Sandown Park

  • 15:45 32Red Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £9,393 2nd £2,775 3rd £1,388 4th £694
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.30s
  • Off time: 15:49:34
15:45 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mille Chief (FR) 10/3
2nd Sophies Trophy (IRE) 25/1
3rd Zazamix (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 B11-52 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Mille Chief (FR) 50
Distance Winner
5 11-12 A King R Thornton 145 10/34.33
2 120-37P Light Blue, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Westlin' Winds (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
5 11-1 C R Egerton T Scudamore 134 18/119.00
3 38/3126- Dark Blue, Beige stripe Rollwiththepunches 263
Distance Winner
6 11-0 t P J McBride G Lee 133 20/121.00
4 233-555 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Ultimate 49
Distance Winner
5 10-12 B Ellison Danny Cook (3) 131 11/112.00
5 13-1169 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 163
Distance Winner
6 10-11 Evan Williams J M Maguire 130 33/134.00
6 3411P-0 Maroon, Orange chevrons and sleeves, quartered cap Sophies Trophy (IRE) 55
6 10-6 t P Phelan C Bolger 125 25/126.00
8 11460- Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap Kudu Country (IRE) 262
Distance Winner
5 10-5 T P Tate J Reveley 124 11/112.00
9 246233 Red, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and cap Heron Bay 48
Distance Winner
7 10-4 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 123 8/19.00
10 9/P3223- Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves First Avenue 357
Distance Winner
6 10-2 p G L Moore A Glassonbury 121 18/119.00
11 856F-13 Dark Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap Valento 217
Distance Winner
6 10-1 K C Bailey Sean Quinlan 120 25/126.00
12 852/0-80 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Wingman (IRE) 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-0 G L Moore J E Moore 117 13/27.50
13 0/3108P- Light Blue, Red star, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars Zazamix (FR) 274
Distance Winner
6 10-0 N J Henderson D Bass (5) 117 9/43.25
Non runners
728-1444William Hogarth610-6W K GoldsworthyR Johnson125

Verdict

Mille Chief was probably up against a well-handicapped horse in Aegean Dawn at Ascot last time and should be winning soon. But there could be more to come from ROLLWITHTHEPUNCHES, who proved himself a very decent novice in a light campaign in 2010. A mark of 133 is by no means excessive and Philip McBride's gelding could go close here if fully wound-up following a break. Heron Bay is usually thereabouts and had Mille Chief behind at Aintree in the autumn but William Hogarth has struggled since scoring at Chepstow in October and Ultimate has also lost his way a little recently. The lightly-weighted Zazamix may be best of the rest.