Sandown Park

  • 16:00 Charles Stanley Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.40s
  • Off time: 16:01:14
16:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Of The Range (IRE) 11/4
2nd Araldur (FR) 4/1
3rd Winds And Waves (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 210-535 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Volador (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-12 P J Hobbs J M Moore (10) 133 33/134.00
2 06P-144 Yellow, Red spots Araldur (FR) 27
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-11 A King Wayne Hutchinson 132 4/15.00
3 581/725 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Spanish Treasure (GER) 8
7 11-10 Andrew Turnell James Banks (7) 131 50/151.00
4 433-543 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 20
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 131 11/43.75
5 732F-11 Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Billy Merriott (IRE) 109
7 11-9 t H Fry N D Fehily (7) 130 13/27.50
6 54-08F2 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 6
Course Winner
11 11-9 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 130 9/43.25
8 2P-1140 Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Arkose (IRE) 27
9 11-8 p O Sherwood L P Aspell 129 16/117.00
10 05P-311 DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), ORANGE sleeves and cap Winds And Waves (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
7 10-13 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 120 6/17.00
Non runners
7142-962Mister Dillon611-8N J HendersonJ McGrath129
9210-124Kaysersberg (FR)611-7N B KingAlex Merriam128
11U14248Greenlaw710-13C E LongsdonN D Fehily120
12P23-P07Brilliant Barca510-8Miss S WestM Goldstein115

Verdict

Top Of The Range has been raised 3lb since finishing third at Ascot but is one of the more likely winners of this competitive handicap. Araldur has appreciated the switch back to hurdles this season and ran another solid race when fourth at Newbury last month while Cockney Trucker ran the well-handicapped Aiam To Prosper to a neck at Doncaster last Saturday and looks to be on the way back. Billy Merriott and Winds And Waves are both chasing hat-tricks and Mister Dillon only found Doctor Foxtrot too good at Doncaster last month but we prefer KAYSERSBERG. Neil King's novice should enjoy the drop in distance after a couple of runs over 3m1f and looks well treated on his victory at Kempton in November.