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Jack Kennedy, Willie Mullins & Gigginstown House Stud on top at the end of Ladies Day

Press Release 14th March 2018 Cheltenham

Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award -
standings after Ladies Day 
 
Jockey       1st 2nd 3rd
Jack Kennedy       2 - 3
Ruby Walsh       2 - 1
Nico de Boinville     1 2 -
Noel Fehily       1 2 -
Davy Russell       1 1 2
Keith Donoghue     1 - -
Barry Geraghty      1 - -
Brian Hughes       1 - -
Lizzie Kelly       1 - -
Mr Patrick Mullins     1 - -
Ms Katie Walsh     1 - -
Mark Walsh       1 - -
Paul Townend       - 2 1
Mr William Biddick     - 1 -
James Bowen       - 1 -
Felix de Giles       - 1 -
Jeremiah McGrath     - 1 -
Danny Mullins       - 1 -
Jack Quinlan       - 1 -
Sam Twiston-Davies     - 1 -
David Bass       - - 1
Paddy Brennan     - - 1
Harry Cobden       - - 1
Danny Cook       - - 1
Adrian Heskin       - - 1
Mr Barry O'Neill     - - 1
Harry Skelton       - - 1
  
The Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award -
standings after Ladies Day
 
Trainer       1st 2nd 3rd
Willie Mullins IRE     5 3 2
Gordon Elliott IRE     3 - 4
Nicky Henderson      2 3 -
Tom George       1 1 2
Mick Channon       1 - -
Pat Kelly IRE       1 - -
Nick Williams       1 - -
Henry de Bromhead IRE     - 1 1
Emmanuel Clayeux FR     - 1 -
Richard Hobson     - 1 -
Anthony Honeyball     - 1 -
Alan King       - 1 -
Amy Murphy       - 1 -
Paul Nicholls       - 1 -
Colin Tizzard       - - 2
Kim Bailey       - - 1
Dan Skelton       - - 1
Sue Smith       - - 1
 
NetJets Leading Owner Award -
standings after Ladies Day
 
Owner       1st 2nd 3rd
Gigginstown House Stud     2 - 4
Roger Brookhouse     1 1 -
Susannah Ricci     1 1 -
Babbit Racing       1 - -
Ronnie Bartlett     1 - -
Paul McKeon       1 - -
Luke McMahon     1 - -
J P McManus       1 - -
Simon Munir/Isaac Souede     1 - -
Patricia Pugh       1 - -
Tim Radford       1 - -
Philip Reynolds     1 - -
W Wasylocha       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 -
James & Jean Potter     - 1 -
A Rasquier       - 1 -
Crossed Fingers Partnership     - - 1
Malcolm Denmark     - - 1
Trevor Hemmings     - - 1
G P Mahoney       - - 1
D O'Donohoe, J Cavanagh, S Nelson   - - 1
Ann & Alan Potts Limited     - - 1
J P Romans       - - 1
Paul & Clare Rooney     - - 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
 
BetBright Cup Standings after Ladies Day
Great Britain 5
Ireland 9

STEWARDS' REPORTS

Fixture Note
Race 5 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase: Fence 4 omitted due to waterlogged ground on the landing side.
 
Race 1 - 1:30pm BALLYMORE NOVICES' HURDLE (Grade 1)
BRAHMA BULL (IRE), DUC DES GENIEVRES (FR) and SCARPETA (FR) wore earplugs.
Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that the winner, SAMCRO (IRE), lost its right fore shoe.
 
Race 2 - 2:10pm RSA INSURANCE NOVICES' CHASE (Grade 1)
AL BOUM PHOTO (FR) and BONBON AU MIEL (FR) wore earplugs.
The performance of DOUNIKOS (FR), which was pulled up, was considered. Gordon Elliott could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance. The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the gelding, during routine testing, failed to reveal any abnormalities.
 
Race 3 - 2:50pm CORAL CUP HANDICAP HURDLE (Grade 3)
Alan Fleming, was fined £140 as the record of vaccinations in the passport of AS YOU WERE (FR) did not comply with the Rules of Racing. ABBYSSIAL (IRE) wore earplugs. LE BREUIL (FR) wore earplugs in the parade ring only. The winner, BLEU BERRY (FR) appeared to show improved form compared with its previous run at Leopardstown on 3 February 2018 where the gelding finished seventeenth of twenty-eight beaten 21 lengths on soft ground. W.P. Mullins representative's explanation that BLEU BERRY (FR) had come on from the Leopardstown run, which was the gelding's first race for nine months, was noted. BLEU BERRY (FR) was routine tested. Following the race Davy Russell reported that DIAMOND KING (IRE), which was pulled up, was badly hampered by a faller at the first flight. Paul Townend reported that MAX DYNAMITE (FR), which started joint favourite and finished unplaced, jumped poorly throughout. The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of MAX DYNAMITE (FR), during routine testing, failed to reveal any abnormalities. The Veterinary Officer reported that BARRA (FR), placed third, lost its left fore shoe and GRACEFUL LEGEND, unplaced, lost its right fore shoe.
 
Race 4 - 3:30pm BETWAY QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (Grade 1)
ALTIOR (IRE) was examined by a veterinary surgeon before the race and was deemed fit to run. MIN (FR) wore earplugs. POLITOLOGUE (FR), ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Paul Nicholls, left the parade early. The rider was interviewed and was fined £1,000.
Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that AR MAD (FR), which was pulled up, was lame right hind.
 
Race 5 - 4:10pm GLENFARCLAS CROSS COUNTRY CHASE
Having reviewed recordings of the false start, the Starters were satisfied that no riders should be reported for contravening the starting procedures. The winner, TIGER ROLL (IRE) and THE LAST SAMURI (IRE), placed third, did not enter the winner's enclosure on veterinary advice. TIGER ROLL (IRE) appeared to show improved form compared with its previous run at Cheltenham on 15 December 2017 where the gelding finished fifth of nine, beaten 42 lengths. Gordon Elliott's representative's explanation that TIGER ROLL (IRE) jumped slowly at Cheltenham and benefited from subsequent schooling at home, was noted. TIGER ROLL (IRE) was routine tested. Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that CAUSE OF CAUSES (USA), which was pulled up, was lame right fore, CHIC NAME (FR), placed fifth, suffered from heat stress post-race and THE LAST SAMURI (IRE), placed third, suffered from mild heat stress post-race.
 
Race 6 - 4:50pm BOODLES FRED WINTER JUVENILE HANDICAP HURDLE (Grade 3)
NUBE NEGRA (SPA) wore earplugs which were removed at the start. The winner, VENEER OF CHARM (IRE), appeared to show improved form compared with its previous run at Navan on 20 January 2018 where the gelding finished last of the seven finishers, beaten 18 ½ lengths. It was noted that the Gordon Elliott could offer no explanation for the gelding's improved form. VENEER OF CHARM (IRE) was routine tested. Following the race Mark Walsh reported that MITCHOUKA (FR), which was pulled up, had been badly hampered by a faller at the third flight and was never travelling thereafter. The Veterinary Officer reported that LOOK MY WAY, unplaced, lost its left hind shoe and ERAGON DE CHANAY (FR), unplaced, lost its right hind shoe.
 
Race 7 - 5:30pm WEATHERBYS CHAMPION BUMPER (Grade 1)
BLACKBOW (IRE), TORNADO FLYER (IRE) and COLREEVY (IRE) wore earplugs. Permission was given for FELIX DESJY (FR) to go early to post. Following the race the Veterinary Officer reported that NESTOR PARK (FR) lost its left hind shoe and ARCH MY BOY, unplaced, lost its right hind shoe. The representative of Jamie Snowden reported that THEBANNERKINGREBEL (IRE), which was pulled up, had a breathing problem.

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