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5:30 Ascot 17 Jun 1998

Bessborough Handicap Class B

(Class 2) (0-105, 3yo+) (1m3f211yds) 1m4f Good To Soft
1st £29,700 2nd £9,000 3rd £4,400 4th £2,100
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (11)  
4 98 98 104 117
b c Royal Academy (USA) - Grecian Sea (FR) (Homeric)
Always chasing leaders going well, led on bit well over 1f out, shaken up and ran on strongly (op 8-1 tchd 10-1, 12-1 in places.)
2 (19)
4 911 101 106 118
b c Sadler's Wells (USA) - Jasmina (USA) (Forli)
Held up, steady headway over 2f out, every chance 1f out, soon ridden, unable to quicken (op 5-2 tchd 7-2)
3 (15) 6 [7¼]
5 91 91 88 99
b g In The Wings - Akila (FR) (Top Ville)
Held up, headway halfway, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace (op 10-1 tchd 14-1, 16-1 in a place.)
4 (6) 3 [10¼]
6 92 v 92 84 96
gr g Sharrood (USA) - Reflection I (Mill Reef)
Always prominent, led 3f out until well over 1f out, soon hard driven, one pace (op 10-1 tchd 14-1 in places.)
5 (14) [11½]
4 96 96 87 98
ch g Pursuit Of Love - Finlandaise (FR) (Arctic Tern)
Always chasing leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, stayed on approaching final furlong (op 12-1 tchd 16-1)
6 (3) [13¼]
6 94 94 83 94
b g Waajib (IRE) - Camden's Gift (Camden Town)
Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and one pace approaching final furlong (tchd 16-1, 20-1 in places.)
7 (7) [14¾]
5 98 98 85 96
b h Affirmed (USA) - Au Printemps (USA) (Dancing Champ)
Held up and behind, headway on inside over 2f out, not reach leaders (tchd 20-1)
8 (8) 1 [15¾]
4 95 95 81 92
b g Rainbow Quest (USA) - Dance By Night (Northfields)
Never nearer (op 7-1 tchd 10-1)
9 (18) 3 [18¾]
4 92 92 74 84
b g Generous (IRE) - Come On Rosi (Valiyar)
Started very slowly, headway 4f out, not reach leaders (op 10-1 tchd 16-1, 20-1 in a place.)
10 (13) ¾ [19½]
5 92 92 73 83
ch g Sharp Victor (USA) - Monterana (Sallust)
Chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, soon weakened (tchd 20-1)
11 (16) nk [19¾]
4 811 87 67 77
ch f Generous (IRE) - Congress Lady (General Assembly)
Held up, headway 3f out, weakened well over 1f out (op 8-1 tchd 10-1 in places.)
12 (17) 2 [21¾]
4 100 104 82 91
b g Salse (USA) - Cantico (Green Dancer)
Held up, effort 3f out, soon ridden and outpaced (tchd 33-1)
13 (4) ½ [22¼]
4 87 83 60 69
bb c Shirley Heights - Mild Intrigue (USA) (Sir Ivor)
Prominent until weakened over 3f out (op 20-1 tchd 33-1 in places.)
14 (1) 6 [28¼]
4 95 95 64 72
ch c Rainbow Quest (USA) - Cattermole (USA) (Roberto)
Prominent, every chance over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened (op 20-1)
15 (20) [30]
6 90 90 56 65
ch g Master Willie - Maryland Cookie (USA) (Bold Hour)
Held up, headway on inside over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened (op 33-1 tchd 66-1 in a place.)
16 (9) nk [30¼]
4 89 85 51 59
b g Sadler's Wells (USA) - Campestral (USA) (Alleged)
Held up, headway on inside over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out (op 20-1)
17 (5) [32]
4 99 99 63
b g Belmez (USA) - Sipsi Fach (Prince Sabo)
Chased leaders until outpaced 3f out
18 (2) shd [32¼]
6 811 87 51
b g Fairy King (USA) - Shopping (FR) (Sheshoon)
Mid-division until weakened over 2f out (tchd 25-1, 33-1 in a place.)
19 (10) 18 [50¼]
4 89 85 23
ch g Machiavellian (USA) - Instant Desire (USA) (Northern Dancer)
Led to 3f out, soon ridden, weakened quickly, tailed off (op 16-1 tchd 25-1 in places.)
20 (12) ¾ [51]
4 95 95 32
ch f Shavian - Accuracy (Gunner B)
Mid-division until weakened over 3f out, tailed off (op 16-1)
  • 20 ran Off time: 5:35:00 Winning time: 2m 35.56s (slow by 7.06s) Total SP: 140%
  • 1st owner: Lord Weinstock (Greek Palace) 1st breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd
  • 2nd owner: Sheikh Mohammed (Sabadilla)
  • 3rd owner: Dundalk Racing Club (Winged Hussar)
  • Tote win: £16.50 PL: £3.20 £1.40 £3.80 Ex: £20.60 CSF: £35.39 Tricast: £361.97 Trifecta: £225.40 Pool: £8,803.98. 27.73 winning tickets
  • Jackpot: Not won.
  • Placepot: £15.80 to a £1 stake. Pool: £205,300.68. 9,467.11 winning tickets.
  • Quadpot: £9.30 to a £1 stake. Pool: £5,531.72. 435.88 winning tickets.
  • DBI (SP%): L [Stalls 1-7] 41 (25%) M [8-13] 42 (32%) H [14-20] 67 (43%)
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