Chris Bakers' 40th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft (Back Straight Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.30s
  • Off time: 14:55:47
Full result
Result 14:55 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Shotavodka 4/7f
2nd 4 Lord Protector 7 5/1
3rd 2 Boss In Boots 12 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 412-81
Emerald green and light blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue diamond Shotavodka (IRE) 15
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 412-81
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 D Pipe A P McCoy 4/7f
2 36-554
Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Boss In Boots (IRE) 6
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 36-554
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 J W Mullins A Thornton 16/1
3 00
Grey, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Dr Thistle (IRE) 28
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 G L Moore J E Moore 40/1
4 226
Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Lord Protector (IRE) 52
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 226
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 5/1
6 U-3656
Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 190
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joseph Akehurst
  • Form: U-3656
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 G L Moore Joseph Akehurst (7) 33/1
8 70
Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Tokyo Javilex (FR) 12
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 70
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t1 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 100/1
9 10
Black and Maroon halved, Yellow cap, Black hoop Your Tepee Or Mine (IRE) 104
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 10
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/1
10 05P/
Brown, Yellow hoop, armlets and cap Candlefort Lady (IRE) 683
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 05P/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 149 10-9 G L Moore A Glassonbury 50/1
11 3-
DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Fair Bramble 650
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 3-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 O Sherwood L Aspell 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 752174
Rockchasebullett (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 752174
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 112 t F M O'Brien A P Cawley NR
7 09/
Thelordbewithyou (IRE) 1314
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Gemma Gracey-davison
  • Form: 09/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 112 h Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Claret Cloak (IRE)
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:N Fehily
5 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

SHOTAVODKA was well backed and won easily at Taunton earlier this month having failed to see out a longer trip on his hurdling debut at Wetherby. He could be the type to run up a sequence in novice hurdles and can give the weight away to Your Tepee Or Mine, a big disappointment in a bumper here in November, and Lord Protector. The latter was second over course and distance in December and appeared to find 2m3f beyond him at Exeter last time. Rockchasebullett has won between the flags but Fair Bramble has had his problems since finishing third in a Bangor bumper in 2011 and may need this.

Formwatch

Rockchasebullett (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, went 5th 2 out, kept on, 4th of 21, 23l behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.

Thelordbewithyou (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 11, 44l behind Dan Breen (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Jul '09.

Shotavodka (IRE) 2-1fav (11-3) Led after 1st, driven clear after 2 out, ran on well, won at Taunton 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) hvy beating Maxi Chop (10-12) by 12l, 14 ran.

Lord Protector (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, steady headway 6th, chased leaders before 2 out, ridden between last 2, well held in 4th when mistake and weakened last, 6th of 17, 27l behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Boss In Boots (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Led, hung badly left and virtually ran out approaching 3rd, soon behind, never dangerous after, moderate 4th, last of 4, well behind Far West (11-1) at Ascot 2m nov hdl (2) sft.

Fair Bramble 6-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway over 4f out, effort over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Western Approaches (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (5) gd in May '11.

The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, modest 7th at the 6th, soon no chance, 6th of 14, 32l behind Ivan Vasilevich (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.

Tokyo Javilex (FR) 200-1 (11-1) Always behind, 10th of 15, 43l behind Many Clouds (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy.

Candlefort Lady (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up in last trio, struggling in rear and tailed off 9th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mr Muddle (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr '11, 8 ran.

Dr Thistle (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, pushed along to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 16l behind Ericht (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Your Tepee Or Mine (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Took keen hold, raced and held up towards rear, pushed along and no response over 3f out, soon beaten and eased, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Wychwoods Brook (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.