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3:40 Sandown 24 Apr 2021

bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m4f166yds) 3m5f Good 24 fences
1st £64,710.50 2nd £24,380 3rd £12,201.50 4th £6,095 5th £3,059 6th £1,529.50 7th £759 8th £391


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 115 143 59 151
bl g Buck's Boum (FR) - Rock Treasure (FR) (Video Rock)
Tracked leaders, mistake 18th (water), led 4 out, blundered 2 out, soon shaken up, 2 lengths ahead last, ridden run-in, hung left towards finish, held on, finished 1st, disqualified and placed 3rd (jockey said gelding hung left-handed after the final fence and ran green)
1  ¾
8 119 147 63 150
b g Sulamani (IRE) - Polly Potter (Kayf Tara)
Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, 4 lengths down last, briefly relegated to third run-in, stayed on towards finish, went second post, finished 2nd, awarded the race (op 11/1)
2  shd [¾]
5 1012 t 139 55 145
b g Nathaniel (IRE) - Daraiyna (FR) (Refuse To Bend)
Held up in rear, not fluent 17th, pushed along and headway 4 out, ridden 2 out, soon switched left, 4 lengths fifth last, stayed on and went second inside final 110yds, hampered and carried left towards finish, lost second post, finished 3rd, placed 2nd (op 10/1)
4  nk [1¼]
8 119 147 62 150
b g Presenting - Raitera (FR) (Astarabad)
Prominent, went second 13th, not fluent 16th, led 18th, headed 4 out, ridden 2 out, 2 lengths second last, no extra and lost two places towards finish (op 10/1)
5  [5]
8 112 p 140 53 139
br g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Qualite Controlee (FR) (Poliglote)
Towards rear, headway into midfield 17th, chased leaders 3 out, ridden 2 out, no extra run-in (op 22/1)
6  5 [10]
11 1112 150 59 145
b g Midnight Legend - Blue Shannon (IRE) (Be My Native)
Towards rear, jumped right 1st, headway and in touch with leaders 15th, ridden and no impression from 3 out (op 18/1)
7  [14¼]
8 110 b 138 44 132
b g Court Cave (IRE) - Loadsofability (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Tracked leaders, mistake and ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last (op 9/2)
8  [16½]
8 1012 t 136 40 127
b g Midnight Legend - Gaspaisie (FR) (Beyssac)
Midfield, jumped right and bumped rival 2nd, dropped to rear 16th, headway when stumbled after 4 out, ridden 3 out, weakened 2 out (op 50/1)
9  nk [16¾]
9 108 p 132 36 121
b g Mahler - Cooladurragh (IRE) (Topanoora)
Midfield, headway and prominent after 2nd, led 12th, headed 18th, ridden 4 out, weakened 3 out (op 20/1)
12 1013 p 142
b g Echo Of Light - Fine Frenzy (IRE) (Great Commotion)
Prominent, led after 2nd, headed 12th, lost position and ridden 15th, in rear 18th, behind when pulled up before 3 out (op 28/1)
13 1011 tp 135
b g Presenting - Howaya Pet (IRE) (Montelimar)
Midfield, dropped to rear and reminders 12th, tailed off 14th, pulled up before 15th, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding bled from the nose) (op 40/1)
12 114 142
b g Alflora (IRE) - Jazzy Refrain (IRE) (Jareer)
Always towards rear, pushed along 10th, ridden 17th, well behind when pulled up before 4 out
8 114 p 142
b g Azamour (IRE) - Prophets Honor (FR) (Highest Honor)
Midfield, bumped 2nd, towards rear 4th, headway 15th, soon chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out (op 18/1 tchd 20/1)
9 112 p 140
b g Golan (IRE) - Ballyknock Alainn (IRE) (Witness Box)
Led, headed and chased leaders after 2nd, lost position 9th, weakened after 10th, pulled up before 11th (vet said gelding had an irregular heartbeat) (op 8/1 tchd 7/1)
7 1011 135
b g Salutino (GER) - Akasha (IRE) (Stowaway)
Chased leaders, dropped to midfield when hit rail after 2nd, in touch with leaders when slow jump 19th, ridden 4 out, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 22/1)
7 100 Out-of-Handicaps 3 p 124
b g Milan - Silent Whisper (IRE) (Presenting)
Towards rear, not fluent 3rd, not fluent and niggled along 8th, reminder 11th, ridden 17th, well behind when pulled up before 3 out (op 9/1)
Following a stewards' inquiry, Enrilo, who passed the post 1st, was disqualified and placed 3rd - caused interference to Kitty's Light. Potterman was awarded the race and Kitty's Light was promoted to 2nd.
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