LIVE Raceday – West End Boy runs at Sandown today
13:45 – Post-race interview with Brendan Powell
Unfortunately West End Boy came down at the second last after he clipped the hurdle, but the good news is he was straight up onto his feet and trotting away.
Stay tuned for a post-race video update from Brendan Powell.
13:10 – Get a final look as West End Boy struts his stuff in the Parade Ring before heading to post
West End Boy looks an absolute picture in the parade ring ahead of his run! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/rLLLlhM28w— Coral (@Coral) March 7, 2023
13:00 – We caught up with Chris Wald, Joe Tizzard's Assistant Trainer, to hear his thoughts ahead of West End Boy's run
🗣️ "He's a lovely young horse we've taken our time with."@TizzardRacing's assistant trainer Chris Wald is looking forward to seeing West End Boy back on the track at @Sandownpark in just under 30 minutes time 🏇 pic.twitter.com/dh90UmEbOA— Coral (@Coral) March 7, 2023
12:45 – Latest words from Brendan Powell who rides West End Boy today 12:30 – Official weather and ground report
Rain just starting to fall at Sandown. Going described as ‘Soft’, ‘Good to Soft’ in place on Hurdles course.
12:15 – West End Boy arrives safe and sound at Sandown ahead of his big day
11:55 – West End Boy and Amanda Hibbs
West End Boy has arrived at @Sandownpark safe and sound 🏇— Coral (@Coral) March 7, 2023
He runs in just over an hours time in the 1:15 for @TizzardRacing & @brendanp1995.
Good luck to all of his owners for the day 🤞 pic.twitter.com/RubNWNejal
After he was officially named by one of our Coral Racing Club members back in November, we headed to Venn Farm to speak to Amanda Hibbs who looks after West End Boy to find out more about his loving personality.
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11:35 – A closer look at today's opposition
There are four previous winners in the field, including Authorised Speed for Gary Moore – a talented 6yo who went off as favourite for the Tolworth Hurdle in January which was won by Tahmuras who looks set to line up in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham next week, and is currently available at around 10/1.
Fever Dream is a debutante for Christian Williams who finished second in a Point-to-Point race last October and carries the same silks as the recent dramatic Eider Chase winner, Kitty's Light.
The Jane Williams team send Yggdrasil here as he reverts back to hurdles for the first time since October 2021 after struggling in three handicap chase contests towards the end of last year.
11:15 – Watch West End Boy's latest piece of work on the gallops
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11:00 – West End Boy set to make his second appearance for the Coral Racing Club
His debut run over course and distance saw him finish 6th in a competitive novice hurdle won by Givega for the Gary Moore team.
Today Brendan Powell takes over in the saddle from Tom Cannon and we'll be looking to get some final pre-race words from the man himself, as well as Joe Tizzard, ahead of today's race.