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4:20 Ascot 18 Jun 2015

Gold Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f210yds) 2m4f Good To Firm
1st £229,854.15 2nd £87,142.73 3rd £43,611.89 4th £21,724.88 5th £10,902.97 6th £5,471.75


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (13)  
4 90 107 72 116
b g Champs Elysees - La Grande Zoa (IRE) (Fantastic Light)
Held up in midfield, headway on inner 2f out, soon ridden and stayed on to lead final 150yds, driven out (op 10/1)
2 (5)
4 90 h 109 71 116
b c Galileo (IRE) - Mystical Lady (IRE) (Halling)
Held up in midfield, effort to chase leaders 2f out, not clear run and switched left and right over 1f out, gap opened and switched right inside final furlong, driven and stayed on well final 100yds, went 2nd close home (jockey said colt was denied a clear run) (tchd 9/2 and 6/1 in a place)
3 (10) nk [1½]
5 92 116 71 114
b g Nayef (USA) - Utterly Heaven (IRE) (Danehill)
Took keen hold early, soon chasing leaders, ridden and effort to lead 2f out, soon driven, headed final 150yds, no extra and stayed on same pace after, lost 2nd close home (op 9/4)
4 (9) ½ [2]
8 92 h 110 70 113
b g Marju (IRE) - Epistoliere (IRE) (Alzao)
Took keen hold, held up towards rear, switched left and effort under pressure over 2f out, hard driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 4th last strides (op 12/1)
5 (4) hd [2¼]
5 92 111 70 113
b h Monsun (GER) - Be My Lady (GER) (Be My Guest)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in midfield, ridden and effort just over 2f out, driven and every chance 1f out, no extra and one pace final 150yds
6 (14) [3½]
4 90 107 69 111
b g Monsun (GER) - Sqillo (IRE) (Bachelor Duke)
Steadied and dropped in behind after start, held up in rear, ridden and effort over 2f out, headway 1f out, drifting right and kept on inside final furlong, not much room towards finish, never troubled leaders
7 (7) nk [3¾]
4 90 111 68 111
b c Galileo (IRE) - Moments Of Joy (Darshaan)
Held up in touch, ridden 4f out, driven and no impression over 2f out, headway under pressure on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders (op 9/2 tchd 5/1 in places)
8 (1) ½ [4¼]
4 90 106 68 111
b c Galileo (IRE) - All's Forgotten (USA) (Darshaan)
Led, ridden over 3f out, driven and headed 2f out, no extra 1f out, beaten and stayed on same pace inside final furlong
9 (3) [5½]
5 92 112 67 109
b g Teofilo (IRE) - Sweet Home Alabama (IRE) (Desert Prince)
Took keen hold, chased leader for 2f, stayed chasing leaders, ridden 3f out, no extra under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong (op 20/1)
10 (6) 37 [42½]
4 90 108 29 68
b c Hurricane Run (IRE) - Portal (Hernando)
Steadied start, took keen hold early, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten and lost touch, tailed off and virtually pulled up inside final furlong (op 25/1)
11 (12) nk [42¾]
4 90 109 29 68
b c Hurricane Run (IRE) - Capriolla (In The Wings)
Midfield, headway to chase leader after 2f, ridden over 3f out, unable to quicken and lost place 2f out, short of room and weakened over 1f out, virtually pulled up final furlong, tailed off (trainer's rep said colt was unsuited by the good to firm ground) (op 12/1 tchd 14/1)
12 (11) dist [72¾]
8 92 117
gr g Take Risks (FR) - Pondiki (FR) (Sicyos)
Taken down early, steadied start, held up towards rear, headway 7f out, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon behind and virtually pulled up final 2f (trainer said gelding was unsuited by the good to firm ground) (op 12/1)
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