13:50 Sandown

Saturday 27 April 2019

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    bet365 Novices' Championship Final Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   1m 7f 216y  |   Good (Good to Firm in Places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 3m 53.8s
1st
Horse silk
1
9/2f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders, going well when switched left before 2 out, led 2 out, ridden and stayed on strongly run-in,
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
4
610-12
13/2
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, smooth headway chasing leaders before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, driven and kept on same pace run-in, no chance with winner op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
hd
11
6/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up last, headway approaching 2 out, hung right and kept on under pressure run-in, almost snatched 2nd, no chance with winner
4th
Horse silk
4
5
8/1
T: A KingJ: R Johnson
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, good headway on outside before 2 out, kept on same pace run-in
5th
Horse silk
½
7
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace run-in op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
½
8
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (5)
Tracked leaders in 6th, travelling well between last 2, stayed on same pace run-in
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
3
7/1
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, headway chasing leaders before next, weakened before last op 10/1
8th
Horse silk
1
15
510-0
28/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (3)
Held up in last trio, headway on inside before 2 out, weakened approaching last op 33/1 tchd 25/1
9th
Horse silk
5
9
17/2
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, weakened before last op 8/1
10th
Horse silk
½
6
20/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Tracked leaders in 5th on inside, headway to lead approaching 2 out until 2 out, lost 2nd between last 2, chased leaders, weakened approaching last op 16/1
11th
Horse silk
¾
10
33/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Held up towards rear, never on terms
12th
Horse silk
6
13
22/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Chased leading pair, tracked leader 3rd until 3 out, chased leaders, weakened after 2 out op 25/1 tchd 20/1
13th
Horse silk
½
12
610-6
25/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Led and set good pace, driven along after 3 out, headed approaching and hit next, weakened soon after op 20/1
14th
Horse silk
12
2
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Jinked right and started slowly, took keen hold in last pair, good headway chasing leaders 4th, weakened rapidly soon after 2 out
15th
Horse silk
44
14
16/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Chased leader until mistake 3rd, remained close up, 2nd again 3 out until weakened before next, tailed off and eased op 20/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.90Pl:£2.00, £2.60, £1.90EX:£38.10Trifecta:£188.30Tricast:£183.94SF:£32.21Swingers:£6.80, £7.00, £7.60

Forecasts

Getaway Trump (9/2), Humble Hero (6/1), Harambe (13/2), Lord Yeats (7/1), Scarlet Dragon (8/1), Benny's Bridge (17/2), Birds Of Prey (14/1), Dream Du Grand Val (14/1), Flash The Steel (16/1), Petit Palais (16/1), Cause Toujours (20/1), What's Occurring (22/1), Airton (25/1), Romanor (28/1), Heatstroke (33/1)

Verdict

Top-weight Getaway Trump deserves plenty of credit for bouncing back swiftly from his Premier Hurdle flop when posting an impressive 6L win at Ayr's two-day Scottish Grand National fixture. However, with 11st 12lb on his back, he could just prove vulnerable to a fast-emerging rival lower down the weights. The hat-trick seeking Harambe fits the bill and holds a few of today's rivals on the evidence of previous racecourse action, whilst Scarlet Dragon shouldn't be dismissed lightly. However, with the Skelton yard in red-hot form, we'll opt for the handicap newcomer HUMBLE HERO who displayed a very nice attitude when winning at Newbury five-weeks ago.
  1. Humble Hero
  2. Harambe
  3. Getaway Trump

Previous Winners

2018
Ballymoy
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
13/2

Prize Money

1st: £61,900.002nd: £18,380.003rd: £9,190.004th: £4,580.005th: £2,300.006th: £1,160.007th: £580.008th: £280.00

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