Sandown Park

  • 17:10 Ewell 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.05s
  • Off time: 17:10:21
17:10 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Viva Steve (IRE) 2/1
2nd Expanding Universe (IRE) 5/1
3rd Valco De Touzaine (FR) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 123263 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Valco De Touzaine (FR) 20
Distance Winner
4 11-7 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 135 6/42.50
2 P/0 Grey, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue cap Annesbrook (IRE) 7
7 11-1 G L Moore C Wallis (5) 100/1101.00
3 6P-33P0 Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Catch Me Up (IRE) 16
5 11-1 B G Powell R J Killoran 100/1101.00
4 008 Grey, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Dr Thistle (IRE) 14
6 11-1 p1 G L Moore A Glassonbury 100/1101.00
5 97 Dark Blue, Grey seams, Dark Blue sleeves, striped cap Easy Beesy 72
5 11-1 C R Egerton Wayne Hutchinson 66/167.00
6 4-185 Black, white seams, diamonds on sleeves, orange cap Expanding Universe (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
6 11-1 A W Carroll N D Fehily 5/16.00
7 40/06-98 Emerald green, yellow diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Jimmy The Brave 38
7 11-1 G P Enright C Bolger 100/1101.00
9 3-65 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Marmalade Man 36
7 11-1 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 25/126.00
10 82P797 White, purple chevrons, white and purple quartered cap Supermightyfine 18
6 11-1 J Hughes M D Grant 100/1101.00
11 05116-4 Emerald Green, Dark Blue sash, Red cap Urcalin (FR) 21
5 11-1 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 8/19.00
12 224 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Viva Steve (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
5 11-1 M R Channon D Elsworth 2/13.00
13 3-4 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Fair Bramble 14
7 10-8 O Sherwood L P Aspell 14/115.00
14 7 Emerald Green, Red stars, Red and Yellow check sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Strictly Cissbury 38
4 10-7 P Hide Jimmy McCarthy 100/1101.00
Non runners
85-90P0Laidback Leo511-1R DickinC Poste


The four-year-old VALCO DE TOUZAINE has to concede weight all round in this courtesy of a couple of wins in the French Provinces last summer but he looks up to the task on the evidence of a close-up third behind a couple of decent juvenile hurdlers at Haydock last month. The danger may be Viva Steve, a fair second at Towcester in January but a little disappointing when only fourth over 2m4f at Fakenham next time. Expanding Universe has his first run for Tony Carroll having shown promise in Ireland for Dermot Weld while Urcalin won a couple of bumpers in France and showed up well behind Tominator here last month. The latter should be winning soon. Fair Bramble was also fourth here on his hurdles bow and has plenty of scope.