Sandown Park

  • 15:50 bet365 Gold Cup Chase 3m 5f 110y

  • Winner £85,425 2nd £32,055 3rd £16,050 4th £7,995
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 35.80s
  • Off time: 15:51:55
15:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 10/1
2nd Burton Port (IRE) 8/1
3rd Godsmejudge (IRE) 10/1
4th Restless Harry 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 614396 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 23
7 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 158 20/121.00
2 23-1R12 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Bury Parade (IRE) 63
8 11-10 h P F Nicholls N D Fehily 156 9/110.00
3 132801 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 44
7 11-3 p J H Culloty D N Russell 149 12/113.00
4 91P-26U White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 21
11 11-2 t M Bradstock Nico de Boinville (3) 148 25/126.00
5 12PP-1P Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-1 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 147 33/134.00
6 UU1510 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 46
10 11-0 R Dickin C Poste 146 20/121.00
7 35-2U10 Grey, White epaulets Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 46
7 11-0 p N J Henderson B J Geraghty 146 10/111.00
8 31-5PP2 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Godsmejudge (IRE) 14
8 10-13 A King Wayne Hutchinson 145 10/111.00
9 142134 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 10
9 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 144 25/126.00
10 01024F Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 14
Course Winner
9 10-9 b A King J E Moore 141 16/117.00
11 09P82U EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Burton Port (IRE) 21
10 10-9 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 141 8/19.00
13 1P-PF05 Purple, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap, purple star Opening Batsman (IRE) 56
8 10-8 b1 H Fry Nick Scholfield 140 33/134.00
14 14P-01F LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 21
9 10-7 p D O'Meara Jake Greenall (3) 139 20/121.00
15 21-44P2 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 47
Course Winner
8 10-6 b P F Nicholls R Mahon 138 14/115.00
16 12-00P5 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 44
8 10-5 v N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 137 8/19.00
17 231251 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 20
8 10-4 Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 136 8/19.00
18 12/P31P Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Roalco De Farges (FR) 14
Beaten Favourite
9 10-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 135 8/19.00
19 6P712P Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 42
7 10-2 Miss V Williams T Scudamore 134 33/134.00
20 P34145 RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star Summery Justice (IRE) 14
10 10-2 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 134 25/126.00
Non runners
125017UFTwirling Magnet (IRE)810-8Jonjo O'NeillD C Costello140


It's no surprise that last year's runner-up, SAME DIFFERENCE, has been well backed. He's 7lb lower in the handicap this year and looked to be on the way back when fifth to Spring Heeled in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir at Cheltenham. Granted luck in-running, it's difficult to see Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge, who's been lightly-campaigned this season, finishing out of the money. Godsmejudge almost won a second Scottish National in a row at Ayr two weeks ago, when Summery Justice was fifth and Roalco Des Farges pulled up, and also comes into the reckoning while subsequent Market Rasen winner Ardkilly Witness is fancied to reverse Kempton running with Bally Legend and Bury Parade over this longer trip. Rose Of The Moon, Burton Port and Twirling Magnet all failed to finish in the Grand National and that may have left its mark but Poungach isn't badly handicapped and could have each-way claims.