Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:25 Betfred Mobile Lotto Challengers Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Heavy (Back straight Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.90s
  • Off time: 14:25:18
14:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Conan (FR) 1/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1622-11 Pink, Royal Blue cap Captain Conan (FR) 56
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 1/21.50
2 1P-2211 Orange, white seams, grey sleeves, white stars, orange cap, white stars Changing Times (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 t N A Twiston-Davies N Fehily 140 8/19.00
3 46-1142 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 148 7/24.50
4 84-2333 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 142 11/112.00

Verdict

CAPTAIN CONAN had Third Intention eight lengths away in third when winning a Grade 2 on his chasing debut at Cheltenham in November and the result was replicated in the Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices' Chase over 2m here the following month. He should again take care of his old rivals today as he stayed 2m2f over hurdles and may also have too much for Houblon Des Obeaux, who has done well over fences but generally races over further. He did win over 2m5f at Wincanton in November however. Changing Times is improving with experience but needs to step up on victories at Market Rasen and Taunton to figure here.