Sandown Park

  • 14:20 John Ratcliffe Retirement Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.95s
  • Off time: 14:20:25
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Olympian Boy (IRE) 7/1
2nd Sunny Ledgend 7/2
3rd Takeroc (FR) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P0FP-P8 Black, grey triple diamond and sleeves Free World (FR) 98
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-12 ht Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 130 16/117.00
2 37-P074 Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Takeroc (FR) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-11 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 129 14/115.00
3 22F0/34- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Keki Buku (FR) 469
Distance Winner
10 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 128 5/16.00
4 424221 White, Brown Star Nozic (FR) 14
Distance Winner
12 11-10 bt Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-Davison (5) 128 6/17.00
5 109-613 White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Sunny Ledgend 15
Distance Winner
8 11-7 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 125 7/24.50
6 40-2322 Purple, Pink seams and sleeves, Black cap Lord Singer (FR) 20
Distance Winner
8 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 122 7/24.50
7 123155 Red, Royal Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Anay Turge (FR) 13
Distance Winner
8 10-11 t N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 115 25/126.00
8 0-4883P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Christopher Wren (USA) 20
Distance Winner
6 10-11 N J Gifford A P McCoy 115 7/18.00
9 12P532 Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Olympian Boy (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 10-4 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 108 7/18.00


Christopher Wren has been a big disappointment this season and his jumping is a concern over these tricky fences. Veteran Nozic gained a deserved success at Kempton two weeks ago and should confirm that running with fourth Takeroc while Sunny Ledgend won at Lingfield before finishing third at Huntingdon, though will find this plenty sharp enough. Gary Moore's stable is on a terrific run and LORD SINGER looked as though his turn was imminent when chasing home Eastlake here earlier in the month. He races off the same mark and can go one better as Keki Buku, who has form at a higher level, returns from a lengthy absence.