16:05 Sandown
Smarkets Handicap Chase (For The Alanbrooke Challenge Cup) (Challenger Staying Chase Series) (0-135) (3) 5yo+
Smarkets Handicap Chase (For The Alanbrooke Challenge Cup) (Challenger Staying Chase Series) (0-135) (3) 5yo+
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 3m 37y Runners: 10
Chase Turf
Soft 3m 37y
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
7
Lithic
/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: -F1332
SP
Flopped here when favourite for the EBF Final in March; won twice (March and June) on other right-handed tracks over hurdles and last month's third at Fontwell on second start over fences showed he can be thereabouts; headgear enlisted.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/11/17
    FON 21GS Cl3 NvChHc,8K
    10-12
    3/6 2 3/4l, Markov[6/1]10-11
    Richie McLernon
    124
    109
    127
  • 21/10/17
    MAR 17Gd Cl3 NvCh,8K
    11-2
    3/7 26l, Capitaine[5/1]11-8
    Aidan Coleman
    125
    85
    119
  • 02/06/17
    MAR 20Gd Cl4 NvHd,3K
    11-5
    1/7 2l, Rebel Yeats[11/10F]10-12
    Aidan Coleman
    125
    120
  • 19/05/17
    Ain 20Gd Cl2 HdHc,12K
    10-12
    F/8 Jacks Last Hope[9/2]11-9
    Aidan Coleman
    126
    122
  • 19/04/17
    CHL 16Gd Cl3 CdHdHc,6K
    10-5
    2/6 1l, Silverhow[7/2]10-3
    Jonjo O'Neill
    123
    54
    127
  • 11/03/17
    SAN 19Sft 4-7yCl1 NvG3HdHc,37K
    10-11
    14/16 28l, Minella Awards[6/1F]11-8
    Aidan Coleman
    117
    51
    98
1
AubussonD
/N Williams
Age: 9
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 04-372
SP
Smart hurdler in his prime but hasn't progressed over fences since winning chase debut in 2015, and both runs this season have been in cross-country events; others more persuasive.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/11/17
    CHL 30Gd Cl2 ChHc,16K
    10-3
    7/10 32l, Kingswell Theatre[6/1]10-7
    Lizzie Kelly
    135
    104
    121
  • 17/10/17
    Fnt 23VSft Ch,9K
    10-8
    3/6 5 1/2l, Jejekarad[7/10F]11-0
    Lizzie Kelly
    110
  • 16/04/17
    Ffo 27Gd Cl3 ChHc,16K
    11-9
    4/9 24l, The Bay Oak[7/2F]11-2 cp(1)
    Lizzie Kelly
    138
    76
    130
  • 16/03/17
    CHL 23Gd Cl1 LisHdHc,54K
    11-3
    16/24 32l, Presenting Percy[66/1]11-11
    Mr C Williams
    145
    119
    126
  • 05/02/17
    MUS 26Gd Cl2 HdHc,14K
    11-4
    6/11 6 1/2l, El Bandit[12/1]11-5
    Mr C Williams
    145
    47
    142
  • 01/01/17
    CHL 26Sft Cl2 ChHc,13K
    11-7
    8/16 38l, Tour Des Champs[12/1]11-1
    Lizzie Kelly
    145
    106
    119
3
Potters LegendD
/Mrs L Wadham
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: -747P6
SP
Very consistent novice last term, when good efforts included placed runs in handicaps over C&D and in open company at the Festival (3m2f; in the Kim Muir); very respectable seventh in top Newbury handicap two starts ago but pulled up after making mistakes last time and has a bit to prove on this season's evidence; change of headgear.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/12/17
    NBY 25Hy Cl3 ChHc,12K
    11-12
    PU/9 Daklondike[7/2F]11-10 bl
    Leighton Aspell
    135
  • 02/12/17
    NBY 25GS Cl1 G3ChHc,142K
    10-0
    7/20 32l, Total Recall[20/1]10-8 bl(1)
    Brian Hughes
    139
    112
    124
  • 15/11/17
    BAN 24Sft Cl2 ChHc,16K
    11-6
    4/8 4 3/4l, Sir Mangan[9/4F]11-2 cp
    Aidan Coleman
    138
    85
    143
  • 14/10/17
    CHP 23GS Cl2 ChHc,19K
    10-5
    7/13 13 1/2l, Rock The Kasbah[5/1]10-8 cp
    Leighton Aspell
    139
    80
    136
  • 08/04/17
    Ain 24Gd Cl1 LisChHc,39K
    11-4
    4/16 26l, Sizing Codelco[9/2F]11-3 cp(1)
    Leighton Aspell
    140
    83
    135
  • 16/03/17
    CHL 26Gd Cl2 ChHc,40K
    11-6
    4/24 2 1/2l, Domesday Book[10/1]11-4
    Mr M Legg
    139
    98
    147
4
MossparkCD
/Miss E Lavelle
Age: 10
Weight: 11-7
Spotlight Form: 96P-5P
SP
Can look quite hard work and was only sixth in this last year after coming under pressure some way out; back from a break with a similarly laboured effort at Wincanton last month but was only beaten 7l despite a serious mistake at the final fence (3m2f, good) and he could pick up minor honours.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/10/17
    WCN 26Gd Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-1
    5/10 7 1/2l, Mr Mix[16/1]11-12
    Patrick Cowley
    135
    115
    139
  • 26/12/16
    KEM 21Gd Cl3 HdHc,9K
    11-12
    PU/15 Doesyourdogbite[16/1]11-9
    Noel Fehily
    135
  • 13/11/16
    FON 27Sft Cl3 ChHc,16K
    11-11
    6/15 19 1/2l, Aerial[5/1]10-9
    Leighton Aspell
    136
    117
    121
  • 30/04/16
    UTT 24Sft Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-1
    9/14 32l, Katkeau[17/2]11-7
    Daryl Jacob
    137
    91
    116
  • 12/03/16
    SAN 24Sft Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-9
    1/8 6l, Dawson City[5/1]11-9
    Daryl Jacob
    129
    115
    139
  • 28/11/15
    NBY 22Sft Cl3 ChHc,25K
    11-1
    5/16 21l, Aloomomo[10/1]11-1 cp
    Sean Bowen
    129
    59
    123
5
Aloomomo
/W Greatrex
Age: 8
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 3F-32P
SP
Not seen over fences since his Cheltenham fall last December; placed in two novice hurdles (2m4f/3m) this term, running below his chase form but shaping as though he's in decent heart; completed a chase hat-trick (2m4f/2m6f) two seasons ago and returns to this sphere off a workable mark.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/12/17
    STH 23Gd Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    2/5 4l, Station Master[9/4]11-4
    Richard Johnson
    125
    31
    122
  • 05/11/17
    CRL 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    3/11 8 1/4l, Count Meribel[2/1]11-4
    Richard Johnson
    125
    94
    118
  • 10/12/16
    CHL 20Sft Cl1 G3ChHc,57K
    10-8
    F/16 Frodon[10/1]10-10
    Gavin Sheehan
    140
  • 19/11/16
    ASC 21GS Cl2 NvHd,13K
    10-12
    3/8 6 3/4l, Elegant Escape[11/4]11-3
    Gavin Sheehan
    130
    86
    124
  • 15/03/16
    CHL 20GS Cl1 NvLisChHc,37K
    11-10
    6/20 9 1/2l, Ballyalton[3/1F]11-10
    Gavin Sheehan
    140
    81
    143
  • 20/02/16
    ASC 19Sft Cl2 NvHd,16K
    11-0
    3/5 3 1/4l, Yala Enki[15/2]11-8
    Harry Bannister
    129
    112
    132
6
Muckle RoeD
/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 9
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 1323-1
SP
Won over 3m here on soft in December and has run creditably since, last time at Haydock (3m, good) not helped by late mistake and losing a shoe; solid.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/04/17
    HAY 24Gd Cl2 ChHc,31K
    10-8
    3/14 12 1/2l, Willoughby Hedge[20/1]11-10
    Jamie Bargary
    119
    84
    118
  • 01/04/17
    UTT 24Sft Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-9
    2/7 2 1/4l, Optimistic Bias[6/1]11-4
    Jamie Bargary
    119
    107
    126
  • 24/02/17
    WAR 24Sft Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-2
    3/9 17 1/2l, Shanroe Santos[15/2]11-5
    William Twiston-Davies
    119
    76
    123
  • 31/12/16
    WAR 24Sft Cl4 ChHc,5K
    10-11
    1/12 6l, Paddy The Oscar[11/2]11-6
    Mr Z Baker
    110
    25
    118
  • 28/11/16
    LUD 23Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-6
    2/7 2 1/2l, Ultimatum Du Roy[5/2F]11-6
    Jamie Bargary
    110
    38
    121
  • 28/10/16
    UTT 20Gd Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-0
    4/8 25l, Mr Burgees[9/4F]11-7
    Ryan Hatch
    111
    42
    95
2
Bally Longford
/C Tizzard
Age: 10
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 36-43P
SP
Has run very well in all bar one of his five starts for this yard, including when fading into third after looking very possible winner at Ascot (3m) last time; again gave the strong impression there that a drop back in trip would suit; he's returned to a shorter trip now, has run well here twice before and is very much of interest.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/11/17
    ASC 23GS Cl3 ChHc,16K
    11-12
    3/8 12l, Walk In The Mill[13/2]11-8 t
    Harry Cobden
    135
    32
    142
  • 29/10/17
    WCN 26Gd Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-8
    4/10 6 3/4l, Mr Mix[13/2]11-12 t
    B J Cooper
    135
    115
    139
  • 27/12/16
    KEM 24Gd Cl2 ChHc,25K
    11-5
    6/8 45l, Double Shuffle[3/1]11-12 t
    Jamie Moore
    136
    79
    111
  • 09/12/16
    CHL 26Gd Cl1 G3ChHc,26K
    10-5
    3/12 3 3/4l, Theatre Guide[12/1]11-4 t(1)
    Aidan Coleman
    136
    78
    142
  • 11/11/16
    CHL 15Gd Cl2 ChHc,28K
    11-7
    3/9 4l, Un Beau Roman[7/1]10-13
    Tom O'Brien
    136
    109
    136
  • 31/07/16
    GAL 18Gd ChHc,15K
    10-6
    6/13 17 1/2l, Devils Bride[11/2]11-10
    J J Burke
    132
    94
    132
8
Step BackD
/M Bradstock
Age: 8
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: /119-2
SP
3-8 in points and made winning rules debut at Ludlow last February (3m maiden hurdle, good to soft); beaten 33l when ninth in the Albert Bartlett when last seen in March; this is more realistic and he should have a bright future over fences.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/03/17
    CHL 23Gd Cl1 NvG1Hd,71K
    11-5
    9/15 33l, Penhill[100/1]11-5
    Jamie Moore
    104
    125
  • 22/02/17
    LUD 23GS Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-4
    1/8 1 3/4l, Forgetthesmalltalk[9/1]11-4
    Jamie Moore
    63
    108
9
Tanit RiverD
/T Vaughan
Age: 8
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 6P-6P5
SP
Did well initially last season, including two wins, but out of form in his last two starts in that campaign and the same on both this term; stays 3m, acts on heavy and now 6lb lower than peak mark last season but it's hard to trust in a revival.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/10/17
    CHL 25Gd Cl2 ChHc,31K
    10-5
    PU/16 Cogry[33/1]10-5 t
    Alan Johns
    133
  • 02/10/17
    STR 22Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-12
    6/9 21l, Souriyan[20/1]11-12 t
    Alan Johns
    124
    114
  • 18/03/17
    UTT 24Sft Cl2 NvChHc,19K
    10-11
    PU/9 American[28/1]11-12 t
    Alan Johns
    136
  • 18/02/17
    HAY 19GS Cl3 NvChHc,10K
    10-10
    6/8 51l, Captain Redbeard[11/2]10-3 t
    Alan Johns
    136
    68
    103
  • 20/01/17
    CHP 23Sft Cl3 NvChHc,8K
    10-4
    1/9 17l, Join The Clan[16/1]10-12 t
    Alan Johns
    127
    109
    142
  • 18/11/16
    Ffo 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-10
    5/7 14 1/2l, Sirop De Menthe[2/1F]11-7 t
    Alan Johns
    117
    29
    106
10
Vino GriegoCD
/G L Moore
Age: 13
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: 1/54U6
SP
13yo who won over C&D in November 2015 but was missing for two years until tailed off here this November; took a step forward when fourth at Lingfield next time before early unseat here latest; this is a good mark on old form and not dismissed.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 06/01/18
    SAN 24Hy Cl2 ChHc,62K
    9-7
    UR/14 Buywise[14/1]10-8
    Jonjo O'Neill
    130
  • 05/12/17
    LIN 20Sft Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-10
    4/7 8 3/4l, Grand Vision[20/1]11-12
    Joshua Moore
    128
    75
    127
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 24GS Cl2 ChHc,19K
    10-12
    5/6 111l, Houblon Des Obeaux[9/1]11-3
    Jamie Moore
    133
    40
  • 08/11/15
    SAN 24GS Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-3
    1/7 5l, Pineau De Re[5/1]11-12
    Jamie Moore
    132
    116
    141
  • 04/05/15
    KEM 24Gd Cl3 ChHc,6K
    11-7
    PU/10 Champion Court[10/1]11-12 v,t
    Tom Cannon
    135
  • 11/04/15
    Ain 24Gd Cl1 LisChHc,34K
    10-6
    7/10 42l, Duke Of Lucca[5/1]10-4 v,t
    Tom Cannon
    139
    47
    106
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