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2:10 Ascot 19 Oct 2019

Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup (Group 2)

(Class 1) (3yo+) (1m7f127yds) 1m7½f Inner Good To Soft
1st £255,195 2nd £96,750 3rd £48,420 4th £24,120 5th £12,105 6th £6,075


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (3)  
4 97 118 79 122
b c Galileo (IRE) - Chelsea Rose (IRE) (Desert King)
Tracked leading pair, going easily 3f out, led just over 2f out, driven and headed just over 1f out, stayed on well to lead again last strides (op 3/1)
2 (6) nse
5 97 121 79 121
ch h Sea The Stars (IRE) - Private Life (FR) (Bering)
Tracked leaders, nudged along over 4f out, driven and good progress 2f out to lead narrowly just over 1f out, stayed on after but headed last strides and just pipped (jockey said horse hung right-handed under pressure)
DSQ (5) 5 [5]
5 97 111 72 115
ch h Dubawi (IRE) - Melikah (IRE) (Lammtarra)
Held up in rear, still going strongly 3f out, shaken up and progress to chase leading pair over 1f out, no impression and left further behind final furlong, finished 3rd, disqualified - banned substance in sample (op 10/1)
3 (10) [6¼]
4 97 108 71 113
b g Frankel - Ship's Biscuit (Tiger Hill)
Reluctant to leave stall and left 8 lengths, soon in touch in last, ridden and progress over 2f out, took 4th over 1f out, no further headway, finished 4th, placed 3rd (jockey said gelding was slowly away)
4 (4) [9¾]
6 97 p 113 66 109
b g Champs Elysees - Coming Back (Fantastic Light)
Made most, ridden and headed just over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, finished 5th, placed 4th (jockey said gelding hung badly left-handed throughout) (op 9/1)
5 (7) ½ [10¼]
5 97 111 66 108
gr h Galileo (IRE) - Dialafara (FR) (Anabaa)
Pushed up to join leader, driven and still upsides 3f out, lost place and squeezed out just over 2f out, dropped away quickly, finished 6th, placed 5th (tchd 22/1)
6 (2) 6 [16¼]
6 97 108 57 101
ch g Sir Percy - Key Figure (Beat Hollow)
Well in touch, driven on inner over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, finished 7th, placed 6th
7 (8) nk [16½]
9 97 107 57 101
b g Great Journey (JPN) - Mascara (GER) (Monsun)
Held up in rear, ridden and no progress over 2f out, soon weakened, finished 8th, placed 7th
8 (9) [18¼]
5 97 p 110 55 99
ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Land Of Dreams (Cadeaux Genereux)
Held up towards rear, no progress under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, finished 9th, placed 8th (op 28/1)
Following a BHA inquiry, Royal Line, who passed the post 3rd, was disqualified - positive sample.
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