16:10 Sandown

Saturday 3 February 2018

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:10

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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 3f 173y  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:10  |   Winning time: 5m 36.4s
1st
Horse silk
3
511-8
7/1
T: J W MullinsJ: J McGrath
Tracked leader, led before 2nd, 1 length ahead when blundered and left clear last op 10/1 tchd 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
7
10/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: L P Aspell
Slight lead until before 2nd, chased leader until before 2 out, outpaced in 3rd between last 2, left in 2nd and badly hampered last, stayed on same pace run-in op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
1
3/1f
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: B J Geraghty
Held up in touch, headway into modest 4th 2 out, left 3rd and hampered last tchd 10/3
4th
Horse silk
sh
6
9/2
T: David DennisJ: Aidan Coleman
Keen, tracked leaders on inside, hit 3 out, mistake and weakened next, left 4th and hit last op 7/2
5th
Horse silk
9
5
15/2
T: P W MiddletonJ: Daniel Sansom (7)
Took keen hold, held up and behind, outpaced and struggling 3 out, left remote 5th last tchd 8/1
6th
Horse silk
5
4
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Keen, held up in touch, weakened approaching 2 out op 6/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
10/3
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Keen, tracked leading pair, 2nd before 2 out, 1 length down when fell last op 4/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.20Pl:£4.00, £4.90EX:£73.60Trifecta:£387.90SF:£65.76Swingers:£8.90, £3.70, £7.60

Forecasts

Palmers Hill (3/1), Colonial Dreams (10/3), Just So Cool (9/2), Landin (7/1), Kapcorse (7/1), Miss Adventure (15/2), Holdbacktheriver (10/1)

Verdict

The market should prove informative with a number of handicap debutants in the mix here. Chief amongst those to keep any eye on in expensive purchase Palmers Hill, winner on debut over hurdles at Uttoxeter in October and open to doing better on the back of his run at Ascot since. Colonial Dreams will need perhaps need to sharpen his jumping but represents Nicky Henderson and so will have every chance of doing just that. Kapcorse represents a yard going along very nicely (though Barry Geraghty seemingly prefers Palmers Hill). Any of the trio could mount a bit but they have a fair yardstick to aim at in JUST SO COOL, who came back from a long layoff with a smooth Huntingdon win last month. He's been hit with an 8lb rise for that success but, if he runs to a similar level, he could well defy the assessor. The mare Miss Adventure improved in a first-time hood at Plumpton and is another handicap debutante of note.
  1. Just So Cool
  2. Palmers Hill
  3. Miss Adventure

Previous Winners

2017
Another Venture
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 6
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,498.002nd: £1,908.003rd: £954.004th: £477.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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