16:50 Sandown

Saturday 24 April 2021

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25
  • bet365 Josh Gifford Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race)
  • Class 2  |   2m 4f 10y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:50  |   Winning time: 5m 19.2s
1st
8
16/5
T: N J GiffordJ: N F Houlihan (5)
Patiently ridden in 6th, good headway tracking leaders before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on to lead and flashed tail briefly run-in, gamely op 9/2 tchd 3/1
2nd
4
3
9/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Jumped left at times, led, went left 6th, headed briefly next, headed 10th, went left 12th and next, in front again 4 out, went left and hit last, headed and no extra run-in op 13/2
3rd
8 ½
2
11/4f
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Thomas Bellamy
Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced when hampered bend on inside after 3 out, rallied into modest 3rd towards finish op 9/4 tchd 11/5
4th
nk
4
4/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Chased leaders out wide and raced keenly, switched right before 3 out, driven in 3rd between last 2, weakened run-in, lost 3rd towards finish op 3/1
5th
hd
5
711-5
18/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Held up in last pair, good headway out wide chasing leaders before 2 out, weakened and lost places towards finish op 16/1
6th
6 ½
7
11/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, lost 2nd and weakened soon after op 9/1
7th
5 ½
1
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Soon chasing leader, led briefly 7th, in front 10th until narrowly headed 4 out, chased leader until pushed along after 3 out, weakened approaching next tchd 28/1

Also Ran

PU
9
18/1
T: N J GiffordJ: J M Davies
Held up and behind, hit 2nd, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next tchd 16/1

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Non-Runners

10
Iconic Muddle12
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 8
T: G L Moore  J: Joshua Moore
NR
6
Farinet42
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: Miss V Williams  J: Charlie Deutsch
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.50Pl:£1.10, £1.90, £1.40EX:£17.00Trifecta:£50.50Tricast:£41.70SF:£17.44Swingers:£3.10, £2.70, £2.80

Forecasts

Killer Clown (11/4), Farinet (3/1), Belargus (16/5), Not That Fuisse (4/1), Falco Blitz (9/2), Lust For Glory (11/1), Iconic Muddle (14/1), Ashutor (18/1), Fairway Freddy (18/1), Longhouse Sale (25/1)

Verdict

A cracking novice handicap. KILLER CROWN's last 2 performances represent really good form so he's taken to wrap up an excellent first season over fences with a win here. Belargus would be a popular winner of the race named in honour of his trainer's father and he certainly has a good shout based on the form of his course success in February. Farinet and Not That Fuisse are also much respected.

  1. KILLER CLOWN (IRE)
  2. BELARGUS (FR)
  3. FARINET (FR)

Prize Money

1st: £13,008.002nd: £5,980.003rd: £2,990.004th: £1,495.005th: £748.006th: £372.00

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