Sandown Park

  • 13:20 Bet On Today's Football At Beginners' Chase2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.60s
  • Off time: 13:20:18
13:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Overturn (IRE) 3/10


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U210/00- Red, Yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves Fabulous Fred (IRE) 294
8 11-1 Noel T Chance J McGrath (5) 33/134.00
2 111232- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Overturn (IRE) 140
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 3/101.30
3 6P12-34 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Polisky (FR) 20
5 11-1 t P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 125 8/19.00
4 13364-2 Red, Black seams, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Thanks For Coming 31
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-1 N J Henderson D Bass 123 11/26.50


After a couple of false starts, Donald McCain finally takes the plunge over fences here with the classy OVERTURN. Last season's Champion Hurdle runner-up will surely take all the beating if taking to the larger obstacles even though Polisky and Thanks For Coming have the edge in experience. The latter pair would probably prefer a stiffer test of stamina, however, and wouldn't have lived with the selection over timber. Fabulous Fred's best form over hurdles was also over longer distances and he's pitched in at the deep end on his chasing bow.