16:40 Sandown

Saturday 23 April 2022

All13:5014:2515:0015:3216:0716:4017:15

    bet365 Josh Gifford Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 4f 10y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:41  |   Winning time: 5m 13.75s
1st
Horse silk
7
9/2
T: R RoweJ: J M Davies
Ran bit in snatches, chased leaders, pushed along briefly after 6th, pushed along in 3rd 3 out, ridden and went 2nd between last two, led last, strongly pressed edged left and slight bump run-in, found extra towards finish op 5/1 tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
nk
4
711-6
7/1
T: M F HarrisJ: Mitchell Bastyan
Held up in last pair, headway pushed along in 4th before 2 out, went 2nd at the last, strong challenge edged right and slight bump run-in, found no extra towards finish op 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
5
2
10/3
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Led until 3rd, pressed leader, led again 8th, headed last, soon no extra in 3rd op 11/4
4th
Horse silk
18
3
16/5f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Pushed along after 3rd, chased leaders out wide, close 2nd at 8th, every chance 3 out, hit next, lost 2nd between last two, soon lost 3rd and no extra op 10/3 tchd 7/2
5th
Horse silk
2 ¾
6
16/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Soon tracking leader, led 3rd until 8th, chased leaders, weakened after 4 out tchd 18/1
6th
Horse silk
24
1
10/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Never travelled in rear, went left and hit 2nd, lost touch 12th, left remote 6th before 3 out, tailed off op 8/1 tchd 15/2

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
9/2
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Bit keen, chased leaders on inside, hit 13th and lost place, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out op 4/1 tchd 7/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.50Pl:£2.20, £3.10EX:£35.10Trifecta:£154.40SF:£32.28Swingers:£6.10, £3.40, £3.70

Forecasts

Flic Ou Voyou (16/5), Beakstown (10/3), Up The Straight (9/2), Brief Ambition (9/2), Jacamar (7/1), Presentandcounting (10/1), Nelson River (16/1)

Verdict

BRIEF AMBITION maintained his 100% record over fences when comfortably seeing off Muckamore (successful since) at Ludlow in March and, with further improvement on the cards, he's a solid choice to go in again. Flic Ou Voyou and Beakstown could emerge as the main dangers.

  1. BRIEF AMBITION
  2. FLIC OU VOYOU (FR)
  3. BEAKSTOWN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Belargus
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
16/5

Prize Money

1st: £20,812.002nd: £9,568.003rd: £4,784.004th: £2,392.005th: £1,196.006th: £596.00

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