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Cooldine: the RSA Chase hero was the first Grade 1 winner by Beneficial

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Cooldine gives Beneficial first Festival success

Report: Cheltenham Festival, Wednesday

RSA Chase  (Grade 1) 3m½f
Cooldine (Beneficial-Shean Alainn)

COOLDINE, who gave Beneficial his first Grade 1 win when triumphant in the Dr J.P. Moriarty Novice Chaselast month, also became his sire's first Cheltenham Festival winner when running out an impressive winner of the RSA Chase today.

With the rest of the runners desperately leg-weary in the final furlong, Cooldine galloped on resolutelyto record a 16-length win over outsider Horner Woods (Presenting) and Massini's Maguire (Dr Massini).

Seven-year-old Cooldine was bred by Eleanor Haddon out of Shean Alainn, a 21-year-old daughter of Le Moss and a sister to Sefton Novices' Hurdle runner-up Brackenheath.

He was sold as a three-year-old for €10,000 at the Goffs Land Rover Sale in 2005.

Beneficial, who stands at Knockhouse Stud in County Kilkenny, Ireland, is a 19-year-oldTop Ville half-brother to Melbourne Cup winner Jeune, who prospered in the Australian stallion ranks thanks to his Grade 1-winning sons Mummify and On A Jeune.

Saveur, an Ardross half-sister to Beneficial, produced the Betfred Gold Cup winner Puntal.

Beneficial's other top jumps progeny include Racing Post Chase winner Gungadu, Listed-winning chaser Lennon and Grade 2 winners Petertheknot, Sweet Kiln and Benefit Night.





King's Theatre £966,447
Presenting £915,592
Oscar £772,014
Beneficial £760,303
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Westerner £562,617
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Stowaway £410,997
Midnight Legend £396,669