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3:10 Sandown 25 Apr 2009

bet365 Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) Grade 3

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Good 24 fences
1st £94,066.50 2nd £35,293.50 3rd £17,671.50 4th £8,811 5th £4,422 6th £2,211


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 107 132 125 141
b g Presenting - Steel Grey Lady (IRE) (Roselier)
Not always fluent, prominent, pushed along 13th, mistake next, driven to chase clear leading pair 17th until before 3 out, 6 lengths down in 4th place at last, rallied flat, lifted ahead final strides (op 8-1)
2  nk
11 101 126 119 134
ch g Phardante (FR) - Briery Gale (Strong Gale)
Held up well in rear, blundered 14th, steady progress from 17th, went 3rd and closing before 3 out, ridden to lead last, idled flat, collared final strides (tchd 12-1)
3  [1¾]
10 111 140 132 147
gr g Cadoudal (FR) - Belfaster (FR) (Royal Charter)
Prominent, chased clear leader 13th, well ahead of rest from 15th, closed gradually 19th, led 3 out, driven and headed last, kept on but lost 2nd flat
4  ½ [2¼]
10 1011 b 136 128 142
ch g Erins Isle (IRE) - Just Possible (Kalaglow)
Led 3rd and soon about 8 lengths clear, well ahead with one pursuer from 15th, headed 3 out, kept on same pace after (tchd 17-2)
5  20 [22¼]
10 105 tp 130 108 117
b g Marju (IRE) - Lady Marguerrite (Blakeney)
Chased clear leaders, outpaced in 5th from 15th, driven and no impression 19th, never on terms after (op 7-1 tchd 8-1 in a place)
6  [24]
10 112 141 118 127
b g Sure Blade (USA) - Moheli (Ardross)
Led to 3rd, chased clear leader to 13th, struggling in 4th after 17th, 5th and well beaten after 3 out (op 14-1)
7  9 [33]
10 106 131 102 109
br g Right Win (IRE) - Mrs Cullen (IRE) (Over The River)
Never better than midfield, pushed along from 13th, left behind from 16th, no chance after (op 12-1)
8  dist [63]
8 110 b 142 82 79
ch g Bricassar (USA) - Doulina (FR) (Dastaan)
Always well in rear, left behind from 15th, well tailed off after 21st (4 out)
8 111 tb 140
b g Unfuwain (USA) - Glenarff (USA) (Irish River)
Chased leaders in about 7th, struggling after 17th, weakened 4 out, well behind when pulled up before 3 out
10 1012 137
b g Great Palm (USA) - Hatzarie (FR) (Cyborg)
Held up in last trio, not fluent 5th, no progress after 14th, well behind 21st, pulled up before 2 out (tchd 20-1 in a place)
8 101 b 126
b g Kahyasi (IRE) - Fair Verona (USA) (Alleged)
Held up in last trio, some progress into midfield 15th, no impression on leaders in about 7th after 21st, weakened and pulled up before 3 out (jockey said gelding lost its action) (op 28-1)
8 116 145
b g Unfuwain (USA) - Via Saleria (IRE) (Arazi)
Settled in rear, no progress after 14th, well behind when pulled up before 21st (trainer said gelding had a breathing problem) (op 11-2)
6 100 125
b g Lil's Boy (USA) - Voronova (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Prominent early, midfield halfway, weakened 15th, tailed off in last when pulled up before 21st (op 10-1)
10 1012 t 137
b g Oscar (IRE) - Parkavoureen (Deep Run)
Held up in last pair, blundered and unseated rider 2nd
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