15:55 Sandown

Thursday 22 July 2021

All13:0013:3514:1014:4515:2015:5516:30
  • Imber Court Handicap
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m 1f 209y  |   Good to Firm (Firm in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:55  |   Winning time: 2m 7.86s
1
(2)
Horse silk
Lawn Ranger38
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-7| J: William Carson| T: M J Attwater| OR:  85| D
20/1
Front runner who is now 5 lb below his last winning mark, gained at Chester in August. Brushed aside all 3 starts this season so has plenty to prove at present, for all this is a drop in class.
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2
(9)
Horse silk
Civil Lawt10
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7| J: Andrea Atzeni| T: R A Teal| OR:  85| D
7/2
Strong at the finish both times when winning back-to-back handicaps in May/June. Left Brian Ellison after and another sound effort when third at Lingfield 10 days ago.
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3
(6)
Horse silk
Sweet Reward21
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: R Kingscote| T: J G Portman| OR:  80| BF| CD
5/1
At the top of his game when landing back-to-back C&D handicaps in May/June. Things conspired against him at Epsom 3 weeks ago so he likely remains in form.
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4
(7)
Horse silk
Arctic Vega26
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1| J: Oisin Murphy| T: A M Balding| OR:  79
3/1
Both wins gained on the AW but equally effective on turf. Too keen at Newcastle last time but he ought to be a factor at this level.
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6
(8)
Horse silk
Andaleept21
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-12| J: George Rooke(3)| T: G McPherson| OR:  76| CD
16/1
Back-to-back C&D winner in August/September. Yet to land a significant blow this term, but he's now dipped below last successful mark, so he could be interesting.
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7
(1)
Horse silk
Pledge Of Honour26
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-11| J: B A Curtis| T: D K Ivory| OR:  75| D
4/1
Newbury winner last year and back on track when second at Lingfield last month. Similar form when sixth in a better race at Newmarket and eased 2 lb since.
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8
(4)
Horse silk
Giuseppe Cassioli115
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-11| J: M Dwyer| T: Muir & Grassick| OR:  75
10/1
Made a winning handicap debut for Charles Hills in October. Consistent rather than progressive for Marco Botti, leaving that yard for 17,000 gns in March. This just his second turf start.
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9
(3)
Horse silk
Lady Resetp,t19
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-10| J: Laura Pearson(5)| T: D Pipe| OR:  74| D
10/1
Landed a Leicester seller in May and followed up back in handicap company at Doncaster (10.2f). Looked anchored by revised mark latest but has the services of Laura Pearson again.
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Non-Runners

5
(5)
Horse silk
Russian Virtue25
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 4
T: D Menuisier  J: W Buick
NR

Forecasts

Arctic Vega (3/1), Civil Law (7/2), Pledge Of Honour (4/1), Sweet Reward (5/1), Russian Virtue (11/2), Lady Reset (10/1), Giuseppe Cassioli (10/1), Andaleep (16/1), Lawn Ranger (20/1)

Verdict

ANDALEEP has failed to fire this season, but as a result he's dropped below his last winning mark and returning to the scene of his last 2 wins, he could be interesting at a price. Sweet Reward has also been in top form over this C&D and is an obvious threat, along with Civil Law.

  1. ANDALEEP (IRE)
  2. SWEET REWARD (IRE)
  3. CIVIL LAW (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Blue Cup
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 4
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,752.002nd: £2,231.003rd: £1,116.004th: £558.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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