15:25 Sandown Sun 11 November 2018
Real moneyspinner for connections, but was out of sorts last season and reappearance run at Chepstow was no better. Handicap mark is tumbling, but needs to find a spark.
Smart in his prime, but has not been at his best for some time and he was pulled up in the Grand National when last sighted. Down to a lenient mark, but has it to prove and would appreciate softer ground.
Signs of a revival when third on his reappearance run at Chepstow where Theatre Guide was well behind. Handles this track well and handicap mark is perfectly fair.
Excellent second when last seen at Ascot a year ago and is able to run off 1lb lower. Would have serious claims if able to replicate that run, but does have a long absence to overcome.
Gallant old warrior after whom this race is named. Scored over C&D in March and would raise the roof if winning again on seasonal reappearance.
Three C&D wins in military contests to his name, so clearly likes this venue. Each-way prospects, but current mark is high enough.
Stable companion of Pete The Feat who is not as good as he was, but ran a fair race on his seasonal reappearance at Carlisle. Likes this venue and enters calcuations.
Successful in a Hexham hunter chase in April and is probably more effective in that sphere. Not without hope back in a handicap, but others are more convincing.
Form tailed off as last season progressed, but he is back down to a fair mark for his return to action. Champion jockey in the saddle and is one to consider.
Successful in this race three years ago, but was below par last season and looks to be on a downward spiral at the age of 13. Lenient mark, however.
Little encouragement in two starts this season and overall profile suggests he will struggle again despite a tumbling handicap rating.
Last Year's Winner
|Houblon Des Obeaux||10||11-6||5/2|
|T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch|
Rock Gone (10/3), Carole's Destrier (10/3), Loose Chips (7/1), Rathlin Rose (8/1), Theatre Guide (9/1), Tenor Nivernais (10/1), Mendip Express (12/1), Vino Griego (14/1), Pete The Feat (16/1), Flaming Charmer (20/1), Court Frontier (40/1)
- Carole's Destrier
- Flaming Charmer
- Pete The Feat
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