15:00 Sandown

Saturday 2 February 2019

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

    888Sport Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 7f 98y  |   Soft (Heavy in Places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 6m 7.5s
1st
Horse silk
9
6/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Held up towards rear, pushed along in mid-division after 3 out, headway into 2nd 2 out, led before the last, came easily clear run-in, stayed on strongly op 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
9
8
33/1
T: M BlakeJ: Nick Scholfield
Led, pushed along before 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace run-in, no chance with winner op 40/1 tchd 50/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
11
12/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd before 2 out until 2 out, chased leading pair until the last, plugged on again into 3rd run-in op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
15
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: R Johnson
Held up in mid-division, outpaced and lost place approaching 3 out, rallied and kept on well run-in op 15/2 tchd 8/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
17
7/1j
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up in last pair, closer on inside approaching 7th, ridden chasing leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace run-in, lost 4th near finish op 3/1
6th
Horse silk
½
14
33/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: C Brace (7)
Held up towards rear, plugged on from 2 out, kept on run-in, never nearer op 50/1
7th
Horse silk
¾
1
611-12
11/2j
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
In touch, headway on outside chasing leaders when mistake 2 out, went modest 3rd at the last until weakened run-in op 13/2
8th
Horse silk
7
4
10/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Chased leaders pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened
9th
Horse silk
9
10
14/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
Chased leader until before 2 out, mistake and weakened soon after op 16/1
10th
Horse silk
5
5
12/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Harry Kimber (10)
Chased leaders, pushed along on long run before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened
11th
Horse silk
nse
12
10/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Isabel Williams (7)
Held up towards rear, never a factor op 16/1
12th
Horse silk
1
2
8/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Harry Teal (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened before 2 out op 10/1
13th
Horse silk
11
18
16/1
T: F O'BrienJ: A P Cawley
Raced wide in mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 8th, weakened 3 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, behind and pulled up before 2 out
N/A
Horse silk
6
16/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
NonRunner
PU
Horse silk
7
10/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division on inside, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before the last op 12/1
N/A
Horse silk
13
25/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Page Fuller (3)
NonRunner
PU
Horse silk
16
33/1
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
Towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 3 out, never involved, pulled up before enxt op 28/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£8.60Pl:£2.40, £8.60, £3.60, £1.90EX:£457.10Trifecta:£5,873.40Tricast:£4,120.32SF:£261.47Swingers:£92.50, £35.40, £387.20

Forecasts

Ballymoy (11/2), Lord Napier (6/1), Casko D'Airy (7/1), Keeper Hill (8/1), Eminent Poet (10/1), Virginia Chick (10/1), Mr Antolini (10/1), Flemcara (12/1), Folsom Blue (12/1), Padleyourowncanoe (12/1), The Hollow Ginge (14/1), Lungarno Palace (16/1), Brio Conti (16/1), Full Glass (16/1), Dans Le Vent (25/1), Coole Cody (33/1), Man Of Plenty (33/1), Mr Clarkson (33/1)

Verdict

As difficult a handicap to try and solve as you'll find, with any number of these coming into this in good form and some open to improvement as well. CASKO D'AIRY fits nicely into both of those categories and given connections were bullish about him after his Ascot win, he may well be able to take the weight rise in his stride. Eminent Poet stays very well and the slower the ground, the better his chance. He'll be staying on, as will veteran Folsom Blue, who may not be the force of old but is well enough handicapped. Flemcara may do better than he did when seventh last year, Virginia Chick keeps rolling along and Lord Napier continues in good form.
  1. Casko D'Airy
  2. Eminent Poet
  3. Folsom Blue

Previous Winners

2018
Topofthegame
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 6
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £56,270.002nd: £21,200.003rd: £10,610.004th: £5,300.005th: £2,660.006th: £1,330.007th: £660.008th: £340.00

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