13:45 Sandown

Saturday 9 December 2017

All12:0512:4013:1013:4514:2014:5515:30

    randoxhealth.com Henry VIII Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 119y  |   Good to Soft  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:47  |   Winning time: 3m 53.4s
1st
Horse silk
5
11/1
T: A KingJ: D A Jacob
In touch, smooth headway after 3 out, led on bit approaching last, ran on strongly, impressive op 9/1 tchd 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
11
4
11/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Tracked leader, led 8th, headed before 3 out, rallied next, held in 3rd when hampered and left in 2nd at last, no chance with winner tchd 5/1
3rd
Horse silk
50
3
13/8f
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 5th and 6th, soon outpaced in rear, tailed off after 4 out, left in 4th 2 out, left in remote 3rd at last tchd 6/4

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
1
15/8
T: N J HendersonJ: D J Mullins
Led, not fluent 2nd, mistake and headed 8th, led again before 3 out, headed approaching when stumbled on landing and unseated rider last tchd 7/4
F
Horse silk
2
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders, keen, driven to challenge in 4th when fell 2 out op 10/1 tchd 11/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.30Pl:£1.80, £2.50EX:£32.70Trifecta:£79.40SF:£58.98

Forecasts

Finian's Oscar (13/8), Brain Power (15/8), North Hill Harvey (11/2), Capitaine (8/1), Sceau Royal (11/1)

Verdict

In a race bringing together most of the main British Arkle contenders a chance is taken on FINIAN'S OSCAR. Colin Tizzard's outstanding youngster shouldn't have any problem stepping back in trip as a Grade One winner over this distance over hurdles and he is very much in the 'could be anything' category. Brain Power will provide a very stern test however. Nicky Henderson's six-year old didn't do himself justice in Cheltenham and Punchestown Champion's but he was scintillating on his chase debut at Kempton. None of these five can realistically be dismissed and of the rest Capitaine is favoured despite being a little short of these over hurdles. His trainer Paul Nicholls has won this race six times.
  1. Finian's Oscar
  2. Brain Power
  3. Capitaine

Previous Winners

2016
Altior
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 6
2/7

Prize Money

1st: £28,475.002nd: £10,685.003rd: £5,350.004th: £2,665.005th: £1,340.006th: £670.00

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