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Saturday, 17 November, 2018

2:55 Cheltenham 14 Nov 1998

Murphy's Gold Cup Handicap Chase Class A Showcase Race (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m4f78yds) 2m4½f Old Good 16 fences
1st £47,260 2nd £17,740 3rd £8,720 4th £3,800 5th £1,750 6th £930
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 113 150 137 163
b g Cyborg(FR) - Force Nine(FR) (Luthier)
Chased leaders, challenged 8th until led 10th, clear 3 out, driven and idled run-in, just held on (op 5-2 tchd 100-30 in places)
2  1
7 1112 158 145 169
br g Simply Great(FR) - Qurrat Al Ain (Wolver Hollow)
Chased leaders 6th, lost position and dropped rear 4 out, ran on under pressure from 2 out, stayed on well run-in, going on close home, just failed (op 7-1 tchd 9-1, 10-1 in a place)
3  7 [8]
7 100 132 114 141
ch g Kefaah(USA) - Not Mistaken(USA) (Mill Reef)
Jumped slowly and dropped rear 5th, headway 9th, driven 11th, chased winner from 3 out, one pace from next, lost second run-in (tchd 8-1)
4  17 [25]
8 1113 b 159 127 151
b g Chamberlin(FR) - Islande II(FR) (Tiepoletto)
Held up, headway 4 out, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out (op 10-1 tchd 12-1, 14-1 in a place)
5  ¾ [25¾]
8 108 140 107 133
br g Neltino - Mandy's Melody (Highland Melody)
Headway and hampered 8th, driven and effort 4 out, weakened next (op 6-1 tchd 8-1 in places)
6  8 [33¾]
7 1013 145 106 123
b g Lafontaine I(USA) - Glens Princess (Prince Hansel)
Led to 2nd, ridden 7th, left in lead when challenging 8th, headed 10th, stayed chasing winner until after 4 out, soon weakened (op 11-2 tchd 13-2 in a place)
7  9 [42¾]
8 101 b 133 86 102
ch g Bairn(USA) - Swordlestown Miss(USA) (Apalachee)
Always behind, ridden 7th and never dangerous (op 25-1)
F   
9 120 160
gr g Roselier(FR) - Rambling Gold (Little Buskins)
Led 2nd until fell 8th (op 10-1)
PU   
9 1110 156
b g Montelimar(USA) - Lady Of Eilat (Cut Above)
Held up, hampered 8th, headway 11th, hit 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out (op 16-1)
PU   
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 2 132
bb m Strong Gale(IRE) - Affordthe Queen (Pitpan)
Chased leaders 4th, ridden 8th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 5-1 tchd 13-2 in a place)
REF   
10 103 b 135
b g Spanish Place(USA) - Pimberley Shades (Pollerton)
Reuluctant to race, tailed off when refused 1st
UR   
10 102 Over-Weights 2 134
b g Sula Bula - Pine Gypsy (Workboy I)
Behind when hampered and unseated rider 8th (op 25-1)
  • 12 ran Winning time: 5m 18.10s (slow by 20.10s) Total SP: 119%
  • Non-runners: Hoh Warrior (unsuitable ground), Potter's Bay (unsuitable ground)
  • Rule 4: No 8, Potter's Bay, was withdrawn not under starter's orders. Rule 4 does not apply
  • 1st owner: The Johnson Family (Cyfor Malta) 1st breeder: Bruno Matt
  • 2nd owner: Steve Hammond (Simply Dashing)
  • 3rd owner: Peter Emery (Dr Leunt)
  • Tote win: £4 PL: £2.10 £2.90 £2.40 Ex: £28 CSF: £23.96 Tricast: £138.24 Trifecta: £358.70 Pool: £24,759.67. 49.00 winning tickets