15:00 Sandown

Friday 7 December 2018

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

Holiday Inn Shepperton Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase

Class 3  |   3m 37y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 6m 50.7s

1st
3
6/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr D Maxwell
Held up in touch, tracked leaders after 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden to challenge approaching last, led soon after, stayed on under pressure flat (3rd last fence omitted on both circuits) op 9/2
2nd
5
8
9/1
T: R DickinJ: Miss Tabitha Worsley (3)
Raced keenly, made most from 2nd, tended to jump right, hard pressed 2 out, ridden and headed soon after last, kept on same apce tchd 8/1
3rd
1 ½
1
8/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Mr P Mason (7)
In touch, tracked leaders 8th, disputed lead when blundered 14th, not much room on inside 18th, lost place after 3 out (usual 4 out), 4th 2 out, ridden and stayed on to take narrow 3rd closing stages op 7/1
4th
1
4
911-12
9/2
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones (7)
Tracked leaders, mistake 16th, went 2nd after 3 out (usual 4 out), soon challenged, every chance when hit 2 out, no extra last, lost 3rd closing stages op 15/2 tchd 4/1
5th
25
9
9/2
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Ms Lisa O'Neill
Held up in touch, not fluent 11th, pushed along after 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened bypassing omitted 3 out, tailed off op 6/1 tchd 13/2

Also Ran

PU
5
8/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien
Tracked leaders, disputed lead 11th, hit next, blundered 16th, lost place after 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and weakened before omitted 3 out, tailed off when pulled up next op 6/1
PU
6
11/4f
T: K C BaileyJ: Mr Martin McIntyre (3)
Led to 2nd, remained prominent, hit 4th, blundered and lost place 14th, pulled up before next op 10/3
UR
7
811-10
20/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Mr Callum McBride (7)
Prominent on outside, pushed along bypassing omitted 3 out, 5th and beaten when blundered and unseated rider 2 out tchd 16/1

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Non-Runners

2
Wicked Willy56
Weight: 12-5|  Age: 7
T: N A Twiston-Davies  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Knockanrawley (11/4), Perform (9/2), Fifty Shades (9/2), Mendip Express (6/1), Wicked Willy (15/2), Pete The Feat (8/1), Potters Corner (8/1), Thomas Crapper (9/1), Hey Bill (20/1)

Verdict
The rock-solid stayer Knockanrawley is of interest from a falling mark assuming that he returns from his summer break in 'A1' condition, with the market (and trainers blog) likely to provide some clues on that score either way. Thomas Crapper was perhaps a shade fortunate to score at Southwell, but was in the process of running a big race in any case and he couldn't be discounted despite a subsequent 4lb rise in the weights. However, the booking of Lisa O'Neill further strengthens the hand held by the Christian Williams-trained FIFTY SHADES. This youngster boasts the best recent form (Cheltenham) and rates as very sound advice against some ageing rivals.
  1. Fifty Shades
  2. Knockanrawley
  3. Thomas Crapper

Previous Winners

2017
Pete The Feat
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 13
Weight: 11-9  |  
Age: 13  |  
J: Mr D Skehan
  |  
T: C E Longsdon
25/1
Prize Money
1st:
£8,994.00
2nd:
£2,810.00
3rd:
£1,404.00
4th:
£702.00
5th:
£351.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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