14:25 Sandown

Saturday 10 March 2018

All13:2013:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:45

    Matchbook Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 216y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 4m 12.2s
2nd
Horse silk
nk
1
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division on inside, headway before 2 out, challenged last, every chance flat, not much room and bumped towards finish, just held close home
3rd
Horse silk
9
3
10/3f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, took keen hold, not much room and lost place after 3 out, went 4th last, stayed on, went 3rd towards finish, no impression on leading pair op 7/2
4th
Horse silk
hd
5
9/1
T: A M HalesJ: James Bowen (3)
Tracked leaders on outside, every chance before 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, lost 3rd towards finish op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
17
25/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, disputing 4th 2 out, stayed on same pace last op 20/1
6th
Horse silk
hd
7
16/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, not fluent 1st or 3rd, not much room after 3 out, effort before 2 out, never threatened op 14/1
7th
Horse silk
6
6
510-8
20/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Chased leaders, not much room after 3 out, lost place before next
8th
Horse silk
1 ¼
10
25/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Led after 1st, mistake 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakened last
9th
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
25/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Prominent, ridden and lost place 2 out op 40/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ¼
8
12/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Chased leaders, ridden and lost place before 2 out op 14/1
11th
Horse silk
2 ¼
15
16/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (5)
Always towards rear op 20/1
12th
Horse silk
13
16
40/1
T: B I CaseJ: J J Burke
Led until after 1st, prominent, weakened before 2 out op 50/1

Also Ran

N/A
Horse silk
2
1011-0
T: P R WebberJ: 
PU
Horse silk
4
7/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, not much room after 3 out, weakened before mistake 2 out, pulled up before last op 8/1 tchd 13/2
N/A
Horse silk
5
1110-10
T: P J HobbsJ: 
T: P J HobbsJ: 
PU
Horse silk
9
12/1
T: J J QuinnJ: R Johnson
Held up in rear, struggling after 3 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out op 10/1
PU
Horse silk
12
810-3
20/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
Held up towards rear, ridden and well beaten after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
13
8/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, some headway after 3 out, ridden and weakened before mistake 2 out, pulled up before last op 15/2
N/A
Horse silk
13
T: B PaulingJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
14
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: 
UR
Horse silk
14
28/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: James Best
Held up towards rear on outside, blundered and unseated rider 3 out
N/A
Horse silk
16
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
17
T: R SpencerJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
19
710-2
T: P F NichollsJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
21
T: G L MooreJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
24
T: Kerry LeeJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
27
T: G L MooreJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
28
T: A W CarrollJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
29
T: G L MooreJ: 

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£25.90Pl:£4.80, £1.70, £1.50, £2.70EX:£232.70Trifecta:£1,424.80Tricast:£687.35SF:£163.25Swingers:£43.30, £21.00, £7.00

Forecasts

Whatswrongwithyou (10/3), Le Patriote (7/1), Call Me Lord (8/1), Friday Night Light (8/1), Huntsman Son (9/1), Highway One O One (12/1), Master Of Irony (12/1), Silver Streak (16/1), Gassin Golf (16/1), Fidux (20/1), Octagon (20/1), Man Of Plenty (25/1), Castafiore (25/1), Chti Balko (25/1), Birch Hill (28/1), Shanroe Saint (40/1), I'm A Game Changer (N/A), Gwafa (N/A), Excellent Result (N/A), Demon D'Aunou (N/A), Dell Oro (N/A), Darebin (N/A), Raven's Tower (N/A), Prairie Town (N/A), Poppy Kay (N/A), Mr Antolini (N/A), Maquisard (N/A), Malaya (N/A), Magic Dancer (N/A)

Verdict

With three wins since 2007, David Pipe has built solidly on his father's reputation in this tough contest. The Pond House team have yet another useful player here in Friday Night Light. He was beaten by Le Patriote last month but is on better terms now with that rival raised 8lb and, with a visor added, must be respected. Nicky Henderson has only won this race once but his unexposed runner Whatswrongwithyou joins stablemate Call Me Lord in giving the champion trainer sound claims. In a typically competitive renewal Silver Streak, Highway One O One and Octagon can all be given chances but the champion jockey might break his duck in the race on board MASTER OF IRONY. He wasn't suited by the w
  1. Master Of Irony
  2. Friday Night Light
  3. Whatswrongwithyou

Prize Money

1st: £42,202.002nd: £15,900.003rd: £7,958.004th: £3,975.005th: £1,995.006th: £998.007th: £495.008th: £255.00

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