13:50 Sandown

Saturday 10 March 2018

All13:2013:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:45
  • European Breeders' Fund Matchbook Vip 'national Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final
  • 4YO to 7YO  |   Class 1  |   2m 3f 173y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 5m 14.0s
1st
Horse silk
12
12/1
T: M W EasterbyJ: W T Kennedy
Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway after 3 out, 4th 2 out, challenged last, soon led, stayed on well to draw clear op 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
7
16
16/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (7)
Chased leaders, led before 2 out, ridden and edged left before last, pressed at the last, soon headed, no impression on winner flat
3rd
Horse silk
6
10
10/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T Scudamore
Held up in touch, ridden and went 3rd 2 out, stayed on same pace approaching last op 16/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
50-0
10/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th flat, never on terms op 14/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
15
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Held up in rear, headway on outside after 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out until approaching last, no extra flat op 10/1
6th
Horse silk
5
1
18/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders on inside, dropped to mid-division 2nd, effort before 2 out, no impression, weakened flat op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
6
5
16/1
T: L WadhamJ: L P Aspell
Led after 1st, not fluent 4th or 5th, headed before 2 out, weakened tchd 14/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
8/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
Chased leaders, lost place after 2nd, mistake 3 out, mistake and well beaten 2 out
9th
Horse silk
6
18
16/1
T: J CandlishJ: Sean Quinlan
Held up in mid-division, well beaten before 2 out

Also Ran

N/A
Horse silk
2
8/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
NonRunner
N/A
Horse silk
2
T: J W MullinsJ: 
PU
Horse silk
3
13/2
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling after 3 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out op 8/1 tchd 7/1
PU
Horse silk
4
12/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: Conor Shoemark
Held up in rear, struggling after 5th, mistake and well beaten 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
N/A
Horse silk
5
T: K C BaileyJ: 
T: P F NichollsJ: 
T: C GordonJ: 
PU
Horse silk
7
11/2f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Prominent, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out op 5/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: 
T: P F NichollsJ: 
PU
Horse silk
9
40/1
T: N J GiffordJ: Tom Cannon
Took keen hold, prominent early, chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
11
12/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Prominent, ridden and weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last
T: O MurphyJ: Fergus Gregory (7)
T: T R GeorgeJ: 
PU
Horse silk
13
14/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up in rear, mistake 1st, well behind 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
14
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary (3)
Held up in mid-division, not fluent 5th, headway after 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up before last op 33/1
N/A
Horse silk
15
T: D PipeJ: 
PU
Horse silk
17
33/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Led until after 1st, prominent, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 2 out, well behind when pulled up before last
T: C L TizzardJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
22
T: H FryJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
28
T: H D DalyJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
31
T: W GreatrexJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
32
80-0
T: G L MooreJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
33
T: F O'BrienJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
34
T: D PipeJ: 

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£18.60Pl:£3.60, £5.10, £3.10, £2.80EX:£387.20Trifecta:£3,439.10Tricast:£2,019.74SF:£193.89Swingers:£84.90, £35.40, £42.90

Forecasts

Al Shahir (11/2), Indian Hawk (13/2), The Dubai Way (8/1), Melrose Boy (8/1), First Assignment (10/1), Canelo (10/1), Sam's Gunner (12/1), Turtle Wars (12/1), Dashing Perk (12/1), Run To Milan (12/1), Oxwich Bay (14/1), Dentley De Mee (16/1), Game On (16/1), Quick Pick (16/1), The Russian Doyen (18/1), Jabulani (25/1), Midnight Chill (33/1), Notre Ami (40/1), Mahlervous (N/A), Lygon Rock (N/A), Larry (N/A), King Of Realms (N/A), Just A Sting (N/A), Highway One O One (N/A), Miss Tynte (N/A), Dynamite Dollars (N/A), Mister Malarky (N/A), Coup De Pinceau (N/A), Benechenko (N/A), Arthington (N/A), Another Stowaway (N/A), Silver Kayf (N/A), Warthog (N/A), Whiskey In The Jar (N/A)

Verdict

AL SHAHIR is likely to be a major threat for the Skelton team. He made all to score at Towcester in December and will have had this contest in mind since. He also has some useful form against solid performers in his locker previous to that, including behind subsequent Betfair Hurdle winner Kalashnikov, and could prove to be on lenient handicap mark now. Indian Hawk and Melrose Boy are on the shortlist, while Canelo could have plenty more to offer for an in-form Alan King team. Run To Milan is progressing all the time and four-time hurdles winner The Dubai Way will likely give a bold attempt to protect his unbeaten run despite his latest 4lb hike.
  1. Al Shahir
  2. Canelo
  3. The Dubai Way

Prize Money

1st: £42,202.002nd: £15,900.003rd: £7,958.004th: £3,975.005th: £1,995.006th: £998.007th: £495.008th: £255.00

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