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16:05 Sandown

Soft

Virgin Bet Handicap Chase (For The Alanbrooke Challenge Cup) (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qual’)

  • Prize money: £8169
  • 3m 0f 37y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
  • Win time: 6m 42s
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Virgin Bet Handicap Chase (For The Alanbrooke Challenge Cup) (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qual’)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20

Form: 3-1251 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Triple point winner now proving himself under rules; made all when hammering 16 rivals by 12l at Chepstow (3m2f, soft) two weeks ago, for which he's gone up 12lb; can have few complaints on that score and, with his stamina guaranteed, he's sure to make this a thorough test.

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

4th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Dr Kananga

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Triple chase winner on soft ground; front-running second at Fontwell (3m2f) and Catterick (3m1f) in February but he's failed to complete in his other three starts this year; got hampered when unseating at Chepstow last time but he's not easy to predict and comes with risks attached; visor is removed and cheekpieces return.

14/1

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Dr Kananga

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Front-runner; acts on heavy ground; best form this term when solid second off this mark, behind subsequent winners, at Fontwell and Catterick in February; disappointing last time but may rebound in new headgear.

8/1

Form: 61-482 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Progressive hurdler last season and having only his third run over fences when just missing out over 3m1f at Wincanton (good to soft), after rallying gamely up the straight; 4lb rise to deal with in a higher grade but, still only a 6yo, better days should be ahead of him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Poppa Poutine

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has some good form this season, notably when just missing out over 3m4f at Haydock before running perfectly well in a deep C&D handicap (again soft); however, has dropped his guard the last twice and this is a tough race in which to bounce back.

16/1

6th

5

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Poppa Poutine

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

It was unlike him to run so moderately at Sandown, albeit in a handicap that's worked out well; in form (and consistent) prior to that, having just missed out over 3m4f at Haydock before running perfectly well in a deep Cheltenham handicap (3m2f; again soft); stuck on a tough mark but is by no means dismissed.

7/1

7th

1

16th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Poppa Poutine

12st 1lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Consistent gelding who just missed out over 3m4f at Haydock before running perfectly well in a deep Cheltenham handicap (3m2f; again soft; fine on good); stuck on a tough mark but looks a good bet to give his running.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: U39-93

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner who is only 1-11 over fences but he has contested some strong handicaps and his return from a break at Exeter (having had wind surgery) was positive, going down by only 2l; he might have been even closer but for sidestepping a faller late on; subsequent 2lb rise was a bit mean but makes plenty of appeal on ground he handles.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:35 Exeter

Musical Slave

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Inconsistent in recent seasons and his stamina for 3m6f on heavy ground is not copper-bottomed but he runs this track well and is well handicapped on form as recent as the autumn; can't be ruled out.

13/2

Form: 1-65P5 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

None too consistent but a five-time winner over fences and, with the visor replacing his usual cheekpieces, he was unlucky not to be placed having run well for a long way last time at Cheltenham (3m2f, soft); not without hope off a 3lb lower mark provided the headgear works a second time.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

5

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

14:40 Cheltenham

Potters Legend

11st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Charlie Longsdon

Teenager who was placed on two of first five starts for Charlie Longsdon, more recently when third off 2lb higher at Doncaster (3m, good) last month; on the retreat when falling at Newbury last time but will be fine over today's trip and has a pretty good record at Cheltenham; shortlisted.

16/1

11

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Potters Legend

11st 1lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Charlie Longsdon

Couple of respectable efforts this season, the latest when 6l away over 3m at Doncaster; looks to have nothing in hand of his current mark but brings each-way claims.

11/1

3rd

1

3rd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:10 Doncaster

Potters Legend

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Charlie Longsdon

13yo who was soundly beaten at Wincanton last month but that was a 0-135 and he's back down in grade here; good second at Catterick (3m1f, soft) two starts ago on his second stable start and he's also effective on good ground; could have a part to play.

8/1

Form: 3-6725 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Very effective on slow ground in France, winning a hurdle and four chases (2m1f-2m7f); still finding his feet for Venetia Williams but he took a step forward to be second at Exeter before not appearing to see out 3m5f on heavy ground at Lingfield; can see him going very well back at 3m.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Laskalin

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on older form but his record in recent seasons is very mixed.

10/1

2nd

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Laskalin

10st 13lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, pecked on landing 1st

8/1

Form: 46-U53

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Novice hurdle winner on heavy; unseated on his first attempt at chasing and hasn't offered a great deal in two staying handicaps since, looking very one paced; beaten a distance into third at Lingfield on Tuesday.

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5

17th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:05 Sandown

Illegal Model

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Charlie Longsdon

Novice hurdle winner on heavy; unseated on his first attempt at chasing and hasn't offered a great deal in two staying handicaps since, looking very one paced; beaten a distance into third at Lingfield on Tuesday.

14/1

3rd

6

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 3

15:20 Lingfield

Illegal Model

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Lightly raced since winning over hurdles here (2m7f, heavy) in early 2020; unseated rider on seasonal/chase debut in December and was just a respectable fifth behind Tallow For Coal at Exeter (3m, soft) last month but remains unexposed over fences and the return to this track is a plus.

10/1

5th

2

11th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

12:50 Exeter

Illegal Model

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Charlie Longsdon

Consistent hurdler, including on heavy, until finishing down the field in a decent Uttoxeter handicap in March; hampered and unseated at the second fence on last month's chase debut and he is clearly open to further improvement after just six races under rules.

5/1

Form: /4-08P

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Non-runner

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

17th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:05 Sandown

A Toi Phil

11st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Gary Moore

Non-runner

3

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

14:10 Lingfield

A Toi Phil

11st 12lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Smart when trained in Ireland but well into the veteran stage now and hasn't fired on either start this season; sure to appreciate today's drop in grade but not yet proven over this sort of trip; others look safer.

10/1

8th

7

15th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton

A Toi Phil

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Well beaten at Cheltenham two weeks ago on his return from a year off; fourth to Smarty Wild on this card last season, again after a long absence; seven chase wins in Ireland but the last of those came in September 2019.

13/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Musical Slave

WEST COUNTRY:

Poppa Poutine

The Guardian:

Dr Kananga

TOPSPEED:

Illegal Model

Daily Express:

Laskalin

The Times:

Potters Legend

Telegraph:

Poppa Poutine

Daily Record:

Poppa Poutine

Daily Mail:

Illegal Model

The Sun:

Dr Kananga

The Star:

Dr Kananga

RP Ratings:

Musical Slave

POSTDATA:

Musical Slave

Daily Mirror:

Musical Slave