SSAFA Forces And Families 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 14.20s
  • Off time: 16:51:19
Full result
Result 16:50 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 In Fairness 7/1
2nd 1 Mountain King 3 2/1
3rd 4 Fight Commander 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8111
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Mountain King 20
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 8111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-1
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 169 12-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 135 2/1
2 222525
Black, beige chevron and armlets A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 19
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R J McCarth
  • Form: 222525
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 124 11/8f
3 1-766
Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Comte D'anjou 34
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 1-766
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 p1 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 12/1
4 FPP-323
Dark blue, mauve cross belts, yellow cap Fight Commander (IRE) 36
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: FPP-323
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 O Sherwood L Aspell 11/2
5 469
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap In Fairness (IRE) 79
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 469
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 N J Henderson D Bass 7/1
6 1/94
Yellow, red braces, red sleeves, yellow stars, red cap Parting Way (IRE) 44
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 1/94
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 50/1
7 6-P6
Pink and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, purple cap, pink diamonds Rattleandrun (IRE) 28
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 6-P6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 B G Powell Brendan Powell 100/1
8 D08-04
RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Willpower (IRE) 86
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: D08-04
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 N J Henderson Peter Carberry (3) 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Viva Steve (IRE)
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
5 11-1 M R Channon D Elsworth 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

In Fairness may be better than he's shown so far while A Tale Of Intrigue has only found one too good on a couple of occasions this season and should be capable of picking up a small race before the end of the campaign. Fight Commander has shown promise in point-to-points and bumpers but it will take a good performance to lower the colours of MOUNTAIN KING. He may have been lucky at Ascot last time but that was a much better race than this and he's clearly very tough.

Formwatch

In Fairness (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) In touch, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Brother Brian (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Mountain King 11-10fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, mistake 6th, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, left 5 lengths 2nd last, stayed on under pressure, led towards finish, won at Ascot 2m nov hdl (2) sft in Feb beating Wadswick Court (11-10) by nk, 5 ran.

Fight Commander (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, stayed on same pace approaching final fulong, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Jolly's Cracked It (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.

Comte D'anjou 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Horatio Hornblower (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Parting Way (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up behind, not fluent 3rd, some headway after 3 out, plugged on same pace, no chance with leaders, tailed off, 4th of 9, 31l behind Anay Turge (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Willpower (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pushed along after 5th, headway when blundered and rider lost iron briefly 7th, soon weakened, left remote 4th after 2 out, 4th of 7, well behind Algernon Pazham (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Dec.

Rattleandrun (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 6th of 11, 25l behind Third Act (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) hvy in Feb.

A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Led 4f, pressed leader, led again 4f out, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, chased winner until ridden well over 1f out, no chance with leading duo when lost 3rd over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 14, 14l behind Five In A Row (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.