Betfred Mobile Lotto Challengers Novices' Chase (Registered As The Scilly Isles Novices' Chase) (Grade 1) 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
  • Going: Heavy (Back straight Soft)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 25.90s
  • Off time: 14:25:18
Full result
Result 14:25 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Captain Conan 1/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1622-11
Pink, Royal Blue cap Captain Conan (FR) 56
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1622-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 1/2f
2 1P-2211
Orange, white seams, grey sleeves, white stars, orange cap, white stars Changing Times (IRE) 51
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1P-2211
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t N A Twiston-Davies N Fehily 140 8/1
3 46-1142
Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 49
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 46-1142
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 148 7/2
4 84-2333
Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 38
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 84-2333
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 142 11/1

In depth

Verdict

CAPTAIN CONAN had Third Intention eight lengths away in third when winning a Grade 2 on his chasing debut at Cheltenham in November and the result was replicated in the Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices' Chase over 2m here the following month. He should again take care of his old rivals today as he stayed 2m2f over hurdles and may also have too much for Houblon Des Obeaux, who has done well over fences but generally races over further. He did win over 2m5f at Wincanton in November however. Changing Times is improving with experience but needs to step up on victories at Market Rasen and Taunton to figure here.

Formwatch

Captain Conan (FR) 4-7fav (11-2) Made all, quickened clear after 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Sandown 2m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec beating Hinterland (10-10) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.

Third Intention (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Disputed lead to 4 out, soon outpaced, lost 2nd next, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Dynaste (11-7) at Kempton 3m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 7-4 (11-8) Always prominent, hard driven to challenge approaching 2 out, stayed on after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Court In Motion (11-1) at Lingfield 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Changing Times (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Led until 2nd, pressed leader, led again 7th, ridden and pressed when left 4 lengths clear 3 out, ridden and stayed on well, won at Taunton 2m 3f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec beating Bally Legend (11-0) by 7l, 7 ran.