Sandown Park

  • 14:00 Dumenil Champagne 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle1m 7f 216y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places, back straight G/Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.90s
  • Off time: 14:02:35
14:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brianstorm (IRE) 1/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 53531 Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap Ar Mest (FR) 18
Distance Winner
5 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 121 1001
2 1-53231 White, light green epaulets Brianstorm (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
6 11-7 h W Greatrex R Johnson 132 1001
3 7773-UP Purple, Red sleeves, Purple stars, Yellow cap Black Buble (FR) 129
5 11-1 A W Carroll James Nixon (7) 96 1001
4 3007 Dark green, red hoop, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, red star Top Decision (IRE) 27
5 11-1 S Drinkwater R T Dunne 1001

Verdict

BRIANSTORM had run some solid races in defeat prior to drawing well clear of toiling rivals at Taunton in January. He’s rated 11lb higher than likely market rival Ar Mest, though Gary Moore’s charge appreciated the mud when getting the better of favourite Le Musee at Lingfield last month and he’s still learning his trade. It will be a surprise if either Top Decision or Black Buble find the improvement necessary to take a hand in the finish.