Sandown Park

  • 14:45 Thales Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.16s
  • Off time: 14:46:22
14:45 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Busy Isit 11/4
2nd Borora 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6988-P9 Brown, Turquoise sleeves and cap Black Hills 100
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 pt J A Geake Jimmy McCarthy 128 17/29.50
2 49525P White, Brown hoops, White sleeves, Brown armlets, Brown and White quartered cap Borora 70
Distance Winner
10 11-10 R Lee Mr O Greenall (5) 126 6/17.00
3 16-F373 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves and cap Keepthedreamalive 20
Distance Winner
11 11-9 R H Buckler Harry Skelton (5) 125 9/25.50
5 121-975 Dark Blue, Red sash and sleeves, Light Blue cap Randwick Roar (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
10 11-4 b1 G L Moore J E Moore 120 7/18.00
6 5315-91 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves Busy Isit 68
Distance Winner
9 11-0 Mrs F M Shaw R Thornton 116 11/43.75
7 P0PP3-4 White, Dark Blue braces, halved sleeves and striped cap Chery D'or (FR) 302
8 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 113 9/25.50
8 391527 White, Brown hoops, halved sleeves, White cap Thedreamstillalive (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
9 10-5 t J A B Old J M Maguire 106 8/19.00
Non runners
42310/66Moncadou (FR)911-9Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy125


Formerly with Philip Hobbs, Busy Isit made a winning start for new connections when successful at Leicester in December but a 4lb rise for that success makes life tougher and preference is for CHERY D'OR, who gets the vote ahead of Randwick Roar. The last mentioned represents the stable of Gary Moore that has been in good form of late and he has to be respected having been dropped a further 2lbs since his last run. Richard Lee's Borora is capable but inconsistent and may still be shade high in the weights, while Black Hills faces no easy task giving weight away all round. Bob Buckler's Keepthedreamalive ran better at Ascot last time and has to be considered but a bigger threat is likely to come from Jim Old's Thedreamstillalive, who has been running well of late as have a lot of the yard's runners and looks the main danger to Chery D'Or. Few stables have their runners in better form than Venetia Williams and he has every chance back on a more suitable surface having struggled on fast ground at Wincanton when last seen in May.