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The Racing Horse – Sandown Racecourse Template

The Racing Horse offers their Sandown RACECOURSE TEMPLATE for Friday 2 December 2022.

There is a 6-race card containing 3 Handicap Chases, a Handicap Hurdle, a Juvenile Hurdle and a Grade 2 Novices' Hurdle.

The going is expected to be soft.

Sandown FAVOURITES (5 years)
Non-handicap                      Handicap
Hurdle	25-47	53%	+0.41	  20-64	   31%	  +1.67
Chase	14-28	50%	+1.19	  25-73	   34%	  +1.27
NHF	1-7	14%	-4.90	  0-0	 
TOTAL	40-82	49%	-3.30	  45-137   33%	  +2.95

Top 5 Trainers past 5 years                     +/-   E
P Nicholls (24%)  26-126   21%	 +35.20         -3%   3
G Moore (15%)     20-138   14%	 -69.66         -1%   3
N Henderson (23%) 19-105   18%	 -36.66         -5%   3
P Hobbs	(15%)     14-78    18%	  -5.25         +3%   1
J Tizzard (19%)	  12-64    19%	  +1.44         +0%   1

Top 5 Jockeys past 5 years                      +/-   R
H Cobden (22%)       20-96    21%    +14.90     -1%   4
N de Boinville (22%) 18-68    26%    -13.61     +$%   0
J Moore (12%)        12-79    15%    -36.60     +3%   3
T O'Brien (11%)       9-42    21%    +17.20    +10%   0
C Deutsch (14%)       8-34    24%     +2.49    +10%   0

Top 5 Owners past 5 years                       +/-   E
J P McManus (17%)	9-44	20%    -2.21    +3%   0
Mrs J de la Hey (15%)	7-23	30%   +22.08   +15%   0
S Packham (33%)	        4-7	57%    +2.47   +24%   0
Jamieson Services (21%)	4-9	44%    -0.04   +23%   0
Mr & Mrs W Rucker (15%)	4-18	22%   +21.25    +7%   0

Hot trainers 02/22/2022 to 01/12/2022           +/-   E
P Nicholls (24%)  33-97	   34%	  +0.25        +10%   3
N Henderson (23%) 17-54	   32%	  +4.08         +9%   3
B Pauling (13%)   13-50    26%	  -1.00        +13%   3
J Snowden (17%)    8-31    26%	  -5.00         +9%   1

Hot Jockeys 02/11/2022 to 01/12/2022            +/-   R
Mr W Biddick (25%) 4-7	  57%	 +6.80         +32%   1
H Cobden (22%)    30-78	  39%	+10.50         +17%   4
G Sheehan (17%)   13-52	  25%	 -6.00          +8%   3
F Lambert (14%)	   5-20	  25%	+20.33         +11%   1
J Moore (12%)     14-61	  23%	 -5.27         +11%   3
T Scudamore (14%) 12-59	  20%	+13.00          +6%   2

Jockey Cold List      SAW  R
S Twiston-Davies (15%) 37  3
N Houlihan (9%)        30  1

FIXTURES
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(%): NATIONAL AVERAGE SAW: Since a win E: Entries R: Rides

WINNING FAVOURITES: Winning favourites at Sandown over the past 5 years show 85-219 for 38.81% at a tiny level stake loss of -0.35 so a strike rate considerably above the national average of around 32%.

Winning favourites in non-handicap hurdles and chases show 39-75 for 52% (+1.60) albeit from a small sample.

TRAINERS: A little obvious but once again the meeting looks to be about Paul Nicholls (24%) v Nicky Henderson (23%) with Gary Moore (15%) chipping in.

They each have 3 runners and will probably win 4 of the 6 races!

JOCKEYS: From our leading jockeys board we have 2 who have rides for Friday. Harry Cobden (22%) has 4 rides which include NON STOP 1.10, MILAN BRIDGE 1.45, HENRI THE SECOND 2.20 & HUGOS NEW HORSE 3.30, he is almost certain to ride a winner!

Jamie Moore (12%) is in good form and shows 8-23 for 35% over the past 14 days, he has 3 rides including KANSAS DU BERLAIS 1.10, DAREBIN 2.55 & UNIVERSAL SECRET 3.30

OWNERS: None of the top owners have a runner on Friday

12.40
VALSHEDA
(N Henderson) hot trainer 23% at track, hot jockey Will Biddick rides and 28% when one ride at meeting.
STEP BACK (M Bradstock) drops from Grade 3 to Class 3, Miss L Bradstock rides

1.10
KANSAS DU BERLAIS
(G L Moore) formerly with D Cottin, trainer has won 3 of the last 10 runnings, Jamie Moore rides and 43% on hurdling favourites

1.45
MILAN BRIDGE
(P Nicholls) hot trainer 24% national average and 24% with chasers 19f up to 3m, weighted to win 132 > 126, first time tongue strap, Harry Cobden rides
FABLE (N Henderson) beaten favourite last time out, James Bowen rides

2.20
MAXIMILIAN
(B Hughes) unbeaten and defied penalty in good time at Bangor last month, Brian Hughes rides
HENRI THE SECOND (P Nicholls) hot trainer, 24% national average, beaten favourite last time out, Harry Cobden rides

2.55
DAREBIN
(G L Moore) beaten favourite last time out, trainer has won 2 of the last 10 runnings, weighted to win 110 > 99, Jamie Moore rides
CORRIGEEN ROCK (L Russell) longest traveller 458-miles, only 5yo so has potential over fences, Derek Fox rides and 37% on chase favourites
CASA TALL (T R George) weighted to win 118 > 114, James Bowen rides

3.30
HUGOS NEW HORSE
(P Nicholls) hot trainer, 24% national average and 27% with hurdlers up to 2m2f, Harry Cobden rides
RAYMOND TUSK (A King) biggest earner £386,141, smart Flat performer, Tom Cannon ride

SANDOWN RACECOURSE: It’s a beautiful course to ride, especially down the back straight. Tactically, though, it’s vital to get into position before you get into the bend turning towards the home straight because, if you’re trying to improve your position there, it can lose you the race. The fences in the back straight, especially for a novice, put the emphasis in adaptability. They come at you pretty quick, and they can break the rhythm of an inexperienced horse. Some say that, if you meet the first one right, you’ll meet them all right – but that’s not true. If you meet the first one spot-on, the chances are you’ll either be too long or too short by the last. Sandown’s run-in, although not especially long, can be very demanding, especially when the ground is soft. Horses get lonely on it, and you see plenty wandering off-line, wondering where they’re meant to go – Mick Fitzgerald

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