14:25 Sandown

Saturday 12 March 2022

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:45

    Paddy Power Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 216y  |   Soft  |   22 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 4m 12.5s
1st
Horse silk
4
20/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: James Bowen
Held up towards rear, steady headway out wide before 2 out, went 2nd going well between last two, led before last, soon clear, easily
2nd
Horse silk
9
20
28/1
T: D J JeffreysJ: Archie Bellamy (7)
Towards rear of mid-division, headway out wide chasing leaders before 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed before the last, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner op 25/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Angus Cheleda (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, went 3rd at the last, no chance with easy winner tchd 14/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
3
12/1
T: N B KingJ: Jack Quinlan
Chased leaders, led before 2 out, headed 2 out, weakened into 4th between last two
5th
Horse silk
nk
16
8/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear out wide, closer in mid-division 3 out, chased leaders approaching next, 5th and no impression run-in op 13/2
6th
Horse silk
nk
14
50/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Towards rear, steady headway approaching 2 out, 6th and no impression run-in op 66/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ½
22
22/1
T: A KingJ: J J Burke
Raced keenly in mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders going well approaching 3 out, weakened before last op 25/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
21
510-1
22/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Off the pace towards rear, plugging on but no chance when mistake last op 28/1
9th
Horse silk
2 ¼
2
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up in mid-division, pushed along before 2 out, weakened soon after 2 out
10th
Horse silk
6 ½
19
33/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: C J Todd (3)
Mid-division, pushed along before 2 out, soon beaten op 40/1
11th
Horse silk
1 ¾
15
16/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Led until pushed along and headed before 2 out, weakened quickly
12th
Horse silk
3 ½
17
510-4
22/1
T: A KeatleyJ: K Brogan (3)
Held up towards rear, never on terms
13th
Horse silk
1
1
711-12
40/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Ben Bromley (7)
Held up towards rear, never involved op 33/1
14th
Horse silk
hd
5
50/1
T: N KentJ: Charlie Hammond
Tracked leader, pushed along and lost 2nd before 2 out, chased leaders, weakened quickly after 2 out op 40/1
15th
Horse silk
1 ¾
9
610-12
28/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Tristan Durrell (7)
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 3 out, weakened before 2 out op 33/1
16th
Horse silk
3 ½
13
17/2
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Isabel Williams (3)
Towards rear, mistake 3rd, never a factor, tailed off op 9/1
17th
Horse silk
8
12
28/1
T: B J LlewellynJ: S Bowen
Held up and always towards rear, tailed off op 33/1
18th
Horse silk
46
18
20/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Richard Patrick
Behind, good headway chasing leaders before 2 out, weakened rapidly between last two, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
9/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Tracked leaders out wide, ridden before 2 out, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off and pulled up before the last op 4/1
PU
Horse silk
8
11/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Chased leaders on inside, hit pushed along turning in, weakened quickly, behind and pulled up after 2 out op 14/1
PU
Horse silk
10
33/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Not fluent 1st, held up towards rear, struggling before 2 out, pulled up after 2 out op 25/1
PU
Horse silk
11
15/2
T: T SymondsJ: Aidan Coleman
Mid-division on inside, pushed along and lost place turning in, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 7/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£22.90Pl:£5.00, £4.90, £4.20, £2.60EX:£546.10Trifecta:£8,738.90Tricast:£8,859.27SF:£475.45Swingers:£98.20, £48.50, £63.90

Forecasts

Balco Coastal (9/2), Hystery Bere (15/2), Lucky One (8/1), Current Mood (17/2), Up For Parol (11/1), Onemorefortheroad (12/1), Hacker Des Places (16/1), Samarrive (16/1), Mr Grey Sky (16/1), Suprise Package (20/1), Lebowski (20/1), Grisbi De Berce (22/1), Monviel (22/1), Kihavah (22/1), Lively Citizen (28/1), Calico (28/1), Zambezi Fix (28/1), Hydroplane (33/1), Transatlantic (33/1), Miranda (40/1), Howdyalikemenow (50/1), Mick Maestro (50/1)

Verdict

Plenty are in with a shout in an ultra competitive Imperial Cup. Dan Skelton landed this event 12 months ago and his LUCKY ONE signalled he's ready to strike when third at Ascot last time so can capitalise on a much-reduced mark. Balco Coastal arrives on the up and is feared most on his handicap debut, although a case can also be made for Onemorefortheroad, Hystery Bere and Grisbi de Berce.

  1. LUCKY ONE (FR)
  2. BALCO COASTAL (FR)
  3. ONEMOREFORTHEROAD

Previous Winners

2021
Langer Dan
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 5
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £56,270.002nd: £21,200.003rd: £10,610.004th: £5,300.005th: £2,660.006th: £1,330.007th: £660.008th: £340.00

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