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1:45 Sandown 23 Apr 2010

bet365 Classic Trial (Group 3)

(Class 1) (3yo) (1m1f209yds) 1m2f Good
1st £37,076 2nd £14,163.50 3rd £7,176 4th £3,666 5th £1,924


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
DSQ (2)  
3 90 t 115 83 114
b c Galileo (IRE) - Vagary (IRE) (Zafonic)
Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, good headway 2f out, led well over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, drew clear final 150yds, comfortably, finished 1st, disqualified - banned substance found in sample (op 9-4 tchd 11-4)
1 (4)
3 90 100 78 109
b c Azamour (IRE) - Best Side (IRE) (King's Best)
Took keen hold, held up in touch, not much room over 2f out, headway between horses 2f out, soon chasing winner and ridden, beaten inside final furlong, no chance with winner after but kept on for clear 2nd, finished 2nd, placed 1st (op 4-1 tchd 3-1)
2 (1) 5 [7¼]
3 90 101 69 99
b g Marju (IRE) - Epistoliere (IRE) (Alzao)
Took keen hold, chased leader for 2f, stayed handy, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, edging left under pressure over 1f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading pair, finished 3rd, placed 2nd (op 14-1)
3 (3) ¾ [8]
3 811 105 64 95
b f Montjeu (IRE) - Zeiting (IRE) (Zieten)
Chased leader after 2f, led well over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, outpaced and no chance with leading pair over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, finished 4th, placed 3rd (tchd 15-2)
4 (7) [12½]
3 90 97 58 89
b c Bahamian Bounty - Up And About (Barathea)
Led, headed and pushed along well over 2f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, well beaten final furlong, finished 5th, placed 4th (op 33-1 tchd 40-1 in places)
5 (6) 16 [28½]
3 90 110 25 71
ch c Selkirk (USA) - Najayeb (USA) (Silver Hawk)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, unable to quicken and struggling when slightly hampered 2f out, soon well beaten, eased inside final furlong, finished 6th, placed 5th (jockey said colt ran too free early) (tchd 7-4)
Following an inquiry by the stewards' of the BHA, Chabal, who passed the post first, was disqualified - banned substance found in sample. Azmeel was awarded the race.
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