John Ratcliffe Retirement Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 0.95s
  • Off time: 14:20:25
Full result
Result 14:20 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Olympian Boy 7/1
2nd 5 Sunny Ledgend 7/2j
3rd 2 Takeroc 9 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P0FP-P8
Black, grey triple diamond and sleeves Free World (FR) 98
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R J Killoran
  • Form: P0FP-P8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12ht
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 ht Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 130 16/1
2 37-P074
Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Takeroc (FR) 14
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 37-P074
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 129 14/1
3 22F0/34-
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Keki Buku (FR) 469
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 22F0/34-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 128 5/1
4 424221
White, Brown Star Nozic (FR) 14
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Gemma Gracey-davison
  • Form: 424221
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-10bt
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
12 164 11-10 bt Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison (5) 128 6/1
5 109-613
White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Sunny Ledgend 15
  • T:Andrew Martin
  • J:Mr J Martin
  • Form: 109-613
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 125 7/2j
6 40-2322
Purple, Pink seams and sleeves, Black cap Lord Singer (FR) 20
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 40-2322
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 122 7/2j
7 123155
Red, Royal Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Anay Turge (FR) 13
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 123155
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 t N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 115 25/1
8 0-4883P
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Christopher Wren (USA) 20
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 0-4883P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 N J Gifford A P McCoy 115 7/1
9 12P532
Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Olympian Boy (IRE) 20
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 12P532
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 108 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Song Sung Blue (IRE)
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
9 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Christopher Wren has been a big disappointment this season and his jumping is a concern over these tricky fences. Veteran Nozic gained a deserved success at Kempton two weeks ago and should confirm that running with fourth Takeroc while Sunny Ledgend won at Lingfield before finishing third at Huntingdon, though will find this plenty sharp enough. Gary Moore's stable is on a terrific run and LORD SINGER looked as though his turn was imminent when chasing home Eastlake here earlier in the month. He races off the same mark and can go one better as Keki Buku, who has form at a higher level, returns from a lengthy absence.

Formwatch

Olympian Boy (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway from halfway, every chance 3 out, kept on well, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Shangani (11-12) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.

Sunny Ledgend 8-1 (11-5) Prominent, jumped left and pecked 1st, led 15th, pecked 3 out, headed when pecked again 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Arbeo (10-11) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.

Takeroc (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Held up in 5th, went 4th at 6th, ridden and no chance from 4 out, 4th of 7, 19l behind Nozic (10-10) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.

Nozic (FR) 4-1 (10-10) Chased leader, led 4 out, clear from 2 out, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs beating Kie (11-8) by 13l, 7 ran.

Lord Singer (FR) 8-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, went 2nd 8th, ridden to challenge 2 out, mistake last, no extra, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Eastlake (10-8) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy.

Christopher Wren (USA) 4-1 (11-9) In touch, mistake 3rd, lost place halfway, soon beaten, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Shangani (11-12) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy, 7 ran.

Free World (FR) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, not fluent next, no threat after, 8th of 14, 23l behind Shooters Wood (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.

Keki Buku (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, headway 9th, went 4th flat, stayed on, 4th of 17, 9l behind Tanks For That (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Nov '11.

Anay Turge (FR) 10-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, challenged 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 7, 20l behind Greywell Boy (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.