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2:25 Sandown 9 Mar 2019

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

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 102 136 119 144
b m Martaline - Clarte D'Or(FR) (Kendor)
Looked well, held up in 7th and in touch, smooth progress when blundered badly 2 out, recovered to chase leader before last, ridden and kept on well flat to lead final 80yds (op 9/2)
2 
5 98 Over-Weights 1 Out-of-Handicaps 2 135 116 140
b g Diamond Boy(FR) - Draga(FR) (Smadoun)
Looked well, held up in 6th and in touch, progress to lead before 2 out, 3 lengths clear before last, headed final 80yds, kept on (op 4/1)
3  4 [5¼]
6 1112 160 136 161
bb g Slickly(FR) - Sosa(GER) (Cape Cross)
Held up well off the pace in last quartet, steady progress after 3 out going well, tracked leading pair after 2 out, ridden and one pace from last (op 5/1)
4  [8½]
6 910 b 135 107 134
b g Canford Cliffs(IRE) - Before The Storm (Sadler's Wells)
Off the pace in 8th, urged along after 3 out, never pace to challenge but kept on under pressure from 2 out (tchd 16/1)
5  3 [11½]
7 1010 144 112 140
b g Primary(USA) - Clonroche Wells(IRE) (Pierre)
Impeded start, close up behind leaders at strong pace, went 2nd briefly on long run before 2 out, faded after 2 out, not disgraced (op 10/1 and tchd 14/1)
6  nk [11¾]
8 102 p 146 114 140
bb g Kapgarde(FR) - Sendamagic(FR) (Sendawar)
Led after 2nd and maintained strong pace, kicked clear after 3 out, headed before 2 out, steadily weakened
7  [15]
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 8 134 98 125
b g Beneficial - Wattle Bridge(IRE) (King's Theatre)
Looked well, held up well off the pace in last, progress on inner on long run before 2 out, one pace and no impression on leaders before last (tchd 15/2)
8  5 [20]
6 105 h 139 96 125
b g Puit D'Or(IRE) - Apple Mille(FR) (Apple Tree)
Held up well off the pace in last quartet, tried to close on long run before 2 out, no progress soon after 2 out, faded (op 13/2)
9  [23¼]
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 7 134 87 119
b g Pasternak - Lorgnette (Emperor Fountain)
Led at strong pace but headed after 2nd, stayed prominent, disputed 2nd briefly on long run before 2 out, soon weakened (op 25/1)
10  12 [35¼]
7 107 141 78 115
br g Balko(FR) - Ina Scoop(FR) (Murmure)
Close up behind leaders at strong pace, driven 3 out, soon weakened
PU   
9 100 t 134
b g Invincible Spirit(IRE) - Silly Goose(IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Held up well off the pace in last quartet, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out (op 40/1)
PU   
8 103 137
ch g Halling(USA) - Fontaine Riant(FR) (Josr Algarhoud)
Never better than 9th, weakened after 3 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 100/1)
PU   
8 910 135
b g Pasternak - Yeldham Lady (Mujahid)
Looked well, shied start and unable to lead, chased leader at strong pace from 3rd until after 3 out, weakened rapidly, pulled up before 2 out