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3:45 Ascot 16 Jun 2011

Gold Cup (British Champions' Series) (Group 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f210yds) 2m4f Good To Soft
1st £154,698.25 2nd £58,642 3rd £29,348.25 4th £14,633.25 5th £7,330.25 6th £3,678.75

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (3)  
5 92 122 74 121
b h Montjeu (IRE) - Gryada (Shirley Heights)
Travelled well, held up in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, led and hung right to rail over 1f out, soon driven clear, kept on well and in command final furlong, ridden out (op 15-8 tchd 2-1 in places and 9-4 in places)
2 (1) 3
5 92 112 71 118
b h Halling (USA) - Ahead (Shirley Heights)
Held up in last quartet, effort and switched sharply left over 2f out, headway under pressure 2f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on well but no impression final 150yds (op 14-1)
3 (13) [7½]
4 90 113 66 114
ch c Cozzene (USA) - Banyu Dewi (GER) (Poliglote)
Held up in touch in midfield, ridden and slightly outpaced well over 2f out, 7th and headway under pressure over 1f out, switched right just inside final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, no threat to winner (tchd 20-1 in places)
4 (8) ½ [8]
5 92 114 66 113
gr g Linamix (FR) - Mintly Fresh (USA) (Rubiano)
In touch, headway to press leader and ridden over 3f out, driven and every chance entering final 2f, not going pace of winner over 1f out and beaten when edged left 1f out, plugged on same pace final furlong (op 12-1 tchd 16-1 in places)
5 (6) ½ [8½]
6 92 v 106 65 113
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Autriche (IRE) (Acatenango)
Held up in touch in midfield, headway to chase leading trio 3f out, driven and pressing leaders 2f out, not pace of winner over 1f out and beaten 1f out, plugged on same pace final furlong (op 40-1)
6 (12) [10¾]
6 92 119 63 110
b g Dalakhani (IRE) - Dolores (Danehill)
Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out until led over 4f out, hard pressed and ridden over 2f out, headed and not pace of winner over 1f out, beaten and lost 2nd 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
7 (4) shd [10¾]
9 92 111 63 110
b g Kahyasi (IRE) - Marital Bliss (FR) (Double Bed)
Held up in touch in midfield, shuffled back towards rear over 3f out, switched left and headway just over 2f out, plugged on final 2f but no threat to winner (op 14-1)
8 (15) [12½]
7 92 100 61 108
br g Val Royal (FR) - Bint Al Balad (IRE) (Ahonoora)
Chased leader until 10f out, stayed chasing leaders, pressing leader and ridden 4f out, driven and unable to quicken just over 3f out, soon struggling, one pace and no threat final 2f (op 33-1)
9 (14) 6 [18½]
4 811 108 51 99
gr f Motivator - Entente Cordiale (USA) (Affirmed)
Steadied and switched right after start, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway 6f out, 6th and ridden well over 2f out, weakened and beaten 2f out (tchd 25-1)
10 (10) ½ [19]
9 92 111 54 102
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Gentle Thoughts (Darshaan)
Held up in midfield, shuffled back towards rear 5f out, ridden and modest headway over 2f out, no impression and well held when hung right over 1f out (op 10-1 tchd 9-1)
11 (5) 26 [45]
6 92 103 25 76
b g Tobougg (IRE) - Runelia (Runnett)
Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and short-lived effort 3f out, weakened and well beaten over 2f out, eased inside final furlong, tailed off (op 33-1 tchd 50-1)
12 (7) [47¼]
6 813 103 20 71
ch m Stravinsky (USA) - Romantic Venture (IRE) (Indian Ridge)
Steadied start, held up in last quartet, headway 6f out, ridden, edged right and struggling entering final 3f, weakened and well behind 2f out, tailed off (op 16-1)
13 (2) 73 [120¼]
5 92 111
b h Halling (USA) - Sweet Willa (USA) (Assert)
Chased leaders, ridden and struggling 4f out, weakened entering final 3f, well behind and virtually pulled up final 2f, well tailed off (jockey said horse was unsuited by the good to soft (soft in places) ground) (op 9-1 tchd 12-1)
PU (9)  
10 92 109
gr h Johann Quatz (FR) - Aerdee (FR) (Highest Honor)
Steadied start, pulled hard and held up in last quartet, switched to outer and headway 14f out, led 10f out and soon clear, headed over 6f out, immediately dropped out and eased, pulled up 5f out (op 20-1)
PU (11)  
7 92 115
ch g Singspiel (IRE) - Luana (Shaadi)
Led until 10f out, chased leader until led again over 6f out, ridden and headed over 4f out, immediately dropped out, tailed off and eased from over 2f out, pulled up inside final furlong (op 14-1)
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