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3:45 Aintree 9 Apr 1999

John Hughes Trophy Chase Showcase Handicap Class B

(Class 2) (0-145, 5yo+) 2m6f omsGN Good 18 fences
1st £22,550 2nd £6,800 3rd £3,300 4th £1,550
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 118 132 133 151
b g Coral Reef(FR) - Calamity(NZ) (Bally Royal)
Soon close up, mistake 14th, led next, headed 3 out, led again approaching 2 out, mistake last, stayed on well (op 16-1)
2  3
10 115 t 129 128 145
b g Kambalda - Linden (Varano)
Made most from 4th until mistake and headed 15th, led 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, kept on under pressure, no impression on winner (op 10-1)
3  3 [6]
8 103 Over-Weights 1 113 110 126
ch g Quai Voltaire(USA) - Mativa(FR) (Satingo)
Held up, headway and in touch 15th, kept on well from 2 out (op 12-1)
4  [7¾]
9 117 131 127 143
br g Kambalda - Precision Chopper (Menelek)
Never far away, every chance after 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out (op 7-1 tchd 10-1)
5  [10¼]
10 109 119 113 128
b g Erin's Hope - Ballrue Lady (Dear Gazelle)
Held up, headway to chase leaders after 15th, no further progress from 2 out (op 8-1)
6  5 [15¼]
9 117 131 121 135
b g Uncle Pokey - Dovey (Welsh Pageant)
Behind, headway into midfield 10th, kept on from 3 out, never able to challenge
7  [18¾]
10 118 132 119 132
ch g Orchestra - Sapristi (Psidium)
Chased leaders, mistakes 9th and 11th, faded from 15th
8  7 [25¾]
7 1110 134 116 127
b g Rakaposhi King - Wayward Pam (Pamroy)
Mid-division when mistake 11th, never dangerous (op 14-1 tchd 20-1 in places)
9  [28¼]
11 100 Out-of-Handicaps 10 110 90 101
ch g Ginger Boy I - Pharona (Pharaoh Hophra)
Mistake 3rd, in touch until weakened after 15th
10  ½ [28¾]
9 104 114 94 104
ch g Aristocracy(IRE) - Smurfette (Baptism)
Mid-division, mistake 6th, no headway from 15th (op 20-1)
11  hd [29]
10 113 Extra-Weights 3 127 107 117
b g Town And Country - Top Soprano (High Top)
Held up in touch, mistake 10th, faded
12  [31½]
10 119 133 111 121
b g Mandalus(IRE) - Mariners Chain (Walshford)
Led to 4th, in touch until weakened after 15th (tchd 14-1 in places)
13  11 [42½]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 110 80 87
b g Be My Native(USA) - Run Wardasha (Run The Gantlet)
Held up, headway and in touch 15th, weakened quickly after 3 out (op 20-1)
14  [45]
11 104 Extra-Weights 3 Over-Weights 4 Out-of-Handicaps 2 t 114 82 88
br g Crash Course - Leveret (Le Bavard)
Soon behind (op 16-1)
15  15 [60]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 5 110 66 69
b g Electric - Miss Dikler (Tepukei)
Chased leaders until weakened after 15th (tchd 25-1)
16  12 [72]
9 105 115 62 62
b g Mandalus(IRE) - Superdora (Super Slip)
Mistake 10th, never better than mid-division (tchd 33-1 in places)
PU   
9 104 114
ch g Northern Baby(CAN) - Istiska(FR) (Irish River)
Soon well behind, tailed off when pulled up after 15th
PU   
7 911 Out-of-Handicaps 23 110
ch g Gunner B - Highfrith (Deep Run)
Blundered 3rd, soon well behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU   
5 112 134
ch g Mistigri - Balbeck(FR) (Le Pontet)
In touch, tracking leaders when pulled up after 3 out, dead (op 4-1 tchd 5-1 in places)
UR   
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 11 110
b g Rakaposhi King - Snippet (Ragstone)
Prominent until blundered and unseated rider 10th (tchd 33-1 and 50-1 in a place)
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