14:10 Sandown Park

Barclays Commercial Bank Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good back straight)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 5.80s
  • Off Time: 14:10:46
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Emerald Green, Black disc, sleeves and cap
  • Form 42F41
  • Age 5
  • Weight 12-7
  • Official Rating 113

chased leaders, mistake and lost place 3rd, ridden and hit 3 out, no chance after

Silk - Maroon, Yellow epaulets, armlets and star on cap
  • Form P-4275P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 110

in touch, ridden and struggling 5th, soon well behind

Silk - WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap
  • Form 70-2564
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 109

chased leaders, under pressure 3 out, no chance after

Silk - Yellow and White hoops, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 220559
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 106

always in rear, tailed off

Silk - Emerald Green and Purple stripes, Purple sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green cap, Purple stars
  • Form 0671
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 104

in touch, chasing leaders and hit 3 out, challenged next, every chance when carried left flat, stayed on same pace final 100 yards

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 9R-34PR
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 100

refused to race and took no part

Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue spots

Quasimodo (GB)

36 b CD
  • Form 2304P-6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 99

led, pressed from 4th, headed 3 out, weakened soon after

Silk - Black, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Black stars, Light Blue cap


19 b
  • Form 1823U6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 97

chased leader, challenged from 4th, led 3 out, headed soon after, stayed challenging, rallied well flat to lead final 50 yards

Silk - Red, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, White cap
  • Form 20-06R8
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 89

in touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, went 2nd 3 out, led soon after, edged left flat, headed final 50 yards

Previous results

In depth


Bugsy's Boy just did enough when successful at Plumpton last week but this is tougher under his penalty and a better bet looks to be MARCHAND D'ARGENT, who is taken to follow up his recent Taunton success and he gets the verdict with Figurita rated the pick of the remainder. The selection goes without a penalty for his victory in a hands and heels rider¿s race that he won with plenty in hand and the Philip Hobbs-trained six-year-old has an obvious chance of going in again. Nicky Henderson's Bonchester Bridge has been fairly well held in all three starts this term and is hard to recommend on that evidence, while Love Angel has failed to complete in his last two starts and looks best watched. Irish raider Rookery Rebel has to be considered but needs to improve on all known form to trouble the judge. Charlie Mann's runners continue in good form so his runner Figurita, who has been showing improved form of late, has to be considered but it is hard to get away from the well-treated Marchand d'Argent.


Bugsy's Boy 16-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders after 6th, went 2nd 3 out, 2 lengths down, driven and looked held last, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating Sumdancer (10-2) by a hd, 11 ran.

Lester Leaps In (USA) 40-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened 15th and pulled up 3 out in race won by Cresswell Willow (11-3) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 15 ran.

Bonchester Bridge 10-1 (11-6) Held up behind leaders, ridden after 8th, challenged for 3rd 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 25l behind Fix The Rib (11-6) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Jan.

Rookery Rebel (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway to 5th 4 out, 3rd before straight, ridden in 4th and wide entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 14, 37l behind Up There (11-1) at Clonmel 2m 4f nov hcp chs sft in Feb.

Marchand D'argent (FR) 11-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, challenged 2 out, ridden to lead last, quickened clear flat, won at Taunton 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb beating Picot de Say (11-6) by 11l, 16 ran.

Love Angel (USA) 66-1 (11-2) Reluctant to race, in rear, reminders, blundered 9th, ridden 11th, behind and refused 2 out in race won by Ashwell (11-6) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 12 ran.

Quasimodo (GB) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden 6th, weakened 7th, 6th of 8, well behind Synchronised (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-120 (3) hvy in Jan.

Figurita 8-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 13, 15l behind Dansimar (11-9) at Hereford 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (3) sft in Feb.

Danse Macabre (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Raced in mid-division, ridden and lost place after 3 out, 8th of 14, 18l behind Stance (10-4) at Sandown 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.