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3:10 Sandown 28 Apr 2012

bet365 Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) Grade 3

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Soft 24 fences
1st £85,425 2nd £32,055 3rd £16,050 4th £7,995 5th £4,020 6th £2,010


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
11 1112 154 136 170
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - June's Bride (IRE) (Le Moss)
Held up in last trio, headway into midfield halfway, tracked leaders going strongly 21st, went 2nd on bit 3 out, led last, shaken up briefly and soon readily went well clear, easily (op 8-1)
2  15
7 106 134 105 135
gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Vonaria (FR) (Vorias)
Held up towards rear, steady headway 11th, chased leaders and blundered 16th, led before 3 out, driven and headed last, soon no extra and beaten, weakened final 100yds (op 8-1)
3  7 [22]
9 103 e/s1 131 97 123
b g Moscow Society (USA) - Native Bavard (IRE) (Be My Native)
Chased leaders, ridden 15th, lost place after 18th, 8th and rallying under pressure before 3 out, kept on to go 3rd flat, no chance with winner (op 22-1)
4  [26½]
12 109 v1 137 100 124
ch g Old Vic - Carmen Lady (IRE) (Torus)
Chased leaders, went 2nd 9th, led 18th, ridden and headed before 3 out, 3rd and weakened 2 out, lost 3rd flat
5  ¾ [27¼]
8 101 t 129 91 115
ch g Alderbrook - Frankies Tune (IRE) (Accordion)
Held up in last quartet, headway halfway, chased leaders 19th, 4th and ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out (op 12-1)
6  14 [41¼]
10 1011 t 139 91 111
b g Pistolet Bleu (IRE) - Classic Beauty I (IRE) (Fairy King)
Led until 18th, struggling when mistake 21st, weakened after next, tired when mistake last
7  10 [51¼]
12 99 Out-of-Handicaps 1 p 128 73 90
b g Midnight Legend - Cindercombe (Ra Nova)
In touch, ridden and struggling after 18th, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off
8  14 [65¼]
10 113 v1 145 79 93
bb g Bob Back (USA) - Cut Ahead (Kalaglow)
In touch, mistake 13th, chased leaders 15th, close 5th and ridden before 3 out, soon beaten and weakened 3 out, eased flat, tailed off (op 10-1)
9  22 [87¼]
8 112 b 144 61 70
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Blue Pool (Saddlers' Hall)
Always in rear, mistake 3rd, ridden and toiling 15th, behind when blundered 21st, tailed off after next, eased flat (op 16-1)
10  4 [91¼]
9 1012 b 140 54 62
b g Cadoudal (FR) - Dame Blonde (FR) (Pampabird)
Chased leader until 9th, chased leaders after, ridden 18th, driven and beaten before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, eased flat, tailed off (op 15-2)
9 99 Out-of-Handicaps 10 b 128
b g Silver Patriarch (IRE) - Anhaar (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Chased leaders, mistake 11th, losing place and towards rear when mistake 17th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out (trainer said gelding was unsuited by the soft (good to soft places) ground)
11 1110 152
b g Halling (USA) - Seal Indigo (IRE) (Glenstal)
Dropped to rear 9th, tailing off when eased and pulled up 11th
11 1010 p 138
gr g Grey Risk (FR) - Melodie Royale (FR) (Garde Royale)
Always towards rear, pushed along and no response after 12th, losing touch when pulled up 14th
10 1010 138
bb g Denham Red (FR) - Volodia (FR) (Dhausli)
In touch in midfield, ridden after 13th, behind after next, tailed off when pulled up 3 out
10 117 149
bb g Grand Plaisir (IRE) - Slyguff Lord (IRE) (Lord Americo)
Always towards rear, ridden and no response after 13th, tailing off when pulled up before next (tchd 15-2 after 9-1 in a place)
9 105 133
b g Supreme Leader - Valley (IRE) (Flemensfirth)
In touch, mistake 7th, ridden and struggling 16th, behind and blundered 18th(water), tailed off when pulled up 21st (op 9-1)
10 110 p 142
ch g Pistolet Bleu (IRE) - Heather Point (Pollerton)
In touch, hampered 14th and lost place 14th, soon ridden and struggling, mistake 16th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out
8 106 134
ch g Moscow Society (USA) - Cappamore Girl (IRE) (Commanche Run)
Chased leaders, 4th when blundered badly 14th, struggling from next, tailed off when pulled up 3 out (op 33-1)
7 100 b 135
ch g Varese (FR) - Sweet Jaune (FR) (Le Nain Jaune)
Mistakes, midfield, lost place and behind when ridden after 10th, lost touch and tailing off when pulled up before 14th (op 14-1)
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