Cheltenham: Favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil WINS the National Hunt Chase
Favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil wins the National Hunt Chase after leaders Bellatrixsa and Mahler Mission fall at the LAST turn in an enthralling final meeting on Day One at Cheltenham
- Favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil won the National Hunt Chase after a patient start
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Favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil stormed through to win the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham on Tuesday after a patient start, as Bellatrixsa and Mahler Mission fell having both at one point led the enthralling race.
Chemical Energy (8-1) nearly had enough to hold off Gaillard Du Mesnil but was overtaken after the final hurdle, while Mister Coffey (11-1) finished in third.
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Favourite Gaillard Du Mesnil (above) won the National Hunt Chase after a patient start to the meeting, as Bellatrixsa and Mahler Mission fell having both at one point led the enthralling race
Jockey Patrick Mullins was lengths behind the leaders early on – but stormed through late on
Punters enjoyed the superb finish to Day One of the Festival as Gaillard Du Mesnil triumphed
NATIONAL HUNT CHASE RESULT
01. Gaillard Du Mesnil (Mr P W Mullins) 10-11 Fav
02. Chemical Energy (Mr J J Codd) 8-1
03. Mister Coffey (Mr Derek O’Connor) 11-1
Coolvalla pulled up
Fakiera pulled up
Mahler Mission fell
Minella Crooner pulled up
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