Betfred Mobile Sports Veterans' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (2m 4f 110y, Class 2, 6 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: 5m 28.70s
  • Off time: 15:00:28
Full result
Result 15:00 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Dashing George 4/1
2nd 5 Plein Pouvoir 9 10/3f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 306/3-44
Yellow, White Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Mad Max (IRE) 70
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 306/3-44
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 t N P Mulholland B J Geraghty 140 7/1
2 0/211F-4
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Gwanako (FR) 257
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:James Cowley
  • Form: 0/211F-4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 P F Nicholls James Cowley (7) 135 9/2
3 64-7312
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Pigeon Island 108
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 64-7312
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1bt
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 bt N A Twiston-Davies N Fehily 129 4/1
4 F132/P4
Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Tail of The Bank (IRE) 28
  • T:Mrs L J Young
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: F132/P4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 Mrs L J Young L Heard 128 9/2
5 125216
Red, Yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Plein Pouvoir (FR) 28
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 125216
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 10/3f
6 1/26314
Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dashing George (IRE) 3
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 1/26314
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-9b
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
11 149 10-9 b Dr R D P Newland Joshua Moore (3) 123 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 U0-P043
Double Dizzy 27
  • Nag Me
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: U0-P043
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
12 t R H Buckler 2nd Preference 114 NR

In depth

Verdict

Dashing George makes a swift reappearance after finishing fourth at Leicester on Wednesday and faces stronger opposition here. Gwanako's runs last year were confined to hunter chases and he hasn't been seen since disappointing at Newton Abbot in May while this may be tough for Tail of The Bank and an insufficient test of stamina for Double Dizzy. Mad Max has been well beaten in all recent starts but Pigeon Island is well enough treated if fully wound-up for his first outing since finishing second in the Bobby Renton at Wetherby in October. PLEIN POUVOIR doesn't always find a lot off the bridle but the ground here won't be a problem and he could pick these off if Aidan Coleman can time his challenge to perfection.

Formwatch

Double Dizzy 12-1 (11-8) Close up, pushed along before 16th, went 3rd from 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 35l behind Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.

Dashing George (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Pressed leader, led after 7th, headed 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 7, 23l behind Buddy Bolero (11-3) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.

Plein Pouvoir (FR) 6-1 (10-7) Chased clear leaders, dropped to mid-division 9th, outpaced 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Big Fella Thanks (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.

Pigeon Island 7-1 (11-8) Always prominent, left 2nd briefly 3rd, headway to lead narrowly approaching 4 out, ridden last, kept on until headed and not pace of winner final 50 yards, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Alvarado (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Gwanako (FR) 4-6fav (12-2) Held up, effort after 4 out, soon ridden, no impression, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 35l behind Louis Pasteur (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp hts chs (4) gd in May.

Tail of The Bank (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway after 8th, weakened from 4 out, 4th of 9, 39l behind Carrickboy (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Jan.

Mad Max (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Disputed 2nd behind clear leader, close up 7th, lost place 2 out (usual 3 out), soon beaten, 4th of 7, 28l behind William's Wishes (10-6) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp chs (2) hvy in Nov.