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Cheltenham – 16 March 2012

The Festival – Day 4

 

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JCB Triumph Hurdle:

Choc and Grumeti,

Wayne Hutchinson and Balder Succes,

Wingtips and Bryan J Cooper,

canter to the start

 

16 March 2012

 

The JCB Triumph Hurdle;

one circuit to go

 

16 March 2012

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Choc returns having

finished 3rd aboard Grumeti

 

16 March 2012

 

The winner of the Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle –

The JJ Quinn trained Countrywide Flame

 ridden by Dougie Costello

 

16 March 2012

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Balder Succes is led back

having fallen at the 4th flight

 

16 March 2012

 

Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle:

Choc and Raya Star canter up

in front of the stands

 

16 March 2012

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The County Hurdle with one circuit to go

 

16 March 2012

 

Choc returns having finished

13th aboard Raya Star

 

16 March 2012

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The winner of the County Hurdle –

The Thomas Mullins trained Alderwood

ridden by AP McCoy

 

16 March 2012

 

Choc and Lovcen (pronounced ‘Lovechen’)

canter to the start of the

Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

 

16 March 2012

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The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

with one circuit to go;

carrying the beige and grey silks is

Hard To Swallow trained by Martin Keighley

 

16 March 2012

 

Choc returns having finished 4th aboard Lovcen

 

16 March 2012

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The winner of the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle –

The Lucinda Russell trained Brindisi Breeze

ridden by Campbell Gillies

 

16 March 2012

 

Kauto Star parades ahead of

the Cheltenham Gold Cup

 

16 March 2012

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Long Run parades ahead of

the Cheltenham Gold Cup

 

16 March 2012

 

Kauto Star leads the runners to the start

 

16 March 2012

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The on-course spectators.

Spot my favourite jockey,

the red boot tops give him away.

 

16 March 2012

 

The winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup –

The Jonjo O’Neill trained Synchronised

ridden by AP McCoy

 

16 March 2012

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Choc and Kumbeshwar return to the

Winners’ Enclosure following the final race

of the 2012 Festival, the Johnny Henderson

Grand Annual Chase

Challenge Cup (Grade 3 Handicap). 

They finished 3rd.

 

16 March 2012

 

Choc unsaddles Kumbeshwar

 

16 March 2012

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Time to return to the Weighing Room

for the final time during this Festival.

 

16 March 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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