Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase 2020 Analysis
14:25 at Sandown on 1st February
The last four winners of this race have been Bristol De Mai, Terrerfort, Top Notch, and Defi Du Seuil, and we look set for another cracking renewal. Champagne Platinum qualifies for a handicap mark for the Cheltenham Festival after this, whilst Vision De Flos is another that could prosper in handicaps after another run over fences.
Itchy Feet looks inexperienced for a race of this nature after just one run over fences, but it would be no surprise if Grand Sancy appreciates the step up in trip to 2½ miles for the first time. Midnight Shadow was probably lucky to collect last time at Cheltenham, but the ground may be on the heavy side for him.
Good Boy Bobby’s form behind Mr Fisher last time has been boosted by the winner. He should also handle the ground, but it will bring his suspect stamina into question.