Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 13:30 Toteplacepot Contenders Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft (Good in places on the Back Straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.00s
  • Off time: 13:30:31
13:30 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Binocular (FR) 1/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/113-53 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Binocular (FR) 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-8 N J Henderson A P McCoy 163 1/71.14
2 245-244 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Dee Ee Williams (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 b1 N J Gifford L Treadwell 137 8/19.00
3 0-P4695 Maroon and White diabolo, White and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Marodima (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 Miss R Curtis Mr A Conlon 130 16/117.00

Verdict

BINOCULAR can get his champion hurdle campaign back on track and he should be too good for Dee Ee Williams and Marodima. Third in last year's Champion Hurdle, Binocular's season this year has proved an unmitigated disaster for his followers. Although having to give weight away today, were this to be a handicap he would be far worse off and as a consequence even though there is the merest doubt about his abilities if the race develops into a likely sprint, he seems unopposable against this opposition. Dee Ee Williams has lost his way badly over chase fences. His second at Ascot in 2008 to Medermit reads well but his lack of enthusiasm in recent times has been a worrying development. Marodima was once smart for Paul Nicholls though the Ditcheat handler has had few sleepless nights since he has left his yard to join Rebecca Curtis. A shame that this race has been so poorly subscribed and anything less than an easy win for Binocular would represent a severe failure for all concerned.