his rivals when odds-on to make a winning return to action last month, but could not hold the late finish of 33-1 outsider Kopeck
, who was making his jumping debut.
Cashmans: 2 Puntal, 9-4 Chauvinist, 7-2 Kopeck
, 5 Thisthatandtother, 12 Self Defense, 14 Fair Question, 20 Dumaran, 33 Achilles Wings, Limited Edition, 200 Dispol Rock.
Coral: 4 Rhinestone Cowboy, 10 Puntal, Kopeck
, 12 Chauvinist, Lord Sam, Back In Front, 16 Joueur D'Estruval, 20 Inca Trail, 25 bar.
Coral quote Kopeck
at 25-1 for the Champion Hurdle, with I Cried For You on 66-1.
Coral: 4 Rhinestone Cowboy, 10 Kopeck
, Puntal, 12 Back In Front, Chauvinist, Lord Sam, 20 Inca Trail, 25 Beyond The Pale, Friends Amigo, Mutakarrim, 33 Central House, Dream With Me, Macs Valley, Supreme Developer, Tactful Remark.
Winning trainer Josh Gifford and owner Pat Betts were moved to tears as they recalled the short career of Kopeck
's full-brother Rouble, who was put down after suffering serious injuries at the Cheltenham Festival last season.
The central bank said earlier it had shifted the corridor by an unprecedented 25 kopecks
, to 33.95 to 40.95 to the basket, indicating that interventions topped $1.75 billion on Wednesday as the rouble strayed outside the range.
The central bank said on its website that the currency band was moved five kopecks
higher to RUB32.55 against the euro-dollar basket.
VTB said it has completed its 102.5 billion-rouble ($3.3 billion) offering of new shares at 4.1 kopecks
The Russian rouble weakened 3 kopecks
versus the euro-dollar basket but was only 16 kopecks
below a 15-month high, and traders said the currency did not move on the attack.
Thus, US dollar became cheaper for 35 kopecks
(from 30.72 to 30.37 Russian rubles for a dollar).