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14:25 Sandown

Good To Soft

Long Water Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9105.25
  • 1m 7f 99y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Long Water Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

Form: 337-12 D BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced since being a good juvenile hurdler for Paul Nicholls; jumped well when a 4l winner on his return to fences (stable debut) in a 2m3f soft-ground handicap at Ascot but came up short in a small field at Exeter and was nudged up another 2lb for that; could also be a better horse over further these days.

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1

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Sir Psycho

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Lightly raced since being a good juvenile hurdler for Paul Nicholls; jumped well when a 4l winner on his return to fences (stable debut) in a 2m3f soft-ground handicap at Ascot but came up short in a small field at Exeter and was nudged up another 2lb for that; could also be a better horse over further these days.

3/1

2nd

1

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

13:50 Exeter

Sir Psycho

12st 0lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Lightly raced since being a good juvenile hurdler for Paul Nicholls; fell on his chasing debut for that yard but he jumped well in the main when coming 4l clear on his return to fences (stable debut) in a 2m3f soft-ground handicap at Ascot; back up 7lb but had dropped to a good mark.

1/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4-1125 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Improved for the switch to fences, comfortably winning 2m handicap chases at Uttoxeter and Huntingdon (on good to soft) before bumping into one ahead of its mark at Plumpton (2m3f); Kempton last time wasn't so good but definite claims if forgiven that weak finish.

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2

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

General Medrano

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Improved for the switch to fences, comfortably winning 2m handicap chases at Uttoxeter and Huntingdon (on good to soft) before bumping into one ahead of its mark at Plumpton (2m3f); Kempton last time wasn't so good but definite claims if forgiven that weak finish.

8/1

5th

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

General Medrano

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Maiden hurdle winner; has shown his true colours since switched to fences, first winning 2m handicap chases with authority at Uttoxeter and Huntingdon and it turned out that he had a big task in trying to give weight to one who was well ahead of his mark (has won since) at Plumpton (2m3f) in November, all three of those on good to soft; solid chance in this company.

5/1

2nd

1

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

13:40 Plumpton

General Medrano

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

held up in rear, headway before 4 out, went second before 2 out, no extra final 110yds

5/4

Form: 3-2811 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in blinkers, positively ridden to win two chases over this trip on soft ground (here and Wetherby); has to deal with a collective 12lb rise and likely competition for early dominance, but hard to knock otherwise.

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3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 2

15:43 Chepstow

Mount Tempest

11st 3lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, disputed lead 6th, outpaced and lost position before 5 out, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before last

9/2

3

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Mount Tempest

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Unbeaten in blinkers, positively ridden to win two chases over this trip on soft ground (here and Wetherby); has to deal with a collective 12lb rise and likely competition for early dominance, but hard to knock otherwise.

2/1

Form: 436-23 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Three hurdle wins; two good runs off this mark over fences (2m3f/2m), the latest at Cheltenham on heavy ground that he handles well; that was a fine effort in a good race but he did jump left on occasions and all his wins have come going that way round; no headgear until now.

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26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Fine Casting

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Three hurdle wins; two good runs off this mark over fences (2m3f/2m), the latest at Cheltenham on heavy ground that he handles well; that was a fine effort in a good race but he did jump left on occasions and all his wins have come going that way round; no headgear until now.

5/1

Form: 35-F21 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-9 over hurdles but already looking a better chaser and, on just his third run in this discipline, he made all the running for a narrow success at Taunton (2m, soft; only did enough); raised in class off a 4lb higher mark but very much heading in the right direction.

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3rd

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 208y

Class 4

15:40 Hereford

Keep Running

12st 1lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Something seemed amiss last time; made all at Taunton (2m, soft) earlier in January and still looks open to further progress over fences; has form at up to 2m4f; remains of interest.

7/2

5

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Keep Running

10st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Record of 1-9 over hurdles but already looking a better chaser and, on just his third run in this discipline, he made all the running for a narrow success at Taunton (2m, soft; only did enough); raised in class off a 4lb higher mark but very much heading in the right direction.

6/1

1st

1

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Keep Running

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Fell on seasonal/chase debut in November but bounced back quickly and ran big race from the front when clear second to Dr T J Eckleburg over C&D (soft) last month; only 2lb higher today and can make another bold bid.

15/8

Form: 2-31F4 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Four runs over fences; enjoyed a straightforward win at Plumpton (2m1f, good to soft) in November and was then favourite when falling mid-race here the following month when Mount Tempest triumphed; only fourth at Kempton (ahead of General Medrano) but wasn't beaten far on good ground (probably appreciates it softer); prone to mistakes but considered.

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1st

1

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Kotmask

12st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Course winner who has had the odd issue with his jumping but he held his own in a useful novice handicap at Kempton on Boxing Day (2m4f, good) and produced another improved run when coming clear at Sandown since (1m7f, soft); up 7lb but has further to go.

2/1

6

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Kotmask

10st 9lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Four runs over fences; enjoyed a straightforward win at Plumpton (2m1f, good to soft) in November and was then favourite when falling mid-race here the following month when Mount Tempest triumphed; only fourth at Kempton (ahead of General Medrano) but wasn't beaten far on good ground (probably appreciates it softer); prone to mistakes but considered.

5/1

4th

7

26th Dec 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Kotmask

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Two juvenile hurdle wins at about 2m1f/2m but he was vulnerable in handicaps; creditable chase debut here (2m2f, good) behind a subsequent Listed winner and mostly jumped soundly when gaining a straightforward win at Plumpton (2m1f, good to soft) in November; fell at Sandown since; open to improvement but the tumble puts a dampener on his chance today.

12/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Keep Running

POSTDATA:

Mount Tempest

TOPSPEED:

Kotmask

WEST COUNTRY:

Fine Casting

Telegraph:

Sir Psycho

Daily Mail:

Mount Tempest

The Sun:

Mount Tempest

The Times:

Kotmask

RP RATINGS:

Keep Running

LAMBOURN:

Keep Running

Daily Mirror:

Keep Running

The Star:

Keep Running

Daily Record:

Keep Running

D Express:

Fine Casting

The Guardian:

Sir Psycho