14:25 Sandown

Saturday 9 March 2019

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

    Matchbook Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 216y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:27  |   Winning time: 4m 1.95s
1st
Horse silk
9
510-2
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up off the pace in mid-division, smooth headway on outside before 2 out, challenged and blundered 2 out, recovered to chase leader between last 2, ran on to lead final 100 yards op 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
14
7/2
T: Mrs J WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (7)
Held up in 6th, smooth headway on long run before 2 out, led 2 out, soon clear until approaching last, headed and no extra final 100 yards op 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
4
1
3/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Held up towards rear, headway on inside before 2 out, stayed on in 3rd before the last op 5/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
10
20/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Hammond (5)
Off the pace towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, chased leaders 2 out, 4th and hit last, weakened run-in tchd 16/1
5th
Horse silk
3
3
9/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Chased leaders, chased clear leader on long run after 3 out, closer when lost 2nd before 2 out, chased leaders, weakened last op 10/1 and tchd 14/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
2
810-12
16/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Tom Buckley (10)
Chased leader, led after 2nd, went clear after 3 out, came back to the field and ridden on long run to 2 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd between last 2, weakened last
7th
Horse silk
3 ¼
16
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in rear, some headway on inside before 2 out, no progress after tchd 15/2
8th
Horse silk
5
6
6/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up towards rear, never on terms op 13/2
9th
Horse silk
3 ¼
15
20/1
T: R WalfordJ: Bryony Frost
Led until after 2nd, chased leader until next, remained handy until weakened approaching 2 out op 25/1
10th
Horse silk
12
5
25/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
7
66/1
T: S CurranJ: G Sheehan
Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 100/1
PU
Horse silk
11
14/1
T: R T PhillipsJ: Daniel Hiskett (5)
Awkwardly away, chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd until pushed along on long run after 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next
PU
Horse silk
12
50/1
T: A RalphJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Off the pace towards rear, behind and struggling after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 40/1

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Non-Runners

13
Horse silk
Extra Mag40
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 5
T: D Pipe  J: T Scudamore
NR
8
Horse silk
Solomon Grey56
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 7
T: D Skelton  J: Harry Skelton
NR
4
Horse silk
Blu Cavalier21
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 9
T: A Stronge  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.20Pl:£2.60, £2.50, £1.80EX:£39.50Trifecta:£239.00Tricast:£93.38SF:£31.96Swingers:£10.90, £11.70, £8.70

Forecasts

Call Me Lord (3/1), Monsieur Lecoq (7/2), Dream Du Grand Val (6/1), Malaya (7/1), Extra Mag (15/2), Benny's Bridge (8/1), First Flow (9/1), Solomon Grey (12/1), Totterdown (14/1), Speredek (16/1), Storm Rising (20/1), Our Merlin (20/1), Blu Cavalier (20/1), Chti Balko (25/1), Pyromaniac (50/1), All Yours (66/1)

Verdict

Call Me Lord is the class act but on testing ground and dropped back in trip, he faces a stiff task lumping weight around. Easy C&D winner Monsieur Lecoq is much-respected but has been hit hard by the assessor for his score here and so the vote goes to EXTRA MAG. David Pipe has continued the Pond House tradition of targeting this race and looks for his fourth win. His Exeter winner failed to concede 7lb to Precious Cargo at Kempton in January, the pair clear, and that rival was a very easy winner here yesterday, boosting the form. Dream Du Grand Val is respected for the champion trainer while any money for First Flow and Pyromaniac would be notable
  1. Extra Mag
  2. Monsieur Lecoq
  3. Dream Du Grand Val

Previous Winners

2018
Mr Antolini
Weight: 10-4  |Age: 8
20/1

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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