13:55 Sandown

Saturday 24 April 2021

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

    bet365 Novices' Championship Final Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   1m 7f 216y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:55  |   Winning time: 3m 55.9s
1st
Horse silk
12
15/2
T: O GreenallJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, smooth headway before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, led last, edged left and stayed on strongly run-in op 9/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
3
1
22/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Raced wide, awkward 1st, chased leaders, led on long run before 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace run-in op 18/1
3rd
Horse silk
4 ¾
5
7/2f
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Chased leaders on inside, going well before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out until between last 2, well held 3rd when mistake last, op 4/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
14
11/2
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Mid-division, headway out wide chasing leaders before 2 out, stayed on well run-in op 5/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 2 out, weakened before the last tchd 10/1 and tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ¾
10
510-11
4/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (3)
Mid-division, hit 5th, pushed along on long run before 2 out, chased leaders before 2 out, weakened after 2 out op 9/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
13
510-8
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Held up and behind, some late headway, never dangerous op 14/1
8th
Horse silk
4 ¾
6
511-3
14/1
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up towards rear, some headway out wide approaching 2 out, soon beaten op 10/1
9th
Horse silk
3 ¼
2
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Dived at 2nd, always towards rear, never on terms op 11/1 tchd 18/1
10th
Horse silk
8
4
66/1
T: H FryJ: Nick Scholfield
Always towards rear, never a factor op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
6 ½
3
14/1
T: C GordonJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led until 3rd, chased leader, led again briefly on long run before 2 out, weakening quickly when blundered badly 2 out, eased op 11/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
8
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leader, led 3rd until ridden and headed on long run before 2 out, weakened rapidly and pulled up before 2 out op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
9
20/1
T: C GordonJ: Joshua Moore
Towards rear, behind and struggling 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
11
50/1
T: E De GilesJ: David Bass
Chased leaders out wide, weakened quickly on long run before 2 out, soon behind, tailed off and pulled up soon after op 33/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.60Pl:£2.60, £7.30, £1.60EX:£166.20Trifecta:£1,148.90Tricast:£687.99SF:£164.08Swingers:£36.00, £7.10, £14.80

Forecasts

On To Victory (7/2), Sheldon (4/1), Royaume Uni (11/2), Herbiers (15/2), Celestial Force (11/1), Isolate (14/1), Pasvolsky (14/1), Lilly Pedlar (14/1), Gylo (16/1), Rockstar Ronnie (16/1), Twominutes Turkish (20/1), Flic Ou Voyou (22/1), Faitque De L'isle (50/1), Get Back Get Back (66/1)

Verdict

The Ascot handicap in which ROYAUME UNI finished second to Herbiers a month ago could be the key piece of form here, with Gary Moore's charge taken to reverse the placings this time. There's clearly plenty of depth to this, with On To Victory, Lilly Pedlar and Rockstar Ronnie just a trio of potential threats.

  1. ROYAUME UNI (IRE)
  2. HERBIERS (FR)
  3. ON TO VICTORY

Prize Money

1st: £38,580.002nd: £17,738.003rd: £8,872.004th: £4,432.005th: £2,220.006th: £1,102.007th: £555.008th: £278.00

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