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3:35 Sandown 24 Apr 2004

Betfred Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) Class A Grade 3

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Good To Firm 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   
8 114 t 142 101 150
b g Bering - Saveur (Ardross)
Raced keenly, prominent, led 14th to 5 out, led again 3 out, 4 lengths clear last, weakened under pressure final 100yds, just held on (tchd 33-1 in places)
2  shd
7 111 t 139 97 148
ch g Garde Royale (IRE) - Carmonera (FR) (Carmont)
Well in touch, tracked leaders from 14th, effort after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, soon chased winner, not fluent last, ran on well flat, just failed
3  [2½]
7 1012 133 90 139
b g Lesotho (USA) - Demi Lune De Mars (FR) (Fast)
Tracked leaders on outer, close 3rd after 4 out, ridden next, kept on same pace from 2 out (op 12-1)
4  4 [6½]
11 1010 131 85 134
b g Strong Gale (IRE) - Mrs Simpson (Kinglet)
Prominent, led 5 out, driven and headed 3 out, faded before last (op 8-1)
5  7 [13½]
8 1110 145 94 145
b g Supreme Leader - Book Of Rules (IRE) (Phardante)
Raced wide, many blunders, in touch, effort to chase clear leaders 4 out, one pace under strong pressure (tchd 11-1 in places)
6  5 [18½]
8 111 136 82 126
bb g Shafoun (FR) - Vancia (FR) (Top Dancer I)
Raced in midfield, outpaced from 17th, effort under pressure 4 out, one pace and never reached leaders (tchd 14-1 in places)
7  shd [18¾]
10 109 t 130 76 120
ch g Tip Moss (FR) - Girl Vamp (FR) (Kaldoun)
Mistakes, towards rear, driven and struggling from 19th, kept on from 2 out, no chance (tchd 40-1 in places)
8  ½ [19¼]
10 911 Out-of-Handicaps 2 v 121 67 112
gr g Roselier (FR) - Bluebell Avenue (IRE) (Boreen Beag)
Not jump well in midfield, effort when blundered 5 out, driven to chase clear leaders after 4 out, no impression (op 50-1)
9  1 [20¼]
8 97 Out-of-Handicaps 7 tv 121 66 109
b g Roi De Rome (USA) - Soiree D'Ete (FR) (Prove It Baby)
Mistakes in rear, ridden and effort 19th, no impression on leaders before 3 out (op 33-1)
10  4 [24¼]
9 106 127 69 111
b g Montelimar (USA) - Action Plan (Creative Plan I)
Tracked leaders to 18th, soon weakened, behind after 4 out (op 10-1 tchd 11-1 and 12-1 in places)
11  7 [31¼]
8 109 133 71 113
ch g Trempolino (USA) - Lattaquie (FR) (Fast Topaze)
Always towards rear, mistake 11th, ridden and mistake 15th, under strong pressure and well beaten after 4 out (tchd 14-1 in places)
12  [33¾]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 8 121 57 95
b g Lord Americo (IRE) - Miss Good Night (Buckskin)
Held up in last, hampered 13th, some progress 19th, midfield and no chance with leaders when mistake 3 out, weakened (op 33-1)
13  12 [45¾]
7 113 138 66 108
b g Shardari - Knockea Hill (IRE) (Buckskin)
Tracked leaders, mistake 16th and lost place, struggling in rear from 4 out (trainer had no explanation for the poor form shown) (op 5-1 tchd 13-2 in places)
14  16 [61¾]
8 99 Out-of-Handicaps 8 b 121 37 67
b g Montelimar (USA) - Boro Glen (Furry Glen)
In rear and driven 8th, last and losing touch when mistake 14th, tailed off (tchd 66-1 in places)
PU   
11 100 Out-of-Handicaps 5 121
b g Over The River (FR) - Princess Paula (Smoggy)
Led to 14th, weakened 19th, well behind when pulled up before 3 out, lame (trainer said gelding was lame) (op 10-1 after 14-1 in places tchd 12-1 in places)
PU   
10 1112 b 147
gr g Supreme Leader - Maryville Bick (Malacate)
Raced in midfield, badly hampered 13th, never going well and mistakes after, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (tchd 20-1 in places)
PU   
9 115 140
b g Roi De Rome (USA) - Mamoussia (FR) (Laniste)
Tracked leaders to 17th, weakening when mistake 5 out, pulled up before next, dismounted (op 6-1 tchd 9-1 in places)
UR   
7 1111 tv 146
b g Ezzoud (IRE) - Stormy Scene (USA) (Storm Bird)
Towards rear when mistake and unseated rider 3rd
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