Sandown Park

  • 13:25 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £9,697 2nd £2,864 3rd £1,432 4th £716
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.20s
  • Off time: 13:26:44
13:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Poungach (FR) 5/2
2nd Cantlow (IRE) 10/1
3rd Safran De Cotte (FR) 9/1
4th Warne's Way (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 016-090 Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap Buena Vista (IRE) 14
10 11-12 p D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 145 50/151.00
2 P/4040-0 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 20
6 11-5 A King Jimmy McCarthy 138 16/117.00
3 131- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 315
5 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 137 5/23.50
4 24285-9 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 33
8 11-3 v1 D W P Arbuthnot N D Fehily 136 33/134.00
5 62111-3 Tangerine, royal blue collar and cuffs, dark blue cap Hildisvini (IRE) 24
Course Winner
5 11-2 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 135 12/113.00
6 2412-40 Gold, White hoops, Emerald Green cap Cantlow (IRE) 21
6 11-2 P R Webber D Elsworth 135 10/111.00
7 F244-20 Yellow, dark blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Global Power (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 11-2 O Sherwood L P Aspell 135 14/115.00
8 U17466 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Occasionally Yours (IRE) 15
7 10-11 A Blackmore M Goldstein (3) 130 40/141.00
9 103P3/0- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Aachen 262
7 10-11 Miss V Williams S Thomas 130 25/126.00
10 7211U0- PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Arrayan 266
Beaten Favourite
6 10-11 D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 130 16/117.00
11 441118 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap, White star My Brother Sylvest 12
Distance Winner
5 10-9 b D Pipe R Mahon (3) 128 40/141.00
12 545481/ Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Star Of Angels 765
Distance Winner
7 10-9 D Pipe Hadden Frost 128 33/134.00
13 P35498/ Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Saticon 598
6 10-8 R T Phillips J Kington (3) 127 100/1101.00
14 P83-13F Dark blue, yellow triple diamond, light blue sleeves, dark blue and yellow striped cap Westlin' Winds (IRE) 14
5 10-6 B Ellison Danny Cook 125 20/121.00
15 91707-4 BLACK and PINK (quartered), BLACK sleeves, PINK armlets Warne's Way (IRE) 20
8 10-4 B G Powell Brendan Powell (7) 123 20/121.00
16 4071-01 Dark blue and beige diabolo, dark blue sleeves, beige cap Drumbaloo (IRE) 39
7 10-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 123 6/17.00
17 211-P22 Purple, pink chevrons and sleeves, purple cap Whispering Jack 12
Distance Winner
6 10-3 p C J Mann G Sheehan (10) 122 16/117.00
18 091-P11 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 7
5 10-3 J A B Old D Bass (3) 122 12/113.00
19 1/1036-4 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 28
5 10-1 H D Daly R Johnson 120 9/110.00
Non runners
20352910-Aviador (GER)510-0Mrs L Wadham2nd Preference115

Verdict

These series qualifiers are never easy to solve and a few of the 20 runners here will have been entered in order to qualify for March's lucrative final. Valid Point is already in good form, however, and chasing a hat-trick after back-to-back wins at Towcester. Drumbaloo won at Chepstow on his first start for Evan Williams, but My Brother Sylvest came unstuck at Ffos Las last time and is only one of four David Pipe entries which include Buena Vista, winner of the series final for the past two years. Poungach is lightly-raced and can't be ignored but we just prefer HILDISVINI, who ran as though just in need of the outing when third at Exeter recently. A progressive sort in the spring, he can resume winning ways here.