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2:35 Sandown 2 Feb 2008

totescoop6 Heroes Handicap Hurdle Grade 3

(Class 1) (4yo+) 2m6f OMS Soft 11 hurdles
1st £28,510 2nd £10,695 3rd £5,355 4th £2,670 5th £1,340 6th £670
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 109 135 130 144
b g Accordion(IRE) - Baden(IRE) (Furry Glen)
In touch, ridden to chase leaders 2 out, challenged last, led soon after, stayed on strongly (op 11-4 tchd 3-1 in places)
2 
5 107 b 133 127 137
ch g Spinning World(USA) - Kafayef(USA) (Secreto)
Chased leader, challenged 4th, slight lead 5th to 7th, led again 4 out, ridden when strongly challenged from 2 out, narrowly headed soon after last and kept on same pace (op 18-1)
3  3 [4½]
6 1012 138 129 140
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Danefair (Danehill)
Held up in rear, bumped bend after 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, soon one pace, rallied under pressure run-in and finished well to take 3rd close home, not reach leading duo (tchd 25-1)
DSQ  ½ [5]
11 106 132 123 133
b g Phardante(FR) - Hi' Upham (Deep Run)
Led to 5th, stayed with leader and slight lead again 7th, headed next, stayed challenging to 2 out, kept on same pace run-in and lost 3rd close home, finished 4th, disqualified and placed last (op 11-1 tchd 9-1)
4  [6½]
8 105 131 121 130
b g Alderbrook - Ina's Farewell (Random Shot)
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leaders approaching 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, finished 5th, placed 4th (tchd 9-1)
5  1 [7½]
8 116 b 146 135 144
b g Groom Dancer(USA) - Kowtow(USA) (Shadeed)
Chased leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, weakened last, finished 6th, placed 5th (op 25-1)
6  ¾ [8¼]
6 100 Out-of-Handicaps 2 126 114 123
b g Flemensfirth(USA) - Christian Lady(IRE) (Mandalus)
Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last, finished 7th, placed 6th (op 9-1)
7  7 [15¼]
8 100 Out-of-Handicaps 1 126 108 118
b g Overbury(IRE) - Running For Gold (Rymer)
Chased leaders, mistake and in rear 6th, rallied 3 out, not much room on inside bend soon after, weakened 2 out, finished 8th, placed 7th (op 15-2 tchd 8-1 in places)
8  2 [17¼]
7 104 130 110 118
b g Sadler's Wells(USA) - Alleged Devotion(USA) (Alleged)
Chased leaders, ridden 3 out and lost place, kept on again run-in, finished 9th, placed 8th (op 20-1)
9  16 [33¼]
8 119 152 118 124
b g Perugino(USA) - Sharakawa(IRE) (Darshaan)
In rear, headway to chase leaders 4 out, weakened after next, finished 10th, placed 9th (tchd 25-1)
10  ½ [33¾]
9 1012 p 138 104 109
br g Ezzoud(IRE) - Bronzewing (Beldale Flutter)
Blundered 1st, hit 5th, always in rear, finished 11th, placed 10th (op 20-1 tchd 25-1)
11  3 [36¾]
5 911 Out-of-Handicaps 2 126 89 94
b g Marju(IRE) - Nicely(IRE) (Bustino)
Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, finished 12th, placed 11th
12  13 [49¾]
9 100 Out-of-Handicaps 5 b 126 77 114
b g Pistolet Bleu(IRE) - Viva Vodka(FR) (Crystal Glitters)
Held up in rear, shaken up and jumped slowly 3 out, brief effort under pressure approaching 2 out but never in contention and soon beaten, finished 13th, placed 12th (op 4-1 tchd 5-1 in places)
13  [52¼]
7 110 v 140 89 93
gr g Bien Bien(USA) - Dissolve (Sharrood)
Chased leaders 4th, weakened 3 out, finished 14th, placed 13th
14  [54¾]
9 1012 143 89 93
b g In The Wings - Vaison La Romaine (Arctic Tern)
In touch 5th, weakened 4 out, finished 15th, placed 14th (op 33-1)
Following a stewards' inquiry, Tighten Your Belt, who passed the post fourth, was disqualified and placed last - jockey weighed in heavy.
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