16:45 Sandown Fri 9 March 2018

  • Noel Fehily Cheltenham Previews At 188Bet Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 3f 173y, Soft (Heavy in places, back straight G/Soft in places)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£4,549.002nd£1,336.003rd£668.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 26.5sOff time:16:45:55
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1
611-12OR: 120
16/1

Makes his handicap debut here off a big weight despite not having won any of his four novice events (placed once). Should be able to progress in time but this mark looks beyond him.

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2
511-10OR: 118D
11/2

Unlucky to have been narrowly beaten at Ascot last time. Down in class and trip here but possibly better on a sounder surface.

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3
911-10OR: 118WS
11/4

Form tailed off slightly on his last two runs but has been given a break and a wind op. If returning to something like his best he could well go close here.

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4
611-10OR: 118
3/1

Makes her handicap debut here having run well in all three novice/maiden heats. Could possibly be well treated off this opening mark and could well progress further given she has few miles on the clock.

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7
511-2OR: 110
10/1

Usually runs his race and these conditions should be ideal for him, though it's a mild concern that he's 11lb higher than at the time of his most recent win.

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8
511-0OR: 108
12/1

Pulled-up at Chepstow last time on handicap debut and stays at that longer trip here. Second in a novice hurdle but was still beaten 26L and difficult to build a case for here.

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9
610-13OR: 107
10/1

If anything took a step back on handicap debut at Wincanton last time out and it's difficult to see him getting involved against some rivals who have shown much more.

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10
710-11OR: 105
9/1

Has been slightly disappointing over hurdles so far given he won his only bumper. Has failed to complete in three of his five starts so far and not one to rely on on that basis.

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11
810-9OR: 103
12/1

0/31 in his career so far which is obviously far from encouraging. Even when placing he hasn't run particularly well and others make much more appeal.

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Non-Runners

5
Sergeant Brody29
711-7OR: 115
T: S DrinkwaterJ: R T Dunne
6
Cheer's Delboy91
511-2OR: 110
T: R DickinJ: C Poste

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Lip Service (11/4), Jet Set (3/1), Three Star General (11/2), Sergeant Brody (7/1), Admiral Kid (9/1), Lex Talionis (10/1), Fenlons Court (10/1), Tzar De L'elfe (12/1), Vango De Vaige (12/1), Cheer's Delboy (12/1), Coeur Pensif (16/1)

Verdict

Jet Set holds obvious claims after shaping with a great deal of promise in maiden/novice events but preference is for LIP SERVICE. Lightly-raced for his age this gelding has been given a break and a wind op since his last start, and if that has helped stop the regression he has shown in his last couples of races he could be well-treated. In an open looking handicap Lex Talionis should enjoy the conditions.
  1. Lip Service
  2. Jet Set
  3. Lex Talionis

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