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3:10 Chester 5 May 1999

Tote Chester Cup Showcase Handicap Class B

(Class 2) (4yo+) (2m2f140yds) 2m2½f Good To Firm
1st £48,450 2nd £14,700 3rd £7,200 4th £3,450
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (13)  
4 90 103 96 113
b c Rainbow Quest (USA) - Imaginary (IRE) (Dancing Brave)
Held up in midfield, hampered on inside entering final mile, steady headway from 5f out, led over 1f out, edged slightly left and ran on inside last (op 3-1 tchd 9-2 and 5-1 in a place)
2 (16) 2
4 810 99 90 107
ch c Generous (IRE) - Pageantry (Welsh Pageant)
Midfield, steady headway from 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, eased when no extra towards finish (op 6-1 tchd 13-2 in a place and 7-1 in a place)
3 (9) [3¾]
5 910 109 99 115
b g Machiavellian (USA) - Applecross (Glint Of Gold)
Patiently ridden, headway from 6f out, going well over 3f out, bumped on outside well over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong (op 8-1 tchd 9-1 and 10-1 in a place)
4 (8) ¾ [4½]
5 82 87 76 92
b g Alzao (USA) - Sea Harrier (Grundy)
Held up in touch, improved well to track leaders 6f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, ran on one pace final furlong (op 10-1)
5 (14) 6 [10½]
5 712 Over-Weights 2 Out-of-Handicaps 4 83 77 82
b g Caerleon (USA) - Sun Princess (English Prince)
Held up, headway over 5f out, ridden along over 4f out, still in touch on outside when bumped well over 2f out, faded (op 20-1)
6 (11) 6 [16½]
5 711 Over-Weights 1 Out-of-Handicaps 6 82 61 75
ch g Rubiano (USA) - Overnight (USA) (Mr. Leader)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, effort to lead over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened
7 (3) [18¼]
5 85 tv 90 67 81
b g Darshaan - Bayyasa (IRE) (Caerleon)
Midfield, closed 5f out, driven 3f out, soon weakened (tchd 25-1)
8 (12) [19¾]
6 86 91 67 81
b g Silver Hawk (USA) - Bonita Francita (CAN) (Devil's Bag)
Prominent, driven over 5f out, wandered right when weakening well over 2f out, no danger after (official explanation: the Stewards' noted that the animal suffered general interference due to bunching)
9 (10) 1 [20¾]
7 80 85 60 74
b g Pleasant Colony (USA) - Silent Turn (USA) (Silent Cal)
Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon weakened (jockey said his mount had been struck into) (op 10-1 tchd 14-1 in places)
10 (7) 14 [34¾]
6 73 Out-of-Handicaps 24 81 37 56
gr m Thethingaboutitis (USA) - Nattfari (Tyrnavos)
Raced off the pace, ridden along over 6f out, never on terms (op 50-1)
11 (4) [36]
6 82 87 49 61
ch g Jupiter Island - Super Sol (Rolfe)
Handy until ridden and weakened over 3f out (op 4-1)
12 (15) dist [66]
6 710 Out-of-Handicaps 21 81 25
b g Niniski (USA) - Olivana I (GER) (Sparkler I)
Prominent, niggled along halfway, lost place quickly entering final mile, tailed off (op 16-1)
13 (2) [68½]
7 710 Over-Weights 3 Out-of-Handicaps 3 84 25
b g Slip Anchor - Land Of Ivory (USA) (The Minstrel)
Close up until weakened quickly 7f out, tailed off
14 (1) 26 [94½]
5 711 Extra-Weights 3 Over-Weights 1 Out-of-Handicaps 4 82
b g Old Vic - Jawaher (IRE) (Dancing Brave)
Midfield, struggling over 6f out, soon behind, tailed off (tchd 20-1)
15 (6) 3 [97½]
6 710 Out-of-Handicaps 6 81
ch g Interrex (CAN) - Ville Air (Town Crier)
Behind, ridden along over 7f out, lost touch, tailed off
16 (5) [100]
5 710 Out-of-Handicaps 1 b 81
b g Sadler's Wells (USA) - Minnie Hauk (USA) (Sir Ivor)
Behind, ridden along throughout, lost touch final circuit, tailed off (op 33-1)
Course-record time
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