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15:05 Sandown Park

William Hill Handicap Hurdle (Class A)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 6.90s
  • 12 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
16/1

    1
    Silk - White, black button on cap.

    Mr Cool

    15
    12/1
    • Form 0114-22
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-12

    led, mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, headed approaching 2 out, weakened

    2
    Silk - Orange, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Dark Blue star.
    5/1
    • Form 2011-32
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-2

    held up in touch, ridden after 3 out, one-paced and beaten when mistake 2 out

    3
    Silk - White, White cap, Royal Blue star.
    4/1
    • Form 10-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-13

    keen hold, tracked leaders, hard ridden and weakened before 2 out

    4
    Silk - Dark Green, Pink sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Pink cap.
    • Form 216-340
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-8

    held up, no chance last, stayed on under pressure flat, no danger

    5
    Silk - Red and White (quartered), Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap, White star.
    20/1
    • Form 0120-P0
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-6

    tracked leaders, went 2nd at 5th, weakened before 2 out

    6
    Silk - Light Blue and Royal Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves and cap.
    10/1
    • Form 11P122
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-5

    held up, headway after 4th, ridden to challenge 2 out, weakened quickly under pressure

    7
    Silk - Orange, Dark Blue sash, diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap.
    • Form 401/43-6
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-0

    chased leader to 5th, weakened quickly, tailed off

    8
    Silk - Emerald Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green cap.
    • Form 2/2144-4
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0

    in rear, mistake 4th, headway before 2 out, 3rd and held when hit last, lost 3rd flat

    9
    Silk - White, Royal Blue star, Red sleeves, Red and White hooped cap.
    16/1
    • Form 612-325
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-0

    held up and behind, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, took 3rd flat

    10
    Silk - Red, purple and red check sleeves.
    20/1
    • Form 305P-33
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-0

    held up and behind, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, effort and every chance last, no extra flat

    11
    Silk - Orange, Black epaulets, Black and Orange hooped sleeves.
    • Form 200-132
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-0

    chased leaders until after 3 out, no chance with eased before last

    12
    Silk - Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red armlets.
    • Form 2212-23
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0

    held up, steady headway from 5th, led approaching 2 out, narrow leader when hit last, stayed on well flat

    In depth

    Verdict

    Martin Pipe has landed this event on no less than six previous occasions and the Nicholashayne handler has a strong hand once again with three representatives. Mr Cool comes here in good form having only been collared in the closing stages by the mighty Baracouda at Ascot last month. However, the son of Jupiter Island was greatly flattered by the way the race was run and will struggle under top weight in this company. Idaho d'Ox has claims on the pick of his form but has been well below his best of late and is passed over in favour of stablemate Samon who gets the TEAMtalk vote. Formerly a useful Flat middle distance winner in his native Germany, the son of Monsun created a strong impression when an easy winner on his hurdling bow at Taunton in January before being pitched in at the deep end in the Sun Alliance Novices Hurdle at the Festival. The five-year-old was never able to land a blow on that occasion but looks capable of plenty of improvement and should prove hard to beat having proven form in the mud. Quazar was a progressive sort last term and has run creditably in defeat on both starts this season but shapes as though a step up in trip will suit ideally. Deep Sunset enters calculations off a fair mark and will be sharper for a recent return while Jaboune is very much on the upgrade having rattled up four novice wins this term and was far from disgraced when second (now 2lb higher) in a valuable handicap at Newbury late last month. The consistent Sud Bleu and mudloving Irish raider Spirit Leader are others to consider at the foot of the weights.