Unibet Tolworth Hurdle
|Grade 1, Sandown 14:25
1m 7f 216y, Class 1
|Saturday 4th January 2020|
1 Fiddlerontheroof 5/4F
2 Jeremys Flame 6/1
3 Son Of Camas 4/1
7 ran Distances: 6l, 15l, 1l
Colin Tizzard’s Fiddlerontheroof devoured the testing conditions at Sandown for the second time in four weeks to extend fine recent record of the trainer in this race.
After making it third time lucky over hurdles with an impressive course-and-distance success last month, Fiddlerontheroof was the 5-4 favourite to add his name to the roll of honour – and he did so in some style in the hands of Robbie Power.
Cheltenham winner Hang In There set out to make all the running, but he was a spent force early in the home straight – at which stage Fiddlerontheroof was sent about his business.
Gavin Cromwell’s Irish raider Jeremys Flame went in pursuit, but Tizzard’s charge never looked in any real danger of being caught and passed the post with six lengths in hand.
Son Of Camas was a long way back in third.
Unibet Tolworth Hurdle (Grade 1 Novices' Hurdle)
£50,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m 7f 216y, Class 1
Going: Soft, Heavy in places
1 Fiddlerontheroof 6 11-7 Colin Tizzard Robbie Power 5/4F
2 6 Jeremys Flame 6 11-0 Gavin Cromwell Jonathan Moore 6/1
3 15 Son Of Camas 5 11-7 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville 4/1
4 1 Calva D'Auge 5 11-7 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 20/1
5 19 Hang In There 6 11-7 Emma Lavelle Aidan Coleman 4/1
6 6½ Logan Rocks 5 11-7 Amy Murphy Jack Quinlan 66/1
7 20 Silver Hallmark 6 11-7 Fergal O'Brien Adam Wedge 9/1