Sandown Park

  • 15:40 Sportingbet London National 3m 5f 110y

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 55.70s
  • Off time: 15:40:29
15:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lively Baron (IRE) 15/8
2nd Major Malarkey (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 R81P03- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 180
Course Winner
8 11-12 Miss S West M Goldstein 147 9/25.50
2 13P1P-7 Orange, beige triple diamond and sleeves Fortification (USA) 41
Distance Winner
9 11-1 p K Burke Matthew Batchelor 136 16/117.00
4 5/54P2P- Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 224
9 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies N D Fehily 133 3/14.00
5 3195-13 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 24
7 10-5 t D McCain Jnr R Johnson 126 15/82.88
6 F-P9014 Violet and white check, white cap Tempo De Cotte (FR) 19
5 10-3 t1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 124 5/23.50
Non runners
3783-614Any Currency (IRE)910-13M Keighley2nd Preference134


Any Currency is expected to line up at Aintree but Tempo De Cotte should take his chance and is surely better than he showed on his UK debut at Plumpton, though didn't have a great strike rate in his native France. GOLAN WAY is a bit of a law unto himself but he has undoubted ability and has won three of his seven starts over fences. He goes well fresh and may just be worth risking here with neither Fortification nor Major Malarkey exactly reliable and Lively Baron beaten off this mark at Bangor last month.