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12:40 Sandown Park

Betfred 'Home Of Goals Galore' Juvenile Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 216y
  • Going: Soft (Home Straight Heavy in places, Back Straight Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 15.90s
  • Off Time: 12:41:59
  • 5 Ran
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Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap

Fingertips (FR)

64 t DCD
5/4
  • Form 12-51
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 129

tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd 2 out, 3 1/2 lengths down when fell last

2
Silk - Dark blue and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink diamond
10/1
  • Form 61
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

made all, tended to edge left from before 2 out, 3 1/2 lengths ahead when left well clear last, ridden out

3
Silk - Yellow, purple stars, purple sleeves, light green stars, light green cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

held up in 4th, closed after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon one pace and beaten, left 2nd last

4
Silk - Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue and orange chevrons on sleeves
100/1
  • Form P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

several slow jumps, in rear, lost touch 3 out, pulled up

5
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets
  • Form 2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leader until mistake 2 out, soon one pace and beaten, left 3rd when slightly hampered last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

French import Fingertips is one of many strong rides on the day for Daryl Jacob and put a disappointing Cheltenham run behind him when scoring sweetly over course and distance in December. He has obvious follow-up claims but SEVEN KINGDOMS (NAP) impressed with the manner of his winning Kempton debut and the French import is taken as a value alternative and maintain his unbeaten record over timber. Searching will need to progress from a satisfactory debut to trouble these but multiple Flat winner, Akavit, could be dangerous on the back of a convincing Wetherby success on his second outing over hurdles.

Formwatch

Fingertips (FR) 5-2 (11-8) Made all, left clear 3rd to 5th, pressed 2 out, ridden clear flat, kept on well, won at Sandown 2m (3) sft in Dec beating Polarisation (10-12) by 3 3/4l, 4 ran.

Akavit (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Made all, clear before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m mdn (5) hvy in Nov beating Cosmic Statesman (10-12) by 6l, 16 ran.

Seven Kingdoms (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, jumped left 1st, jumped right 3rd, smooth progress to lead before 2nd last, drew clear last, very easily, won at Kempton 2m (4) sft in Jan beating Golden Gate Bridge (10-12) by 17l, 5 ran.

Austin Friars 18-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Wetherby 2m mdn (5) hvy in Jan.

Searching (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Harley Rebel (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) hvy in Dec.