12:00 Sandown

Sunday 2 August 2020

All12:0012:3513:1013:4514:2014:5015:2015:55

Claygate Handicap

Class 5  |   5f 10y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:02  |   Winning time: 1m 1.43s

1st
1
(1)
9/1
T: D & C KublerJ: Adam J McNamara
Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, hung left and led final 75 yards op 10/1 tchd 12/1
2nd
1
10
(8)
28/1
T: J GallagherJ: Kevin Lundie (5)
Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and no extra last 75 yards op 20/1
3rd
1 ¾
8
(2)
13/2
T: W R MuirJ: M Dwyer
Mid-division on rail, headway chasing leaders 2f out, not clear run approaching final furlong, switched left and ran on final 100 yards op 10/1
4th
nk
4
(9)
10/3f
T: C WallisJ: Marco Ghiani (5)
Mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on towards finish, never going pace to reach leaders, jinked left and unseated rider after line op 3/1
5th
nk
7
(11)
11/2
T: H CandyJ: David Probert
Wore hood to post, chased leader, every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish op 13/2 tchd 5/1
6th
nk
6
(3)
18/1
T: M J AttwaterJ: William Carson
Rearing in stalls, towards rear on rail, switched left over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, never going pace to reach leaders op 14/1
7th
½
3
(10)
49-12
40/1
T: J R BoyleJ: Charlie Bennett
Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened final 100 yards op 33/1 tchd 28/1
8th
1 ¾
11
(5)
22/1
T: Mark PattinsonJ: M Harley
Prominent on rail, weakened final furlong op 20/1
9th
2 ¾
2
(4)
4/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: James Doyle
Slowly into stride, held up in rear, switched left halfway, never on terms op 10/3 tchd 9/2
10th
½
9
(12)
28/1
T: M J AttwaterJ: L Morris
Mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 3f out, hung right and weakened inside final 2f op 20/1
11th
1
5
(6)
18/1
T: W JarvisJ: Cieren Fallon (3)
Towards rear most of way, never on terms op 25/1 tchd 16/1
12th
3 ¼
12
(7)
7/1
T: M D I UsherJ: S W Kelly
Outpaced in last trio, hung right and eased final furlong op 8/1 tchd 13/2

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Betting

Forecast

King Robert (10/3), Indian Raj (4/1), Giovanni Tiepolo (11/2), Lorna Cole (13/2), Q Twenty Boy (7/1), Seneca Chief (9/1), Something Lucky (18/1), Thoughtfully (18/1), Mykindofsunshine (22/1), Saras Hope (28/1), Solar Park (28/1), Shining (40/1)

Verdict
It's possible that Seneca Chief will return fresh and reinvigorated from a much deserved short break, but he's into Class 5 handicaps nowadays (from a career high mark of 71) and that most certainly poses a question or two to be answered. The frustratingly consistent maiden Q Twenty Boy will undoubtedly appreciate the projected sound racing surface - temperatures are forecast to be in the 30's this weekend - and he should be there or thereabouts, but the preferred option is the previous C&D winner INDIAN RAJ who is well-drawn in stall four, and has James Doyle aboard.
  1. Indian Raj
  2. Q Twenty Boy
  3. King Robert
Prize Money
1st:
£3,493.00
2nd:
£1,040.00
3rd:
£519.00
4th:
£260.00

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