13:55 Sandown

Friday 7 December 2018

All12:5013:2013:5514:2515:0015:30

Direct Commercial Novices' Limited Handicap Chase

Class 3  |   2m 4f 10y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:55  |   Winning time: 5m 30.6s

1st
4
611-8
16/1
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
Made all, drew clear from 7th, unchallenged after, eased down towards finish (3rd last fence omitted on both circuits) tchd 12/1
2nd
4
16
25/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Mistake 1st, behind, headway into 3rd 13th, went 2nd before last, kept on, not trouble winner op 50/1
3rd
5
13
15/2
T: N J GiffordJ: L P Aspell
Mid-division, hampered by loose horses before 4th, headway into 3rd at 8th, left clear 2nd 11th, kept on same pace, no threat to winner, lost 2nd before last op 11/2
4th
14
11
25/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Mid-division, left 4th when hampered 11th, outpaced bypassing omitted 3 out, never threatened leaders
5th
17
7
4/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, hampered by loose horses before 4th, badly hampered and lost place 6th, no danger after tchd 9/2
6th
22
15
810-10
66/1
T: P R WebberJ: G Sheehan
Jumped left, always in rear, lost touch 10th, tailed off

Also Ran

UR
1
11/2
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Badly hampered 1st, mid-division when bumped by loose horse and unseated rider 2nd tchd 9/2
F
3
611-9
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Chased winner, mistake 9th, disputed 3rd when stumbled and fell 11th op 12/1 tchd 11/1
UR
5
14/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Aidan Coleman
In touch on outside when stumbled and unseated rider 1st op 12/1
F
6
711-6
13/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: James Bowen
Chased leaders, mistake 5th, disputed 3rd when fell 11th op 6/1
PU
8
5/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Chased leaders, left 3rd 11th until after 13th, never on terms, weakened bypassing omitted 3 out, behind when pulled up 2 out op 7/1
PU
10
33/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Adrian Heskin
Always behind, hampered 11th, lost touch after 13th, tailed off, soon pulled up op 50/1
UR
12
12/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
In touch on inside when blundered and unseated rider 1st op 16/1
F
14
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: M G Nolan
Mid-division, took closer order 5th, in touch when stumbled and fell next op 40/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

9
Secret Legacy23
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 7
T: Ian Williams  J: T J O'Brien
2
Oh Land Abloom12
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 8
T: N B King  J: Wayne Hutchinson
Betting

Forecast

Turtle Wars (4/1), Kings Walk (5/1), The Bottom Bar (11/2), Lithic (13/2), Glen Rocco (15/2), Early Du Lemo (12/1), Private Malone (14/1), Magoo (14/1), Oh Land Abloom (14/1), Warthog (16/1), Secret Legacy (16/1), Molly Carew (25/1), Smuggler's Blues (25/1), Inaminna (33/1), Pointed And Sharp (33/1), Triggitas (66/1)

Verdict
An ultra-competitive novices' handicap chase in which a clear round could prove a challenge too negotiate with a number of chasing newcomers in the line-up. Undoubtedly there are various horses with more promising long-term futures than LITHIC but the Jonjo O'Neill-trained 7yo appears well suited by the characteristics of this particular track and could well defy a 3lb rise for a solid run behind Springtown Lake. Others worthy of consideration include the Henderson-duo Turtle Wars and The Bottom Bar, the Paul Nicholls-trained Magoo and the Colin Tizzard-trained Kings Walk.
  1. Lithic
  2. Turtle Wars
  3. Magoo

Previous Winners

2017
Touch Kick
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: H Cobden
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
5/2
Prize Money
1st:
£9,384.00
2nd:
£2,772.00
3rd:
£1,386.00
4th:
£693.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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