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3:30 Sandown 24 Apr 1999

43rd Whitbread Gold Cup Chase Showcase Handicap Class A (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Good 24 fences
1st £57,400 2nd £21,400 3rd £10,400 4th £4,400 5th £1,900 6th £900
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 5 131 144 141
ch g Paean - Daly Preacher (Pry)
Always well in touch, chased leading pair 16th, pushed along to close after 4 out, mistake next, ridden to lead last, stayed on well (jockey suspended for ten days for using whip in front of the stifle) (tchd 16-1)
2 
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 4 131 142 138
b g Cataldi - Decent Lady (Decent Fellow)
Always prominent, led 14th to next, chased leader after, ridden 4 out, rallied to lead next, headed under pressure last, no extra run-in (op 8-1 tchd 7-1)
3  1 [4½]
8 100 131 142 136
ch g Trempolino(USA) - Noble Gaze(USA) (Vaguely Noble)
Waited with, progress after 11th, led 15th, kicked on 18th, 5l clear 4 out, ridden and headed next, every chance 2 out, one pace after (op 16-1 tchd 25-1 in places)
4  [6]
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 131 141 135
ch g Good Thyne(USA) - Bring Me Sunshine (Wolverlife)
Held up rear, progress to track leaders 14th, mistake 16th, chased leading quartet but outpaced 6 out, driven and stayed on before 3 out, never nearer (op 14-1)
5  8 [14]
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 11 b 131 136 127
b g Slew O'Gold(USA) - Selket's Treasure(USA) (Gleaming I)
Tracked leading group, just in touch at rear of main group 15th, outpaced 18th, driven and kept on one pace after 4 out (op 33-1)
6  8 [22]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 4 131 132 119
b g Bustineto - Markup (Appiani II)
Settled mid-division, blundered 9th, chased leading group 15th, outpaced 18th, driven 4 out, no progress from next (tchd 3-1 and 7-2, 4-1 in places)
7  15 [37]
9 100 131 124 109
b g Uncle Pokey - Dovey (Welsh Pageant)
Led to 4th, stayed prominent, ridden from 15th, outpaced 18th, driven and no progress after 4 out, weakened 2 out (op 7-1 tchd 11-1 in a place)
8  11 [48]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 4 131 117 93
ch g Avocat - Highway's Last (Royal Highway)
With leaders, pushed along when mistake 16th, soon struggling, out of touch when mistakes 6 out, 5 out and next, no chance after (tchd 20-1)
9  ½ [48½]
13 106 137 123 98
b g Furry Glen - Last Princess (Le Prince)
Never going well or jumping fluently, last trio, mistake 10th, pushed along after 14th and no progress, soon no chance, passed beaten horses from 4 out (op 33-1 tchd 50-1 in places)
10  8 [56½]
10 102 t 133 114 86
bb g Callernish - Granagh Bay (Cade's County)
With leader, mistake 3rd, led next to 13th, weakening when mistake 17th, no chance when mistake 5 out, soon well behind (op 20-1 tchd 33-1 in places)
11  [58]
7 112 147 128 99
b g Lapierre - Prolific Scot (Northern Guest)
In touch in rear, jumped slowly 9th and 10th, soon ridden and struggling, mistake 14th, behind from next
12  2 [60]
11 1010 b 141 120 119
b g Whistling Deer - Overwood Grove (Welsh Saint)
Well in touch, chased leading trio 16th, outpaced and ridden 4 out, effort to close next, soon weakened, slow jump last, virtually pulled up run-in (op 16-1)
13  [61¼]
9 99 Out-of-Handicaps 1 131 105 80
br g Kambalda - Precision Chopper (Menelek)
Not jump well, held up, mistake 3rd, progress to track leaders when mistake 11th, in touch when blundered 15th, soon weakened, tailed off (op 12-1)
14  11 [72¼]
11 101 Over-Weights 1 Out-of-Handicaps 7 132 103 69
br g Silly Prices - Melaura Belle (Meldrum)
Held up, in touch in rear when blundered badly 8th, not recover and well behind rest of race, tailed off (op 20-1 tchd 50-1 in a place)
15  [75¾]
10 117 b 152 122 86
gr g Roselier(FR) - Rambling Gold (Little Buskins)
Soon with leaders, led 13th to next, lost place 16th, driven and weakened 18th, soon tailed off (op 33-1 tchd 50-1 in places)
PU   
10 1110 155
ch g Rolfe(USA) - Pillbox I (Spartan General)
With leaders, jumped slowly 4th, lost place 8th, ridden and struggling 12th, last by 15th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 20-1)
PU   
10 104 b 135
b g Good Thyne(USA) - Current Call (Electrify)
Mid-division, reminder 10th, ridden after 13th, lost touch main group 15th, well behind when blundered 17th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 14-1)
PU   
9 1013 144
gr g Roselier(FR) - Shuil Agragh (Cassim)
Driven from start and never going well, not fluent and always well in rear, no chance when blundered 15th, tailed off when pulled up before 18th (tchd 10-1, 11-1 in places)
PU   
9 100 131
br g Strong Gale(IRE) - Sirrahdis (Bally Joy)
Held up in touch, mistake 4th, ridden and struggling before 14th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 18th (op 20-1 tchd 33-1 in a place)
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