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3:45 Aintree 10 Apr 1999

Martell Grand National Chase Showcase Handicap Class A (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (6yo+) 4m4f omsGN Good 30 fences
1st £242,600 2nd £91,400 3rd £45,200 4th £20,000 5th £9,500 6th £5,300
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 14 142 142 156
b g Bustineto - Markup (Appiani II)
Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 8th (Canal Turn), effort 4 out, slightly outpaced 2 out, switched right to challenge last, soon led, driven clear (op 14-1 after 16-1 in places)
2  10
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 16 142 135 146
b g Duky - Blue Rinse (Blue Rullah)
Prominent, made most from 5th to 17th, regained lead after 21st, pecked next (Becher's), headed 2 out, soon led again, headed after last, no extra (op 33-1)
3  nk [10¼]
9 102 Over-Weights 2 144 137 146
b g Callernish - Arctic Bavard (Le Bavard)
Midfield, took closer order from halfway, mistake 20th, ridden along and slightly outpaced 3 out, every chance two out till kept on one pace run-in (tchd 15-2 and 13-2)
4  7 [17¼]
11 107 149 137 145
br g Callernish - Ballaroe Bar (Bargello)
Rear division, stumbled 8th (Canal Turn), mistake 14th, headway 22nd (Becher's), challenged 2 out, under pressure when mistake last, soon beaten (op 9-1)
5  5 [22¼]
11 100 Out-of-Handicaps 30 142 127 132
b g Oats - Drom Lady (Royalty)
Prominent until ridden and weakened after 3 out (op 200-1)
6  14 [36¼]
11 101 Over-Weights 1 Out-of-Handicaps 16 143 118 119
b g Sheer Grit - Deerpark Rose (Arapaho)
Always handy, mistake 24th (Canal Turn), effort to lead 2 out, soon headed, weakened run-in (tchd 66-1 in places)
7  18 [54¼]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 142 104 100
gr g Roselier(FR) - Kenda (Bargello)
Rear division, badly hampered and nearly unseated rider 22nd (Becher's), lost touch, stayed on from 3 out, never reached leaders (op 25-1)
8  hd [54½]
11 110 b 156 117 117
b g Celtic Cone - Win Green Hill (National Trust I)
Led into start, in rear, feeling pace and well behind halfway, hampered and nearly unseated rider 22nd (Becher's), kept on one pace from 5 out
9  shd [54½]
10 102 Over-Weights 2 Out-of-Handicaps 32 t 144 105 101
b g Mandalus(IRE) - Kilbricken Bay(IRE) (Salluceva)
Rear division, mistake 7th, feeling pace final circuit, never reached challenging position
10  14 [68½]
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 10 b 142 93 85
b g Good Thyne(USA) - Annie Buskins (Little Buskins)
Handily placed until weakened 24th (Canal Turn), finished distressed
11  2 [70½]
10 102 Over-Weights 2 Out-of-Handicaps 7 b 144 93 110
b g Good Thyne(USA) - Current Call (Electrify)
Led to 5th, remained close up, blundered next (Becher's), mistake 9th (Valentine's), led 17th until after 21st, weakened approaching 2 out (tchd 16-1)
12  dist [100½]
10 111 157
ch g Rolfe(USA) - Pillbox I (Spartan General)
Handy, with leader 9th to 12th, not fluent next, under pressure when mistakes 20th and 22nd (Becher's), soon weakened, tailed off
13  [101¾]
10 1113 169
gr g Roselier(FR) - Suny Salome (Sunyboy)
Rear division, headway 11th to chase leading bunch, mistakes 20th and 22nd (Becher's), weakened 6 out (Valentine's), tailed off (op 14-1)
14  5 [106¾]
11 100 Out-of-Handicaps 32 142
b g Strong Gale(IRE) - Ballingee Marge (Master Owen)
Always behind, mistake 2nd, reminders approaching 16th (Water), feeling pace final cirtcuit, mistake 20th, tailed off
15  [108]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 19 142
br g Strong Gale(IRE) - The Furnituremaker (Mandalus)
Held up, headway into midfield after 12th, ridden along and lost place after 16th (Water), lost touch before 22nd (Becher's), tailed off
16  ¾ [108¾]
11 100 Out-of-Handicaps 21 142 139
b g Lafontaine I(USA) - Merry Madness (Raise You Ten)
Mistakes, midfield to 8th, soon behind, out of touch 21st, steady headway from 5 out, ridden to challenge when fell 2 out, remounted, tailed off
17  4 [112¾]
11 100 142
b g Ardross - Tremellick (Mummy's Pet)
Midfield, not much room 8th (Canal Turn), reminders after 13th, steadily lost ground from halfway, tailed off from 4 out (tchd 33-1 in places and 50-1 in places)
18  24 [136¾]
10 1011 153
b g Riot Helmet(IRE) - Ballybrack (Golden Love)
Midfield, reminders after 13th, struggling and behind when mistake 19th, tailed off
BD   
13 100 Out-of-Handicaps 22 142
br g King's Ride(IRE) - Jeanette Marie (Fighting Don)
In rear, ridden along halfway, effort from off the pace when brought down 22nd (Becher's)
F   
9 108 150
b g Dubassoff(USA) - Cape Thriller (Thriller)
Midfield when overjumped and fell 1st (op 5-1)
F   
10 102 Over-Weights 2 Out-of-Handicaps 17 144
br g Phardante(FR) - Avransha (Random Shot)
Held up, headway into midfield 12th, in touch when fell 22nd (Becher's)
F   
9 102 144
gr g Roselier(FR) - Shuil Agragh (Cassim)
Held up, fell 4th (tchd 14-1)
F   
8 103 145
bb m Orchestra - Facts 'n Fancies (Furry Glen)
Tracked leaders until fell 22nd (Becher's) (op 9-1 tchd 10-1)
F   
7 1010 152
b g Useful(FR) - Toskaninie(FR) (Kashnil)
Chased leaders, ridden along from halfway, lost place approaching 19th, fell 22nd (Becher's), dead (tchd 11-1 in places)
F   
6 104 146
b g Galetto(FR) - Rainbow Rainbow(IRE) (Vision)
In rear until fell 6th (Becher's)
PU   
13 102 Over-Weights 2 Out-of-Handicaps 17 144
b g Furry Glen - Blue Suede Shoes (Bargello)
Close up until not fluent 4th, soon lost ground and rear division, lost touch halfway, tailed off when pulled up before 18th
PU   
10 100 142
b g The Parson - Affability (Royal Buck)
Behind, struggling final circuit, tailed off 24th (Canal Turn), pulled up before 4 out
PU   
9 1011 tb 153
b g Cyborg(FR) - Quintessence III(FR) (El Condor)
Prominent, jumped slowly and lost place 9th (Valentine's), behind from halfway, tailed off when pulled up before 19th
PU   
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 23 142
b g Afzal(IRE) - Jolly Lass (Jolly Me)
Rear division, blundered 14th and saddle slipped, not recover, pulled up before next (Chair)
UR   
13 100 Out-of-Handicaps 8 b 142
b g Shareef Dancer(USA) - Mariska I(FR) (Tanerko)
Started slowly and ridden along, behind until blundered and unseated rider 6th (Becher's)
UR   
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 30 142
ch g Callernish - Rosemount Rose (Ashmore)
In rear, mistake 1st, feeling pace final circuit, blundered badly and unseated rider 22nd (Becher's)
UR   
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 29 t 142
b g Carlingford Castle(IRE) - Rare Coin (Kemal)
Close up, gradually lost ground from 14th, lost touch final circuit, tailed off when hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 6 out (Valentine's)
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