14:55 Sandown Fri 6 December 2019

  • Sandown Park Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase (Class 3)
  • 3m 37y, Good to Soft (Soft (in places))
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£8,994.002nd£2,810.003rd£1,404.004th£702.005th£351.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 35.68sOff time:14:55:24
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1
1111-12OR: 130CD
4/1

Veteran with a fine historic Sandown record; clearly isn't the force of old but can be expected to improve fitness wise for his C&D (soft) comeback third to Houblan Des Obeaux (holds fourth placed Loose Chips).

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3
711-8OR: 126
6/1

Back to winning ways (overcame some tardy leaps) when bravely fending off Follow The Swallow/Boughtbeforelunch at Warwick (3m1½f, good to soft) four weeks ago; 6lb higher on a career high handicap mark of 126 (albeit with a 7lb claimer aboard).

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4
711-7OR: 125
10/3

Strong stayer who has won more than his fair share of races (6-28) for Seamus Mullins; runner-up on both starts this season - was hindered by a lost iron (two out) at Cheltenham (3m1f, good to soft) six weeks ago; 4lb higher; chance.

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5
1311-2OR: 120CD
9/1

Like Le Reve, is a regular feature here at Sandown Park; is now rated 10lb lower than when beating Rock Gone by 11L over C&D (soft) in November 2018 but time waits for no man and age creeps up on us all eventually.

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6
811-2OR: 120BFC
7/2

Heavy ground course hurdles winner (2m4f) in February 2016; has frequented Haldon Hill at Exeter more often than not since (seven starts); stayed on under hands and heels riding (no whip) when 2¾L third to Orchardstown Cross latest; 2lb higher.

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7
610-13OR: 117
9/2

A consistent type; again firmly in the mix when beaten 3½L by Barbrook Star/Follow The Swallow at Warwick (3m1½f, good to soft) four weeks ago; let off lighter than the aforementioned pair (+6lb & +5lb) with just a token 2lb rise.

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8
1110-11OR: 115D
20/1

Veteran; built upon a fair comeback run at Stratford (2m5f, soft) when sticking to his task (25-1) behind Barbrook Star (Boughtbeforelunch third) at Warwick (3m1½f, good to soft) four weeks ago; a subsequent 5lb weights rise is harsh.

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9
910-6OR: 110
33/1

Both of his wins have come on a sound surface (Plumpton & Wincanton), so while he's evidently a hardy stayer that must set some alarm bells ringing in the context of these conditions; is easing in the weights (on last winning mark).

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Non-Runners

2
Indy Five1
911-9OR: 127
T: David DennisJ: Mr James King

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Mendip Express1211-126/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr D Maxwell

Betting

Forecast

Plantagenet (10/3), Le Boizelo (7/2), Le Reve (4/1), Boughtbeforelunch (9/2), Barbrook Star (6/1), Loose Chips (9/1), Follow The Swallow (20/1), Indy Five (20/1), River Of Intrigue (33/1)

Verdict

Something of a rematch between the Warwick rivals (1/2/3) Barbrook Star, Follow The Swallow and Boughtbeforelunch with the added delights of the ageing Sandown specialists Le Reve and Loose Chips thrown into the mix. However, fortune occasionally favours the brave, so we'll take aim at the Exeter regular LE BOIZELO who stayed on for hands and heels riding (rider dropped his whip) to finish third to Orchardstown Cross over a similarly searching 3m trip (soft) last month.
  1. Le Boizelo
  2. Plantagenet
  3. Boughtbeforelunch

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F: -

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F: 1

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