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13:25 Sandown Park

William Hill Mobile Cheltenham Offers Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Back Straight Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 4.00s
  • Off Time: 13:25:28
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
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1
Silk - Purple, yellow stars, light green and red hooped sleeves, purple cap, yellow spots

Cyclop (IRE)

21 t D
5/2
  • Form 4341P3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

tracked clear leading pair, dropped to 4th approaching 4th, weakened before 2 out

2
Silk - Red, dark blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap
7/2
  • Form 13
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 118

made all and set decent pace, soon clear, pushed along and quickened before 2 out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged

3
Silk - Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star
11/1
  • Form F35
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 116

waited with in rear, headway on outside into 4th approaching 2 out, ridden and one pace between last two, disputing held 3rd when hit last, no extra run-in

4
Silk - Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap
11/2
  • Form 0345
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 109

held up off the pace in 4th, closed and went 3rd approaching 4th, pushed along approaching 2 out, went 2nd under pressure between last two, no impression run-in

5
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 544
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 103

chased (clear) winner, closed before 3rd, pushed along and unable to quicken before 2 out, driven and lost 2nd between last two, 3rd and one pace run-in

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Cyclop is thoroughly exposed and seems better over further but Princess Ombu appears to be improving with experience and Libeccio would have claims on his close third at Fontwell on Boxing Day. ULTIMATE ACT beat a good yardstick on his debut at Warwick and was then third in the Chatteris Fen at Huntingdon. He has nothing to fear from Golden Spear on that latter run and this stiffer track should be more to his liking.

Formwatch

Cyclop (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pushed along after 6th, went 2nd before 2 out until approaching last, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Southfield Vic (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.

Ultimate Act 8-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3rd, tracked winner until ridden approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Arabian Revolution (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Feb.

Golden Spear 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 6, 47l behind Arabian Revolution (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Feb.

Libeccio (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened under pressure before 4 out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Sebastian Beach (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.

Princess Ombu (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 16, 8l behind Cooking Fat (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Dec.