Sportingbet London National (Handicap Chase) 3m 5f 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 5f 110y, Class 2, 5 runners)
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £577 6th £290
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 55.70s
  • Off time: 15:40:29
Full result
Result 15:40 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Lively Baron 15/8f
2nd 4 Major Malarkey nk 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 R81P03-
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 180
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: R81P03-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Miss S West M Goldstein 147 9/2
2 13P1P-7
Orange, beige triple diamond and sleeves Fortification (USA) 41
  • T:K Burke
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 13P1P-7
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 p K Burke Matthew Batchelor 136 16/1
4 5/54P2P-
Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 224
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 5/54P2P-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies N Fehily 133 3/1
5 3195-13
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 24
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3195-13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 t D McCain Jnr R Johnson 126 15/8f
6 F-P9014
Violet and white check, white cap Tempo De Cotte (FR) 19
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: F-P9014
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-3t1
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 143 10-3 t1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 124 5/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 783-614
Any Currency (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 783-614
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13e
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
9 1013 e M Keighley 2nd Preference 134 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Deep Purple
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
10 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

Any Currency is expected to line up at Aintree but Tempo De Cotte should take his chance and is surely better than he showed on his UK debut at Plumpton, though didn't have a great strike rate in his native France. GOLAN WAY is a bit of a law unto himself but he has undoubted ability and has won three of his seven starts over fences. He goes well fresh and may just be worth risking here with neither Fortification nor Major Malarkey exactly reliable and Lively Baron beaten off this mark at Bangor last month.

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.