Sandown Park

  • 13:45 Blue Square Exclusive Live Shows Juvenile Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.40s
  • Off time: 13:47:50
13:45 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dolatulo (FR) 10/11
2nd Optimistic Duke (IRE) 50/1
3rd Kitty Koo (IRE) 66/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Dolatulo (FR) 242
3 11-5 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 10/111.91
2 2 Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Bun Oir (USA) 24
3 10-12 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 5/16.00
3 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Deux Etoiles (IRE) 195
Beaten Favourite
3 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 10/111.00
4 Red, pink hoop and armlets L'eminence Grise (IRE)
3 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 6/17.00
5 Dark Blue, Emerald Green cross belts and sleeves, Pink cap Meglio Ancora 33
3 10-12 J G Portman S Thomas 16/117.00
6 28 Black, Red spots and sleeves, Black cap Optimistic Duke (IRE) 23
3 10-12 W R Muir Jimmy McCarthy 50/151.00
7 Black and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Black diamonds, Red cap Balerina (FR) 231
3 10-5 A King Christian Williams 15/28.50
8 5 Black, Yellow hollow box, Black and Mauve striped sleeves, check cap Jinksy Minx 34
3 10-5 Miss S Smith C Bolger 40/141.00
9 Pink, purple cross of lorraine, pink sleeves, white armlets, pink and purple striped cap Kitty Koo (IRE) 23
3 10-5 A W Carroll Lee Edwards (5) 66/167.00


It will be interesting to see if there is any market support for L'eminence Grise on his racecourse debut but the finish may be fought out by two French imports DOLATULO and Balerina, with preference for the former. Paul Nicholls has done well with runners from across the Channel and the lightly raced three-year-old looks worth siding with having won his only start over timber in France in good fashion. Alan King's Balerina has yet to race over hurdles but has shown a reasonable level of form on the flat and makes more appeal than Gary Moore's Deux Etoiles, who showed little on one start in France. Bun Oir showed a fair level of ability on the flat and on his hurdling debut when trained in Ireland and has to be considered first time out for Charlie Longsdon.