Sandown Park

  • 14:25 Jane Seymour Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066
  • Going: Heavy (Good to Soft in places in back straight)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.70s
  • Off time: 14:25:40
14:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 11/10
2nd She Ranks Me (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112311 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots She Ranks Me (IRE) 55
Distance Winner
6 11-7 p D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 9/25.50
2 5 Royal Blue, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Cracking Lass (IRE) 11
6 11-2 R A Fahey B Hughes 33/134.00
3 7P/2U-11 Black, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, black armlets, yellow cap My Legal Lady 143
8 11-2 b H S Howe R Johnson 112 80/181.00
4 1012/5 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Toubeera 35
7 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 66/167.00
5 51/1 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Twigline (FR) 86
Distance Winner
6 11-2 W P Mullins R Walsh 6/42.50
6 321411 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 11
5 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 146 11/102.10


Donald McCain has made hay with She Ranks Me this winter and the six-year-old has already won Listed contests at Newbury and Haydock. But she'll probably need to improve again to give weight to these. Twigline is an interesting runner from Willie Mullins' yard as she very unexposed and comfortably won at Fairyhouse on her hurdling debut but the vote goes to UTOPIE DES BORDES. Considering both the trip and ground were against her on her UK debut at Doncaster, Nicky Henderson's French import showed the right attitude to get the better of the useful Call Me A Star and has the beating of fifth Cracking Lass on that run. Successful in a Grade 1 chase over 2m6f on heavy ground at Auteuil in November, she'll be much more at home here. Toubeera should improve for her run at Huntingdon and is preferred to My Legal Lady of the others.