Sandown Park

  • 14:20 188Bet Future Stars Intermediate Chase 3m 37y

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 29.10s
  • Off time: 14:24:22
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elegant Escape (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 212133- Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Elegant Escape (IRE) 212
Distance Winner
6 11-8 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 151 1001
2 131121- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Terrefort (FR) 212
Course Winner
5 11-8 N J Henderson D A Jacob 158 1001
3 2411P-8 Royal blue, white star, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, royal blue cap, white star Coo Star Sivola (FR) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-6 Nick Williams Lizzie Kelly 149 1001
4 281411- Emerald green, white chevron, white and emerald green halved sleeves Thomas Patrick (IRE) 211
Distance Winner
6 11-6 Tom Lacey R Johnson 148 1001

Verdict

Nicky Henderson won this last year with Might Bite and TERREFORT can give the champion trainer back-to-back victories. Beaten only once in four starts for the yard last season, the grey handled the step up 3m with aplomb in the Mildmay at Aintree in April and should win plenty more races. Thomas Patrick made giant strides last term with his only defeat over fences coming when he failed to stay 3m6f at Exeter in February. He has a bit to find at the weights but is a sound jumper, though his target is probably the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury. Elegant Escape was very consistent in his first season over the larger obstacles while Coo Star Sivola has some useful form to his name though is not easy to catch right.