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14:55 Sandown

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £56270
  • 2m 7f 98y
  • Class 1
  • 15 runners
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Virgin Bet Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap) (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 1459-6 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Three wins last winter, culminating in this race (4lb higher today); good fifth in the 3m Grade 1 novice race at Cheltenham in March; had wind surgery in September and returned with a heavy defeat behind Flight Deck when second favourite at Chepstow at Christmas; may have needed that race but it will be interesting to see whether his backers return.

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4th

9

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Creditable fifth in the Albert Bartlett here last March; has a fine record in handicaps, making it four wins out of five completions in a useful 2m7f Sandown event in February (good to soft) but the bar is higher today and he failed to shine in a Grade 2 at Haydock last month.

28/1

5th

1

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Haydock

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Course winner who landed a competitive Grade 3 handicap at Sandown (2m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, having won the same race last year; also effective on good going and could be in the mix despite a 4lb penalty.

11/4

1st

9

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Green Book

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Three wins last winter, culminating in this race (4lb higher today); good fifth in the 3m Grade 1 novice race at Cheltenham in March; had wind surgery in September and returned with a heavy defeat behind Flight Deck when second favourite at Chepstow at Christmas; may have needed that race but it will be interesting to see whether his backers return.

9/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: P3-125 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Familiar face at Sandown; the 2m5f Pertemps qualifier at Kempton in November is his only win in the last three years but he was unlucky to succumb by a nose to Dolphin Square over C&D on penultimate start as promising Ben Bromley dropped his hands close home; needs to bounce back from a lesser show off this 2lb higher mark at Cheltenham.

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6th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Call Me Lord

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, mistake 4 out, weakened from 2 out

40/1

12th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Call Me Lord

11st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, outpaced 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

20/1

6th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Call Me Lord

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual Grade 2 hurdle winner in his prime and still performing at a pretty high level, most recently when keeping on stoutly from an unpromising position to lead on run-in at Hereford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago; that form is treated with a degree of caution but he's only 1lb higher here and looks well worth another crack at a staying trip.

7/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1-0122 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Has helped set the pace on all three starts for new yard; won five-runner race at Hereford on first occasion and better form when runner-up over 3m at Taunton and Cheltenham; in the last named he finished at least 12l ahead of Dolphin Square and two more of today's rivals; each-way player again.

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5th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

14:45 Wetherby

Jet Of Magic

11st 10lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Reportedly lost his action when pulled up over hurdles last time but didn't enter that race in much form; also below his best when the last to complete in September on his only chase start; has a bit to prove.

6/1

0

3

23rd Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 2

13:40 Market Rasen

Jet Of Magic

11st 4lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Not at his best the last twice but the first occasion was his chase debut, and when back over hurdles at Cheltenham last time he was hampered early which proved costly given he usually makes the running; made all at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) in July and he's fine on slow ground; could make bold bid.

4/1

Form: 4-6421 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Beaten a head at Musselburgh (3m, soft) and smooth winner of 12-runner race at Kelso (2m6f, heavy) later in December; the latter was a career best but 7lb rise demands another; 5lb-claiming rider is recruited.

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2

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Carlisle

Schalke

11st 11lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

Should be well handicapped but he's struggling to get competitive and a turnaround is needed.

25/1

8th

5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Schalke

11st 9lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Rebecca Menzies

Down to a mark 1lb lower than when winning at Kelso (2m6f, heavy) in December 2022 but he's been tailed off on his last three starts (C&D last time, following wind op) and a major turnaround is required.

20/1

8th

9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:50 Haydock

Schalke

10st 13lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Heavy-ground winner off only 2lb lower last winter but hasn't been in the same form this time round, labouring a long way out at Kelso on latest; a recent wind op needs to spark a big upturn in his fortunes.

28/1

Form: 1FPP-P C

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Has an all-or-nothing profile, either winning or failing to complete on last seven starts; pulled up over fences for the third consecutive outing in November on return; back to hurdles for the first time since April 2021 and this should be a competitive mark, but he carries obvious risks.

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5th

2

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

14:35 Worcester

Bothwell Bridge

11st 8lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

jumped right on occasions and early mistakes, led narrowly, headed 2nd, soon pressed leader, lost position 7th, not fluent 9th

9/2

8th

9

23rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

15:55 Market Rasen

Bothwell Bridge

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Nicky Henderson

Arrested his decline with some respectable hurdle runs this year, but was safely held when back over fences in first-time cheekpieces last month and has basically become disappointing; others preferred.

10/1

Form: 47-03P

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Down the weights and produced easily his most competitive show for a long time when a very close third to Dolphin Square and Call Me Lord at Sandown (upped to an extended 2m7f, soft) in December; pulled up at Cheltenham four weeks later, however, and now has tongue tied first time.

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10th

7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Wilde About Oscar

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Won a 2m4f handicap on this card two years ago when a novice and that was off 10lb higher; 0-9 in the meantime but two of this season's runs were respectable, including the latest over this far at Sandown when the tongue-tie did him no harm; enters the reckoning.

8/1

6th

7

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Wilde About Oscar

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Down the weights and produced easily his most competitive show for a long time when a very close third to Dolphin Square and Call Me Lord at Sandown (upped to an extended 2m7f, soft) in December; pulled up at Cheltenham four weeks later, however, and now has tongue tied first time.

20/1

5

1st Jan 2023

Good

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:05 Cheltenham

Wilde About Oscar

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Down the weights and produced easily his most competitive show for a long time when a very close third to Dolphin Square and Call Me Lord at Sandown (upped to an extended 2m7f, soft) four weeks ago; that puts him back into calculations.

7/1

Form: -42232 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Stays well and registered a wide-margin win at Chepstow in December 2021; creditable second to Flight Deck in that same race when returned to hurdles from chasing on latest outing; places hopes if he's as good on this first run at Sandown.

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1st

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Bells Of Peterboro

11st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Acts on heavy; form dipped at Bangor last time; well suited by Chepstow and gained his sole chase win, albeit somewhat fortuitously, over this C&D (off 2lb lower in January); return to this track is a plus.

8/1

5th

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

14:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Bells Of Peterboro

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Looked in excellent nick when winning by 29l at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in January and has since been placed off today's mark over hurdles there; enters calculations.

5/1

3rd

9

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

15:08 Chepstow

Bells Of Peterboro

10st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Dual C&D winner over hurdles (2021); this season didn't go well, including over C&D two starts back, before he surged back to his best with a chase win on heavy ground at this track one month ago; that puts him back into serious calculations.

7/1

Form: 12-112 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Has good record in blinkers, mostly front-running; won this term at Ascot (2m7f, good) and Sandown (2m4f, soft) before her good second to a notable rival at Kempton (3m, soft; 1lb lower than today) at Christmas; a rising force in handicaps who enters each-way calculations.

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10th

4

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Coquelicot

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Made all in Listed mares' hurdle at Kempton (3m, good to soft) in November and was runner-up (beaten 12l) in another at Haydock the last time, which was a good run back at 2m3f (heavy); should give her running but others might be better in.

10/1

2nd

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 191y

Class 1

13:02 Haydock

Coquelicot

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

disputed lead early, soon raced in second, pushed along 3 out, no extra from 2 out

12/1

4th

3

28th Jan 2024

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

14:35 Doncaster

Coquelicot

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Honeyball

Made all for Listed win at Kempton (3m) in November but came up well short in Cheltenham handicap (2m4f) since; faces a difficult task at the weights in this grade; change of headgear.

25/1

Form: F551-4 BF

Last run: 273 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Luckless when fifth in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham (2m4f) last term but made amends at Aintree (3m); reportedly lame after running creditably in first-time cheekpieces in May when last seen; may still have potential and the lack of a recent run is probably the chief concern; market may guide.

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5th

6

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Party Business

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

Has finished fourth in the last two runnings of this race and he's lower in the weights today; returned from break with encouraging fifth to Zain Nights at Cheltenham (3m, good) last month and could build on that run.

10/1

Form: 911-14 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Reappeared over C&D (soft) in December with a last-gasp win from Call Me Lord and Wilde About Oscar; not so good at Cheltenham next time but he did stay on into fourth; has a fine record under David Maxwell but may now be vulnerable for win purposes.

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2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Dolphin Square

12st 6lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Mixed form over hurdles last year and tailed off at Chepstow over Christmas when last seen; however, he showed some spark earlier in December and he won hunter chases in February 2022 (2m7f/3m2f, heavy/soft) on his last two runs over fences; capable of having a big say.

4/1

6th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

Dolphin Square

11st 3lb

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Led in the final stride at Sandown (2m7f, soft; acts on heavy) on reappearance last term; went downhill since until a change to this headgear back in the same Sandown race 18 days ago was his best performance since New Year's Day, so there is renewed hope.

10/1

4th

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Dolphin Square

11st 0lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Led in the final stride in this race (soft; acts on heavy) on reappearance last term; has an 8lb lower mark this time round, having gone downhill after that win and he was tailed off at Newbury one month ago; first-time blinkers replace his usual cheekpieces.

12/1

Form: P44-P2

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

In and out in his six handicaps, failing to win any of them but he was runner-up at Wincanton (3m) on latest outing; wore cheekpieces on two of his last three starts; going back up 4lb means he requires a career best.

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7th

3

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Stellar Magic

10st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Billy Aprahamian

Bounced back quickly from a disappointing run (in cheekpieces) to open chasing account in first-time blinkers at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last month; not one to rely upon heavily but recent 4lb rise ought to be manageable if he responds well to a first-time visor.

11/2

1st

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:28 Wincanton

Stellar Magic

12st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Billy Aprahamian

Very respectable third on seasonal/stable debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good to soft) last month but ought to have been suited by the soft ground when pulled up at Ludlow three weeks ago and today's headgear switch needs to perk him up.

20/1

Form: /82-11 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

10yo who is 6-13 over hurdles, returning from wind surgery last January to score in small fields at Carlisle (3m1f, soft; from Flight Deck) and Ayr (3m, heavy) in his two starts this winter; did it in good style from the front on latest outing (held up time before) and has never been better, but going up 6lb in this stronger race demands another step forward.

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4

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:15 Market Rasen

Storm Nelson

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Olly Williams

This is easier than a strong handicap at Aintree last time but didn't head to that in much form and he's not as good as he was.

33/1

20

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:20 Aintree

Storm Nelson

10st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Olly Williams

Suited by a good test of stamina and is falling in the weights, but he doesn't look quite the force of old and he was safely held in third behind Johnson's Blue at Doncaster in February; would be a surprise winner.

66/1

OUR TIP

Form: 51-P21 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Stayer who has raised his game this season, notably when travelling much the best on his way to winning from Bells Of Peterboro at Chepstow (soft) over Christmas; that made it 3-6 since cheekpieces went on; 7lb higher today but needs major respect.

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12th

3

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Flight Deck

11st 12lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Deborah Cole

Ran really well towards the end of last year when third on first two starts for this yard; of interest on that form but this 10yo's performances have gone the wrong way the last twice and he needs to get back on track.

50/1

Form: 49-121 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on heavy in this race in 2020 on sole run at Sandown; won over hurdles at Aintree in November after wind surgery; bold shows in top 3m2f handicap chase at Newbury later in November in the last two seasons; built on that this term with clearcut win at Kempton over Christmas, despite whipping round at the start; has never been better and must catch the eye given that today's hurdles mark is 10lb lower than his chase figure.

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3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Remastered

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Pipe

Collected good prize off this mark at Kempton (3m, soft) last winter but never got involved in Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in December and has now been pulled up on three of his last four appearances; needs to turn a corner.

10/1

0

10

2nd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 1

14:50 Newbury

Remastered

10st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Every chance when falling four out in this race in 2021 and he was a close second in it last year; worth a second look given his record in the race but this 10yo was pulled up on his final two runs last term and there was no return to form over hurdles at Aintree last month (won same race 12 months earlier).

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £826.00
Straight Forecast £619.50
Tricast £3012.50
Trifecta £6050.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Remastered

RP Ratings:

Green Book

THE NORTH:

Storm Nelson

LAMBOURN:

Call Me Lord

The Sun:

Jet Of Magic

D Express:

Schalke

POSTDATA:

Coquelicot

Daily Mirror:

Flight Deck

TOPSPEED:

Green Book

Daily Mail:

Green Book

Telegraph:

Call Me Lord

WEST COUNTRY:

Remastered

The Times:

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Daily Record:

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The Guardian:

Storm Nelson

The Star:

Storm Nelson