15:30 Sandown

Friday 7 December 2018

All12:5013:2013:5514:2515:0015:30
  • JLT Group Novices' Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   1m 7f 216y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 23.8s
1st
7
9/2
T: P HendersonJ: T J O'Brien
Travelled well, in touch in main group, headway on outside when pecked 3 out, challenged before next, ridden and one pace between last 2, 3 lengths down last, stayed on well to lead closing stages op 11/2 tchd 4/1
2nd
½
1
5/2
T: R SpencerJ: James Bowen
Held up towards rear, headway on inside after 3 out, led approaching next, driven 3 lengths clear when went left last, soon ridden and hard pressed, headed closing stages op 11/4 tchd 10/3
3rd
8
6
20/1
T: M SheppardJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Led, allowed clear lead to 4th, headed approaching 2 out, ridden and outpaced by front pair between last 2, well held in 3rd after tchd 16/1 and tchd 25/1
4th
7
9
12/1
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
In touch main group, driven after 3 out, ridden and lost place before next, stayed on to take modest 4th flat op 10/1
5th
2 ½
3
511-9
12/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Lee Edwards
Tracked clear leader, close up 4th, ridden and lost place before 2 out, no chance with front trio between last 2, lost modest 4th flat op 20/1
6th
12
2
2/1f
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Held up in rear, not fluent 4 out, outpaced next, ridden before 2 out, never a threat tchd 15/8
7th
4 ½
4
8/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: D F O'Regan
Held up in touch in main group, close up 4th, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened op 6/1
8th
2 ¾
5
411-6
20/1
T: F BrennanJ: David Bass
In touch min group, close up 4th, lost place when ridden after 3 out, soon behind, weakened 2 out op 25/1

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Non-Runners

8
Vlannon19
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 3
T: M Madgwick  J: M Goldstein
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.40Pl:£1.60, £1.40, £2.90EX:£17.90Trifecta:£212.20Tricast:£197.15SF:£16.93Swingers:£3.00, £17.60, £10.10

Forecasts

My Brother (2/1), Thistimenextyear (5/2), Shaw's Cross (9/2), Primal Focus (8/1), Vlannon (10/1), Malangen (12/1), Alcanar (12/1), Kestrel Valley (20/1), Ulysses (20/1)

Verdict

Not a race for strong opinions and a relatively low-key conclusion to an otherwise interesting Sandown card. Kestrel Valley is a filly who is worth keeping an eye upon for the future, as she's probably capable of winning races from a mark in the low 100's when upped in trip. With little towards the foot of the weights making any significant appeal, the safest play is probably MY BROTHER who took an all too obvious step forward over hurdles at Cheltenham three-weeks ago.
  1. My Brother
  2. Thistimenextyear
  3. Kestrel Valley

Previous Winners

2017
Cap Du Nord
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 4
9/2

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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