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2:10 Longchamp (FR) 24 Oct 1999

Prix Royal-Oak (Group 1)

(3yo+) (1m7f110yds) 1m7½f Heavy
1st £43,057 2nd £17,223 3rd £8,611 4th £4,306
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (1)  
3 89
gr c Linamix (FR) - Amen (USA) (Alydar)
Reluctant leader for 2f, settled in 2nd, 3rd from 6f out to stra, not clear run over 2f out, got through on rails to lead well over 1f out, ridden out
2 (7)
5 94
b g General Holme (USA) - Taeesha (IRE) (Mill Reef)
Held up, 4th straight, headway 2f out, hard ridden and every chance 1f out, one pace
DSQ (4) ½ [2]
4 91
b f Sadler's Wells (USA) - Lady Ambassador (General Assembly)
Held up, 6th straight, hard ridden well over 1f out, ran on well close home, never able to challenge, finished 3rd, disqualified
3 (5) 6 [8]
3 89
b g Manila (USA) - Egyptown (FR) (Top Ville)
Led after 2f, headed well over 1f out, one pace, finished 4th, placed 3rd
4 (2) snk [8¼]
3 86
b f Alysheba (USA) - Belle Sultane (USA) (Seattle Slew)
Last until some progress under pressure final 2f, finished 5th, placed 4th
5 (6) 2 [10¼]
3 86
b f Surumu (GER) - Wild Romance (GER) (Alkalde)
Held up, went 2nd 6f out, hard ridden and every chance 2f out, soon weakened, finished 6th, placed 5th
6 (3) shd [10¼]
5 94
b g Most Welcome - Short Rations (Lorenzaccio)
Held up in touch, 5th straight, beaten 2f out, finished 7th, placed 6th
Following an objection by the clerk of the scales and a stewards' inquiry, Leggera, who passed the post 3rd, was disqualified and placed last.
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