15:55 Sandown

Sunday 2 August 2020

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Hersham Handicap

Class 5  |   1m 6f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:55  |   Winning time: 3m 9.2s

1
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: David Probert |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 76
18/1

Generally performing well in recent weeks - was a Class 6 winner at Chepstow (1m4f, soft) three starts back; struggled to make his mark (held by Thai Power) in a Class 3 C&D handicap ten days ago; sits a further 2lb higher.

2
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: S Donohoe |  T: C Fellowes|  OR: 74
5/1

Finished very strongly when just failing to reel in the front-running Choral Work in a 1m4f fillies' novice at Haydock (good) on her second career start; is closely related to the 1m6f Listed winner Forever Now; a noteworthy handicap debutante.

3
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: M Harley |  T: J H M Gosden|  OR: 72
15/2

Nathaniel filly; has shown a consistent level of form without necessarily progressing from race to race; was beaten a neck by the shock 22-1 winner Gentleman At Arms in a Lingfield median auction maiden (1m4f, AW) three weeks ago.

4
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: M L W Bell|  OR: 71
17/2

Seven-race maiden; has often been slowly away (possibly by design); finished a reasonably creditable third to the thriving King's Charisma at Haydock (1m2f, soft) on his penultimate start; others thought open to more improvement.

5
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: A M Balding|  OR: 71
4/5

Commanding winner at Kempton (1m4f, Class 6) in June, and has seemingly taken the resultant rise in grade firmly in his stride; was no match (second) for an authoritative winner (Arthurian Fable) over C&D ten days ago; sets the benchmark.

6
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton|  OR: 69
8/1

New Approach colt; has fallen 6lb in the weights since introduced to handicapping (0-3); met trouble when finishing seventh of 12 to Boss Power at Yarmouth (1m3½f maiden h'cap) 11 days ago; cheekpieces are added seeking that extra edge.

Betting

Forecast

Thai Power (4/5), Immortal Beloved (5/1), Raventree (15/2), Bealach (8/1), Gibraltar (17/2), Camouflaged (18/1)

Verdict
Both Immortal Beloved and Raventree ought to be winning races before too long, with the Charlie Fellowes-trained handicap debutante (closely related to the 1m6f Listed winner Forever Now) arguably the more interesting of that pair. However, the King Power Racing Co Ltd-owned THAI POWER has risen swiftly from humble origins into a proficient staying handicapper. His recent C&D second to Arthurian Fable (Camouflaged sixth) marks him down as having the strongest credentials in this small-field Sandown finale.
  1. Thai Power
  2. Immortal Beloved
  3. Raventree
Prize Money
1st:
£3,493.00
2nd:
£1,040.00
3rd:
£519.00
4th:
£260.00

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