Warren Greatrex 8-11-05 Mr Noel McParlan 8/1
 
 
BetBright Cup Standings after St Patrick's Thursday
Great Britain 6
Ireland 15

TODAY'S STEWARDS' REPORTS
 
Race 7 Cheltenham Wednesday March 14
: Ms Katie Walsh, the rider of the winner, RELEGATE (IRE), was suspended for 6 days for using her whip in an incorrect place on the run-in.
 
Race 1 - 1:30pm JLT NOVICES' CHASE (Grade 1)
INVITATION ONLY (IRE) and KEMBOY (FR) wore earplugs.
Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that BENATAR (IRE), placed third, was lame left hind. Paul Townend reported that INVITATION ONLY (IRE), which was pulled up blundered badly four out and Barry Geraghty reported that MODUS, unplaced, made jumping mistakes throughout.
 
Race 2 - 2:10pm PERTEMPS NETWORK FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE (Grade 3)
Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that FORZA MILAN (IRE), which was pulled up, had bled from the nose. He further reported that a post-race examination of FORZA MILAN (IRE), during routine testing, found it to be lame left hind. The Veterinary Officer also reported that LOUIS'VAC POUCH (IRE), unplaced, had heat stress post-race. Eddie Harty reported that he had no explanation for the performance of SORT IT OUT, unplaced.
 
Race 3 - 2:50pm RYANAIR CHASE (Grade 1)
The self certificate for DOUVAN (FR) was not acceptable to the Stewards as it was not made without delay as required by Rule (F)97. A fixed penalty of £500 was imposed on W.P. Mullins as DOUVAN (FR) was declared a non-runner after 9 a.m. on the day of declaration.
SUB LIEUTENANT (IRE) wore earplugs in the parade ring only and UN DE SCEAUX (FR) wore earplugs which were removed at the start.
Permission was given for FRODON (FR) to be mounted on the track.
The Stewards noted that SUB LIEUTENANT (IRE), ridden by Sean Flanagan, and trained by Henry de Bromhead, did not parade in racecard order, but that connections had been given permission by the Clerk of the Course to do so as the gelding was becoming fractious.
The performance of CUE CARD, which was pulled up, was considered. Colin Tizzard could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance. CUE CARD was routine tested.
 
Race 4 - 3:30pm SUN BETS STAYERS' HURDLE (Grade 1)
BACARDYS (FR) and PENHILL wore earplugs.
The self certificate for APPLE'S JADE (FR) was not acceptable to the Stewards as it was not made without delay as required by Rule (F)97. A fixed penalty of £500 was imposed on Gordon Elliott as APPLE'S JADE (FR) was declared a non-runner after 9 a.m. on the day of declaration.
Following the race Trevor Whelan reported that LIL ROCKERFELLER (USA), unplaced, had been hampered by a faller at the last. The Veterinary Officer subsequently reported that LIL ROCKERFELLER (USA) lost its left fore shoe. He further reported that AUGUSTA KATE, unplaced, lost her right hind shoe.
 
Race 5 - 4:10pm BROWN ADVISORY & MERRIEBELLE STABLE PLATE HANDICAP CHASE (Grade 3)
BALLYBOLLEY (IRE) wore earplugs and MERCIAN PRINCE (IRE) wore earplugs which were removed at the start.
Following the race Barry Geraghty reported that MOVEWITHTHETIMES (IRE), which was pulled up, jumped poorly. MOVEWITHTHETIMES (IRE) was routine tested. The Veterinary Officer reported that BALLYALTON (IRE), placed fourth, lost its right fore shoe and QUITE BY CHANCE, unplaced, lost its left hind shoe.
 
Race 6 - 4:50pm TRULL HOUSE STUD MARES' NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (Grade 2)
LAURINA (FR), HIGH SCHOOL DAYS (USA) and PIETRALUNGA (FR) wore earplugs. ELLIE MAC (IRE) wore earplugs which were removed at the start.
Davy Russell reported that HIGH SCHOOL DAYS (USA), which was pulled up, was badly hampered three out.
 
Race 7 - 5:30pm FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP AMATEUR RIDERS' HANDICAP CHASE
THE YOUNG MASTER wore earplugs

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