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3:20 Sandown 26 Apr 2008

bet365 Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) Grade 3

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Good 24 fences
1st £85,515 2nd £32,085 3rd £16,065 4th £8,010 5th £4,020 6th £2,010
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
11 1013 153 116 153
b g Shining Steel - Ladoun (FR) (Kaldoun)
Held up in midfield, progress to track leaders 17th, challenged 3 out, led next, pressed last, ridden and stayed on strongly flat (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, they were disappointed with the gelding's previous run and suspected post-race that he may have been suffering from a bug; however, nothing came to light later.) (op 22-1)
2 
11 97 Out-of-Handicaps 1 t 140 101 139
ch g Garde Royale (IRE) - Carmonera (FR) (Carmont)
Always in leading group, ridden to challenge and upsides 3 out and next, chased winner after, stayed on same pace flat (op 33-1)
3  [5]
7 110 154 113 150
b g Unfuwain (USA) - Via Saleria (IRE) (Arazi)
Held up well in rear, steady progress from 18th, latched on to leading group after 21st, went 4th 3 out, ridden and upsides winner after 2 out, faded flat (op 11-1)
4  hd [5¼]
8 97 Out-of-Handicaps 23 140 99 136
ch g Phantom Breeze (IRE) - Fleur D'Ecajeul (FR) (Cyborg)
Sweating, well in rear, some progress into midfield 19th but not on terms, stayed on well from 2 out, nearest finish (op 5-1 tchd 11-2 in a place)
5  [6¾]
9 99 Out-of-Handicaps 9 140 98 135
b g Relief Pitcher - Lothian Rose (Roscoe Blake)
Held up in midfield, going strongly 18th, lost place after 21st and looked to be struggling, rallied 3 out, going on well at finish (tchd 15-2 in a place)
6  nse [6¾]
7 97 Out-of-Handicaps 19 140 98 135
b g Flying Legend (USA) - Burren View (IRE) (Mazaad)
Held up well in rear, progress 17th, chased leaders 20th, kept on from next, not pace to challenge
7  [9]
9 911 140 97 133
ch g Magical Wonder (USA) - Belladoon (IRE) (Phardante)
Numerous mistakes, mostly in last trio, some progress from 20th, stayed on from 2 out, no chance of reaching leaders (op 11-2)
8  nk [9¼]
8 99 Out-of-Handicaps 10 140 96 134
ch g Pitchounet (FR) - Miss Noir Et Or (FR) (Noir Et Or)
Held up well in rear, progress from 18th, chased leaders after 21st and in touch, weakened after 3 out
9  ¾ [10]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 8 p 140 96 132
b g Singspiel (IRE) - El Rabab (USA) (Roberto)
Disputed lead at moderate gallop until definite advtange after 4 out, pressed next, mistake 2 out and headed
10  13 [23]
8 1112 166 113 151
b g Old Vic - All Set (IRE) (Electric I)
Well placed on inner behind leaders, pecked 14th, lost place before next, struggling and off the pace after (tchd 22-1)
11  22 [45]
11 101 b 141 73 105
gr g Roselier (FR) - Money Galore (IRE) (Monksfield)
Disputed lead at moderate gallop to 18th, under pressure and losing place from 20th (vet said gelding returned distressed) (op 25-1)
12  3 [48]
10 911 Out-of-Handicaps 12 140 70 102
b g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Sainte Martine (Martinmas)
Tracked leading pair, joined leader 19th, upsides 21st, weakened rapidly before 3 out (op 33-1 tchd 40-1 in a place)
13  [49¾]
9 99 Out-of-Handicaps 9 140 69 101
b g Classic Cliche (IRE) - Gospel (IRE) (Le Bavard)
Tracked leaders, ridden but still well placed 19th, weakened rapidly after 21st (op 33-1)
14  4 [53¾]
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 11 140 66 97
b g Monsun (GER) - Dame Kiri (FR) (Old Vic)
Dropped to rear after slow jump 5th, never on terms with leaders after, struggling in rear from 18th
15  6 [59¾]
9 1010 150 72 106
b g Epervier Bleu - Harpyes (FR) (Quart De Vin)
Held up well in rear, still in last trio when terrible blunder 16th, mistake next, behind after (op 8-1)
16  23 [82¾]
9 106 b 146 52 80
b g Pistolet Bleu (IRE) - Viva Vodka (FR) (Crystal Glitters)
Never beyond midfield, struggling in rear from 15th, tailed off after 21st (op 33-1)
PU   
10 110 154
b g Lord Americo (IRE) - Andarta (Ballymore)
Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th, ridden 17th, losing place when mistake 20th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 14-1)
PU   
10 104 144
ch g Shernazar - Approach The Dawn I (IRE) (Orchestra)
Chased leaders, blundered 6th, pulled up quickly before 14th (vet said gelding pulled up lame) (op 11-1)
PU   
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 8 140
b g Epervier Bleu - Cardoudalle (FR) (Cadoudal)
Held up well in rear, behind from 17th, no chance when eased 2 out, 15th when pulled up before last (op 11-1)
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