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3:30 Sandown 29 Apr 2000

44th Whitbread Gold Cup Chase Showcase Handicap Class A Grade 3

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Soft 22 fences 2 omitted
1st £66,700 2nd £25,300 3rd £12,650 4th £5,750 5th £2,875 6th £1,725
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 109 140 184 173
b g Zaffaran (USA) - Sand Martin (Menelek)
Made all, drew clear 4 out, in command when left distance ahead 3 out, eased run-in, impressive (op 5-1 tchd 13-2 in places)
2  dist
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 21 131 128 118
b g Mister Lord (USA) - Lady Can (Cantab)
Always prominent, chased winner after 5th to 13th, outpaced by leading pair 4 out, left remote 2nd again 3 out, battled on well
3  shd [30]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 6 b 131 128 118
b g Kahyasi (IRE) - Bayazida (Bustino)
Held up, blundered 5th, mistakes after, progress when slightly hampered 15th, soon lost touch leaders, kept on well from 3 out (op 14-1 tchd 16-1 in a place)
4  [31¼]
7 107 v 138 134 124
b g Big John (FR) - Kizil Ayak (FR) (Stratege)
Prominent, chased winner 13th to 5 out, soon outpaced, kept on one pace from 3 out (op 10-1 tchd 12-1)
5  4 [35¼]
12 100 Out-of-Handicaps 20 131 123 113
b g Sheer Grit - Deerpark Rose (Arapaho)
Prominent until outpaced by leaders from 16th, soon no chance, kept on again from 3 out (op 50-1 tchd 66-1 in a place)
6  shd [35½]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 2 131 123 113
b g Persian Bold (IRE) - No More Rosies (Warpath)
Tracked leading group, mistake 12th, lost touch leaders from 15th, kept on again from 3 out (op 7-1)
7  ½ [36]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 6 131 122 112
gr g Roselier (FR) - Cathedral Street (Boreen Beag)
Close up, mistake 13th, lost touch leaders 6 out, kept on from 2 out
8  ¾ [36¾]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 5 v1 131 121 111
ch g Trempolino (USA) - Noble Gaze (USA) (Vaguely Noble)
Rear, progress into mid-division when slightly hampered 15th, soon lost touch, one pace from 3 out (op 50-1)
9  4 [40¾]
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 9 131 119 109
b g Meneval (USA) - Kandy Kate (Pry)
Mid-division, lost place and rear when mistake 13th, soon well in rear, no chance from 6 out
10  11 [51¾]
7 105 136 111 101
b g Roi Danzig (USA) - Honorine (USA) (Blushing Groom)
Mistakes, mid-division, lost touch with leaders 14th, no chance after
11  [55¼]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 15 b 131 102 92
b g Riberetto - Divine Dibs (Raise You Ten)
Prominent, mistake 13th, 5th and still in touch when blundered 6 out, weakened
F   
6 1011 v 142
ch g Tip Moss (FR) - Girl Vamp (FR) (Kaldoun)
Held up towards rear, progress after 12th, 6th and in touch when fell 15th (op 12-1)
PU   
12 100 Out-of-Handicaps 13 131
ch g Leading Man - Quelles Amours (Spartan General)
Tailed off from 3rd, pulled up after 12th
PU   
9 1110 155
b g Ardross - Deirdres Dream (The Parson)
Chased winner until after 5th, lost place quickly, well in rear 11th, behind when pulled up before 13th (trainer said the race had come too quickly after the gelding's previous run) (op 8-1 tchd 11-1 in places)
PU   
9 1011 v1 142
b g King's Ride (IRE) - Cooleogan (Proverb)
Never going well, always rear, tailed off when pulled up before 13th (tchd 20-1 in a place)
PU   
8 116 t 151
b g Start Fast (FR) - Dona Clara (Crystal Palace)
Rear, mistake 8th, ridden when mistake 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 15th (tchd 40-1 in a place)
PU   
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 131
b g Sovereign Water (FR) - Welsh Charmer (Welsh Captain)
Always towards rear, lost touch 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 16th (op 20-1 tchd 28-1 in a place)
PU   
8 104 b 135
b g Lute Antique (FR) - Rafale De Cotte (FR) (Italic)
Always well in rear, ridden 10th, no progress, tailed off when pulled up before 17th (op 16-1)
REF   
9 106 137
b g Cataldi - Why 'O' Why (Giolla Mear)
Held up mid-division, mistake 7th, progress 12th, chased winner and mistake 5 out, no impression after next, 10l down and beaten when refused 3 out (op 11-2 tchd 13-2 in places)
UR   
11 911 Out-of-Handicaps 7 b 131
b g Oats - Polly Toodle (Kabale)
Held up rear, in touch when blundered and unseated rider 12th (op 25-1)
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