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Sandown Contenders Hurdle 2015
Tue, Jan 27th, 2015

The Sandown Contenders Hurdle has struggled to attract competitive fields in recent seasons but has served as the final prep race for two Champion Hurdlers (Binocular and Rooster Booster) since 2003.

The last three renewals have been lost to a variety of weather issues.

Sandown Contenders Hurdle Stats 2003-2014

  • 7 favourites have won in the 9 renewals run since 2003
  • 8 of the last 9 winners were priced at 2-1 or less
  • 7 of the 9 winners were rated 161+
  • Nicky Henderson has trained 3 of the last 4 winners
  • Tony McCoy and Richard Johnson have both ridden two winners since 2003

Sandown Contenders Hurdle Winners 2003-2014

Year

Horse

Age

Jockey

Trainer

OR

SP

FoF

2011

Binocular

7

Tony McCoy

N J Henderson

171

1-10

1

2010

Binocular

6

Tony McCoy

N J Henderson

163

1-7

1

2009

Celestial Halo

5

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

163

1-2

1

2008

Afsoun

6

Mick Fitzgerald

N J Henderson

161

2-1

2

2007

Detroit City

5

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

165

1-3

1

2006

Royal Shakespeare

7

Tom Scudamore

Steve Gollings

150

9-4

1

2005

Self Defense

8

R Thornton

P Chamings

148

5-1

2

2004

Rhinestone Cowboy

8

Mr J. P. Magnier

Jonjo O'Neill

165

2-5

1

2003

Rooster Booster

9

Richard Johnson

Philip Hobbs

167

2-7

1

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