15:15 Sandown Fri 17 February 2017

  • Royal Artillery Gold Cup (Military Amateur Riders' Chase) (Class 3)
  • 3m 37y, Soft (Good to Soft in places - Heavy in places down hill)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£7,798.002nd£2,290.003rd£1,145.004th£572.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:6m 38.5sOff time:15:15:39
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1
1112-5OR: 124
16/1

Rider took this in 2013 and 2015. Romped home in a weak race at Lingfield in November and unproven over this trip.

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2
1012-5OR: 105
25/1

Last of the five finishers in this last year. Has a lot to do at the weights and has appeared not to stay this trip.

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3
912-5OR: 126
2/1

Represents a yard that has taken two of the last four renewals of this race. Winner of an amateurs' race at Cheltenham in October. Has an experienced rider on board to boost his obvious claims.

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4
1112-0OR: 122
9/2

Has been on the decline over the past two years but his two best performances during this time have been over the C&D. Rider finished runner-up in this last year.

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5
812-0OR: 100
33/1

Winner of a point-to-point last month under today's pilot. That form still leaves him with something to find at this level.

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6
912-0OR: 128
13/8

Looked an exciting prospect when winning a novice chase by a distance in May 2015. Off the track subsequently until an eyecatching fourth at Newbury last month. Ridden with more restraint that day and blinkers are refitted.

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7
1212-0OR: 118
9/1

Useful staying handicapper at his peak but his last win was over three years ago. His reappearance at Uttoxeter offered little encouragement and he will need to step up significantly to figure here.

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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Rathlin Rose (13/8), Troika Steppes (2/1), Ardkilly Witness (9/2), Renard (9/1), Cody Wyoming (16/1), Irish Thistle (25/1), Bayley's Dream (33/1)

Verdict

RATHLIN ROSE has the best BHA rating in the lineup and it is possible that mark underestimates him having beaten a 120-rated horse by a distance on his chasing debut. He will come on a great deal for his reappearance last month when he was not disgraced in coming from off the pace to finish fourth in a better race than this. His best form has been shown under more positive rides and with the blinkers reapplied he could take some catching. Troika Steppes jumps and stays well and looks the main danger from a yard that have done well here in the military races over the past few years. Ardkilly Witness has reserved his best performances for this venue and he may not be far away. 1. Rathlin Rose 2. Troika Steppes 3. Ardkilly Witness

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F: 3/

T: W P Mullins

Hukum

F: 3

T: Owen Burrows

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F: 311112

T: H De Bromhead

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F: 51211-2

T: P J Hobbs

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F: 2-1

T: K C Bailey