Sandown Park

  • 12:45 Bet At Bluesq.com Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £4,001 2nd £1,175 3rd £587 4th £293
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.30s
  • Off time: 12:45:40
12:45 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gold Reef 11/1
2nd Lemon Silk (IRE) 15/2
3rd Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 12/1
4th Maurisca (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 410-525 Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Mickmacmagoole (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-12 p Evan Williams Jody McGarvey (10) 120 14/115.00
2 10/6223- Light blue, dark blue star, white sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Latin America (IRE) 198
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 N J Gifford Finian O'Toole (10) 120 14/115.00
3 33F-375 Red and Grey stripes, Red sleeves, Grey armlets, Red cap Wade Farm Billy (IRE) 34
6 11-12 G L Moore Joseph Akehurst (8) 120 25/126.00
4 58/6PPP- Dark blue, light blue sleeves, green cap, pink star Cathedral Rock (IRE) 252
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-10 b Ms A E Embiricos C Wallis (3) 118 33/134.00
5 4/5419- NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Preuty Boy (FR) 211
Beaten Favourite
5 11-9 A Fleming R J Killoran 117 16/117.00
6 1333P-8 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Red cap Prince Pippin (IRE) 28
4 11-9 t S Curran A Freeman (6) 117 50/151.00
7 44344P- Light blue, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap Gold Reef 221
7 11-7 A King Peter Hatton (8) 115 11/112.00
8 FP09/P4- Red, Royal Blue chevron and sleeves Slew Charm (FR) 24
8 11-7 t Noel T Chance Peter Toole 115 10/111.00
9 04603-6 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 b1 P J Hobbs Giles Hawkins (3) 114 12/113.00
10 014374 Red, emerald green seams, emerald green sleeves, red armlets and star on emerald green cap Dream Catcher (SWE) 30
7 11-3 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 111 14/115.00
11 3-4 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Sunwise (USA) 18
4 11-2 b P F Nicholls Ian Popham (3) 110 15/28.50
12 642212 Red and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Northern Lad (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
8 10-13 Jim Best M Goldstein (3) 107 12/113.00
13 4521-24 Yellow, Dark Green seams, Yellow cap, Dark Green spots Maurisca (FR) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-10 p1 C E Longsdon Peter Carberry (8) 104 4/15.00
14 280-347 Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Apache Chant (USA) 28
6 10-7 p1 A W Carroll Lee Edwards (3) 101 25/126.00
15 0/F332-1 Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Lemon Silk (IRE) 18
Course Winner
6 10-5 A M Hales D Bass 99 15/28.50
16 7-57424 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Santamina (IRE) 17
4 10-4 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 98 14/115.00

Verdict

Mickmacmagoole is probably not the easiest of rides for a conditional jockey and in a competitive opener on the card marginal preference is just for the Alex Hales-trained LEMON SILK, who can follow up his narrow success at Exeter last month racing off just a 5lb higher mark today. Nick Gifford's Latin America may prefer a softer surface, while Preuty Boy ran very disappointingly when last seen at Kempton in April. Anything trained by Paul Nicholls has to be respected and Sunwise is no exception after just two runs over hurdles since coming from Ireland and he makes more appeal than Jim Best's Northern Lad, who now seems too high in the weights. Doctor Foxtrot should come on for his reappearance run but needs to if he is to get the better of Lemon Silk.