16:55 Sandown Park

Association For Post Natal Illness 'NH' Novices' Hurdle

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 1.30s
  • 9 Ran
Silk -
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Silk - DARK BLUE and DARK GREEN (quartered), MAROON sleeves and cap
  • Form 11F030
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 123
  • Trainer R H Buckler
  • Jockey B Hitchcott

made most as soon after 5th, chased leader until outpaced before 2 out where not fluent, weakened before last

Silk - Dark Blue, White armlets
  • Form 11
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Trainer H D Daly
  • Jockey R Johnson

held up, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, ridden to join leader 2 out, driven ahead run in, kept on gamely to assert

Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe

Sea Captain

22 CD
  • Form 171
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Trainer N J Henderson
  • Jockey M A Fitzgerald

keen, held up, good headway to lead soon after 5th, joint 2 out, still travelling well last, headed run in, no extra towards finish

Silk - Light Blue and Maroon stripes, Light Blue sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 01
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Trainer Miss H C Knight
  • Jockey J Culloty

took keen hold, tracked leaders until mistake and lost place 3rd, brief effort under pressure before 2 out, soon beaten

Silk - Pink, mauve and pink hooped sleeves
  • Form FP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer G P Enright
  • Jockey R Lucey-Butler

always behind, tailed off when hit 2 out

Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap
  • Form 0-P5U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer P J Hobbs
  • Jockey P Flynn

pressed leader until weakened quickly 5th, soon tailed off

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap
  • Form F43/2F-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer R Rowe
  • Jockey L P Aspell

keen, in touch, tracked leading pair from 3rd, mistake and weakened 2 out

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 84
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-8
  • Trainer C J Mann
  • Jockey N D Fehily

held up in rear, hit 3, effort after 3 out, soon weakened

Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap
  • Form 90
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-8
  • Trainer M C Pipe
  • Jockey Mr A Glassonbury

chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, beaten when not fluent next

  • Form 283
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer D P Keane
  • Jockey A Tinkler


  • Form 1-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer C R Egerton
  • Jockey A P McCoy


In depth


The vote here goes to Sea Captain ahead of Mighty Man and Wenceslas. Sea Captain looked a hurdler with a very good future when getting the better of Il Duce (a dead-heating winner since) over course and distance last time, and can win again, although the form this week of his stable is something of a concern. Mighty Man has done nothing wrong in winning each of his starts to date, and he too is interesting, as is the Henrietta Knight-trained Wenceslas, who won on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon last time. The remaining runners seem to lack strength although Dearson showed some promise on his latest bumper start, while Gallant Approach showed some promise on his hurdling debut, although he has a good bit to find with the selection on that running. The selection, once again, being Sea Captain.


Keepthedreamalive 8-1 Led to 4th, chased clear leader until weakened before 2 out, 11th of 14, 31l behind Chamoss Royale at Kempton 3m hcp hdl (B) gd in Jan.

Mighty Man (FR) 4-1 Mid-division, headway 4th, led approaching last, ran on well, won at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (E) sft in Feb beating Jacks Craic by 7l, 13 ran.

Sea Captain 11-4 Held up behind leaders, smooth headway before 2 out, quickened to lead before last, ridden clear run-in, won at Sandown 2m nh nov hdl (D) gd in Feb beating Il Duce by 4l, 7 ran.

Wenceslas (IRE) 5-1 Held up, headway approaching 4th, ridden when hit 2 out, edged left flat, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (D) gd in Jan beating Madison de Vonnas by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Brasilia Prince 66-1 Jumped badly in rear, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Darkness at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (D) sft in Jan, 13 ran.

Castleboy (IRE) 100-1 Held up towards rear, staying on when blundered and unseated rider 2 out in race won by Olaso at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (E) gd in Dec, 25 ran.

Edgar Wilde (IRE) Fell in race won by Lord Payne at Dungarvan 3m ptp gd in Jan '04, 11 ran.

Dearson (IRE) 16-1 Led, hard driven 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Creinch at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (H) gs in Jan.

Killer Cat (FR) 33-1 Always rear, tailed off 4th, 13th of 14, well behind L'oudon at Newbury 2m 4yo nov hdl (E) gd.

Barton Park 28-1 Very free to post, settled in rear, no chance with leaders from 3 out, one pace after 2 out, 3rd of 6, 43l behind Mr President at Sandown 2m nov hdl (D) gs in Feb.

Gallant Approach (IRE) 11-2 Prominent, mistake and lost place 3rd, mistake next, no impression and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 20l behind Sea Captain at Sandown 2m nh nov hdl (D) gd in Feb.