Sandown Park

  • 13:55 Markel Insurance Henry VIII Novices' Chase 2m

  • Winner £21,072 2nd £7,907 3rd £3,959 4th £1,972
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.80s
  • Off time: 13:58:01
13:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Conan (FR) 4/7
2nd Hinterland (FR) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3003-51 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-2 t Dr R D P Newland R Johnson 135 16/117.00
2 11622-1 Pink, Royal Blue cap Captain Conan (FR) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 151 4/71.57
3 6/2U5-F6 Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Escort'men (FR) 28
Distance Winner
6 11-2 h A Middleton D Crosse 140 66/167.00
4 0184-23 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-2 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 142 17/29.50
5 123F-12 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Hinterland (FR) 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/23.50


CAPTAIN CONAN's defeat of Sire De Grugy in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham was franked when the runner-up won easily at Lingfield next time. Third Intention was only third in that race and re-opposes on identical terms. Hinterland was surprisingly beaten by Theatre Guide on his chasing bow at Exeter. He needs to brush up his jumping and the form hasn't worked out while Act Of Kalanisi has more to do than when winning at Leicester, though is improving with experience. Escort'men had some decent form over hurdles for Paul Nicholls but has his first run for a new yard here and has shown little in three starts over fences.