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Monday, 15 October, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 18 Mar 1999

Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (Chase) Showcase Race Class A (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good To Soft 22 fences
1st £149,600 2nd £56,000 3rd £27,400 4th £11,800 5th £5,300 6th £2,700
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 120 b1 166 173 172
b g Seymour Hicks(FR) - Miss Redlands (Dubassoff)
Tracked leaders, not fluent 11th and 16th, driven along 3 out, stayed on to challenge last and soon led, all out (op 12-1)
2  1
10 120 155 172 171
br g Celtic Cone - National Clover (National Trust I)
Behind, headway 12th, tracked leaders 18th, driven to lead 4 out, stayed on well to hold narrow lead last, soon headed, kept on but no extra close home (tchd 100-1)
3  17 [18]
7 120 162 159
b g Florida Son - Ice Pearl (Flatbush)
Held up, steady headway from 14th, tracked leaders 4 out, challenged going well 3 out, ridden 2 out, beaten approaching last (tchd 11-4 and 9-4 in places)
4  14 [32]
9 120 150 153 140
b g Dubassoff(USA) - Cape Thriller (Thriller)
Keen hold, prominent, led 7th, driven along from 16th, headed 4 out, weakened from next (op 8-1 tchd 10-1 in places)
5  [35½]
11 120 149 151 137
br g Callernish - Ballaroe Bar (Bargello)
Held up, pushed along and effort 17th but never near leaders (op 50-1)
6  12 [47½]
8 120 v 162 143 128
br g Simply Great(FR) - Qurrat Al Ain (Wolver Hollow)
Headway 8th, challenged from 13th to 17th, hit 4 out, soon weakened, jockey said the gelding had choked (tchd 25-1 in places)
7  nk [47¾]
7 120 b 164 143 124
b g Start Fast(FR) - Dona Clara (Crystal Palace)
Headway 11th, lost place after next, soon driven along and never dangerous (p 8-1 tchd 12-1)
8  12 [59¾]
10 120 136 112
ch g Orchestra - Marians Pride (Pry)
Soon pressing leader, challenged 10th to 13th, stayed pressing leaders until weakened 18th (op 6-1)
9  29 [88¾]
10 120 b1 153 117 83
gr g Roselier(FR) - Rambling Gold (Little Buskins)
Led to 7th, weakened 13th, lost touch from 15th (op 66-1)
PU   
10 120 149
b g Sheer Grit - Softly Sarah (Hardboy)
Soon behind, lost touch 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 14th, finished distressed, broke blood vessel (tchd 16-1 in places)
PU   
10 120 169
gr g Roselier(FR) - Suny Salome (Sunyboy)
Chased leaders, hit 6th, weakened 11th, blundered next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (tchd 16-1 in places)
PU   
10 120 170
gr g Neltino - Celtic Well (Celtic Cone)
Mistakes 7th, held up in rear until pulled up before 10th, lame (op 3-1 tchd 4-1 in places)