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14:55 Sandown

Soft

Castel Royal Artillery Gold Cup (A Chase For Military Amateur Jockeys)

  • Prize money: £6159.6
  • 3m 0f 37y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 6m 50s
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Castel Royal Artillery Gold Cup (A Chase For Military Amateur Jockeys)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00

Form: 35/22P D

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he once was but still won points last summer and, off a reduced mark, he was runner-up in staying handicaps at Aintree and here (both on good) during the first half of the season; pulled up in a decent veterans' chase back here the last time but on heavy ground that probably didn't suit; he's fine on soft.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

7th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Rolling Dylan

12st 5lb

J: Maj Charlie O’Shea

T: Philip Hobbs

prominent, briefly led 4th, dropped to midfield 11th, blundered 13th, well behind but stayed on before 2 out, went modest fourth last

7/2

2nd

5

16th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Rolling Dylan

12st 5lb

J: Maj Charlie O’Shea

T: Philip Hobbs

This race was one of two wins in military races here last season, both of them under Charlie O'Shea; disappointed last time but was also pulled up prior to his success 12 months ago, and provided he takes to blinkers (replacing usual cheekpieces) he should threaten once more.

5/2

3

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

12:40 Sandown

Rolling Dylan

11st 12lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Philip Hobbs

Very safe jumper (has never fallen) and he landed a double in military races over this C&D (soft/good to soft) early in the year; below par when last seen in May but no surprise if he bounces back after a break; runner-up in this race last season under Ella Herbison.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 0-4601 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

After three consecutive chase runs over Aintree's big fences, he appreciated the drop in class when winning a 3m hunter chase on soft ground at Ludlow four weeks ago (cheekpieces joining tongue-tie for the first time), looking in command when left clear late on; he was entitled to win that and the same can be said here; goes on heavy.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

17th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

14:55 Sandown

Hogans Height

12st 0lb

J: Capt Will Kellard

T: Jamie Snowden

After three consecutive chase runs over Aintree's big fences, he appreciated the drop in class when winning a 3m hunter chase on soft ground at Ludlow four weeks ago (cheekpieces joining tongue-tie for the first time), looking in command when left clear late on; he was entitled to win that and the same can be said here; goes on heavy.

5/6

1st

8

20th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:30 Ludlow

Hogans Height

11st 12lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Jamie Snowden

Not the force of old but his last three runs over fences have come in the Grand National, the Grand Sefton and the Becher at Aintree; makes his hunter-chase debut in far calmer waters and he's 1-1 at Ludlow; might be the answer in first-time cheekpieces under Gina Andrews.

11/4

10th

15

4th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 188y

Class 1

14:40 Aintree

Hogans Height

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

16l winner over these fences (2m5f Grand Sefton) two years ago and he has just a 2lb higher mark today; that's because everything that's followed has been pale in comparison, including his 75l twelfth in the Grand National and 34l sixth in last month's Grand Sefton.

16/1

Form: 344-3P C

Last run: 35 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Record of 0-6 for Nicky Henderson and an infrequent winner at the best of times (2-33 overall); has his work cut out on these terms.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

24th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

Ballycross

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Regressive 12yo who struggled on all three starts for new stable last season, most recently when swapping cheekpieces for first-time blinkers (retained) over C&D in March; urgently needs to stop the rot.

16/1

1

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Ballycross

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Regressive 12yo who struggled on all three starts for new stable last season, most recently when swapping cheekpieces for first-time blinkers (retained) in March; urgently needs to stop the rot.

25/1

7

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:30 Plumpton

Ballycross

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Over five years since his last win; some promise last season but yet to fire in three runs for current stable; down in the weights but with a lot to prove.

25/1

Form: P/924/ D

Last run: 771 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner at around 3m when trained by Philip Hobbs and has form figures of 111232 in points since moving to Alan Hill; often leads and shouldn't be far away.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 6

13:20 Newbury

Diplomate Sivola

11st 12lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Alan Hill

4th

2

17th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

14:55 Sandown

Diplomate Sivola

12st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Alan Hill

Dual chase winner at around 3m when trained by Philip Hobbs and has form figures of 111232 in points since moving to Alan Hill; often leads and shouldn't be far away.

4/1

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