Sandown Park

  • 13:15 Jos Rodosthenous Beginners' Chase2m

  • Winner £5,204 2nd £1,528 3rd £764 4th £382
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.20s
  • Off time: 13:17:13
13:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pepe Simo (IRE) 10/11


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3/012- Light green, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Fahrisee (IRE) 237
Beaten Favourite
7 11-1 Evan Williams Donal Fahy (3) 5/23.50
2 321146- Purple, Pink seams and sleeves, Black cap Lord Singer (FR) 216
Distance Winner
5 11-1 G L Moore J E Moore 13/27.50
3 2341P5 Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves Marc Aurele (IRE) 3
Distance Winner
5 11-1 t M F Harris Jimmy Derham (5) 8/19.00
4 11533-P Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Pepe Simo (IRE) 44
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-1 P F Nicholls S Thomas 10/111.91


PEPE SIMO made too many mistakes on his chasing debut at Fontwell in September when eventually pulled up but Paul Nicholls will have worked on the gelding since then and he is likely to be too classy for his rivals today so gets the vote to open his account over the larger obstacles in a race that should not take much winning. Gary Moore's Lord Singer is capable over hurdles but would probably prefer more testing going, while Fahrisee is likely to do better now switched to fences but needs to improve on all known form to trouble the selection. The five-year-old Marc Aurele was well held first time up at Warwick and looks best left out of calculations.