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16:15 Sandown

Soft

Spectra Group Alanbrooke Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £9105.25
  • 3m 0f 37y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Spectra Group Alanbrooke Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

Form: 8P-323 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft, below form on heavy; 3-19 over fences, the latest win at Bangor (3m5f) last February in first-time blinkers, which were replaced by cheekpieces for his three places this term, ridden very prominently; place chance again.

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10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 4f 21y

Class 3

15:15 Cheltenham

Bretney

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Posted career-best performance when making all to win readily by 8l at Sandown (3m, soft) in February and, despite a much less fluent round of jumping, he lost out only by a nose when returned to 3m5f at Warwick (soft) last month; might give this a good shot from the front.

9/1

2nd

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Bretney

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

disputed lead, prominent after 2nd, slow jump 5th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 5 out, left in second but hampered by faller 4 out, headway and pressed leader 2 out, kept on run-in, just failed

4/1

1st

10

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Bretney

10st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Henry Daly

Acts on soft, below form on heavy; 3-19 over fences, the latest win at Bangor (3m5f) last February in first-time blinkers, which were replaced by cheekpieces for his three places this term, ridden very prominently; place chance again.

12/1

Form: 2152/6 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Used to act on soft and heavy; thrown in on hurdles form but 0-6 over fences and last month's Newbury run (beaten 32l after 642 days off) needs to have done him an awful lot of good.

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5th

11

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Trincomalee

10st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Lucy Wadham

0-7 over fences but ran creditably when 8l second of nine over C&D (soft) three weeks ago; Harry Cobden, riding for the first time, is a positive booking; impossible to rule out.

6/1

2nd

8

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Trincomalee

10st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Used to act on soft and heavy; thrown in on hurdles form but 0-6 over fences and last month's Newbury run (beaten 32l after 642 days off) needs to have done him an awful lot of good.

12/1

Form: -22633 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Nothing like the force of old but has been second or third in four of his last five outings (tongue tied last two); none of those were on worse than good to soft but he used to go well on soft in his heyday; a possible for another minor honour but he has not won for four years.

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4th

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Copperhead

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Stuck on a losing run but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort; questionable whether he wants the ground quite this deep but has strong form claims.

3/1

4th

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:20 Newbury

Copperhead

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Winless streak has just passed its four-year anniversary but the frustrating run of defeats has been through no lack of effort against younger opposition and again he ran well for a long way when a 12l third at Sandown two weeks ago (3m, soft); off a light weight and with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb, he's a major player against fellow oldies this time.

9/2

3rd

7

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Copperhead

11st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Nothing like the force of old but has been second or third in four of his last five outings (tongue tied last two); none of those were on worse than good to soft but he used to go well on soft in his heyday; a possible for another minor honour but he has not won for four years.

5/1

Form: 2-234P

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Pretty useful in France; 0-11 in Britain but he went close at Newbury (2m6f, soft; 1lb lower today) last March, among several minor honours last year; the backward steps on his last two outings, however, are offputting.

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8th

3

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:15 Southwell

Yes Indeed

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Useful chaser at his best but a tricky horse to win with and has been out of form since the winter; on a tempting mark for this British hurdling debut but others have more pressing claims.

12/1

4th

1

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Yes Indeed

12st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ex-French 7yo who is 0-12 in Britain and hasn't been at his best on last three runs; however, last month's fourth at Sandown (3m, soft) was a step back in the right direction and his mark continues to fall; not ruled out.

4/1

4th

4

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Yes Indeed

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Pretty useful in France; 0-11 in Britain but he went close at Newbury (2m6f, soft; 1lb lower today) last March, among several minor honours last year; the backward steps on his last two outings, however, are offputting.

14/1

11/4

Form: 4-2132 CD BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Continuing the good work, winning over C&D (soft; unraced on heavy) in December before solid places at Market Rasen (3m3f) and Lingfield (3m5f); should go well again.

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7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Animal

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Suzy Smith

Thorough stayer who has been largely in good form this season, and his win at Sandown (3m, soft) in December has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; had an excuse when below par on his latest outing (bled) and he still looks on a workable mark; in the mix.

8/1

5th

6

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Animal

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Suzy Smith

Continuing the good work, winning over C&D (soft; unraced on heavy) in December before solid places at Market Rasen (3m3f) and Lingfield (3m5f); should go well again.

11/4

Form: 28265U CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last winter and respectable fourth in this race; player on that but his second at Plumpton in November has been followed by three lesser efforts, unseating eight out over C&D on latest.

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6th

1

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when runner-up over 3m1f here last month and followed that with a sterling effort under top weight back chasing over 2m3f (the winner Fame And Fun runs 1.30); this is more his trip but he faces another big ask under a welter burden.

9/1

2nd

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

16:50 Plumpton

I See You Well

12st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

His first run over hurdles in five years when a 10l second here last time and debatable what he achieved with only three getting round; had been struggling over fences so, despite his good course record, it's hard to be confident.

3/1

2nd

2

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:30 Plumpton

I See You Well

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Seamus Mullins

prominent, went second after 4 out, no chance with winner before 2 out

8/1

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9/2

Form: 42124P

Last run: 89 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

8-18 over hurdles/fences in France; 3-5 over 2m6f in the mud as a chaser there and looked very interesting for British debut in 3m handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (3m, soft) three weeks ago but he was hugely disappointing; has had wind surgery since and now tries British fences; it will be interesting to see if his backers return.

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1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Placenet

12st 2lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

Multiple French winner over 2m1f-2m6f on soft-heavy ground; pulled up/well beaten on his two British starts but he was still in touch turning for home at Sandown (3m, soft) a fortnight ago and could benefit from this drop back down in trip; not ruled out in first-time cheekpieces.

9/2

7th

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Placenet

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

8-18 over hurdles/fences in France; 3-5 over 2m6f in the mud as a chaser there and looked very interesting for British debut in 3m handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (3m, soft) three weeks ago but he was hugely disappointing; has had wind surgery since and now tries British fences; it will be interesting to see if his backers return.

9/2

0

10

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Placenet

10st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

8-18 over hurdles/fences in France, where last seen in September running well in defeat; unraced over this far but 3-5 over 2m6f in the mud as a chaser and he's been running as if this extra distance may well suit him; also looks on a good mark, so he is very much one to note on British debut.

5/1

Form: P44-3P

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Best form for a year when third at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December; had wind surgery soon afterwards and pulled up when tongue tied first time at Lingfield last month, perhaps with 3m5f playing a part but others today are a bit more persuasive.

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7th

1

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Fern Hill

12st 1lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Decent third off a 12lb higher mark at Chepstow in December (2m7f, heavy); had wind surgery after that and has struggled since; cheekpieces now tried; plenty to prove.

9/1

6th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

15:32 Newbury

Fern Hill

11st 9lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:15 Sandown

Fern Hill

12st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Best form for a year when third at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December; had wind surgery soon afterwards and pulled up when tongue tied first time at Lingfield last month, perhaps with 3m5f playing a part but others today are a bit more persuasive.

11/1

Form: 731P-3 C

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Acts on heavy; not all plain sailing but he's 4-9 at Sandown and was a respectable third here (2m) ten weeks ago back from wind surgery; big question is stamina as he's only once been beyond about 2m4f and that last of three finishers last February (2m7f, good) was not conclusive proof.

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7th

5

24th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Uttoxeter

Hudson De Grugy

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Best known for his Sandown wins, where he's not been quite at his best this season; made mistakes on last two outings and stamina not proven (seen only twice at about 3m) but he has edged down the weights.

11/2

3rd

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Hudson De Grugy

11st 5lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

raced in second

13/2

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Selections

RP RATINGS:

Copperhead

SPOTLIGHT:

Animal

Telegraph:

Hudson De Grugy

Daily Mail:

Animal

D Express:

Animal

The Sun:

Animal

The Star:

Animal

Daily Record:

Animal

TOPSPEED:

Copperhead

POSTDATA:

Copperhead

WEST COUNTRY:

Copperhead

The Times:

Copperhead

The Guardian:

Copperhead

Daily Mirror:

Copperhead