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2:40 Sandown 27 Apr 2001

Tote Gold Trophy Chase (Showcase Race) Class A Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m37yds) 3m Good To Soft 22 fences
1st £58,000 2nd £22,000 3rd £11,000 4th £5,000 5th £2,500 6th £1,500
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 1110 160 170 165
br g Strong Gale (IRE) - Wrekenogan (Tarqogan)
Not fluent early, held up last, progress 12th, went 2nd 4 out, challenged and upsides from 2 out, looked held flat until driven to lead on post (jockey said he dismounted after the finish because he was concerned gelding had gone lame; vet said gelding had spread a plate and was otherwise sound) (op 11-4 tchd 3-1)
2  shd
12 1110 149 167 165
br g Celtic Cone - National Clover (National Trust I)
Held up in touch, tracked leader 12th, led 16th, shaken up and joined 2 out, battled on gamely flat, headed post (op 25-1 tchd 40-1, 50-1 in a place)
3  17 [17]
9 1110 145 155 149
b g Persian Bold (IRE) - No More Rosies (Warpath)
Tracked leaders, jumped left 12th, outpaced 5 out, effort again to take 3rd 3 out, no impression leading pair (tchd 20-1)
4  6 [23]
8 1110 157 150 142
b g Simply Great (FR) - Jupiter's Message (Jupiter Island)
Held up in touch, chased leader 5 out to next, weakened before 3 out (op 16-1 tchd 22-1 in places, 25-1 in a place)
5  17 [40]
12 1110 140 136 125
ch g Rolfe (USA) - Pillbox I (Spartan General)
Led to 10th, driven to lead again 12th, mistake 15th, headed next, weakened 4 out (op 50-1 tchd 100-1 in places)
6  dist [70]
9 1110 146
ch g Zaffaran (USA) - Brownskin (IRE) (Buckskin)
Tracked leader, led 10th until headed and jumped badly left 12th, lost place and jumped slowly next, tailed off from 16th (tchd 20-1 in places)
UR   
8 1110
b g Shafoun (FR) - Nuit D'Or II (FR) (Pot D'Or)
Held up in touch, blundered and unseated rider 10th (op 1-2 tchd 4-6 in places)
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