Sandown Park Saturday 8th December

  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places   Surface: Turf
  • Placepot £47.30, Pool: £107,513.63, 1657.25 winning tickets
  • Quadpot £23.50, Pool: £7,132.92, 224.4 winning tickets
Sandown Park course guide

12:20 John Oakley 50th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

12:20 John Oakley 50th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Saturday 8th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 21 Golden Hoof (IRE)
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Distance Winner
4 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty Evsf
2 42- Beckhani
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: N Fehily
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill N Fehily 11/2
3 U12P-75 Callhimwhatyouwant (IRE)
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Jockey: C Ward
7 10-12 Dr R D P Newland C Ward (7) 33/1
4 4-4P Cruz On Ted
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: J Moore
5 10-12 h G L Moore J Moore (3) 50/1
5 2 Lord Protector (IRE)
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/4
6 183-3 Theatrelands
  • Trainer: B G Powell
  • Jockey: D Elsworth
4 10-12 B G Powell D Elsworth 6/1

Formwatch

Golden Hoof (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, pressed leaders 3 out, led approaching last, ridden and ran on, won at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Rysbrack (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.

Lord Protector (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden to chase winner just over 2f out, outpaced final furlong, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Puffin Billy (11-7) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.

Beckhani 8-1 (11-2) Prominent, pushed along in 3rd over 3f out, one pace final 2f, went modest 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Pendra (10-3) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.

Callhimwhatyouwant (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Led, jumped left 3rd and 4th, headed 6th, tracked winner until ridden 3 out, jumped left and weakened next, 5th of 6, 21l behind Dungeel (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Cruz On Ted 66-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, soon behind, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Many Clouds (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov, 12 ran.

Theatrelands 6-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, ridden before last, soon no extra, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Polly Peachum (10-5) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Nov.

12:55 Russell Bowes Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle

12:55 Russell Bowes Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle Saturday 8th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 531122- Kentford Grey Lady
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Jockey: D Elsworth
6 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 9/2
2 5/11129- Kylenoe Fairy (IRE)
  • Trainer: P Henderson
  • Jockey: C Williams
8 11-7 t P Henderson C Williams 66/1
3 2914-12 Florafern
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: L Aspell
  • Distance Winner
7 11-4 O Sherwood L Aspell 7/1
4 41204-3 Tempest River (IRE)
  • Trainer: B I Case
  • Jockey: N Fehily
6 11-1 B I Case N Fehily 4/1f
5 21134- One Lucky Lady
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 9/2
6 117614 Southway Star
  • Trainer: Mrs S Gardner
  • Jockey: W Hutchinson
  • Distance Winner
7 10-10 t Mrs S Gardner W Hutchinson 25/1
7 215-48 All Annalena (IRE)
  • Trainer: Mrs L Wadham
  • Jockey: R Johnson
6 10-9 Mrs L Wadham R Johnson 9/1
8 1211-3 Justazippy
  • Trainer: Mrs P Robeson
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan
5 10-9 Mrs P Robeson D F O'Regan 6/1
9 4311- Rosairlie (IRE)
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
4 10-6 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 12/1
10 12/P- Dolly Penrose
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: D England
7 10-4 N A Twiston-Davies D England 7/1

Formwatch

Kentford Grey Lady 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 7th, hit last, kept on flat, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 19, 4l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.

One Lucky Lady 15-2 (10-4) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, disputing 3rd between last 2, slightly, bumped last, no extra flat, 4th of 13, 14l behind Lexi's Boy (11-1) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) sft in Apr.

Tempest River (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up, mistake 4th, headway on outside 9th, switched left approaching last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.

All Annalena (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Raced keenly, in touch, driven and effort before 2 out, soon ridden, one pace between last 2, 8th of 15, 16l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.

Florafern 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, effort to chase winner on outside after 3 out, every chance next, switched inside between last 2, led flat, soon ridden, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.

Southway Star 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 7, 11l behind Pericoloso (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.

Dolly Penrose 18-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, hard driven 3 out, soon lost place, weakening when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Cinderella Rose (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec '11, 10 ran.

Kylenoe Fairy (IRE) 17-2 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, never dangerous, 9th of 17, 48l behind Mad Moose (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs in Aug '11.

Rosairlie (IRE) 10-3 (9-12) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, 9 lengths clear last, just pushed out, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Apr beating River Dragon (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Justazippy 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Prompter (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

13:25 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Series Qualifier)

13:25 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Series Qualifier) Saturday 8th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 1446/FF- Sam Winner (FR)
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: R Walsh
5 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 7/2j
2 901F-80 Son of Flicka
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: A P Lane
8 11-11 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 50/1
3 11734-5 Big Easy (GER)
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson
5 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/2j
5 2131-25 Kasbadali (FR)
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: T Garner
7 11-3 O Sherwood T Garner (7) 33/1
6 0/8103-P Lightning Strike (GER)
  • Trainer: P R Webber
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
9 11-3 P R Webber D F O'Regan 12/1
7 222P-11 Arkose (IRE)
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: L Aspell
8 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 11/2
8 60507-0 Art Professor (IRE)
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: L Treadwell
8 10-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 14/1
9 11/206P- Araldur (FR)
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: W Hutchinson
  • Course Winner
8 10-11 A King W Hutchinson 10/1
10 P0F-39F Gilbarry (IRE)
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: N Fehily
7 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill N Fehily 14/1
11 05365/5- Hollins
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver
8 10-7 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (7) 33/1
12 322-325 Cloudy Bob (IRE)
  • Trainer: P G Murphy
  • Jockey: C Bolger
5 10-6 P G Murphy C Bolger 6/1
13 212257- Amigo (FR)
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: H Frost
5 10-3 D Pipe H Frost 12/1
4 0P26-7U Topolski (IRE)
  • Trainer: D W P Arbuthnot
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon
  • Course Winner
6 11-4 t D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) NR

Formwatch

Topolski (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Behind, outpaced after 4 out, no impression when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by At Fishers Cross (10-10) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft, 10 ran.

Araldur (FR) 6-1 (10-9) Held up, mistake 5th, jumped slowly next (water), last and given reminder, not fluent 9th, well beaten 11th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Aerial (11-3) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 12 ran.

Kasbadali (FR) 13-2 (11-3) Held up in touch, bumped 4th, blundered and dropped to last at 10th, mistake and stumbled 12th, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Highland Lodge (11-3) at Towcester 3m Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs in Nov.

Amigo (FR) (10-5) 7th of 8, 29l behind Pythagore (10-12) at Enghien(FR) 2m 6f chs gs in Apr.

Arkose (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, challenged 4 out, led before 3 out, ridden clear before last, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov beating Greenlaw (11-8) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.

Sam Winner (FR) 11-8 (10-7) Held up 4th and last in touch, tracked leading pair 8th, 2 lengths down in 3rd and going well when fell 3 out, in a race won by Solix (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) gd in Dec '11, 4 ran.

Cloudy Bob (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) In touch on outside, outpaced approaching 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from last, no impression, 5th of 18, 18l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Art Professor (IRE) 18-1 (10-3) In rear, ridden after 5th, well beaten 8th, 10th of 17, 34l behind Native Gallery (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.

Hollins 9-2 (11-2) Never jumped with any fluency, in rear, blundered 8th, some headway approaching next, slow and driven next, tailed off, blundered last, 5th of 6, 32l behind Ballycolin (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Nov '11.

Gilbarry (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) In mid-division until blundered and fell 8th, in a race won by Al Ferof (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Nov, 18 ran.

Big Easy (GER) 14-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, jumped slowly 2nd, headway when not fluent 3 out, never able to get on terms with leaders, 5th of 23, 19l behind Bondage (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.

Son of Flicka 40-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, tailed off before 4 out, 13th of 16, well behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Lightning Strike (GER) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 3rd, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Alpha Victor (10-8) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May, 20 ran.

13:55 Markel Insurance Henry VIII Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

13:55 Markel Insurance Henry VIII Novices' Chase (Grade 1) Saturday 8th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 3003-51 Act Of Kalanisi (IRE)
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Distance Winner
6 11-2 t Dr R D P Newland R Johnson 16/1
2 11622-1 Captain Conan (FR)
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Course and Distance Winner
5 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/7f
3 6/2U5-F6 Escort'men (FR)
  • Trainer: A Middleton
  • Jockey: D Crosse
  • Distance Winner
6 11-2 h A Middleton D Crosse 66/1
4 0184-23 Third Intention (IRE)
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: J Tizzard
  • Distance Winner
5 11-2 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 17/2
5 123F-12 Hinterland (FR)
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: R Walsh
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
4 10-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/2

Formwatch

Captain Conan (FR) 11-10fav (11-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd at 10th, led 3 out, hard pressed last, soon ridden, kept on and in command final 75 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov beating Sire De Grugy (11-2) by 2l, 6 ran.

Hinterland (FR) 4-9fav (10-7) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed after next, bad mistake 6th, led next, clear after 8th until 4 out, went right 3 out, headed next, no extra flat, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Theatre Guide (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f nov chs (2) gs in Nov.

Third Intention (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up behind in touch, pecked 6th, headway 3 out, effort next, stayed on to take 3rd last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Captain Conan (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov.

Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Tracked leader, challenged 3 out, not fluent last, soon led, clear final 100 yards, ran on, won at Leicester 2m nov chs (3) gd in Nov beating Ciceron (11-0) by 7l, 7 ran.

Escort'men (FR) 33-1 (10-4) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 7, 27l behind Zarkandar (11-10) at Wincanton 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.

14:30 Sportingbet Handicap Hurdle (Listed)

14:30 Sportingbet Handicap Hurdle (Listed) Saturday 8th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 2U/39-51 Petit Robin (FR)
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: Mr N De Boinville
  • Distance Winner
9 11-12 N J Henderson Mr N De Boinville (7) 11/1
2 34/30-06 Starluck (IRE)
  • Trainer: D W P Arbuthnot
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon
  • Distance Winner
7 11-8 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 33/1
3 4844-16 Rowan Tiger
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Jockey: C Ward
  • Distance Winner
6 11-0 Dr R D P Newland C Ward (7) 10/1
4 221-127 Monte Cavallo (SAF)
  • Trainer: Miss R Curtis
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Distance Winner
7 10-13 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 7/1
5 140-311 Ifandbutwhynot (IRE)
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan
  • Distance Winner
6 10-9 D O'Meara D F O'Regan 11/4f
6 823222 Dolatulo (FR)
  • Trainer: W Greatrex
  • Jockey: W Hutchinson
  • Course and Distance Winner
5 10-8 W Greatrex W Hutchinson 14/1
7 421614 Swampfire (IRE)
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: J Kiely
  • Distance Winner
4 10-3 Tim Vaughan J Kiely (10) 15/2
8 321146- Into Wain (USA)
  • Trainer: S Gollings
  • Jockey: L Treadwell
  • Distance Winner
5 10-2 S Gollings L Treadwell 15/2
9 5FF8/12- Rajamand (FR)
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: J Moore
  • Distance Winner
6 10-1 G L Moore J Moore (3) (ex2) 20/1
10 0-1601U Canadian Diamond (IRE)
  • Trainer: B G Powell
  • Jockey: G Sheehan
  • Distance Winner
5 10-0 B G Powell G Sheehan (5) 8/1
11 2559U-3 Helium (FR)
  • Trainer: Mrs S Leech
  • Jockey: D Fahy
  • Course and Distance Winner
7 10-0 Mrs S Leech D Fahy 66/1
12 0-52 Softsong (FR)
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson
4 10-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 13/2

Formwatch

Petit Robin (FR) 15-8fav (11-9) Shared 2nd behind clear leader, closed 4th, led 2 out, driven out, won at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Nov beating First In The Queue (10-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Into Wain (USA) 4-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 9, 26l behind Red Merlin (11-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.

Softsong (FR) 7-4 (10-12) Keen towards rear, headway 4th, ridden to chase winner 3 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Valdez (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Swampfire (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Led until after 2nd, chased leader until approaching 4th, chased leaders until pushed along and slightly outpaced approaching 2 out, driven to rally and one pace when squeezed out before last, kept on same pace in 4th run-in, 4th of 16, 8l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Monte Cavallo (SAF) 16-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, ridden and chance, mistake and weakened last, 7th of 15, 6l behind Raya Star (11-12) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.

Dolatulo (FR) 13-2 (11-9) With leader, led before 4th, clear before and blundered 2 out, ridden and jumped left last, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Romeo Americo (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.

Starluck (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, ridden before next, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 8l behind Petit Robin (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.

Helium (FR) 5-2 (11-0) Held up behind, struggling 4th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out (usual 4 out), 4th and well held when left 3rd 2 out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Eastlake (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chase (5) sft in May.

Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside and not clearest of runs approaching 3 out, badly hampered next, recovered to stay on and chase leaders on outside and edged left before last, led last, driven clear, won at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov beating Tanerko Emery (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.

Rajamand (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Raced wide, led, joined 2 out, soon ridden, headed soon after last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind James Pollard (10-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.

Canadian Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 4th, went 3rd before 3 out, went right and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov, 16 ran.

Rowan Tiger 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, mistake 6th, headway before 4 out, soon chased leaders, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 16l behind Yesyoucan (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov.

15:05 Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1)

15:05 Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) Saturday 8th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 22111-2 Doeslessthanme (IRE)
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: J Tizzard
  • Distance Winner
8 11-7 bt P F Nicholls J Tizzard 33/1
2 013401 Idarah (USA)
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: L Treadwell
  • Distance Winner
9 11-7 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 66/1
3 6826-62 Kinkeel (IRE)
  • Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Jockey: M Batchelor
  • Distance Winner
13 11-7 A W Carroll M Batchelor 200/1
4 34F-2F1 Kumbeshwar
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: W Hutchinson
  • Course and Distance Winner
5 11-7 b A King W Hutchinson 25/1
5 855111- Sanctuaire (FR)
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: R Walsh
  • Course and Distance Winner
6 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 11/4
6 3/11111- Sprinter Sacre (FR)
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty
  • Distance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/11f
7 105415 His Excellency (IRE)
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: H Frost
  • Distance Winner
4 11-1 D Pipe H Frost 66/1

Formwatch

Sprinter Sacre (FR) 1-7fav (11-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader after 1st, led 6th, clear after 8th, impressive, won at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr beating Toubab (11-4) by 13l, 4 ran.

Kumbeshwar 7-4 (11-7) Keen tracked leader, led narrowly 3 out, ridden next, asserted towards finish, won at Haydock 2m grad ch (2) sft in Nov beating Domtaline (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Sanctuaire (FR) 9-2 (11-2) Jumped well, set strong pace and made all, went well clear before 3rd, maintained strong pace, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Sandown 2m chs G2 (1) sft in Apr beating Somersby (11-6) by 17l, 8 ran.

Idarah (USA) 11-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, headway on outside 2 out (usual 4 out), upsides last (usual 3 out), led on bit soon after, shaken up over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs (2) sft in Nov beating Kings Grey (10-4) by 7l, 6 ran.

His Excellency (IRE) 17-2 (11-1) Held up in touch on inside, hit 10th, headway 3 out, effort when blundered next, soon ridden, flashed tail and weakened between last 2, 5th of 6, 19l behind Captain Conan (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov.

Doeslessthanme (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Pressed leader, led before 5th, not fluent 9th, headed after 4 out, kept on until outpaced approaching 2 out, soon no chance with winner in clear 2nd, 2nd of 6, 18l behind Wishfull Thinking (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m chs (2) sft in Nov.

Kinkeel (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Tracked winner throughout, hit 3 out, ridden and no impression next, finished tired, 2nd of 5, 46l behind Royaume Bleu (11-3) at Towcester 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) sft.

15:40 Sportingbet London National (Handicap Chase)

15:40 Sportingbet London National (Handicap Chase) Saturday 8th December 2012
# Form Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey SP
1 R81P03- Golan Way
  • Trainer: Miss S West
  • Jockey: M Goldstein
  • Course Winner
8 11-12 Miss S West M Goldstein 9/2
2 13P1P-7 Fortification (USA)
  • Trainer: K Burke
  • Jockey: M Batchelor
  • Distance Winner
9 11-1 p K Burke M Batchelor 16/1
4 5/54P2P- Major Malarkey (IRE)
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: N Fehily
9 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies N Fehily 3/1
5 3195-13 Lively Baron (IRE)
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: R Johnson
7 10-5 t D McCain Jnr R Johnson 15/8f
6 F-P9014 Tempo De Cotte (FR)
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: R Walsh
5 10-3 t1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/2
3 783-614 Any Currency (IRE)
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Jockey: 2nd Preference
  • Course Winner
9 10-13 e M Keighley 2nd Preference NR

Formwatch

Any Currency (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 16, 14l behind Monbeg Dude (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 3f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Lively Baron (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd at 10th, driven to lead 3 out, headed next, soon ridden, no extra in 3rd approaching last, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.

Major Malarkey (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place approaching 14th, behind when blundered 18th, tailed off and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Tidal Bay (11-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Apr, 19 ran.

Golan Way 12-1 (11-9) Prominent, mistake and led 2nd, headed 6th, led again next, headed approaching last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Michel Le Bon (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr.

Fortification (USA) 8-1 (11-12) Disputed lead until 5th, chased leader, blundered 7th and next, reminder and lost 2nd 15th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Any Currency (11-3) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.

Tempo De Cotte (FR) 8-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, one pace until weakened before last, 4th of 9, 11l behind Broadbackbob (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs in Nov.