Sandown Park

  • 17:30 bet365 Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.70s
  • Off time: 17:32:17
17:30 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st L'unique (FR) 8/1
2nd Cash And Go (IRE) 5/1
3rd Ceasar Milan (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-60332 Red, white hoops and armlets, hooped cap L'unique (FR) 9
5 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 142 8/19.00
4 F651F2 Black and red check, black sleeves, red spots Kaylif Aramis 23
Distance Winner
7 11-11 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 141 11/26.50
5 U70-003 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Cash And Go (IRE) 22
7 11-10 N J Henderson T Scudamore 140 5/16.00
6 23257-8 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 21
5 11-9 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 5/16.00
8 723115 Red, black seams, black and beige chevrons on sleeves, black and red quartered cap Ceasar Milan (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
6 11-4 t P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (3) 134 4/15.00
9 113-630 Dark blue and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets Leo Luna 15
5 11-3 v1 G L Moore J E Moore 133 16/117.00
10 283122 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Henryville 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 h H Fry N D Fehily 130 9/25.50
11 3-23F12 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Phantom Prince (IRE) 23
5 10-9 B G Powell Brendan Powell 125 20/121.00
14 70327P PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Vaxalco (FR) 23
5 10-0 t J H Culloty Conor Shoemark (5) 115 25/126.00
Non runners
264/4101Dunraven Storm (IRE)911-12P J HobbsR Johnson142
3211220Rum And Butter (IRE)611-12Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy142
7U-01806Vendor (FR)611-5A KingWayne Hutchinson135
123-12621Mcllhatton (IRE)610-9P F NichollsNick Scholfield125
132/76136Guards Chapel610-7G L MooreJoshua Moore123


Alan King, Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson all saddle two in this finale and it's the latter who can come out on top. Barry Geraghty rides VASCO DU RONCERAY, fifth in last year's Triumph Hurdle and placed in a couple of Grade 2 contests. He caught the eye on his belated reappearance under a big weight at Aintree and this extra half-mile should suit. He's preferred to Cash And Go, who ran well when tried over this trip at Aintree but is 5lb higher now. McIlhatton may be the pick of the Nicholls pair while L'Unique should run her usual game race without being quite good enough. Dunraven Storm was impressive when beating Phantom Prince at Taunton but this looks tougher. Kaylif Aramis never seems to run a bad race but is still climbing the weights.