Sandown Park

  • 14:25 Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Heavy (Back Straight,Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.10s
  • Off time: 14:25:26
14:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Whisky (IRE) 1/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 311-F11 DARK GREEN, RED seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Benvolio (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 142 5/16.00
2 3/034-16 WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Manyriverstocross (IRE) 56
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-4 A King R Thornton 138 16/117.00
3 2P4-211 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 156 1/61.17

Verdict

A disappointing turnout for the Grade 1 and OSCAR WHISKY should comfortably beat his two rivals. Though jumping fences late in life, Nicky Henderson's classy nine-year-old has taken well to the larger obstacles and did well to hold off the well-regarded Taquin De Seuil in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham on his latest start. Benvolio is on a hat-trick and progressing but he's not come up against anything of the caliber of the selection before. Manyriverstocross had his limitations exposed at this level over 2m here in December and, on a line through Taquin De Seuil, looks well held.