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3:45 Ascot 19 Jun 2003

Gold Cup Class A Showcase Race (Group 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f210yds) 2m4f Good To Firm
1st £145,000 2nd £55,000 3rd £27,500 4th £12,500 5th £6,250 6th £3,750
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (8)  
4 90 115 71 121
b c Desert King (IRE) - Spear Dance (Gay Fandango)
Raced in 3rd until tracked leader 9f out, led over 3f out, forged clear from 2f out, easily (op 5-2 tchd 7-2)
2 (9) 6
10 92 112 65 115
ch g Persian Heights - Rum Cay (USA) (Our Native)
Led, pushed along after 1m, driven along again from 6f out, headed over 3f out, stayed on gamely to hold 2nd place final 2f, no chance with winner (op 16-1 tchd 25-1 in places)
3 (3) ¾ [6¾]
5 92 109 63 114
bb g Polar Falcon (USA) - Ellie Ardensky (Slip Anchor)
Held up in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, strong run under pressure final 2f to take 3rd inside final furlong, closing for 2nd but no chance with winner (tchd 14-1, 16-1 in places)
4 (11) nk [7]
6 92 113 63 114
b g Fourstars Allstar (USA) - Foolish Flight (IRE) (Fools Holme)
Chased leaders, ridden, not keen and lost place 4f out, rallied under pressure from 2f out, kept on well close home (tchd 20-1 in places, 25-1in a place)
5 (12) ½ [7½]
4 90 115 62 114
b c In The Wings - Genovefa (USA) (Woodman)
Held up in rear, good headway on inside 4f out, staying on but no impression when switched left 2f out, took 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace (op 11-4 tchd 3-1 in a place and 9-4)
6 (1) shd [7¾]
4 90 111 62 114
ch c In The Wings - High Savannah (Rousillon)
Behind, ridden and headway from 3f out, stayed on under pressure final 2f, going on close home (tchd 25-1, 33-1 in a place)
7 (2) [10¼]
4 90 103 59 111
gr g Vettori (IRE) - Karliyka (IRE) (Last Tycoon)
Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong (op 14-1 tchd 16-1)
8 (10) ¾ [11]
4 90 57 110
b c Sadler's Wells (USA) - Urban Sea (USA) (Miswaki)
Chased leader 11f, stayed in 3rd, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out (op 9-1 tchd 12-1 in places)
9 (4) 14 [25]
4 90 b 105 43 96
b c Darshaan - Alkaffeyeh (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Always in rear (op 25-1)
10 (7) [26½]
5 92 114 41 95
b h Darshaan - Gothic Dream (IRE) (Nashwan)
In touch, headway to chase leaders 6f out, ridden 4f out, soon weakened (op 20-1 tchd 33-1 in places)
11 (6) 15 [41½]
4 90 110 26 80
b c Muhtarram (USA) - Dame Ashfield (Grundy)
In rear throughout, no chance when not much room bend 3f out (jockey said the colt lost its action) (tchd 9-1 in a place)
12 (5) 11 [52½]
8 92 108 15 69
b g Alzao (USA) - Sahara Breeze (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Held up in rear, headway 6f out, weakened over 2f out, virtually pulled up close home (op 20-1)
  • 12 ran Off time: 3:46:00 Winning time: 4m 20.15s (slow by 0.15s) Total SP: 119%
  • Non-runners: Cut Quartz (unsuitable ground)
  • 1st owner: C Shiacolas (Mr Dinos) 1st breeder: Mocklerstown House Stud
  • 2nd owner: J C Smith (Persian Punch)
  • 3rd owner: D I Russell (Pole Star)
  • Tote win: £3.30 PL: £1.70 £4 £3.30 Ex: £96.80 CSF: £67.46 Trifecta: £1,181.20 Pool of £19,299.55 - 11.60 winning tickets
  • DBI (SP%): L [Stalls 1-4] 48 (22%) M [5-8] 31 (37%) H [9-12] 71 (41%)
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