Sandown Park

  • 15:15 bet365 Celebration Chase 2m

  • Winner £71,188 2nd £26,712 3rd £13,375 4th £6,662
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.10s
  • Off time: 15:16:17
15:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sire De Grugy (FR) 2/7
2nd Pepite Rose (FR) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 5-22059 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap French Opera 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 154 12/113.00
4 55359U Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Kauto Stone (FR) 22
8 11-7 ht P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 142 20/121.00
5 242160 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Lancetto (FR) 43
Distance Winner
9 11-7 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 140 50/151.00
6 121111 Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 45
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 171 2/71.29
7 13-U346 Royal Blue, White stars, Red and White striped sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Special Tiara 45
Distance Winner
7 11-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 155 7/18.00
8 414816 Dark Green and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Pepite Rose (FR) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 154 9/110.00
Non runners
104-1974Australia Day (IRE)1111-7P R WebberL Treadwell145
21-12433Claret Cloak (IRE)711-7Miss E C LavelleN D Fehily148


SIRE DE GRUGY should cap a wonderful season by winning a fourth Grade 1 of the campaign. According to the handicapper, Gary Moore's Queen Mother Champion Chase hero has at least a stone in hand on his rivals and won this 12 months ago when it was only a Grade 2. Special Tiara was only sixth at Cheltenham and looks to have little chance of reversing the form but he may still be the pick of the opposition ahead of improving handicapper Claret Cloak. Australia Day will ensure this is run at a good gallop but is likely to be picked off up the hill and French Opera is starting to look a light of former days.