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16:10 Sandown Park

Matchbook Betting Podcast Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 10y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,983 added
  • Winner: £7,507
  • 2nd: £2,218
  • 3rd: £1,109
  • 4th: £554
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 13.60s
  • Off Time: 16:11:54
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap
  • Form 04-1492
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 134

led until after 6th, pressed leader, led again 8th until after 4 out, chased leader, led again 2 out, stayed on gamely from last

2
Silk - Purple, pink stars, purple cap, pink star
11/4
  • Form 2F2345
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 128

last pair, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on into modest 3rd run-in

3
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap

Bandsman

14 D
20/1
  • Form 0-11328
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 127

behind, tailed off when blundered 12th and next, pulled up after 3 out

4
Silk - Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 1179/PF
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 125

pressed leader, led after 6th until 8th, in front again 12th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon lost 2nd, chased leading pair, weakened run-in

5
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap
6/4
  • Form 20-3225
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 119

chased leading pair, reminders after 10th, lost 3rd 4 out, plugged on

6
Silk - Dark green, red chevron, striped sleeves, hooped cap
7/1
  • Form 3-05224
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leaders, went 3rd 4 out, 2nd after 2 out, switched right approaching last, kept on towards finish, always held

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

French bred five-year-olds have won both previous renewals but Risk And Roll continues to be let down by his jumping. Mr Mcgo was challenging when falling at Haydock so could go close with a clear round and Enola Gay normally jumps well and that can be an asset around here. DELIRE D’ESTRUVAL continually jumped right at Fakenham so did well to finish as close as he did. Going the other way round here should aid his cause and soft going could help him recapture the form he showed at Carlisle in the autumn. Bandsman was never travelling last month at Kempton and that run is best ignored so he also warrants a second look.

Formwatch

Delire D'Estruval (FR) 7-2 (11-3) Jumped right at times, led, headed 7th, ridden 9th, closed last, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Brelan D'As (11-3) at Fakenham 2m (3) gs in Feb.

Risk And Roll (FR) 5-1 (11-11) Pressed leader, led 6th, maintained strong pace and clear before next, reduced lead after 10th, headed next, lost 2nd before 12th, weakened and blundered 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Blue Flight (11-7) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Jan.

Bandsman 9-2 (11-11) Last pair, dropped to last and struggling 8th, never going after, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Another Crick (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Feb.

Mr Mcgo (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 4 out, driven to challenge when fell 2 out, at Haydock 2m 3f (3) sft in Dec.

Enola Gay (FR) 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th until mistake 3 out, soon beaten, one pace, 5th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Kildisart (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (2) gs in Jan.

Volt Face (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced before 3 out, went modest 4th next, kept on, never on terms, 4th of 10, 14 1/4l behind Orchardstown Cross (10-8) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Feb.