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
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 24.30s
  • Off time: 15:50:18
15:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quentin Collonges (FR) 14/1
2nd Same Difference (IRE) 15/2
3rd Away We Go (IRE) 6/1
4th Muirhead (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P1-2PP1 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Michel Le Bon (FR) 56
10 11-12 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 149 22/123.00
2 F-1F223 Grey, White epaulets Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 45
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 147 7/18.00
3 0R1-120 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Balthazar King (IRE) 21
9 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 146 14/115.00
4 35U255 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Hold On Julio (IRE) 20
Course Winner
10 11-8 b1 A King Wayne Hutchinson 145 10/111.00
5 341361 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 44
7 11-7 v N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 144 15/28.50
6 U1F111 Red, grey cap Well Refreshed 70
Distance Winner
9 11-5 G L Moore J E Moore 142 11/112.00
7 11-2036 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 21
8 11-3 pt P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 140 12/113.00
8 P9-42PF Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Galaxy Rock (IRE) 44
9 11-2 b Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 139 14/115.00
9 614046 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Muirhead (IRE) 26
10 11-1 N Meade D J Condon 138 16/117.00
10 3-F321P Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 44
Course Winner
7 11-1 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 138 25/126.00
11 311P4U EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap The Rainbow Hunter 21
9 11-1 K C Bailey J M Maguire 138 25/126.00
12 2P1-332 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Mr Moss (IRE) 56
8 11-1 t1 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 138 12/113.00
13 1-F4309 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 21
7 11-1 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 138 20/121.00
15 3PP45P WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 21
10 11-0 N F Glynn M J Ferris 137 16/117.00
16 5U-676F Black and white (halved), red sleeves, white cap Tatenen (FR) 21
9 10-13 R Rowe Aidan Coleman 136 33/134.00
17 405348 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ikorodu Road 21
10 10-12 p M Sheppard C Poste 135 33/134.00
18 12P-771 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Quentin Collonges (FR) 56
9 10-12 t H D Daly A Tinkler 135 14/115.00
19 P40012 EMERALD GREEN, yellow cross belts, striped cap Away We Go (IRE) 26
10 10-11 t W P Mullins Mr D G Lavery (5) 134 6/17.00
20 P4432U BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap There's No Panic (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
8 10-11 t1 P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 134 14/115.00
Non runners
141/U8616-Dover's Hill1111-1Mrs Mary HambroS Thomas138


Well Refreshed has made giant strides over marathon trips this year and seems to have sorted out his jumping problems. He won a Grade 3 by 10 lengths at Haydock last time though is probably better with plenty of give in the ground and is 13lb higher now. Paul Nicholls won this last year with the top weight but Newbury winner Michel Le Bon is no Tidal Bay while the handicapper has done novice Hadrian's Approach no favours. Hold On Julio would have been interesting had he not turned in a poor performance at Ascot last time but Same Difference showed that staying was his game when winning the Kim Muir at The Festival and Balthazar King was prominent for a long way in the Grand National. Stable companion DUKE OF LUCCA had Same Difference behind in the Racing Plus Chase at Kempton in February and wasn't disgraced at Aintree earlier this month when sixth to Battle Group, ahead of today's rival Ikorodu Road. He could easily reverse Hennessy running in December with Hold On Julio over this longer distance and gets a tentative vote. Away We Go had Muirhead behind when second in the Irish Grand National and also warrants a second look.