Harry Fry: trainer has saddled Polamco to win his last two starsPICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)
Fry's Polamco chases hat-trick at Sandown
THE hat-trick seeking Polamco, made favourite for the Betfred Mobile Heroes Handicap Hurdle when David Pipe said Batavir would not run, will face 11 rivals in Saturday's race.
Weights for the 2m6f Grade 3 have risen 11lb after Paul Nicholls did not confirm Silsol and they are headed by the John Ferguson-trained Mijhaar.
There were 28 horses entered for the race and 12 were declared on Thursday, including Polamco. He is trained by Harry Fry and has won his last two.
Sandown clerk of the course Andrew Cooper described the ground over hurdles as soft, good to soft in places on Thursday morning, but he has deployed frost covers with temperatures possibly dipping to -4C before raceday.
The going on the chase course is good to soft, good in places.
Betfred: 3 Polamco, 5 Saffron Wells, 7 Junction Fourteen, 8 Imperial Leader, 10 Cadoudoff, Mijhaar, Hansupfordetroit, 12 Invicta Lake, 14 El Dancer, Mr Grey, Anteros, 25 Pay The King