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16:46 Sandown

Soft

Find & Strike Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 3f 173y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Find & Strike Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2-4212

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in four of his six races; went one better by a head in a sustained duel for 14-runner handicap at Ascot (1m7f) in December, before finding only a Henderson-trained favourite too hot in ten-runner novice handicap over C&D (again good to soft) 12 days ago; more to prove back in the mud and after a 4lb rise, but lots to like.

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

2nd

9

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Titan Discovery

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Won on handicap debut at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) in December before a good second at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft), and back to winning ways at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last month; up 6lb for last time and this is hotter, but he did it readily and there could still be mileage in his mark.

9/2

1st

3

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Titan Discovery

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Runner-up in four of his six races; went one better by a head in a sustained duel for 14-runner handicap at Ascot (1m7f) in December, before finding only a Henderson-trained favourite too hot in ten-runner novice handicap over C&D (again good to soft) 12 days ago; more to prove back in the mud and after a 4lb rise, but lots to like.

9/4

2nd

9

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

13:25 Sandown

Titan Discovery

11st 1lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Runner-up in three of first four starts; went one better by a head in a sustained duel for 14-runner handicap at Ascot (1m7f, good to soft) six weeks ago; 7lb higher today but this longer trip has to be of interest.

12/1

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7/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: -73115

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; impressive wins at Fontwell (2m1f) and Bangor (2m) this winter from the front in novice hurdles on heavy ground; ridden by 7lb claimer, faded markedly when making his handicap hurdle debut over 2m4f on soft at Aintree, so his stamina has not been proved.

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

6th

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:52 Plumpton

Classic Lord

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

led, not fluent and headed 2nd, outpaced and lost position 4 out, slow jump 3 out, soon weakened

6/1

2nd

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Classic Lord

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Ex-Irish; impressive wins at Fontwell (2m1f) and Bangor (2m) this winter from the front in novice hurdles on heavy ground; ridden by 7lb claimer, faded markedly when making his handicap hurdle debut over 2m4f on soft at Aintree, so his stamina has not been proved.

7/1

10

27th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

12:45 Kempton

Classic Lord

10st 7lb

T: Tim Vaughan

Form: 47P1

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Showed something in a bumper on debut and, having weakened badly (2m4f/2m7f) on first two starts over hurdles, he sprung a 50-1 surprise when leading after two out in 11-runner novice at Chepstow (2m, heavy) three weeks ago and going on to win by nearly 10l; another step forward is needed on this handicap debut but it's very hard to rule out.

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

5th

10

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:40 Chepstow

Valens Bruyee

10st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Rebecca Curtis

Improved to cause 50-1 shock in heavy-ground novice over C&D in January, his third start over hurdles; also ran well on subsequent handicap debut but was a bit disappointing when returned here last month (2m3f), and others in this field appeal more.

10/1

5th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Valens Bruyee

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3rd, soon dropped to rear, not fluent 4th, headway before 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened

9/2

3rd

6

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Valens Bruyee

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Showed something in a bumper on debut and, having weakened badly (2m4f/2m7f) on first two starts over hurdles, he sprung a 50-1 surprise when leading after two out in 11-runner novice at Chepstow (2m, heavy) three weeks ago and going on to win by nearly 10l; another step forward is needed on this handicap debut but it's very hard to rule out.

11/2

Form: 542 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Has run in just one Irish point, a bumper and two novice hurdles; made most and kept on well when beaten a neck in six-runner race at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) latest; that suggested he'd be suited by further and there should be enough stamina in the pedigree, so he's one to note on handicap debut.

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

3rd

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

15:55 Hexham

Wal Bucks

12st 0lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Managed only fourth of six when upped to 2m4f for last month's handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft) but wasn't beaten far and this race looks less competitive; upped in trip again here and still has potential.

5/2

4th

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Wal Bucks

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Has run in just one Irish point, a bumper and two novice hurdles; made most and kept on well when beaten a neck in six-runner race at Leicester (1m7f, heavy) latest; that suggested he'd be suited by further and there should be enough stamina in the pedigree, so he's one to note on handicap debut.

2/1

2nd

7

10th Jan 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 113y

Class 3

14:50 Leicester

Wal Bucks

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Promising fourth on Irish point debut last February (yielding to soft) and built upon his encouraging seasonal/bumper debut (soft) when keeping-on fourth over hurdles at Carlisle (2m1f, good to soft) last month; almost certainly has more to offer and features prominently in calculations.

3/1

Form: 831

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Displayed significant promise when third at Taunton (1m7f, soft) on his second run over hurdles and won impressively in a novice at Exeter (2m, heavy) two weeks later; this isn't a great opening mark on the face of it but he looks the sort to gallop on and there's stamina on the dam's side.

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

6th

5

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Storming Nelson

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Comfortable winner of a heavy-ground 2m novice at Exeter before struggling on his handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f, soft); was let down by his jumping there but still need convincing that this mark is at all lenient.

7/1

5th

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 4

16:46 Sandown

Storming Nelson

11st 12lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Displayed significant promise when third at Taunton (1m7f, soft) on his second run over hurdles and won impressively in a novice at Exeter (2m, heavy) two weeks later; this isn't a great opening mark on the face of it but he looks the sort to gallop on and there's stamina on the dam's side.

6/1

1st

9

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:35 Exeter

Storming Nelson

11st 1lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

A big-priced outsider for both hurdling starts but displayed significant promise when third (albeit no threat to easy winner) at Taunton (1m7f, soft) a fortnight ago and has each-way claims at least here.

5/1

Form: 1P2320

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at Limerick in July and three places (in the mud over 2m7f, 2m5f and 2m) from his five starts since; has changed hands and left Padraig Butler in Ireland; overall improvement may be needed.

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

6th

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:42 Hereford

Hard Rain

10st 11lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Ex-Irish 9yo whose second-place finish at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) came in selling grade and who still has a poor strike-rate; far from certain to go one better returned to handicap level.

12/1

2nd

1

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:50 Exeter

Hard Rain

11st 8lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Tailed off on both starts for this yard and needs to get back on track, but he holds strong claims on last year's Irish form and this drop in grade could trigger a revival.

3/1

4th

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Hard Rain

11st 6lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Ex-Irish 9yo whose rules record is just 1-24; beaten long way at Sandown (2m4f) last month on debut for new stable; more exposed than most of these rivals and is best watched unless there's a market move.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £56.00
Straight Forecast £70.40
Trifecta £388.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Titan Discovery

SPOTLIGHT:

Storming Nelson

TOPSPEED:

Classic Lord

WEST COUNTRY:

Storming Nelson

POSTDATA:

Titan Discovery

Telegraph:

Titan Discovery

Daily Mail:

Titan Discovery

D Express:

Titan Discovery

The Sun:

Titan Discovery