13:15 Sandown Sun 10 November 2019

  • Virgin Bet Follow Us On Twitter Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (Class 3)
  • 2m 4f 10y, Soft (Good to Soft in Places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£9,384.002nd£2,772.003rd£1,386.004th£693.005th£450.006th£450.007th£450.008th£450.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 19.3sOff time:13:17:21
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1
611-8OR: 131
13/8

Quietly progressive over hurdles in the spring, and found a bit more when second of 16 to Flash The Steel in Silver Trophy at Chepstow last month. Placed in point-to-points before that, and the sort to make a useful chaser on looks. Respected,

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2
511-8OR: 131WS
9/1

Not won since debut, including in three chase runs for this yard, and while he ran his best race when second of 5 to Timoteo in a novice handicap at Kempton in March, he found less than looked likely, and has had another breathing operation since.

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3
511-5OR: 128BF
9/2

Won a novice hurdle at Taunton in February, and improved when second of 10 to Duke Street in handicap at Worcester in September. On the upgrade, and one to consider making a swift switch of discipline.

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4
611-4OR: 127
8/1

Good fourth in the EBF Final here last year, but not sighted since winning at Fontwell in April 2018. Changed ownership for £110,000 the following month, and has the physique to make a better chaser.

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5
711-2OR: 125BF
8/1

Won a 2m1f maiden hurdle at Exeter in January, and ran at least as well in three subsequent starts, albeit beaten at odds-on last time. Seemed to stay when tried at this trip before, but that came in a 3-finisher race.

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7
611-1OR: 124
11/2

Won a maiden hurdle at Plumpton in April, and looked a fair chasing prospect when ½L second of 9 to Celtic Joy in novice handicap at Kempton on chasing debut. Best efforts on a sound surface, but claims if he can build on that on softer ground.

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8
710-12OR: 121BFWS
28/1

Won a maiden hurdle last spring, but proved a little disappointing in handicaps last season. May do better now switching to fences after a break, but others more convincing.

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9
510-10OR: 119
20/1

Won a Sligo maiden hurdle for Joseph O'Brien, and runner-up at Clonmel in May. Second in a point, so reason to believe she'll take to fences for new yard, but improvement needed all the same.

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Non-Runners

6
Lungarno Palace168
811-2OR: 125
T: F O'BrienJ: A P Cawley

Last Year's Winner

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Springtown Lake611-1311/4
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson

Betting

Forecast

Champagne Court (13/8), At Its Own Expense (9/2), The Flying Sofa (11/2), Chambard (8/1), Canelo (8/1), Envoye Special (9/1), Lungarno Palace (10/1), Little Light (20/1), The Cannister Man (28/1)

Verdict

CHAMPAGNE COURT has been in the money in some very competitive handicap hurdles this year, and has the scope to be at least as good over fences, and he gets a fairly confident vote to defy top weight. Canelo has been off for a while but went well in the EBF Final here in 2018, and is the type to do better despite his absence. At Its Own Expense completes the shortlist.
  1. Champagne Court
  2. Canelo
  3. At Its Own Expense

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