15:00 Sandown

Saturday 1 February 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:10

Betway Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m 7f 98y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:01  |   Winning time: 6m 18.9s
Weighed In
1st
15
10/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Jack Tudor (5)
Chased leaders, not much room on inside and squeezed through after 3 out, led 2 out, joined last, stayed on strongly op 14/1
2nd
3 ¾
3
7/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division, closer chasing leaders approaching 5th, pushed along before 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner op 6/1
3rd
2 ½
16
8/1
T: C GordonJ: J E Moore
Chased leaders, 2nd 3 out, every chance 2 out, ridden and chance at the last, tired and hung left run, weakened into 3rd towards finish op 11/1 tchd 12/1
4th
hd
1
911-12
20/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (5)
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 7th, outpaced 3 out, rallied run-in, almost snatched 3rd
5th
11
6
610-13
7/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, weakened between last 2 tchd 13/2
6th
¾
17
50/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: C Gethings
Towards rear, closer on outside before 2 out, weakened between last 2
7th
nk
8
40/1
T: D SkeltonJ: William Marshall (7)
Raced keenly, led, jumped slowly 1st, went clear after 4th, came back to the field before 3 out, headed before 2 out, hit 2 out, weakened between last 2
8th
99
7
20/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up, headway chasing leaders before 7th, went 2nd led before 2 out until 2 out, chased winner, every chance when stumbled badly last, not recover, weakened quickly, tailed off op 16/1
9th
23
14
14/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off tchd 12/1

Also Ran

PU
2
8/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Towards rear most of way, never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
PU
4
14/1
T: P W MiddletonJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien (5)
Held up towards rear, good headway on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, hung right and weakened before next, pulled up soon after tchd 12/1
PU
5
711-0
5/1f
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, behind and pulled up before next tchd 6/1
PU
9
10/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 9/1
PU
10
16/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Hampered on inside bend before 1st, towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 20/1
PU
11
20/1
T: M BlakeJ: Nick Scholfield
Chased leader until 3 out, chased leaders, hampered and snatched up on bend after 3 out, weakened and pulled up before next
PU
12
25/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: G Sheehan
Well in rear, awkward 6th, tailed off when blundered 3 out, soon pulled up op 33/1
PU
13
14/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Always rear-division, pushed along and struggling before 9th, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out op 16/1 tchd 12/1

Video Replay

Betting

Forecast

Ask Ben (5/1), Ask Dillon (7/1), Big Shark (7/1), Go Whatever (8/1), Bold Plan (8/1), Limited Reserve (10/1), Remastered (10/1), Grand Morning (14/1), Golan Fortune (14/1), Echiquier (14/1), Broughtons Admiral (16/1), Agrapart (20/1), Dan McGrue (20/1), Coole Cody (20/1), Captain Tommy (25/1), West To The Bridge (40/1), Clondaw Cian (50/1)

Verdict

A very competitive and high-end handicap and a case can be made for quite a few but it’s ASK BEN who gets the overall vote. Still unexposed he looks sure to relish this test having been a little unfortunate at Cheltenham last time. Golan Fortune is sure to be amongst the leading fancies following his decent win last time out and he’s only 2lb higher than when second in this in 2018. Bold Plan and Great Shark are another pair that have already made their mark this season and can’t be dismissed easily. Ask Dillon ought to enjoy this test whilst Go Whatever looks dangerous having already won over C&D and despite a 6lb rise for that win it’s doubtful if the handicapper has him in his grasp yet.
  1. Ask Ben
  2. Golan Fortune
  3. Go Whatever

Previous Winners

2019
Lord Napier
Weight: 10-8  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-8  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: S Bowen
  |  
T: P Bowen
8/1

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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