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  • 14:40 Ryanair Chase 2m 5f

  • (registered As The Festival Trophy Chase) (grade 1) £220,000 added 5yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 11.50s
  • Off time: 14:40:27
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Full result

14:40 Cheltenham Result 18th March 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Albertas Run (IRE) 11-10 A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 9 14/1
Tracked leader, led 5th until next, ridden to lead 4 out, driven clear before last, stayed on well opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £28000-£2000 £10000-£700
2nd Poquelin (FR) 11-10 R Walsh P F Nicholls 7 11/4f
Tracked leaders and travelling well, moving into 2nd when lent left and bumped rival on bend before 2 out, jumped left 2 out stayed on same pace, no impression on winner opened 11/4 touched 11/4 £15000-£5000 £6000-£2000 £4500-£1500 £2400-£800 £3000-£1000(x5) £2750-£1000 £2200-£800(x2)
3rd nse J'y Vole (FR) 11-3 D J Condon W P Mullins 7 28/1
Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, pressing for 2nd when held in and bumped on bend before 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner opened 25/1 touched 28/1 £25000-£1000
4th 5 Deep Purple 11-10 Paul Moloney Evan Williams 9 11/1
Led until 5th, led 6th until 4 out, relegated to 4th and beaten before 2 out, hit last opened 16/1 touched 16/1
5th 6 Voy Por Ustedes (FR) 11-10 R Thornton A King 9 10/1
Mid-division, headway approaching 9th, hit 13th, weakened after 3 out opened 14/1 touched 14/1
6th 5 Scotsirish (IRE) 11-10 P Townend W P Mullins 9 20/1
In rear, hit 1st and 9th, progress into 5th after 3 out, no impression opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £20000-£1000
7th 4 Barbers Shop 11-10 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 8 11/2
Held up in touch, hit 7th, weakened after 4 out opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £22000-£4000 £5500-£1000 £2750-£500
8th 5 Jack The Giant (IRE) 11-10 A Tinkler N J Henderson 8 25/1
Mid-division, not fluent 8th, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, hit 3 out, soon weakened opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £30000-£1200
9th 2 Tranquil Sea (IRE) 11-10 A J Mcnamara E J O'Grady 8 11/2
Held up in touch, weakened after 3 out opened 5/1 touched 11/2 £50000-£10000 £6500-£1300 £5000-£1000(x2)
10th Petit Robin (FR) 11-10 Paul Carberry N J Henderson 7 16/1
Held up in rear, hit 10th and 11th, blundered 3 out, never in contention opened 14/1 touched 16/1
11th 9 Planet of Sound 11-10 R Johnson P J Hobbs 8 11/1
In rear on outside, headway 8th, lost place when hit 13th, soon behind opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £14000-£1000(x3) £5000-£350 £28000-£2000
PU Barker (IRE) 11-10 D J Casey W P Mullins 9 33/1
In rear, blundered 4th, struggling when jumped right 13th, behind when jumped right 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
UR Schindlers Hunt (IRE) 11-10 P W Flood D T Hughes 10 12/1
In touch when blundered 1st, held towards rear, last 10th, blundered and unseated rider 12th opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £12000-£1000(x2)

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££3.70,£1.90,£7.80
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£7.20 2&3:£21.90 1&3:£42.40

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


ALBERTAS RUN gained his second success at the Cheltenham Festival after his RSA Chase win in 2008 and again it came on his favoured good ground. Tony McCoy took up the initiative early and his mount responded around the final turn and up the hill and his pursuers just couldn't go with him. He was cut for the Grand National after this but he looks at home when ridden aggressively over two and a half miles. Poquelin and J'y Vole scrimmaged around the home turn but the places remained unaltered after a stewards' inquiry with Ruby Walsh just getting Paul Nicholls' horse home in second. J'y Vole ran a cracking race under Davy Condon who tried to go up the inside of Walsh but failed in his quest. Jack The Giant ran an eyecatching race after a long absence but tired in the closing stages while Barbers Shop and Planet Of Sound made mistakes. Tranquil Sea never ran his race and probably needs softer ground while the first-time headgear failed to revitalise Voy Por Ustedes. Deep Purple ran well in front for a long way but a late mistake ended his chances.