Headmasters Juvenile Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (3yo, 2m 110y, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places on Back Straight
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 4.86s
  • Off time: 12:35:16
Full result
Result 12:35 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Violet Dancer 9/4
2nd 2 Sleepy Haven 4 20/1
3rd 4 Abracadabra Sivola 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2F-412
Yellow, black cross belts, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Sirop De Menthe (FR) 126
  • T:Miss Jessica Westwood
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 2F-412
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
3 158 11-4 Miss Jessica Westwood W Kennedy 119 16/1
2 331
WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Sleepy Haven (IRE) 23
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 331
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
3 158 11-4 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 114 20/1
3 1
Mauve, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap Violet Dancer 32
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 158 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 9/4
4 25
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Abracadabra Sivola (FR) 20
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 25
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 Nick Williams R Johnson 3/1
5
Dark blue, red triple diamond, dark blue sleeves, red stars, dark blue cap, red diamond Classic Art 159
  • T:R A Teal
  • J:C Bolger
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 R A Teal C Bolger 100/1
6 782
Black, mauve triple diamond, purple and mauve hooped sleeves, black cap, mauve diamonds Dude Alert (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss A M Newton-Smith
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 782
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 Miss A M Newton-Smith Adam Wedge 98 66/1
7 4
Red, white cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Mandy's Boy (IRE) 9
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 Ian Williams J M Maguire 14/1
8
MAUVE Sweet Deal (IRE) 50
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/4f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Captain Cardington (IRE)
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:M Goldstein
3 10-12 Miss S West M Goldstein 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Sweet Deal, a winner twice on the Flat for Jeremy Noseda, should be closely monitored in the market on his first start for Nicky Henderson but VIOLET DANCER probably sets a decent standard. He beat a Paul Nicholls' hot-pot very easily at Plumpton and is likely to improve further. Abracadabra Sivola has his sights lowered after contesting a Grade 2 at Cheltenham and will relish the uphill finish here. He's preferred to Sirop De Menthe, having his first run since August, and last month's Bangor winner Sleepy Haven. Mandy's Boy can step up on his fourth at Wetherby and looks best of the rest.

Formwatch

Violet Dancer 7-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent next, went 2nd going well after 3 out, led next, drawing clear when hit last, easily, won at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Aldopicgros (10-12) by 10l, 7 ran.

Sleepy Haven (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, ridden before last and not fluent, kept on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov beating Green And White (10-12) by 6l, 6 ran.

Abracadabra Sivola (FR) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced before 3 out, soon lost place, no chance with leaders from next, 5th of 7, 24l behind Royal Irish Hussar (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) gd in Nov.

Sweet Deal (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged right and went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Gone Dutch (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Oct (flat).

Sirop De Menthe (FR) 2-5fav (11-5) Held up in touch in last, went left on landing 2nd, went 2nd after 4th, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, no impression before 2 out, soon hanging left and well held, 2nd of 4, 13l behind Lindenhurst (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.

Mandy's Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, switched left before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 13l behind Rutherglen (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.

Classic Art 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, reminders and lost place 4f out, soon rear, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, last of 10, 38l behind Orbison (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun (flat).

Dude Alert (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, no impression on winner when jumped left and not fluent 2 out, well held when mistake last, 2nd of 5, 33l behind Kentucky Hyden (10-12) at Sandown 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Nov.