Sandown Park

  • 17:00 William Hill Cheltenham Daily Price Boosts Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.88s
  • Off time: 17:02:05
17:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Sail 12/1
2nd Tempest River (IRE) 10/1
3rd Denali Highway (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3242F2 Light blue, white hoop, sleeves and spots on cap Hit The Headlines (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
8 11-12 C Fryer Harry Skelton 130 20/121.00
2 241P5-6 Emerald green, purple stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Midnight Sail 103
Distance Winner
11 11-12 A King R Thornton 130 12/113.00
3 21-4328 Light green, white stars on sleeves, purple cap, white stars Flaming Gorge (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-11 Mrs F Hawes L P Aspell 129 25/126.00
4 83-9137 Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 42
8 11-10 B I Case D A Jacob 128 10/111.00
5 P7/1-416 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Aachen 17
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 126 5/16.00
6 111-236 Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Denali Highway (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
7 11-8 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 126 7/18.00
7 4211-24 Purple, light green seams, quartered cap Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 35
8 11-5 pt C E Longsdon N D Fehily 123 3/14.00
8 133-30P Yellow, Black sash, Emerald Green cap Ballyallia Man (IRE) 72
Distance Winner
9 11-4 t T R George P J Brennan 122 15/28.50
9 187/P52 Red, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and spots on cap Overclear 29
12 11-2 h V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 120 12/113.00
10 1115-P6 Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 29
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-13 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 117 5/16.00

Verdict

Last year's winner Arbeo appears out of sorts and Aachen weakened over 3m at Doncaster last time, but had won earlier over this track and trip and is only 3lb higher. Tempest River was biting off more than she could chew in a Class 2 last time but Ben Case's mare is respected in this grade and Ice 'N' Easy should be approaching peak fitness now. Veteran Overclear isn't out of this having gone close over 2m at Kempton while Hit The Headlines has joined Caroline Fryer from Gordon Elliott having finished second at Fairyhouse in January. DENALI HIGHWAY is a sound jumper, which is a major plus around here. He got stuck in the mud at Wincanton last time but is much better than that and should be thereabouts in a tricky finale.