Sandown Park

  • 14:25 Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts December Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.90s
  • Off time: 14:25:17
14:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deep Trouble (IRE) 7/1
2nd Urbain De Sivola (FR) 9/2
3rd River Maigue (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F6/4P03- Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Ronaldo Des Mottes (FR) 251
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 140 16/117.00
2 31/2128- White, black cap River Maigue (IRE) 270
Distance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 10/34.33
3 11376-0 Black, black and maroon striped cap Ruacana 41
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-11 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 139 25/126.00
4 1328-05 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vulcanite (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
6 11-11 C E Longsdon A P McCoy 139 10/111.00
5 42-1461 Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap Waterunder (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 11-8 t D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 136 12/113.00
6 4/14899- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Urbain De Sivola (FR) 269
Distance Winner
5 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 9/25.50
7 53116-9 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Calculated Risk 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-1 J J Quinn D C Costello 129 8/19.00
8 41224-2 Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Seventh Sky (GER) 209
Distance Winner
6 11-0 t C J Mann M D Grant 128 25/126.00
9 2446-11 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Radmores Revenge 16
Distance Winner
10 10-13 Mrs S Leech Hadden Frost 127 33/134.00
10 422-F02 Grey, Royal Blue seams, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Specialagent Alfie 15
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-13 t N J Gifford Tom Cannon 127 14/115.00
11 22-2122 Yellow, Black sleeves and cap with Yellow tassel Deep Trouble (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 10-11 h B I Case L P Aspell 125 7/18.00
12 634-F23 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Milord (GER) 15
4 10-11 K C Bailey S Thomas 125 8/19.00
13 102P6-8 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Whitby Jack 15
Distance Winner
6 10-9 G L Moore J E Moore 123 9/110.00

Verdict

Petit Robin defied a big weight to land this for the Henderson team last year but stablemate River Maigue hasn't raced since finishing well beaten in the Supreme Novices' in March. David Pipe saddles top weight Ronaldo Des Mottes, who is also returning from a break, but also has Waterunder in the line-up. He beat lesser opposition at Exeter last month and is clearly in good form. Specialagent Alfie has claims on his latest second at Ascot while Seventh Sky was a consistent sort in the spring and looks better treated than Calculated Risk. URBAIN DE SIVOLA appeals as the type to go well fresh and, now with Paul Nicholls, the five-year-old is by no means overburdened here. We'll give him another chance to recapture the smart form he showed as a novice.