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Thursday, 22 November, 2018

3:15 Cheltenham 16 Mar 2000

Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase Showcase Race Class A Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Good To Firm 22 fences
1st £162,400 2nd £61,600 3rd £30,800 4th £14,000 5th £7,000 6th £4,200
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 120 170 150 173
b g Zaffaran(USA) - Lavengaddy (Balgaddy)
Tracked leaders, blundered 10th, stayed prominent,went 2nd 17th,challenged 4 out, jumped ahead last, driven and stayed on gamely run-in (tchd 5-1 and 4-1 in places)
2  5
8 120 146 168
b g Florida Son - Ice Pearl (Flatbush)
Held up in touch, blundered 6th, headway 12th, not fluent next, tracked leaders 4 out, mistake next, quickened to lead 2 out, headed last, one pace under pressure (op 5-1 tchd 4-1 in places)
3  nk [5¼]
9 120 145 146 166
bb g Strong Gale(IRE) - Lets Compromise (No Argument)
Held up, keen hold, good headway from 3 out, stayed on well under pressure from next but not reach winner (tchd 25-1, 33-1 in a place)
4  ¾ [6]
10 120 b 177 145 166
b g Seymour Hicks(FR) - Miss Redlands (Dubassoff)
Tracked leader from 3rd until led 11th, headed 13th, stayed 2nd to 17th, lost place under pressure after 3 out, rallied and stayed on again run-in (op 2-1 tchd 5-2 in places)
5  nk [6¼]
9 120 145 145 165
b g Persian Bold(IRE) - Gold Bracelet (Golden Fleece)
Pulled hard, held up in rear, steady headway after 4 out, stayed on well from two out, kept on run-in (op 100-1)
6  dist [36¼]
11 120 117
ch g Orchestra - Marians Pride (Pry)
Soon behind, mistake 7th, jumped slowly 11th, lost touch 13th, tailed off (op 33-1)
F   
6 120 151 168
b g Shafoun(FR) - Trieste I(FR) (Quart De Vin)
Jumped right, led, hit 4th, headed 11th, led again 13th driven clear next, ridden 3 out, narrowly headed when fell 2 out, broke leg, destroyed (op 4-1 tchd 7-1 in places)
PU   
11 120 167
br g Celtic Cone - National Clover (National Trust I)
Behind, hit 10th, weakened 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
PU   
10 120 146
ch g Avocat - Highway's Last (Royal Highway)
Chased leader to 3rd, dropped rear 8th, ridden and weakened 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU   
8 120 149
b g Lafontaine I(USA) - Sanctify (Joshua I)
Steadied rear after 4th, headway 10th, weakened from 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
UR   
9 120 145
b g King's Ride(IRE) - Cooleogan (Proverb)
Behind, not fluent and ridden along 7th, no chance when blundered and unseated rider 13th
UR   
7 120 t 166
ch g Orchestra - Mildred's Ball (Blue Refrain)
Chased leaders, challenged and hit 4 out, close 4th and staying on one pace when blundered and unseated rider 3 out
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