Annington Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle (Military Amateur Riders) 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,120 2nd £968 3rd £484 4th £242
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 13.14s
  • Off time: 14:00:24
Full result
Result 14:00 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Old Way 4/1
2nd 6 Kastani Beach 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 F16/1-20
Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Boston Blue 16
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Capt Max Chenery
  • Form: F16/1-20
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-4
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 172 12-4 A W Carroll Capt Max Chenery (7) 115 16/1
2 158511
Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Great Link 15
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Pte Lucy Gardner
  • Form: 158511
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-3t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 171 12-3 t A W Carroll Pte Lucy Gardner 114 11/4f
3 6-FP441
Orange, Brown cap Should I Stay (FR) 15
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Major Felix Wheeler
  • Form: 6-FP441
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 p G L Moore Major Felix Wheeler (7) 108 4/1
4 4542P3
Red, Black sash, sleeves and diamond on cap Captain Cardington (IRE) 13
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:LBdr Sally Randell
  • Form: 4542P3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8v
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 v J G M O'Shea LBdr Sally Randell (5) 105 6/1
5 562244
Yellow and maroon (quartered), maroon sleeves, yellow armlets Alanjou (FR) 47
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Major Alex Michael
  • Form: 562244
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4p1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 p1 Jamie Snowden Major Alex Michael (5) 109 15/2
6 27-43P5
Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap Kastani Beach (IRE) 22
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:Lt Col Erica Bridge
  • Form: 27-43P5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 J W Mullins Lt Col Erica Bridge (7) 100 7/1
7 544-U6P
Emerald Green, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Old Way (IRE) 42
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Lbdr Jody Sole
  • Form: 544-U6P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 b Miss V Williams Lbdr Jody Sole (5) 97 4/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Walden Prince (IRE)
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Miss Sally Randell
6 10-13 A W Carroll Miss Sally Randell 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Tony Carroll trained the winner of this last year and has two entries this time. Boston Blue has had a couple of runs on the Polytrack since finishing well beaten at Doncaster but GREAT LINK looks the pick as he's in a rich vein of form and won in a higher grade at Ayr last month. Lucy Gardner is the most experienced rider in this. Huntingdon scorer Should I Stay has improved over longer trips lately while Kastani Beach has been chasing, as has Old Way. Alanjou needs to improve on what he's shown so far.

Formwatch

Old Way (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear and in touch, in rear from 9th, weakened from 13th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by High Ron (11-4) at Southwell 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 5 ran.

Kastani Beach (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Tracked leader from 1st, led 3rd until 4th, stayed prominent in chasing group, 4th and one pace 2 out (normal 4 out), 5th of 10, 24l behind Lord Navits (10-5) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.

Should I Stay (FR) 15-2 (11-1) Made virtually all, clear with one other to 5th, went left 2 out, soon ridden, hard pressed last, kept on under pressure flat, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb beating Hail Tiberius (10-8) by 5l, 6 ran.

Captain Cardington (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Soon led, headed 1st, ridden after 3rd, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Lord Protector (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.

Great Link 7-1 (9-12) Held up in 3rd, headway before 3 out, led before next, ridden between last 2, kept on under pressure flat, won at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb beating Trucking Along (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

Alanjou (FR) 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 24l behind Pink Gin (11-4) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Boston Blue 40-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, pushed along after, led before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 12, well behind Forced Family Fun (10-7) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.