totescoop6 Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 1, 20 runners)
  • Winner £18,813 2nd £7,059 3rd £3,534 4th £1,762 5th £884 6th £442
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 20.70s
  • Off time: 15:08:36

Full Result

15:00 Sandown Park
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 5 Kilcrea Kim (IRE) P J Hobbs 6 10-12 R Johnson 11/2
SP 11/2 Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led 2 out, driven out opened 15/2 touched 5/1 £6000-£1000
2nd 6 Alfie Spinner (IRE) Nick Williams 6 10-10 D A Jacob 7/1
SP 7/1 Tracked leader who went well clear after 3rd, lost 2nd 3 out, remained in chasing group, took 2nd again after 2 out, closed flat, held towards finish opened 15/2 touched 13/2
3rd 9 9 Dantari (IRE) Evan Williams 6 10-8 Jonathan England (7) 20/1
SP 20/1 Led, went well clear after 3rd, ridden and reduced advantage after 3 out, came stands side and headed 2 out, no extra flat, held on gamely for 3rd
4th ½ 11 County Zen (FR) P J Hobbs 8 10-6 Giles Hawkins (5) 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, ridden and headway after 3 out, soon chasing leaders, no extra flat opened 20/1
5th 8 10 Prince Tom P F Nicholls 7 10-7 Ian Popham (3) 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in touch, hit 3 out, weakened approaching last
6th 1 Quartz de Thaix (FR) Miss V Williams 7 11-12 Aidan Coleman 14/1
SP 14/1 Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out opened 16/1
7th 12 Numide (FR) B R Millman 8 10-5 J W Farrelly 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in rear, headway 3 out, weakened approaching last
8th 8 8 Mister Hyde (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 6 10-8 A P McCoy 7/2f
SP 7/2f Mid-division, mistake 3 out, soon closed, ridden and weakened 2 out opened 5/1 £3000-£480 £5000-£900 £2000-£360(x3) £2500-£500(x5) £4500-£1000(x8) £4000-£1000(x4) £2000-£500(x13) £17500-£5000 £3500-£1000(x3)
9th 9 14 Supreme de Paille (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 9 10-5 P J Brennan 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, headway 3 out, weakened before next opened 14/1 touched 18/1
10th 19 Altilhar (USA) G L Moore 8 10-2 b J E Moore 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in rear, behind 7th, never in contention opened 25/1
11th 11 3 Lush Life (IRE) N J Henderson 6 11-8 D Bass (5) 8/1
SP 8/1 Detached from remainder when starter let tape go, held up well in rear, mistake 4th, never in contention opened 9/1 £9000-£1000
12th 13 13 Arkose (IRE) O Sherwood 7 10-5 L P Aspell 40/1
SP 40/1 Mid-division, not fluent 7th, soon struggling opened 33/1
13th 5 18 Miss Overdrive Andrew Turnell 7 10-2 Nick Scholfield 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up, behind when mistake 7th
14th 1 2 Pause And Clause (IRE) Miss E C Lavelle 7 11-11 S Thomas 28/1
SP 28/1 Mid-division, pushed along and lost place approaching 6th, behind next
15th 10 17 Gee Dee Nen G L Moore 8 10-2 v A Glassonbury 50/1
SP 50/1 Tracked leaders, blundered badly 3 out, soon weakened
16th 16 21 National Trust E J Creighton 9 10-0 t D Crosse 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up in touch, pushed along and lost place approaching 6th, soon behind opened 80/1
17th nk 15 Mr Jay Dee (IRE) Mrs L Wadham 6 10-3 D Elsworth 40/1
SP 40/1 Jumped right 2nd, always in rear
PU 7 Dansimar Miss V Williams 7 10-9 R T Dunne (5) 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up in touch, not fluent and went wrong 5th, pulled up quickly opened 12/1
PU 20 Like A Hurricane (IRE) A King 8 10-2 R Thornton 9/1
SP 9/1 Held up towards rear, mistake 8th, well behind before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out opened 8/1
PU 4 Roll Along (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 11 11-6 W T Kennedy 50/1
SP 50/1 In rear, soon pushed along, behind 5th, tailed off next, pulled up after 3 out opened 40/1
NR 16 William Hogarth W K Goldsworthy 6 10-2 Non Runner

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £6.80 Tote Place £1.90,£2.10,£5.70,£4.10 Straight Forecast £38.47 Exacta £40.70 Trifecta £1088.40 Swingers 1&2:£9.10 2&3:£74.20 1&3:£51.90

Jackpot £17,686.13 carried forward to Fontwell Park, 6th Feb
Placepot £1,485.50, Pool: £144991.95, 71.25 winning tickets
Quadpot £729.90, Pool: £13218.27, 13.4 winning tickets


An unsatisfactory start to the contest with leading fancy Lush Life - who had been re-shod at the start - several lengths off the back of the pack when the tapes went up. He had been uneasy in the market and never appeared to be travelling that well but this run is best ignored. He must have been almost 30 lengths adrift in the early stages as Dantari set a fierce gallop but the front-runner was soon ignored by those racing prominently which included KILCREA KIM and Alfie Spinner. Dantari did remarkably well to rally for third having looked out on his feet with two to jump but this will not help his cause with the handicapper and he will continue to struggle against less exposed rivals. Handicaps may be a thing of the past for Kilcrea Kim, who justified strong support to maintain his trainer's excellent record in this contest, as connections were mooting a possible tilt at the Albert Bartlett for their progressive Irish point winner. He travelled and jumped well and rallied gamely when joined close home by Alfie Spinner having got a little lonely out in front. He should stay three miles but didn't exactly see his race out strongly over that trip in a competitive handicap at Cheltenham on his previous start. Alfie Spinner is progressing well and looks sure to appreciate a step back up to three miles having been left behind by the winner from the turn for home. He looked rather laboured in making the ground but dug deep to record another career best and has earned a rest having had two quite hard races in the space of three weeks; he could be freshened up for the Pertemps Final at the Festival. County Zen's best days may be behind him but he has recaptured his form and is handicapped to take advantage with a shorter trip possibly in his favour. This was a big step up in class for Prince Tom who emerges with credit but his future lies over fences next season. The gambled-on Mister Hyde looked a live threat turning for home but was readily left behind and this has to go down as disappointing given the confidence behind his chances although the form of his previous win had not worked out at all well.