Sandown Park

  • 16:20 Facilitas Tes Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.60s
  • Off time: 16:20:25
16:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silk Affair (IRE) 9/2
2nd Sangfroid 16/1
3rd Suntini (GER) 4/1
4th Youngstown (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2514P4 Yellow, Purple seams, Yellow cap Troque (FR) 48
5 11-12 F Doumen F Keniry 117 28/129.00
2 25-72 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Gabreselassie (IRE) 32
6 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 114 10/111.00
3 6-P6113 Royal Blue, Dark Blue cap Kadouchski (FR) 47
Course Winner
5 11-7 John Berry W T Kennedy 112 20/121.00
4 15-116 Purple, Red halved sleeves, striped cap Darstardly Dick (IRE) 15
6 11-7 V R A Dartnall Christian Williams 112 14/115.00
5 3-20472 Pink, Dark Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, Pink cap Sangfroid 27
5 11-7 Nick Williams D A Jacob 112 16/117.00
6 46-035 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Blazing Desert 45
5 11-5 A King R Thornton 110 28/129.00
7 0-74731 Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Youngstown (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 110 12/113.00
8 P833/1 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Suntini (GER) 57
7 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle (3) 109 4/15.00
9 34415 Dark Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Reblis (FR) 12
4 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 116 50/151.00
10 160-0PP Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow stars, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Jean Le Poisson (FR) 18
7 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 105 20/121.00
11 24023-4 Maroon, Light Blue cross belts, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Maroon stars That's An Honour (IRE) 26
7 10-12 B I Case S P Jones (3) 103 50/151.00
12 9P8098 Red and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Northern Lad (IRE) 18
7 10-10 Jim Best R Lucey-Butler (3) 101 100/1101.00
13 23P-5 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Quelclasse (FR) 272
5 10-9 A King Wayne Hutchinson (5) 100 66/167.00
14 7081 EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Hohlethelonely 6
5 10-9 p Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman (3) 100 5/23.50
15 73P151 Purple, Pink stars, Purple sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star Wise Men Say (IRE) 12 (ex7)
7 10-9 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 93 20/121.00
16 521 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Silk Affair (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
4 10-8 M G Quinlan T J O'Brien 110 9/25.50


A very open look to this novices' handicap but HOHLETHELONELY did nothing wrong in winning comfortably at Kempton last week and comes here without a penalty, so he gets the nod to follow up ahead of Youngstown, Suntini and Gabreselassie. The selection clearly enjoys getting his toe in and gets on well with conditional Ashley Coleman, and he looks to have plenty going for him again today. Youngstown loves plenty of juice in the ground and won over a similar trip at Uttoxeter last time. He looks a decent chaser-in-the-making but may well be capable of picking up a couple more nice prizes over hurdles first and he should be thereabouts today. Suntini returned from a 20 month absence to score at Exeter in December and can improve for that here. Emma Lavelle has given him two months to recover, so hopefully he will avoid the dreaded bounce factor. Silk Affair won a Towcester maiden hurdle last time and has his ground here, but will probably still need to improve to win this and Gabreselassie looks a better proposition. The Old Vic gelding ran well at Fakenham last time and is improving, so with the yard in great form he should go close. Dastardly Dick has plenty of ability but has to contend with the poor form of the Victor Dartnall stable at present, but Troque should not be taken lightly in spite of top weight, given his trainer's superb record on his raids from across the channel. Hohlethelonely is given the nod in a good race.