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1:30 Chepstow 4 Nov 2000

Courage Best Bitter Novices' Chase Class A (Registered As The Rising Stars) Grade 2

(Class 1) (5yo+) (2m3f98yds) 2m3½f Soft 16 fences
1st £18,000 2nd £6,900 3rd £3,450 4th £1,650
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 114 135 133
ch g Roselier(FR) - Flowing Tide (Main ReefI)
Chased leader, led after 5th to next, led again 9th, pushed along and narrow advantage when left clear 4 out, eased considerably run-in (op 6-4 tchd 13-8, 7-4 in places)
2  12
8 109 90 110 100
b m Nearly A Hand - Boherash (Boreen)
Headway 6th, blundered 7th, lost place after 11th, stayed on again to chase leaders 12th, held when left 3rd 4 out, took poor 2nd after 2 out (op 50-1 tchd 100-1 in places)
3  [14½]
6 110 111 102
b g Mandalus(IRE) - Gipsey Jo (Furry Glen)
Led, soon clear, headed after 5th, led again 6th, headed 9th, weakened 4 out, took moderate 3rd run-in (op 3-1 tchd 6-1 in places)
4  1 [15½]
5 110 110 104
b g Iron Duke(FR) - Tartifume II(FR) (Mistigri)
Held up in rear, headway 11th, pressing leaders when hit 12th, one pace when hampered and left moderate 2nd 4 out, lost that position after 2 out (op 6-1)
6 110 126
br g Be My Native(USA) - Ask The Lady (Over The River)
Headway to track leaders 6th, quickened to press winner and going comfortably when fell 4 out (tchd 2-1)
12 110 53
gr g Absalom - Kilroe's Calin (Be Friendly)
Chased leaders to 5th, behind from 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
6 110 108
ch g Beveled(USA) - Racemosa (Town Crier)
In touch, hit 8th, weakened after 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out (op 16-1 tchd 25-1 in a place)
6 110
ch g Le Coq D'Or - Mendick Adventure (Mandrake Major)
Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out (op 50-1)
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