14:20 Sandown

Sunday 2 August 2020

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Cobham Handicap

Class 5  |   1m  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 1m 43.12s

1st
3
(2)
7/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Georgia Dobie (5)
Raced keenly tracking leaders, pushed along to lead inside final 150 yards, yards, kept on well tchd 8/1
2nd
½
1
(5)
9/4f
T: A M BaldingJ: David Probert
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner tchd 9/5
3rd
½
2
(7)
14/1
T: C G CoxJ: L P Keniry
Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final 150 yards, lost 2nd towards finish op 10/1 tchd 16/1
4th
½
8
(8)
15/2
T: M R ChannonJ: S De Sousa
Switched right start, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders op 17/2 tchd 10/1
5th
2 ¾
4
(9)
40/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R Havlin
Steadied and switched right start, held up in rear, some headway final furlong, never on terms op 22/1
6th
2
6
(6)
5/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Rob Hornby
Held up towards rear, ridden inside final 2f, soon hung right and rider unbalanced, eased
7th
2 ½
5
(1)
16/1
T: Sir Mark ToddJ: S W Kelly
Mid-division on inside, switched left 2f out, no impression op 14/1
8th
¾
10
(10)
11/1
T: W J KnightJ: P J Dobbs
Raced wide, tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 9/1
9th
hd
7
(3)
5/1
T: M L W BellJ: Cieren Fallon (3)
Tracked leader 3f, handy 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 7/1

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Non-Runners

9
(4)
Al Badr53
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 3
T: S & E Crisford  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Wild Hero (9/4), Calatrava (5/1), Formality (5/1), Al Badr (5/1), Cosmic Power (7/1), Rhyme Scheme (15/2), Goodwood Rebel (11/1), Pitchcombe (14/1), Tippler (16/1), Fanzone (40/1)

Verdict
The Leicester maiden winner Wild Hero must enter the thinking, alongside Ralph Beckett's prominent-racing filly Calatrava (form linked with Rhyme Scheme). The latter appears to be strengthening with racing and isn't punitively handicapped from an opening mark of 73. However, with the Simon and Ed Crisford horses in such fine fettle in recent weeks, the speculative selection is the twice-raced Kodiac gelding AL BADR. He contested a competitive Wolverhampton maiden (featured Streak Lightning and Master The Stars) on his most recent start, and it'll be interesting to see if he's capable of raising his game now introduced to handicapping on turf.
  1. Al Badr
  2. Calatrava
  3. Wild Hero
Prize Money
1st:
£3,493.00
2nd:
£1,040.00
3rd:
£519.00
4th:
£260.00

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