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Cheltenham – 13 March 2012

The Festival – Day 1

 

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ROR (Retraining of Racehorses) Feature:

Penzance ridden by Alex Evans.

Choc rode Penzance to win the

 2005 Triumph Hurdle.

Since retirement, Penzance has been

concentrating on show-jumping,

along with doing a little dressage.

 

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ROR Feature:

Fork Lightening ridden by Nolan Best.

Choc rode Fork Lightening to win the

2004 William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase.

Since retirement, Fork Lightening has been

hunting and taking part in Inter-Hunt Team

competitions, together with some dressage.

 

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ROR Feature: Beef Or Salmon.

Since retirement he has been

taking part in showing classes

 

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ROR Feature: Comply Or Die.

The 2008 Grand National winner is a lead horse

on the gallops for Timmy Murphy,

and has also started hunting.

 

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Choc and Montbazon gallop up in

front of the stands ahead of the

Grade 1 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

 

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The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

with one circuit to go

 

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Choc returns having

finished 4th aboard Montbazon

 

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The winner of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle:

The Donald McCain Jnr trained

Cinders and Ashes ridden by Jason Maguire

 

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The winner of the Grade 1 Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase –

The Nicky Henderson trained Sprinter Sacre

ridden by Barry Geraghty

 

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Choc and Hold On Julio

canter to the start of the

Grade 3 JLT Specialty Handicap Chase

 

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Choc returns having finished 10th

aboard Hold On Julio

 

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The winner of the JLT Specialty Handicap Chase –

The Jonjo O’Neill trained Alfie Sherrin

ridden by Richie McLernon

 

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Binocular parades ahead of the Champion Hurdle

 

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Hurricane Fly parades ahead of the Champion Hurdle

 

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Zarkandar parades ahead of the Champion Hurdle

 

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The winner of the Champion Hurdle –

The Paul Nicholls trained Rock On Ruby

ridden by Noel Fehily

 

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The Cross Country Chase – the water jump.

The race was won by the Philip Hobbs

trained Balthazar King ridden by Richard Johnson

(red and blue silks currently in second position)

 

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The winner of the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Race –

The Willie Mullins trained Quevega

ridden by Ruby Walsh;

her 4th consecutive win in this race.

 

13 March 2012

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The winner of the Pulteney Land Investments

Novices’ Handicap Chase –

The Keiran Burke trained Hunt Ball

ridden by Nick Scholfield

 

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Wild celebrations in the Winners’ Enclosure

for owner Anthony Knott, family and friends

 

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