Sandown Park

  • 13:20 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.30s
  • Off time: 13:27:26
13:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cup Final (IRE) 6/4
2nd Drum Valley 14/1
3rd Unowhatimeanharry 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 221318 Black, black and maroon striped cap Aalim 98
4 11-12 b J P Ferguson B J Geraghty 133 12/113.00
2 142F1-9 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots Andy Kelly (IRE) 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-9 Miss E C Lavelle Richie O'Dea (10) 130 11/26.50
3 441-2F4 Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Prima Porta 44
Beaten Favourite
8 11-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 130 16/117.00
4 314252 Yellow and orange diamonds, white sleeves Drum Valley 16
6 11-8 O Sherwood Ben Ffrench Davis (10) 129 14/115.00
5 4/230-3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cup Final (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 N J Henderson A P McCoy 127 6/42.50
7 114P-94 Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Waldorf Salad 13
6 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 120 16/117.00
8 5615-P4 Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Westaway (IRE) 10
7 10-13 h D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon 120 20/121.00
9 353-342 Black and White diabolo, Emerald Green and Black diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black star Unowhatimeanharry 24
6 10-13 Mrs H R J Nelmes Conor Ring (5) 120 10/111.00
10 21144/5 Black, White disc, White sleeves, Black spots, White cap Feb Thirtyfirst 20
Course Winner
5 10-9 Miss S West M Goldstein 116 50/151.00
Non runners
62750-U3Home Run (GER)611-4D PipeKieron Edgar125

Verdict

A couple of four-year-olds have won this in the last 10 years but neither were carrying top weight like Aalim. John Ferguson's charge was well beaten in this grade last time while Nicky Henderson's name does not appear on the list of recent winners but he's looking to put that right with Cup Final, third at Cheltenham last month on his reappearance. HOME RUN was not good enough to prevent Silsol from landing a hat-trick at Newbury last week but he has a conditional's 5lb allowance helping his cause today and may prove good enough. Drum Valley is also partnered by a claimer after a good effort at Market Rasen and is preferred to recent Exeter runner-up Unowhatimeanharry and Andy Kelly in this grade.