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3:45 Ascot 21 Jun 2012

Gold Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f210yds) 2m4f Good To Soft
1st £198,485 2nd £75,250 3rd £37,660 4th £18,760 5th £9,415 6th £4,725


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (5)  
4 90 117 17 118
gr g Rainbow Quest (USA) - Give Me Five (GER) (Monsun)
Chased leader for 5f, remained prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, led and edged right over 1f out, headed narrowly and edged left into rival 150yds out, gamely pulled out more to regain lead final 75yds, in command last strides (tchd 13-2 and 7-1 in places)
2 (3) ½
6 92 116 16 117
b h Halling (USA) - Ahead (Shirley Heights)
Broke well, soon steadied, held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to nose in front 150yds out, soon bumped twice, headed final 75yds, held last strides (op 11-2 tchd 6- in places)
3 (4) nk [¾]
4 90 t 114 16 117
b c Sadler's Wells (USA) - Grecian Bride (IRE) (Groom Dancer)
Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, edged left well over 1f out, closed and edged right briefly behind leaders just inside final furlong, ran on close home (tchd 5-1 in places)
4 (6) 1 [1¾]
4 90 107 15 116
gr c Dubawi (IRE) - Kapria (FR) (Simon Du Desert)
Soon led at steady pace, gradually increased tempo from over 4f out, pressed 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, still chance inside final furlong until no extra final 75yds
5 (7) 3 [4¾]
7 92 v 110 12 113
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Autriche (IRE) (Acatenango)
Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, never troubled leaders
6 (9) 1 [5¾]
6 92 110 11 112
b g Nayef (USA) - Charm The Stars (Roi Danzig)
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5f, challenging from 3 out, soon ridden, no extra entering final furlong, soon no chance
7 (1) [8¼]
6 92 120 8 110
b h Montjeu (IRE) - Gryada (Shirley Heights)
Held up in midfield on inner, pulled out and tried to make an effort over 2f out, failed to pick-up, no impression when slightly intimidated well over 1f out, one pace (trainer said horse was unsuited by the slow early pace) (op 5-6 tchd 10-11 and evens in places)
8 (8) 3 [11¼]
5 92 104 5 107
b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Maid To Perfection (Sadler's Wells)
Raced keenly, held up, improved to track leaders after 5f, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
9 (2) 48 [59¼]
6 92 102 59
bb h Giant's Causeway (USA) - Lady Doc (USA) (Doc's Leader)
Held up, pushed along over 2f out, soon left behind and eased, tailed off
After a stewards' inquiry, the placings remained unaltered.
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