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3:30 Sandown 26 Apr 2003

attheraces Gold Cup Chase Showcase Handicap Class A Grade 3

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Good 24 fences
1st £87,000 2nd £33,000 3rd £16,500 4th £7,500 5th £3,750 6th £2,250
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 1010 145 54 158
b g Strong Gale (IRE) - Knockarctic (Quayside I)
Always prominent, shaken up to lead soon after 3 out, ridden clear from next, in no danger last (op 6-1 tchd 15-2 in a place)
2  9
6 1012 t 147 47 153
b g Ezzoud (IRE) - Stormy Scene (USA) (Storm Bird)
Not jump well and ran in snatches in rear, last when mistake 18th, still only 9th before 3 out, ran on well from next to take 2nd near finish (op 6-1 tchd 4-1)
3  [10¼]
8 101 136 34 139
b g Glacial Storm (USA) - What Side (General Ironside)
Settled in midfield, mistake 8th, progress 15th, pressed leader 19th, ridden to lead briefly 3 out, soon outpaced by winner, kept on (op 13-2 tchd 15-2 in places)
4  ½ [10¾]
10 102 v 137 34 139
b g Arctic Lord (IRE) - Rose Ravine (Deep Run)
Pressed leader from 6th until led 17th, ridden and headed 3 out, kept on to take 2nd again last, hung left and weakened flat (op 8-1 tchd 10-1 in places)
5  hd [11]
7 108 143 40 145
bb g Shafoun (FR) - Vancia (FR) (Top Dancer I)
Settled in rear, progress from 18th, tracked leading trio before 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, one pace from 2 out (tchd 33-1 in a place)
6  4 [15]
7 108 143 36 142
ch g Trempolino (USA) - Lattaquie (FR) (Fast Topaze)
Raced in midfield, progress 15th, tracking leaders when pecked 4 out, ridden and close up 3 out, faded from next (op 10-1 tchd 14-1 in places)
7  1 [16]
10 1112 161 53 158
b g Jolly Jake (NZ) - Monatrim (Le Moss)
Raced wide, ran in snatches and reminders after jumped left 3rd, well in touch, chased leaders 4 out, weakened after 3 out (op 25-1 tchd 40-1 in places)
8  8 [24]
11 105 140 24 131
b g Tidaro (USA) - Spendapromise (IRE) (Goldhill)
Raced in midfield, pushed along after 13th, effort under pressure when blundered 15th, struggling from 19th (op 14-1 tchd 20-1 in a place)
9  dist [54]
9 107 142
b g Tremblant - Danny's Charm (IRE) (Arapahos)
Chased leaders, lost place from 15th, struggling when mistake 19th, soon behind, tailed off (op 20-1)
10  7 [61]
7 103 138
b g Lesotho (USA) - Whitengy (FR) (Olantengy)
Prominent, ridden 18th, lost place and mistake next, weakened, tailed off (tchd 16-1 in a place)
PU   
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 t 135
ch g Tip Moss (FR) - Girl Vamp (FR) (Kaldoun)
Always towards rear, mistake 13th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 15th (tchd 16-1 in a place)
PU   
10 100 Out-of-Handicaps 11 135
b g Brush Aside (USA) - Park Breeze (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Reluctant to race, last but soon in touch, progress 15th, ridden to chase leading group 4 out, no impression, 8th and well beaten when pulled up last (tchd 100-1 in a place)
PU   
8 101 136
ch g Morespeed - Tarde (FR) (Kashtan)
Tracked leaders until weakened rapidly 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 15th (op 10-1)
PU   
9 911 Out-of-Handicaps 3 b 135
ch g Garde Royale (IRE) - Acquevillaise (FR) (Un Prince)
Chased leader to 6th, weakened 10th, last and driven 13th, tailed off when pulled up before next (tchd 100-1 in a place)
PU   
9 107 142
b g Phardante (FR) - Lepida (Royal Match)
Held up in last pair, pulled up before 13th, dismounted (trainer said gelding was lame) (op 6-1 tchd 13-2, 7-1 in places)
PU   
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 25 t 135
gr g Roselier (FR) - Peek-A-Step (IRE) (Step Together I)
Led to 17th, weakened 19th, tailed off when pulled up before last (op 25-1 tchd 33-1 in places)
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