Sandown Park

  • 15:05 Paddy Power Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.60s
  • Off time: 15:05:30
15:05 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Qaspal (FR) 11/4
2nd Oldrik (GER) 16/1
3rd Pepe Simo (IRE) 7/2
4th Tilt 66/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-00F15 Red, large White spots, armlets and cap Katies Tuitor 126
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 pt C J Mann Peter Toole (5) 147 33/134.00
2 6522F9 Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap El Dancer (GER) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-8 b Mrs L Wadham B J Geraghty 143 25/126.00
3 2011/0-2 Dark Blue and Red stripes, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Border Castle 14
Distance Winner
9 11-7 A B Haynes A Glassonbury 142 66/167.00
4 19-1115 Orange and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Pepe Simo (IRE) 77
Distance Winner
6 11-5 P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 7/24.50
5 11344F Aquamarine, Black cap Treaty Flyer (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-0 Mrs A M Thorpe J W Farrelly 135 66/167.00
6 111-021 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Caravel (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 11-0 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 135 25/126.00
7 36-F742 Red, Black sleeves, White cap Tender Falcon 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-10 R J Hodges C Bolger 131 33/134.00
9 30-2285 Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Oldrik (GER) 28
Distance Winner
7 10-8 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 129 16/117.00
10 3122 Mauve, red sleeves, black armlets, red cap Pistolet Noir (FR) 9
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-8 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 137 25/126.00
11 0-61401 Orange, Dark Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange halved sleeves, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond Chaninbar (FR) 8
Distance Winner
7 10-8 p M F Harris Sean Quinlan (3) 129 33/134.00
12 83-0233 Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Pascha Bere (FR) 98
7 10-8 N J Gifford L Treadwell 129 33/134.00
13 6-23312 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Aather (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
5 10-7 A Fleming Timmy Murphy 128 7/18.00
14 12P Dark Green and Orange check, White sleeves and cap Tilt 32
Beaten Favourite
8 10-5 B Ellison K Mercer 126 66/167.00
15 1-314 Purple, Pink cross belts, Pink and Purple diabolo on sleeves, striped cap Tocca Ferro (FR) 29
Distance Winner
5 10-5 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 126 10/111.00
16 424906 Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves Numide (FR) 14
Distance Winner
7 10-4 be G L Moore J E Moore 125 33/134.00
17 5/462-05 Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White cap, Red star Callisto Moon 136
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-4 p R Curtis M D Grant 125 40/141.00
18 112 Orange, White stars on sleeves Press The Button (GER) 146
Distance Winner
7 10-3 J R Boyle Stephen Craine 124 12/113.00
19 1418 Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Cheshire Prince 35
Distance Winner
6 10-3 N B King Alex Merriam (5)(ex2) 124 14/115.00
20 5-40115 Emerald green, yellow hoops and sleeves, white cap Dani's Girl (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 10-3 P Phelan D A Jacob 124 20/121.00
21 2-96611 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Qaspal (FR) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-3 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 124 11/43.75
22 105/23P Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Kanad 43
Distance Winner
8 10-2 bt C J Mann Jimmy McCarthy 123 66/167.00
23 211U45 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Sambulando (FR) 18
Distance Winner
7 10-1 T R George P J Brennan 122 33/134.00
24 113534 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 21
Distance Winner
5 10-0 B Ellison D Swift (10) 120 50/151.00
Non runners
88-F3970Stradbrook (IRE)810-8Jonjo O'NeillR P McLernon129


QASPAL will be a warm order for this contest but should take all the beating. Aather and Dani's Girl make some each-way appeal. It has been over 12 months since A. P. McCoy attempted to do a weight as low as this and it would be no surprise to see him put up a little overweight but that shouldn't prevent Qaspal from completing his hat-trick. He didn't show a great deal on his first three starts but landed a gamble in good style on his handicap bow at Kempton before following up over two and a half miles at this venue. He's up in the weights and class, down in trip and has quicker ground to contend with but should prove hard to beat. There aren't very many unexposed horses in this field with the exception of Caravel, Press The Button and Aather who all have claims. The first two named have to prove their effectiveness on a track of this nature whilst the latter went from travelling well to finding little on the hill at Cheltenham last time so they all appeal more as each-way options as their challenges could falter. Of more appeal at the prices is Dani's Girl who has been kept busy on the level whilst waiting for the ground to dry out. She has done well for her new handler this season and was far from disgraced in the Gerry Feilden at Newbury last time and should go well whilst Pepe Simo rates a mention but looks to have too much weight to get the better of Qaspal.