Sandown Park

  • 15:00 888Sport Heroes Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f 98y

  • Winner £56,270 2nd £21,200 3rd £10,610 4th £5,300
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 7.50s
  • Off time: 15:00:28
15:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Napier (IRE) 8/1
2nd Coole Cody (IRE) 33/1
3rd Flemcara (IRE) 16/1
4th Folsom Blue (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 11-1411 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Ballymoy (IRE) 14
Course Winner
6 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies D A Jacob 152 1001
2 FFP-521 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Keeper Hill (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-4 W Greatrex Harry Teal (5) 144 1001
3 28115/1- Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Brio Conti (FR) 446
8 11-3 P F Nicholls Bryony Frost 143 1001
4 3761P-1 Emerald Green, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Eminent Poet 56
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 Miss V Williams Charlie Deutsch 143 1001
5 49-2361 Beige, brown armlets Padleyourowncanoe 38
5 11-2 C L Tizzard Harry Kimber (10) 142 1001
7 212-525 Light blue and black check, light blue sleeves, white armlets, light blue cap Mr Antolini (IRE) 42
Course Winner
9 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 140 1001
8 11P-4P6 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Coole Cody (IRE) 38
8 10-11 t M Blake Nick Scholfield 137 1001
9 61-6463 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Lord Napier (IRE) 21
6 10-8 t P Bowen Sean Bowen 134 1001
10 376-241 Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
6 10-6 N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary 132 1001
11 1190-8U Maroon and grey stripes, grey sleeves, maroon armlets Flemcara (IRE) 56
7 10-6 t Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 132 1001
12 1121-41 Beige, black hoop, armlets and cap Virginia Chick (FR) 37
7 10-5 Evan Williams Miss Isabel Williams (7) 131 1001
14 504105 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Man Of Plenty 14
Course Winner
10 10-5 pt Mrs S Leech Connor Brace (7) 131 1001
15 4140-48 Maroon, white triple diamond, armlets and star on cap Folsom Blue (IRE) 37
12 10-4 bt G Elliott R Johnson 130 1001
16 P1217/P Red, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Mr Clarkson (IRE) 38
7 10-2 p1 D Pipe David Noonan 128 1001
17 12/951 White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap Casko D'Airy (FR) 42
7 10-1 t P F Nicholls H Cobden 127 1001
18 3-21435 Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap Lungarno Palace (USA) 21
8 10-1 pt F O'Brien A P Cawley 127 1001
Non runners
61F33-UPFull Glass (FR)611-2A KingWayne Hutchinson142
1326-4644Dans Le Vent (FR)610-5Jamie SnowdenPage Fuller131

Betting

Forecast

Ballymoy (4/1), Casko D'Airy (4/1), Folsom Blue (7/1), Lord Napier (8/1), Mr Antolini (10/1), Virginia Chick (14/1), Brio Conti (16/1), Eminent Poet (16/1), Flemcara (16/1), Full Glass (16/1), Keeper Hill (16/1), Padleyourowncanoe (16/1), The Hollow Ginge (20/1), Dans Le Vent (25/1), Lungarno Palace (25/1), Coole Cody (33/1), Mr Clarkson (33/1), Man Of Plenty (40/1)

Verdict

The prolific Ballymoy has developed into a smart performer but steps up in distance again today and this is a track on which stamina has to be assured. Stablemate Mr Antolini also tries a new trip but a third Twiston-Davies runner, The Hollow Ginge, won over 3m at Haydock. Casko D'Airy could be well treated having come good at Ascot but is a novice up against seasoned handicappers. Padleyourowncanoe and Virginia Chick are other recent winners while Lord Napier looked sure to be suited by further when third in the Lanzarote at Kempton and Eminent Poet is a dour stayer. Gordon Elliott’s veteran Folsom Blue was fourth in this last year and is 2lb lower. Richard Johnson takes the reins but no 12-year-old has ever won this competitive Grade 3. KEEPER HILL won a Grade 2 over fences but lost his way over the larger obstacles. It’s taken a while for confidence to be restored but he was impressive last time at Warwick, when Lungarno Palace was a staying-on fifth, and Harry Teal’s claim takes care of a 5lb rise in the weights. Ocean Cove could have each-way claims if getting a run from his reserve spot.