Sandown Park

  • 13:15 Betfred Racing 'Follow Us On Twitter' Contenders Hurdle 1m 7f 216y

  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332
  • Going: Soft (Home Straight Heavy in places, Back Straight Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.90s
  • Off time: 13:15:38
13:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Connetable (FR) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1111-6 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Peace And Co (FR) 56
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-4 N J Henderson D A Jacob 159 4/71.57
2 2-63138 Dark green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, pink star Kayf Blanco 35
Distance Winner
7 11-0 G McPherson Kielan Woods 138 20/121.00
3 032012 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, halved sleeves Rayvin Black 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 p O Sherwood Thomas Garner 149 11/43.75
4 41-32 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Connetable (FR) 14
Distance Winner
4 10-4 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 139 15/28.50

Verdict

If PEACE AND CO is to harbour realistic Champion Hurdle aspirations, last year's Triumph Hurdle winner will need to score here with the minimum of fuss. Unbeaten last season, he blew out completely on his return to action this term and Daryl Jacob's main challenge will be to get this free-going sort settled into a rhythm off which he can quicken. Course and distance winner Rayvin Black is a confirmed trailblazer which should aid his cause but Oliver Sherwood's charge continues on the upgrade and it would be no surprise to see him give the assured favourite, who is no betting proposition, a real race. Paul Nicholls' juvenile hurdler Connetable is up against it taking on his elders at this stage of his development but is preferred for third spot.