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15:35 Sandown Park

Matchbook 'Best Value Exchange' Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 37y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,818 added
  • Winner: £12,512
  • 2nd: £3,696
  • 3rd: £1,848
  • 4th: £924
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 20.70s
  • Off Time: 15:35:47
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap
4/1
  • Form PP-U342
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-13
  • Official Rating 136

chased leaders, weakened 4 out, 6th and beaten when mistake last

2
Silk - Dark blue, beige star, maroon sleeves, beige cap

Loose Chips

35 b DCD
20/1
  • Form 6-5135P
  • Age 13
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 135

led until after 1st, chased leader, led again after 8th until 14th, reminder before 17th, lost 2nd 4 out, tried to rally in 4th before 2 out, ridden and weakened between last

3
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue and White quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 1P-3126
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 133

chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, ridden and one pace before 2 out, no chance with winner

4
Silk - Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap
  • Form 81-4416
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 132

held up towards rear, closer in mid-division on inside after 11th, no progress after, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

6
Silk - Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap
10/1
  • Form 212-823
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 130

raced wide and always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off

7
Silk - Red and Black stripes, Red sleeves, White cap
12/1
  • Form 603UP1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 129

held up last, blundered 17th, no chance after, tailed off

8
Silk - Mauve, pink seams, mauve sleeves, pink star on cap
22/1
  • Form U10-0P8
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 128

sometimes jumped left, held up in last pair, never a factor, tailed off

9
Silk - Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star
12/1
  • Form 41/5-61P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 123

always towards rear, no chance when blundered 17th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

10
Silk - Emerald green, black stripe and sleeves
3/1
  • Form 84230-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 122

led after 1st until after 8th, led again 14th, clear 3 out, stayed on strongly

11
Silk - Dark green, yellow sash, halved sleeves, dark green and yellow quartered cap

Salmanazar

22 D
15/2
  • Form 7423-24
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 122

chased leaders, blundered and lost place 14th, 5th and outpaced 3 out, kept on

12
Silk - Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap
  • Form 223-53U
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 117

chased leaders, ridden and no impression in 3rd between last 2

5
NR
  • Form 220-5P5
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 130

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

AMI DEBOIS has been in good form this season and has his ground again. He’s gone up another 4lb since just beaten in a higher grade over course and distance five weeks ago but is still the one to beat. Salmanazar gives the impression he is capable of winning off his current mark and was well ahead of Kansas City Chief when fourth here last month. Favorito Buck's could easily bounce back following a break but, along with Potters Approach, seems to prefer better ground whereas conditions won’t both bother Vinnie Lewis or Bob Mahler. Commodore successfully stepped up to 3m at Warwick but has more on his plate here, as does The Bay Birch. Course specialist Loose Chips isn’t getting any younger.

Formwatch

Ami Desbois (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Led until before 2nd, chased leader until 6th, remained well there, 2nd again approaching 13th, led again approaching 3 out, hit next, ridden and headed last, kept on run-in, 2nd of 16, nk behind Classic Ben (10-10) at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Feb.

Loose Chips 25-1 (11-3) Led before 2nd until blundered and headed 11th, lost 2nd approaching 13th, weakened 15th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next, at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Feb.

Vinnie Lewis (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led until after 1st, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, dist behind Virginia Chick (10-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Favorito Buck's (FR) 7-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 12, 21 1/4l behind Valtor (11-3) at Ascot 3m hcp lst (1) sft in Dec.

Bob Mahler (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Jumped left, chased leader, led 5th until next, chased leader until approaching 12th, outpaced before 14th, went modest 4th before 3 out, took modest 3rd run-in, 3rd of 7, 24 1/4l behind On The Blind Side (11-0) at Kempton 3m (4) gs in Jan.

The Bay Birch (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up in last pair, closer in 3rd place 5th, 2nd 13th, led approaching 2 out, clear approaching the last, stayed on well, driven out, won at Warwick 3m hcp (3) gd in Feb beating Sheneededtherun (10-4) by 4l, 5 ran.

Mustmeetalady (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 11th where mistake, ridden and weakened after 14th, tailed off when blundered 4 out, 8th of 11, dist behind Achille (10-11) at Exeter 3m hcp (3) gs in Jan.

Potters Approach (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up, closer at 5th, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next, at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Commodore (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Made all, clear from 13th, unchallenged after, unextended, very easily, won at Warwick 3m hcp (4) gs in Dec beating Goodnight Charlie (11-0) by 6l, 12 ran.

Salmanazar 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced in 5th after 4 out, plugged on in 4th from next, 4th of 12, 11l behind Achille (10-13) at Sandown 3m hcp (3) sft in Feb.

Horatio Hornblower (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Held up in last trio, mistake 6th, good headway chasing leaders approaching 10th, went 2nd before 14th, until 14th, chased leaders, weakened 4 out, went left and unseated rider 2 out, at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Feb.

Kansas City Chief (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Held up in last pair, pushed along before 12th, short-lived effort after 4 out, soon beaten, 5th of 12, 29l behind Achille (10-13) at Sandown 3m hcp (3) sft in Feb.