Sandown Park

  • 16:50 Paddy Power Money Back Specials At Cheltenham Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.10s
  • Off time: 16:50:17
16:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soulard (USA) 7/1
2nd Busy Isit 10/1
3rd Nikos Extra (FR) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 221-11F Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets Fit To Drive 71
Distance Winner
8 11-12 t B G Powell Joshua Moore (7) 129 8/19.00
2 601525 Yellow, Red hoops, Yellow sleeves, check cap Commemoration Day (IRE) 113
Distance Winner
9 11-10 b G L Moore P Hide 127 50/151.00
3 3300P-0 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Boomshakalaka (IRE) 147
Distance Winner
10 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 127 10/111.00
4 U17-550 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap William Butler (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
10 11-10 Evan Williams Donal Fahy (3) 127 50/151.00
5 47-313U YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Nikos Extra (FR) 33
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-9 A King R Thornton 126 11/43.75
6 4-4U523 White, Light Blue cross belts, White cap, Red spots Oracle des Mottes (FR) 14
Distance Winner
11 11-7 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 124 7/24.50
7 315/911- Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves Busy Isit 372
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-6 Mrs F M Shaw Felix de Giles 123 10/111.00
8 133-34F RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Supreme Duke (IRE) 53
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 122 8/19.00
9 275-272 Dark blue, pink hoop, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, pink cap Soulard (USA) 8
Distance Winner
7 11-5 T R George P J Brennan 122 7/18.00
10 6351-8P White, red sleeves, white and red check cap Launde (IRE) 22
11 10-12 C Gordon C Bolger 115 50/151.00
11 21-5UUP Black, Red spots, Red cap Royal Wedding 29
Distance Winner
8 10-11 N J Gifford L Treadwell 114 25/126.00
12 484774 Royal Blue, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and star on cap Lidjo De Rouge (FR) 29
Distance Winner
11 10-4 P Henderson Peter Toole (5) 107 7/18.00


This looks to be a suitable opportunity for SOULARD to open his account for this yard. Last year's winner Busy Isit is sure to have been primed for a repeat whilst Oracle Des Mottes has place claims once again. The selection shaped with plenty of promise for John Spearing last year and has shown up well for this yard in a limited campaign this season. He was a little disappointing on his penultimate start but bounced back to form when chasing home a Pipe hotpot last time and faces nothing of that quality here. Busy Isit has been absent since winning this race a year ago and, consequently, has a 7lb higher mark to contend with but he has a good record when fresh and is clearly suited by the demands of this test. Oracle Des Mottes is relatively consistent and more of an each-way option whilst the likes of Fit To Drive and Commemoration Day are more than capable on their day. Boomshakalaka and Nikos Extra would be feared if the market were to give out the right signals but preference is for Soulard.