Sandown Park

  • 14:00 E.b.f. Paddy Power 'national Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final 2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, back straight Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.00s
  • Off time: 14:00:35
14:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Harbour (IRE) 4/1
2nd Babysitter (IRE) 20/1
3rd Ranjobaie (FR) 6/1
4th Alfie Spinner (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-0112 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Alvarado (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
5 11-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 137 33/134.00
2 2152 Mauve, Pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap My Shamwari (IRE) 29
6 11-4 B De Haan Aidan Coleman 129 50/151.00
3 112F21 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Ranjobaie (FR) 32
5 11-4 N J Henderson D Bass (7) 129 6/17.00
4 2-32U21 Red, Yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves Fabulous Fred (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-2 Noel T Chance R Johnson 127 14/115.00
5 165132 Royal Blue, Light Blue stripe Bangkok Pete (IRE) 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-2 B G Powell Jimmy McCarthy 127 25/126.00
6 3-21120 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sonowyouno (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
6 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 127 12/113.00
7 3-12251 PURPLE, PINK seams, PURPLE sleeves, PINK cap Emperor Concerto 17
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Mrs L Wadham A Tinkler 125 25/126.00
8 45P-142 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Larks Lad (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
6 10-13 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 124 10/111.00
9 313-561 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Swansbrook (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
7 10-13 A King Wayne Hutchinson 124 16/117.00
10 42-3711 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 43
5 10-11 Nick Williams D A Jacob 122 10/111.00
11 110-362 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Red Harbour (IRE) 49
6 10-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 122 4/15.00
12 33-1821 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Empty Sky 26
6 10-11 p D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 122 33/134.00
13 1-13441 Emerald Green and Light Green stripes Babysitter (IRE) 35
7 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 120 20/121.00
14 72-344F Grey, Royal Blue seams, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ballybach (IRE) 26
6 10-9 N J Gifford L Treadwell 120 40/141.00
15 2-4241 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Diamond Brook (IRE) 38
5 10-6 Nick Williams Peter Toole (5) 117 9/110.00
16 F634-73 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Alderley Rover (IRE) 29
6 10-3 D McCain Jnr A P Lane (3) 114 12/113.00
17 531-554 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Aberdale (IRE) 17
6 10-3 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 114 15/28.50
18 2-6117 EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Stoney's Treasure 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-2 A King R Thornton 113 16/117.00


RED HARBOUR looks to be the ideal type for this race and is preferred to Aberdale and the King and McCain runners. The two trainers mentioned haven't landed this race in the last ten seasons but they have sent out numerous placed horses and it should just be a matter of time until they set the record straight. Alderley Rover has struggled with his jumping and has come down the weights as a result but he looked on the way back last time whilst Empty Sky has performed with credit all season and should ensure that this is run at a good pace. Swansbrook had Red Harbour behind last time and looks fairly treated as does Stoney's Treasure who disappointed last time. Alfie Spinner makes more appeal than Diamond Brook but five year olds have struggled in this race which also leads us to rule out Ranjobaie and making Larks Lad, Sonowyouno and Fabulous Fred of more interest. Larks Lad is heading the right way, Sonowyouno is better than he showed last time whilst Fabulous Fred has always been well regarded and won easily last time. Aberdale has caught the eye on each of his runs over hurdles and better is expected from him in handicap company for an owner/trainer combination that took this race with Albertas Run and he should prove better than his initial mark in time but so, too, should the selection. Red Harbour will need to step up on the form that he's shown over hurdles but he looks fairly treated on his bumper form and, in that respect, has a similar profile to last year's winner. He looks better handicapped than most of the runners from his yard, took a step in the right direction last time and Red Harbour can build on that by landing this valuable prize.