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1:50 Ascot 15 Oct 2011

Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup (Group 3)

(Class 1) (3yo+) (1m7f209yds) 2m Good
1st £113,420 2nd £43,000 3rd £21,520 4th £10,720 5th £5,380 6th £2,700

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (2)  
5 90 120 59 115
b h Montjeu (IRE) - Gryada (Shirley Heights)
Tracked leader after 1f, led after 4f and increased the pace, going strongly over 3f out, drew 3 lengths clear over 2f out, ridden and kept on well (trainer said, regarding apparent improvement in form, that the horse had taken time to return to form after the Gold Cup and appreciated the even pace.) (op 7-2 tchd 4-1 in a place)
2 (10)
5 90 116 58 113
b h Halling (USA) - Ahead (Shirley Heights)
Held up in midfield, progress over 2f out, ridden to chase clear winner over 1f out, kept on but never able to challenge, just held on for 2nd (op 5-2 tchd 9-4)
3 (4) nse [1¼]
3 83 109 58 113
gr g Rainbow Quest (USA) - Give Me Five (GER) (Monsun)
Held up in last trio, progress on inner over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, nearly snatched 2nd (op 12-1)
4 (8) shd [1½]
5 90 105 58 113
b g Nayef (USA) - Charm The Stars (Roi Danzig)
Held up in midfield, progress on inner 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden and tried to close from over 1f out, just lost out in battle for 2nd (op 14-1 tchd 11-1)
5 (1) [3¾]
5 90 111 55 111
b g Olden Times - Princess Genista (Ile De Bourbon)
Prominent, chased winner over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, lost 2nd and faded over 1f out (op 3-1)
6 (6) [7½]
3 83 99 50 106
b c Alhaarth (IRE) - Lady In Pace (Burslem)
Prominent, ridden over 4f out, steadily weakened from over 2f out
7 (9) [8¾]
5 811 105 46 102
b m Mark Of Esteem (IRE) - Kotdiji (Mtoto)
Took keen hold, held up in last trio, ridden 3f out, no progress and never on terms (op 40-1 tchd 25-1)
8 (5) shd [8¾]
5 90 100 49 104
b h Tiger Hill (IRE) - Sagamartha (Rainbow Quest)
Dwelt, held up in last, ridden and effort on outer over 2f out, soon no progress and well beaten (op 25-1)
9 (7) 8 [16¾]
4 811 107 36 92
gr f Motivator - Entente Cordiale (USA) (Affirmed)
Prominent, ridden to chase winner over 4f out to over 3f out, weakened rapidly (tchd 14-1 in a place)
10 (3) 22 [38¾]
5 90 p 108 11 68
b g King's Best (USA) - Glam Rock (Nashwan)
Led after 1f at modest pace, headed after 4f, chased winner to over 4f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off (op 28-1 tchd 25-1)
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