Sandown Park

  • 15:40 Winederful Christmas At Formula Wine Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.90s
  • Off time: 15:42:05
15:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st L'Homme de Nuit (GER) 11/1
2nd Karky Schultz (GER) 7/1
3rd Aather (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-23F10 Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Dinarius 20
Distance Winner
4 11-12 A M Hales P Merrigan (3) 117 20/121.00
2 6-33 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Four Strong Winds (IRE) 14
5 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 113 6/42.50
3 225 Black, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Pink cap Arctic Cape 30
4 11-7 D Pipe Danny Cook (3) 112 20/121.00
4 063-1 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 11-6 A W Carroll Wayne Hutchinson 111 7/24.50
5 6-23 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Aather (IRE) 47
4 11-5 A Fleming Timmy Murphy 110 8/19.00
6 23U4-44 Red, White triple diamond, White and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Karky Schultz (GER) 26
4 11-4 J M P Eustace M Bradburne 109 7/18.00
7 73/347-8 Maroon and Dark Green diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Maroon and Pink quartered cap L'Homme de Nuit (GER) 20
5 11-1 p G L Moore P Hide 106 11/112.00
8 09423/P Yellow, red stripe and sleeves Noble Future 15
7 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 98 8/19.00

Verdict

The trio for the shortlist in the finale are Aather, Four Strong Winds and ZAFRANAGAR and the vote is given to the last mentioned. Zafranagar won well last month at Cheltenham, and Sweet World who finished second that day ran well in defeat at Wincanton yesterday. The form looks solid enough and as he will also handle the ground conditions he should run a big race. Aather was far from disgraced in a better race than this at Kempton back in October but the ground is a worry for him today and on that basis we will take him on. Four Strong Winds will have no problems with the ground and he ran a race full of promise when he finished third behind San Marino at Exeter. There may be more to come from him, while Arctic Cape hails from a yard in good form and he is back over hurdles after a couple of runs on the flat. He handles a bit of cut in the ground but he has yet to race on ground as testing as this. Dinarius looks the best of the others, but the vote is given to Zafranagar.