Sandown Park

  • 17:00 bet365 Josh Gifford Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £18,768 2nd £5,544 3rd £2,772 4th £1,386
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.00s
  • Off time: 17:00:20
17:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballincurrig (IRE) 11/2
2nd Christopher Wren (USA) 16/1
3rd Sound Investment (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 652110 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Sound Investment (IRE) 23
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 t P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (3) 140 13/27.50
3 112223 Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Massena (IRE) 13
7 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 134 20/121.00
4 19125P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Christopher Wren (USA) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-0 p N J Gifford Tom Cannon 128 16/117.00
5 67-2132 Maroon, white hoop, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Foundation Man (IRE) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 127 7/24.50
6 65-7132 MAROON, WHITE chevrons, MAROON sleeves, WHITE stars, MAROON cap, WHITE star Kitegen (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
8 10-9 R Dickin C Poste 123 8/19.00
7 3-26711 White, Black sleeves and collar, White cuffs, hooped cap Ballincurrig (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
8 10-8 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 122 11/26.50
9 24U243 EMERALD GREEN and GREY diamonds, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, GREY diamond De Blacksmith (IRE) 5
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-6 b1 G L Moore J E Moore 120 6/17.00
10 232-662 Red and white stripes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Vesperal Dream (FR) 23
5 10-5 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 119 5/23.50
Non runners
2171308Grandads Horse811-9C E LongsdonN D Fehily137
831-4F42Hatters River (IRE)710-6A StrongeT Scudamore120


Sound Investment tries 2m4f for the first time over fences but his trainer also runs the less-exposed Vesperal Dream. Massena is better over fences but untried over this trip and takes a keen hold. Foundation Man has gone up 7lb since just beaten at Wetherby but has McCoy doing the steering so goes on the short-list along with Market Rasen runner-up Hatters River and the consistent Kitegen. BALLINCURRIG was all out to complete a double at Stratford earlier this month but appears to have got his act together now and may well be capable of finding the necessary to defy a further 6lb rise in the weights.