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Cheltenham Festival Day Three

Thursday 14 March 2013

               

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Paddock Interview:

 

Actor James Nesbitt speaks

about his hopes for Riverside Theatre

in the Ryanair Chase

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 1:

The Jewson Novices’ Chase

(Grade 2)

 

The runners clear what will be the

final fence next time around;

Molotof (dark grey) and Sire Collonges (light grey)

lead the way. The other grey is Dynaste.

 

14 March 2013

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Race 1:

The Jewson Novices’ Chase

(Grade 2)

 

Benefficient (right) and

 Dynaste fight out the finish

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 1:

The Jewson Novices’ Chase

(Grade 2)

 

Benefficient gallops to the line

 

14 March 2013

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Race 1:

The Jewson Novices’ Chase

(Grade 2)

 

The winner returns ...

hooded Benefficient ridden by Bryan Cooper

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 2:

The Pertemps Final (Listed)

 

The Alan King trained Bakbenscher

canters to the start

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 2:

The Pertemps Final (Listed)

 

The 24 runners have

arrived at the start

 

14 March 2013

 

Race 2:

The Pertemps Final (Listed)

 

One circuit to go;

Junior and Berties Dream (nearside)

lead the way

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 2:

The Pertemps Final (Listed)

 

Holywell (right), Captain Sunshine (left)

and Shutthefrontdoor (centre)

fight out the finish

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 2:

The Pertemps Final (Listed)

 

Bakbenscher and Wayne Hutchinson

return having finished 7th

 

 

14 March 2013

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Race 2:

The Pertemps Final (Listed)

 

And the winner is ...

Holywell ridden by Richie McLernon

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 3:

The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

 

Cue Card canters to the start

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 3:

The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

 

The Martin Keighley trained

Champion Court

canters to the start

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 3:

The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

 

Cue Card pulls clear of his rivals

to win by 9 lengths

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 3:

The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

 

Champion Court (Jason Maguire)

returns having finished 5th;

also pictured is For Non Stop (Noel Fehily)

who completed in 3rd.

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 3:

The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)

 

The winner ...

Cue Card ridden by Joe Tizzard

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 5:

The Byrne Group Plate

Handicap Chase

 

My favourite grey,

the Alan King trained Walkon,

canters to the start

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 5:

The Byrne Group Plate

Handicap Chase

 

One circuit to go ...

Carrickboy leads the way

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 5:

The Byrne Group Plate

Handicap Chase

 

Bless The Wings (Wayne Hutchinson)

was pulled up before the last

 

14 March 2013

 

 

Race 5:

The Byrne Group Plate

Handicap Chase

 

Walkon ridden by Paddy Brennan

return having finished 5th.

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 5:

The Byrne Group Plate

Handicap Chase

 

And the winner is ...

Carrickboy ridden by Liam Treadwell;

they made all

 

14 March 2013

 

Race 6:

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir

Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

(Amateur Riders)

 

Popular grey, Swing Bill,

ridden by Mr M Heard

 

14 March 2013

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Race 6:

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir

Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

(Amateur Riders)

 

The winner returns ...

Same Difference ridden by Mr Ryan Hatch

 

14 March 2013

 

Race 7:

The Cross Country Steeplechase

 

My view of the water-jump

before darkness began to fall

 

14 March 2013

 

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Race 7:

The Cross Country Steeplechase

 

My camera’s view of the water-jump

after darkness had begun to fall;

Wedger Pardy leads the way

 

14 March 2013

 

 

 

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