Sandown Park

  • 14:55 Chris Bakers' 40th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft (Back Straight Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.30s
  • Off time: 14:55:47
14:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shotavodka (IRE) 4/7
2nd Lord Protector (IRE) 5/1
3rd Boss In Boots (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 412-81 Emerald green and light blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue diamond Shotavodka (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 11-9 D Pipe A P McCoy 4/71.57
2 36-554 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Boss In Boots (IRE) 6
5 11-2 J W Mullins A Thornton 16/117.00
3 00 Grey, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Dr Thistle (IRE) 28
6 11-2 G L Moore J E Moore 40/141.00
4 226 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Lord Protector (IRE) 52
6 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 5/16.00
6 U-3656 Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 190
6 11-2 G L Moore Joseph Akehurst (7) 33/134.00
8 70 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Tokyo Javilex (FR) 12
6 11-2 t1 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 100/1101.00
9 10 Black and Maroon halved, Yellow cap, Black hoop Your Tepee Or Mine (IRE) 104
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/15.00
10 05P/ Brown, Yellow hoop, armlets and cap Candlefort Lady (IRE) 683
8 10-9 G L Moore A Glassonbury 50/151.00
11 3- DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Fair Bramble 650
7 10-9 O Sherwood L P Aspell 14/115.00
Non runners
5752174Rockchasebullett (IRE)511-2F O'BrienA P Cawley
709/Thelordbewithyou (IRE)911-2Miss Z C DavisonGemma Gracey-Davison


SHOTAVODKA was well backed and won easily at Taunton earlier this month having failed to see out a longer trip on his hurdling debut at Wetherby. He could be the type to run up a sequence in novice hurdles and can give the weight away to Your Tepee Or Mine, a big disappointment in a bumper here in November, and Lord Protector. The latter was second over course and distance in December and appeared to find 2m3f beyond him at Exeter last time. Rockchasebullett has won between the flags but Fair Bramble has had his problems since finishing third in a Bangor bumper in 2011 and may need this.