Betfred 'Hat Trick Heaven' Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy (Back straight Soft)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 13.80s
  • Off time: 16:43:47
Full result
Result 16:40 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Shangani 6/5f
2nd 6 Olympian Boy 7 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 112-4UP
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Valley View (IRE) 29
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 112-4UP
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12b1
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 b1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 118 13/2
2 215-333
Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 25
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 215-333
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 118 6/5f
3 237243
White, Dark Blue epaulets, Light Blue sleeves Mon Chevalier (IRE) 38
  • T:C J Gray
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 237243
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 C J Gray M G Nolan (5) 115 8/1
4 00-4883
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Christopher Wren (USA) 55
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 00-4883
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 N J Gifford D Elsworth 115 4/1
5 002PP8
Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: 002PP8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 Mrs S Leech Donal Fahy 109 25/1
6 212P53
Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Olympian Boy (IRE) 38
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 212P53
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 Mrs S Leech James Best (3) 108 10/1
7 132434
Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Princely Hero (IRE) 22
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 132434
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-3b
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
9 143 10-3 b C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 95 14/1

In depth

Verdict

CHRISTOPHER WREN's third behind George Nympton at Warwick last time was his best so far over fences. He won off a 5lb higher mark over hurdles and still has more scope than the majority of his rivals. Valley View may be the danger as he handles heavy ground and was well supported at Lingfield last month. However, this will be his first run over 2m for two years. Shangani has been placed in all three starts over fences but could probably do with dropping down the weights a little and Mon Chevalier and Olympian Boy are infrequent winners. This looks too tough for Take Of Shoc's and Princely Hero.

Formwatch

Shangani (USA) 10-11fav (11-10) Held up mid-division, went 4th before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Sew On Target (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

Olympian Boy (IRE) 15-2 (10-8) Took keen hold, held up in touch, effort after 4 out, soon no impression, modest 3rd, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Frontier Spirit (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Princely Hero (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Led until before 6th, outpaced after next, stayed on flat, 4th of 16, 10l behind Winds And Waves (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.

Mon Chevalier (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, effort approaching 3 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Rody (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Valley View (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Held up in last pair, hit 6th and ridden, struggling 8th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Ballygarvey (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.

Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed 4th, soon led again, headed before 5th, weakened before next, last of 8, well behind Rody (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.

Christopher Wren (USA) 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, hit 8th and lost place, stayed on approaching last, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 5l behind George Nympton (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.