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Sona Sasta

Age: 9

Trainer: David Pipe

A possibly surprise inclusion for horses to follow from David Pipe's yard for the 2011/2012 season, but Sona Sasta looks to have the potential to become a top class stayer in the new campaign.

A fairly successful start to his career over hurdles, the eight-year-old was quickly sent over fences by the Pond House handler and he started off in that sphere in fine style as he racked up back-to-back successes at Taunton and Newbury.

He was then upped in class fairly sharply and found himself contesting the  National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival over four miles where he came a creditable sixth behind Chicago Grey.

With many of his adversaries that day proven stayers he showed signs that with a few runs he will get to grips with the marathon distance and if Pipe elects to stick with the staying chases this season then Sona Sasta could excel in them.

Currently creeping into towards the bottom of the ante-post markets for the 2012 Grand National, Sona Sasta is certainly one to keep an eye on during the early months of the season and come April he maybe a lot shorter for the Aintree marathon if all goes to plan.

Potential Races for 2012/2013 Season

Welsh National

Grand National

Form for 2011/2012 Season

  • 03/12/11 - Rhys Howells Memorial Handicap Chase - Chepstow (2nd of 14 - SP 9/2) - A fairly pleasing start to the campaign, Sona Sasta was just edged out by Le Beau Bai, who is a proven stayer.  In the closing stages he stayed on well, but couldn't get past the winner and had to settle for second place, however, it could be the perfect prep run for the Welsh National on December 27.
  • 27/12/11 - Paddy Power Chase - Leopardstown (12th of 26 - SP 11/1) - Sent over to Ireland to compete in the 26-runner Paddy Power Chase and Sona Sasta wasn't completely disgraced when finishing mid-division.  He struggled to go with the leaders when the pace was quickened and will surely relish a step back up in trip and could still be a potential Grand National horse come April.
  • 14/01/12 - Classic Chase - Warwick (6th of 13 - SP 6/1) - After finishing in the mid-division the step back up in trip in the Classic Chase would've encouraged fans of Sona Sasta, but he could only finish in the middle of the pack again.  Stuck for room on the inside turning for home, he struggled to pick up and stayed on one pace to maybe outline his need for softer going next time.
  • 18/01/12 - Grand National Trial - Haydock Park (5th of 14 - SP 8/1) - Another adequate showing from Sona Sasta just emphasised the fact that he is not one of the leading staying handicap chasers in training, but will be useful in lower company, as he struggled to live Giles Cross and Neptune Collonges in the Grand National Trial.
  • 15/03/12 - Kim Muir Challenge Cup - Haydock Park (13th of 23 - SP 16/1) - Always in the rear, Sona Sasta could never land a blow with the leaders in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup and was forced to settle for a mid-division finish in the competitive contest.  He seemed to lack a little bit of speed throughout the contest and may benefit from a step back up in trip next time out.

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