Sandown Park

  • 14:25 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 173y

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.75s
  • Off time: 14:25:20
14:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Messire Des Obeaux (FR) 9/4
2nd Ballyandy 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 3/10-21 Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Cultivator 34
5 11-7 h N J Henderson J McGrath 1001
2 55637-1 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Messire Des Obeaux (FR) 23
Distance Winner
4 11-7 A King D A Jacob 139 1001
3 PFU11-1 White and black check, royal blue sleeves and cap Aintree My Dream (FR) 43
Distance Winner
6 11-4 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 1001
4 0-33111 Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Apasionado (GER) 24
5 11-4 Stuart Edmunds Joshua Moore 134 1001
5 2114-23 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Ballyandy 19
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 1001
6 2/10-8 Yellow, dark blue stars, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue star Coeur Blimey (IRE) 219
5 11-0 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner 1001
7 3F3333 Light Blue and Yellow stripes, hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Kabanga Bay 19
5 11-0 P York Miss K Lyons 110 1001

Verdict

BALLYANDY (NAP) has been unlucky to come up against Moon Racer twice already this term. It was slightly disappointing that he also finished behind Mirsaale at Cheltenham last time but the uphill finish and extra yardage here should suit and he is getting weight from the four previous winners in the race. Cultivator is held high regard and went some way towards justifying his reputation with a smooth win at Ascot. Messire Des Obeaux easily won a handicap over this trip at Bangor on his return to action and is also worth following but Apasionado looks a speedy sort who may be better over 2m, though the form of his latest victory has been franked. Carlisle winner Aintree My Dream looks up against it on these terms.