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Cheltenham Festival Day Four

Race 1 – JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

Friday 18 March 2016

               

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Setting the scene;

Pre-races

 

Choc and Hector on the Weighing Room steps

 

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Setting the scene;

Pre-races

 

No sign of Cleeve Hill!

 

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Setting the scene;

Pre-races

 

The mist has begun to clear

and Cleeve Hill is now visible

 

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Setting the scene;

Pre-races

 

The Weighing Room viewed from the new walkway

overlooking the Parade Ring

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Big McIntosh

(T: John Ryan; J: Mattie Batchelor)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Connetable

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Frodon

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sean Bowen)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Zubayr

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Nick Scholfield)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Leoncavello

(T: John Ferguson; J: Aidan Coleman)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Let’s Dance

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Paul Townend)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Footpad

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Ruby Walsh)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Ivanovich Gorbatov

(T: Aidan O’Brien; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Who Dares Wins

(T: Alan King; J: Richard Johnson)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Heading to the start;

Gibralfaro

(T: Alan King; J: Wayne Hutchinson)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Spotted on the course, centre frame;

Choc with Alan King’s Assistant Ollie Wardle

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

Big McIntosh leads the way

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

Apple’s Jade and Ivanovich Gorbatov

fight out the finish

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The third-placed and runner-up return;

Footpad

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Ruby Walsh) &

Apple’s Jade

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Bryan Cooper)

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

The ‘also rans return;

led by Zubayr and Sceau Royal

 

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Race 1:

The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

 

And the winner is ...

 Ivanovich Gorbatov

(T: Aidan O’Brien; J: Barry Geraghty)

 

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