16:00 Sandown

Friday 14 February 2020

  • Alanbrooke Handicap Chase
  • Class 3  |   3m 37y  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Thomas Patrickp146
Age: 8|  Weight: 12-0| J: Nico de Boinville| T: T Lacey| OR:  137| D
Very useful chaser if you go back a couple of seasons but it's all gone south in more recent times, and he looked pretty reluctant at Haydock last time out; on a tempting mark but it needs a real leap of faith now.
Another Venturev44
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-12| J: Ned Curtis(3)| T: K C Bailey| OR:  135| C| D
Thorough stayer that ground it out to score at Plumpton last March; efforts since then a bit mixed, to say the least, but handles heavy ground and might be a bit happier going back right-handed; chances if that's the case.
Potters Legendp46
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-10| J: Jack Quinlan| T: L Wadham| OR:  133| D
Looked about ready to win again after his third in a competitive Cheltenham handicap in November but pulled up last time out; has a ready excuse though (bled) and with trip/ground no issue here,has chances of getting back on track.
St Erney333
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-7| J: Kieron Edgar| T: Miss J Du Plessis| OR:  130| D
Only had the three chase starts but successful when last seen out, although that was back in March of last year, which suggests he might have had an issue; potential for much better is there, but after absence, may be best watched today.
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-6| J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.| T: Jonjo O'Neill| OR:  129
Giant of a chaser that's got a real hit-and-miss profile; looked useful when scoring at Haydock in December but never travelled with much enthusiasm at Newbury last time; blinkers now given a try, which could help, and he cannot be discounted.
Christmas In Aprilp25
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-6| J: R M Power| T: C L Tizzard| OR:  129| BF
Winner of the Sussex National at Plumpton in January but couldn't back that up from a 6lb higher mark there last time out, beaten at odds-on; ability is there for sure, but might not be one to trust with the mortgage.
Le Boizelo30
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-3| J: Mr Thomas M O'Brien(5)| T: R Walford| OR:  126| CD
Had plenty left in the tank when scoring here back in December and has turned in a couple of decent enough efforts since, then, although a little below par latest; back to scene of his win could raise his game again, so not discounted.
Horatio Hornblowerp41
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-2| J: Chester Williams(5)| T: Nick Williams| OR:  125| D
Was on the hunt for the hat-trick when unseating here last time out, still held every chance when doing do; this arguably a little less competitive too, and if handling this deep ground, should have a chance.
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-10| J: David Noonan| T: N J Hawke| OR:  119| D
Ground to make up with Horatio Hornblower on their Ffos Las form from November but wins either side of that show he's an improving horse; up another 7lb for latest win and this is tougher, but handles heavy and less weight to carry than a few.


Another Venture (9/2), Le Boizelo (11/2), Christmas In April (6/1), St Erney (6/1), Potters Legend (7/1), Alminar (8/1), Cobolobo (8/1), Thomas Patrick (8/1), Horatio Hornblower (8/1)


Christmas In April is probably the one to beat, but he needs to put an odds-on defeat last time behind him, and may not represent a lot of value. Cobolobo could get back on track if the blinkers work but he does look hard work at times, and preference is for POTTERS LEGEND, who has a legitimate excuse for a poor effort last time and could find this a suitable test. Alminar is worth a second look from the foot of the handicap and Le Boizelo could go well back at Sandown.
  1. Potters Legend
  2. Christmas In April
  3. Cobolobo

Previous Winners

Weight: 10-13  |Age: 9

Prize Money

1st: £9,384.002nd: £2,772.003rd: £1,386.004th: £693.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00
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