13:50 Sandown

Friday 28 April 2017

All13:5014:2014:5515:3016:0516:3517:10

    bet365 Esher Cup Handicap

  • 3YO only  |   Class 2  |   1m 14y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:53  |   Winning time: 1m 45.39s
1st
Horse silk
6
(1)
6/4f
T: R CharltonJ: James Doyle
Tracked leaders on inside, ridden when not clear run from over 1f out until switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post op 2/1 tchd 85/40
2nd
Horse silk
sh
12
(7)
12/1
T: A M BaldingJ: W Buick
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed post op 14/1
3rd
Horse silk
nk
3
(3)
11/1
T: R HannonJ: P J Dobbs
Led 3f, chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, not much room on inside over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge op 12/1 tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
2
(13)
14/1
T: H PalmerJ: Jim Crowley
Mid-division on outside, headway on outside carried left and stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders
5th
Horse silk
1
13
(6)
50/1
T: W JarvisJ: M Dwyer
Steadied start, took keen hold and held up towards rear, good headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, not clear run on rail and badly hampered over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to recover op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
hd
1
(11)
20/1
T: R HannonJ: R L Moore
Slowly into stride, switched right and held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders tchd 16/1
7th
Horse silk
¾
14
(5)
25/1
T: S KirkJ: David Egan (7)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, bumped 5f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong op 22/1 tchd 20/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
8
(9)
10/1
T: J NosedaJ: J F Egan
Held up towards rear of mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 2f out, ridden and no extra when slightly hampered inside final furlong op 11/1
9th
Horse silk
sh
5
(14)
16/1
T: R M BeckettJ: P C O'Donnell (5)
Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 14/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ½
9
(10)
12/1
T: J & T GosdenJ: Robert Tart
Held up towards rear, some headway 2f out, no impression final furlong tchd 10/1
11th
Horse silk
2 ¼
4
(8)
22/1
T: C HillsJ: J P Spencer
Raced wide early, chased leaders, led 5f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 16/1 tchd 25/1
12th
Horse silk
1
10
(4)
16/1
T: R A FaheyJ: Sammy Jo Bell (3)
Chased leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out op 14/1
13th
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
(12)
13/2
T: R HannonJ: L Dettori
Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out op 7/1

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Non-Runners

11
(2)
Horse silk
Trading Punches215
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 3
T: D H Brown  J: Fran Berry
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.30, £3.70, £3.30EX:£28.20Trifecta:£298.60Tricast:£155.82SF:£19.45Swingers:£6.10, £4.50, £22.90

Forecasts

Atty Persse (6/4), Medahim (13/2), First Up (10/1), The Grape Escape (11/1), Mucho Applause (12/1), Jupiter Light (12/1), Colibri (14/1), Dr Julius No (16/1), Cullingworth (16/1), Contrast (20/1), Rebel De Lope (22/1), Mister Blue Sky (25/1), Trading Punches (33/1), Juanito Chico (50/1)

Verdict

One of if not the best three-year-old handicaps of the season so far and made all the more difficult as a betting contest by the fact that eight of the field are making their handicap debuts. Several of these probably have loftier ambitions looking at their entries with ATTY PERSSE very much falling into that category after his impressive C&D win last year. Dangers abound though with The Grape Escape and Medahim two others with very good claims here although the latter does have a difficult draw to overcome. Most of those to have already run in handicaps look to have a tough task here and other handicap debutantes such as Jupiter Light and First Up look to have much better chances off their current marks.
  1. Atty Persse
  2. The Grape Escape
  3. Jupiter Light

Prize Money

1st: £15,562.002nd: £4,660.003rd: £2,330.004th: £1,165.005th: £582.006th: £292.00

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