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2:25 Sandown 10 Mar 2018

Matchbook Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (1m7f216yds) 2m Soft 8 hurdles
1st £42,202.50 2nd £15,900 3rd £7,957.50 4th £3,975 5th £1,995 6th £997.50 7th £495 8th £255

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 101 130 108 139
b g Catcher In The Rye (IRE) - Victory Run (IRE) (Old Vic)
Held up in touch in midfield, closed to track leaders and travelling strongly bend after 3 out, led before 2 out, joined and ridden last, hung right and sustained duel with runner-up flat, forged ahead towards finish, eased last strides (op 25/1)
2  nk
5 1112 152 130 161
bb g Slickly (FR) - Sosa (GER) (Cape Cross)
Looked well, held up in touch, good headway on inner to chase leaders 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, every chance last, sustained duel with winner flat, squeezed for room and bumped towards finish, no extra close home
3  9 [9¼]
7 1013 h 139 106 139
ch g Bienamado (USA) - Greenfield Noora (IRE) (Topanoora)
Held up in touch in rear, stuck behind a wall of horses entering straight, headway before 2 out, 4th last, no threat to leading pair but plugged on to snatch 3rd last strides (op 7/2)
4  hd [9½]
8 106 135 101 135
b g Millenary - Daly Lady (IRE) (Lord Of Appeal)
Chased leaders, effort and every chance just before 2 out, 3rd and outpaced between last 2, weakened flat, lost 3rd last strides (op 12/1)
5  [11¼]
9 99 Out-of-Handicaps 4 t 126 90 124
ch g Manduro (GER) - Credit-A-Plenty (Generous)
Held up in touch in rear, effort and headway in centre before 2 out, no impression under pressure between last 2, plugged on same pace flat (op 20/1)
6  hd [11½]
5 107 133 97 131
gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Happy Talk (IRE) (Hamas)
Held up in touch in midfield, effort just before 2 out, no impression under pressure between last 2, plugged on same pace flat (op 14/1)
7  6 [17½]
5 108 134 90 126
b g Fine Grain (JPN) - Folle Tempete (FR) (Fabulous Dancer)
Chased leaders, ridden and unable to before 2 out, 8th and beaten between last 2, weakened flat
8  [18¾]
5 913 hp 130 84 124
b m Street Cry (IRE) - Showlady (USA) (Theatrical)
Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra and beaten between last 2, weakened flat
9  [21½]
6 110 140 91 128
br g Balko (FR) - Ina Scoop (FR) (Murmure)
Chased leader, mistake 1st, closed and upsides after 3 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, weakened between last 2 (op 40/1)
10  [22¾]
6 107 133 82 120
br g Stowaway - High Accord (IRE) (Accordion)
In touch in midfield, headway before 3 out, ridden and beaten before 2 out, weakened between last 2 (op 14/1)
11  [25]
9 99 Out-of-Handicaps 1 tb 126 72 110
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Miss Riviera Golf (Hernando)
In touch in midfield, not much room on inner bend after 3 out, effort before 2 out, never getting on terms and weakened between last 2 (vet said gelding lost its right fore shoe) (op 20/1)
12  13 [38]
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 126 55 97
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Aconit (FR) (Shining Steel)
Chased leaders, ridden and lost place before 2 out, weakened between last 2 (op 50/1)
PU   
8 103 129
b g Overbury (IRE) - Dusky Dante (IRE) (Phardante)
Taken down early, held up in touch in last quartet, effort after 3 out, soon beaten, lost touch and behind when pulled up 2 out (jockey said gelding stopped quickly) (op 16/1)
PU   
6 107 p 133
b g Makfi - Mother Of Pearl (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Looked well, in touch in last quartet, effort after 3 out, no impression and beginning to weaken when quickly pulled up 2 out (op 10/1)
PU   
5 102 tv1 128
b g Air Chief Marshal (IRE) - Peninsula (FR) (Dansili)
Looked well, in touch towards rear, mistake 1st and 3 out, effort before 2 out, soon struggling and weakened 2 out, behind when pulled up last (trainers rep could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance) (op 15/2)
PU   
6 109 p 135
b g Poliglote - Sentosa (FR) (Kaldounevees)
Looked well, well in touch in midfield, ridden and lost place before 2 out, soon weakened and behind when pulled up last (op 8/1 tchd 13/2)
UR   
8 100 t 126
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Miss Compliance (IRE) (Broken Hearted)
Held up in touch towards rear until mistake and unseated rider 3 out
After a stewards' inquiry, the placings remained unaltered.
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