Sandown Park

  • 15:15 Paddy Power Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731
  • Going: Heavy (Back Straight,Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.65s
  • Off time: 15:15:34
15:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Avenue 20/1
2nd Tanerko Emery (FR) 11/1
3rd Kazlian (FR) 10/1
4th Barizan (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-12113 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Tanerko Emery (FR) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 t D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 141 11/112.00
2 1-121 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mr Mole (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-9 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 138 11/43.75
3 U140/2-9 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap General Miller 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 136 12/113.00
4 4-21713 Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 20/121.00
6 80-8325 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Arnaud (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 C Byrnes D N Russell 135 14/115.00
7 P0-0421 Emerald green, purple chevrons, white cap Shammick Boy (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 V R A Dartnall R Mahon (3) 133 20/121.00
8 P14141 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Le Bacardy (FR) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 p A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (7) 132 20/121.00
9 1147-00 Yellow, pink sleeves, mauve diamonds, pink cap, mauve diamond Kazlian (FR) 77
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 132 10/111.00
10 217-100 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lyvius 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 N J Henderson A Tinkler 132 50/151.00
11 41-61P1 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Minella Definitely (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 N P Mulholland D A Jacob 131 33/134.00
13 216-3F5 Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 Mrs L J Mongan Nathan Adams (10) 130 20/121.00
14 311 Black, black and maroon striped cap Pine Creek 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 130 13/27.50
16 12-13U9 Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 hb B Ellison J Reveley 130 50/151.00
17 171 Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap Tominator 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill D C Costello 130 11/26.50
19 0B/0102 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Whitby Jack 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 129 16/117.00
21 7412U Black, orange cap Cayman Islands 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 127 33/134.00
22 1-10116 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Sporting Boy (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 M Blake N D Fehily 127 33/134.00
23 1632 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Rockawango (FR) 16
Nag me
7 10-11 t J Ewart James Banks (7) 126 25/126.00
24 F1U-071 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 v Evan Williams Paul Moloney 126 20/121.00
Non runners
52511-30Claret Cloak (IRE)611-6Miss E C LavelleD Elsworth135
12311426Changing The Guard711-2Dr R D P NewlandChristopher Ward131
1590203PFirst In The Queue (IRE)611-1N J HendersonD Bass130
1810-9507Paintball (IRE)611-0C E LongsdonN D Fehily129
2031-5110Solaras Exhibition (IRE)510-13Tim VaughanAidan Coleman128

Verdict

There could be a few Cheltenham clues on offer in this as several have entries next week, hoping to grab the £75,000 bonus on offer with a victory here and at The Festival. Mr Mole looks sure to go off favourite following last month's impressive victory at Taunton. He beat Melodic Rendezvous, fancied for Tuesday's Supreme Novices', on his hurdling debut at Exeter and remains open to further improvement. John Ferguson saddles a couple of with decent claims, the hat-trick-seeking Pine Creek preferred to Cayman Islands, while Paintball is only a pound higher than when successful 12 months ago and this is his time of year. Tanerko Emery is probably too high in the weights now but Claret Cloak will have his supporters and French import Le Bacardy, along with Shammick Boy who beat Whitby Jack at Chepstow, should also go well. Dual winner TOMINATOR makes his handicap debut but that shouldn't be a problem as he often ran well in big fields on the Flat. A former winner of the Northumberland Plate, Jonjo O'Neill's useful stayer may be the answer to this.