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3:10 Sandown 12 Mar 2016

Close Brothers Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (1m7f216yds) 2m Soft 8 hurdles
1st £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731 5th £1,876 6th £938

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 107 133 114 145
gr g Arcadio (GER) - Gypsy Kelly (IRE) (Roselier)
Held up early, progress 4th, joined leaders 3 out going strongly, ridden to lead before 2 out, kept on well under pressure after (op 12/1)
2  5
6 108 t 134 109 142
b g Kayf Tara - Clover Green (IRE) (Presenting)
Pressed leader, challenged from 3rd, pressed new leader from next, led after 3 out, driven and headed before 2 out, kept on gamely but no impression from last (op 10/1 tchd 14/1)
3  [9½]
9 107 130 99 130
ch g Trade Fair - Focosa (ITY) (In The Wings)
Held up in last pair and well behind, still only 10th after 3 out and long way off pace, ridden and good progress before 2 out, took 3rd after 2 out, kept on but never reached leading pair (op 25/1)
4  16 [25½]
5 1010 133 81 117
ch g Shirocco (GER) - Affaire De Moeurs (FR) (Kaldounevees)
Held up in last pair and well behind, shoved along and no progress after 3 out, still only 10th 2 out, plugged on to take remote 4th near finish
5  [27¼]
6 1012 135 81 117
ch g Mount Nelson - Murrieta (Docksider)
Tracked leaders, clear in leading quartet soon after 3 out, ridden and faded well before 2 out (tchd 14/1)
6  2 [29¼]
7 119 p 149 92 129
b g Halling (USA) - Optimistic (Reprimand)
Led at strong pace but pressed, headed 4th, lost place 3 out and struggling after
7  1 [30¼]
6 109 132 74 111
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Gleaming Spire (Overbury)
Held up in midfield, progress to take 5th after 3 out but not on terms with leaders, no headway before 2 out, soon weakened
8  ½ [30¾]
6 104 130 71 109
ch g Discover D'Auteuil (FR) - Jolie Menthe (FR) (Bateau Rouge)
Dropped to rear after mistake 3rd and pushed along, never on terms after, well behind after 3 out, plugged on
9  2 [32¾]
5 106 129 68 106
b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Lake Baino (Highest Honor)
Chased leaders, hard ridden and not on terms in chasing group after 3 out, weakened before 2 out (tchd 28/1)
10  [34¼]
8 107 h 130 67 106
b g Turgeon (USA) - Si Parfaite (FR) (Solon)
Held up well in rear and off the pace, ridden and some progress to join chasing group after 3 out but not on terms, weakened 2 out, ran without right hind shoe (starter said gelding lost a right hind shoe on the way to the start and raced without it.)
11  [38¾]
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 t 123 54 94
b g Peintre Celebre (USA) - Blossom (Warning)
Pressed leading pair, led 4th, headed after 3 out, still 3rd 2 out, weakened
12  15 [53¾]
5 107 130 40 91
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Afdala (IRE) (Hernando)
Held up off the pace and well in rear, shoved along and no progress 3 out, well behind after, eased from 2 out (trainer said gelding was unsuited by the going, which was soft, heavy in places, and which he considered to be too tacky. He also added that the gelding might be better suited by a longer trip) (tchd 13/2)
PU   
7 107 tp 130
bl g Superior Premium - Coffee Ice (Primo Dominie)
Unable to lead, chased leaders, mistake 5th, soon ridden, struggling after 3 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out
PU   
6 100 123
b g Gold Well - Bramble Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Pushed along to stay in midfield before 3rd, behind 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
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