Sandown Park

  • 14:05 bet365 Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.40s
  • Off time: 14:05:27
14:05 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stopped Out 22/1
2nd Minella Forfitness (IRE) 2/1
3rd General Miller 16/1
4th Seventh Sky (GER) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-325F Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 45
Distance Winner
6 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 145 8/19.00
2 17-3111 White, black cap Minella Forfitness (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 2/13.00
3 3-4511P White, Mauve stars Mr Watson (IRE) 45
6 11-5 h Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 138 16/117.00
4 131-P63 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Vendor (FR) 119
5 11-2 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 12/113.00
5 231-079 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Barbatos (FR) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-2 Ian Williams D C Costello 135 10/111.00
6 11761-0 BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Grandads Horse 22
Distance Winner
7 11-2 C E Longsdon R Johnson 135 16/117.00
7 11-0200 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Ranjaan (FR) 21
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 133 10/111.00
8 580P15 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Stopped Out 43
8 10-13 p P A Kirby R McGrath 132 22/123.00
9 U33040 Dark green and brown (quartered), yellow sleeves, white cap Quaddick Lake (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
10 10-13 J Scott Nick Scholfield 132 20/121.00
10 P26-7U9 Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Topolski (IRE) 14
Course Winner
7 10-11 t D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon 130 28/129.00
11 40/2-980 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap General Miller 22
8 10-11 b1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 130 16/117.00
12 0203P0 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap First In The Queue (IRE) 21
6 10-9 N J Henderson D Bass 128 25/126.00
13 544122 Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Seventh Sky (GER) 14
6 10-9 pt C J Mann J M Maguire 128 12/113.00
14 F37265 Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Old Tricks (IRE) 34
6 10-6 bt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 125 25/126.00
15 2-2137P White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap Garynella (FR) 21
6 10-6 t D Pipe C O'Farrell 125 33/134.00
16 1122U8 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Home Run (GER) 27
Distance Winner
5 10-5 p D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 124 25/126.00
17 P-24431 Red, Yellow braces, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Mubrook (USA) 7
Distance Winner
8 10-1 b B Ellison Craig Gallagher (7) 120 12/113.00
18 8UU/34-5 Black and White (quartered), Black sleeves and cap Hudibras (IRE) 16
9 10-0 D Steele Conor Shoemark (7) 104 66/167.00

Verdict

Grandads Horse catches the eye here off a potentially lenient mark but he'll have to improve markedly from his reappearance behind MINELLA FORFITNESS at Aintree to turn the table on Nicky Henderson's fast-improving novice. He's been raised a further 9lb since that latest success but is eased in grade and can score again. Seventh Sky is holding his form well but continues to climb the weights while Mr Watson found the Coral Cup too competitive at Cheltenham and was pulled up. He's high enough in the weights now while Black Thunder, a faller in the Coral Cup, gets no respite from the handicapper. Mubrook hails from a yard in form and wasn't winning out of turn at Ayr last week. Craig Gallagher again takes off 7lb and he has each-way claims along with Ranjaan, who is now tried in blinkers.