Betfred 'The Home Of Goals Galore' Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 2, 9 runners)
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £578 6th £290
  • Going: Heavy (Back straight Soft)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 11.10s
  • Off time: 13:50:19
Full result
Result 13:50 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Eastlake 11/2
2nd 9 Lord Singer 6 8/1
3rd 7 Lancetto ½ 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 134-62P
Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 49
  • T:A King
  • J:Mr Joshua Newman
  • Form: 134-62P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 A King Mr Joshua Newman (7) 143 11/1
2 2F1B2-3
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Toubab (FR) 70
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 2F1B2-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 11/4f
3 401456
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 28
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 401456
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 142 16/1
4 05-2225
White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 28
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 05-2225
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 142 12/1
5 P-36434
Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Falcon Island 28
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: P-36434
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4pt
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 pt C L Tizzard J Tizzard 135 7/1
6 213-522
Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap Kudu Country (IRE) 31
  • T:T P Tate
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 213-522
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 T P Tate B J Geraghty 133 10/3
7 324-044
Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Lancetto (FR) 49
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 324-044
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 132 33/1
8 569712
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Eastlake (IRE) 21
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 569712
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 125 11/2
9 240-232
Purple, Pink seams and sleeves, Black cap Lord Singer (FR) 19
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 240-232
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 122 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 1-42422
Nozic (FR) 28
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Gemma Gracey-davison
  • Form: 1-42422
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-4bt
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
12 104 bt Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison 121 NR

In depth

Verdict

With A P McCoy at Ffos Las, Richie McLernon comes in for the ride on EASTLAKE and can get this all-chase meeting off to a winning start. The seven-year-old proved no match for Rody at Warwick three weeks ago but, successful previously at Ascot on heavy ground, is clearly back in form and gets weight from several handicappers who struggle to get their heads in front. Toubab beat Falcon Island and Lancetto over course and distance a little under a year ago but is much worse off at the weights with both, though this is a slight drop in grade. Falcon Island finished ahead of King Edmond and Idarah here last month and should be thereabouts again while Lord Singer is preferred to Kudu Country of the others.

Formwatch

Nozic (FR) 12-1 (9-10) In touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 3rd, went 2nd next, hit 3 out, challenged next, every chance last, not pace of winner flat, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 6, 2l behind William's Wishes (11-11) at Sandown 2m hcp chs (2) sft in Jan.

Eastlake (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Pressed leader, led 4th, soon headed, led before next, ridden and headed just after 2 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Rody (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.

Lord Singer (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Pressed leader, dived at and led 4th, narrowly headed briefly before 4 out, led again 4 out, driven and under strong pressure when headed and blundered 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Simply Wings (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.

Lancetto (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, went moderate 3rd next, no chance with leaders, 4th of 7, 36l behind Shooters Wood (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.

Oh Crick (FR) 4-1 (10-4) In touch on outside, reminder and lost place 8th, lost touch 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Shooters Wood (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.

Falcon Island 8-1 (11-4) Chased leader until 4th, chased leading pair until pushed along 8th, struggling after 4 out, plugged on again to modest 4th flat, 4th of 6, 6l behind William's Wishes (11-11) at Sandown 2m hcp chs (2) sft in Jan.

Idarah (USA) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leading pair until lost place approaching 3rd, tried to rally before 3 out, weakened soon after 3 out, last of 6, 14l behind William's Wishes (11-11) at Sandown 2m hcp chs (2) sft in Jan.

King Edmund 14-1 (11-8) Led, hit 4 out, driven before pressed 2 out, headed between last 2, weakened last, 5th of 6, 11l behind William's Wishes (11-11) at Sandown 2m hcp chs (2) sft in Jan.

Toubab (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in 4th, mistake 3rd, close up 7th, went 3rd after 2 out (usual 3 out), effort approaching bypassed 2 out, soon one pace, no chance with front pair before last, 3rd of 7, 23l behind William's Wishes (10-6) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp chs (2) hvy in Nov.

Kudu Country (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Held up in last, not fluent 2nd, headway 3 out, went close 2nd when not fluent last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Desert Cry (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.