Sandown Park

  • 13:10 John Jarvis Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.50s
  • Off time: 13:12:54
13:10 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Johns Spirit (IRE) 13/2
2nd Thanks For Coming 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2361-58 Red, large Black spots, Black cap Johns Spirit (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 125 13/27.50
2 3364-22 Red, Black seams, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Thanks For Coming 27
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 123 7/24.50
3 470-161 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 120 7/24.50
4 5333-32 Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap Prince Buster (FR) 44
Nag me
9 11-7 t T Symonds Felix de Giles 120 10/111.00
6 1111P-2 Grey, red and grey chevrons on sleeves, red cap Sustainability (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 116 7/24.50
7 337-431 Dark Blue, Orange stars, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Fairy Rath (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 N J Gifford D F O'Regan 115 11/26.50
8 8424/2-3 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Preuty Boy (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 109 9/110.00
Non runners
54116P4Ray Diamond711-4M MadgwickM Goldstein117

Verdict

Fairy Rath got off the mark over fences at Wincanton last month but is 5lb higher here and taking on stronger opposition. Thanks For Coming has probably come up against a couple of decent novices in his two runs over the larger obstacles and should be thereabouts again while Sustainability went close on his chasing bow and Exeter and will know more today. But the one to beat may be WINGS OF SMOKE, who was always going well when beating more experience rivals at Newbury last week. Michael Byrne takes 5lb off Tim Vaughan's grey again and a follow-up is on the cards. None of the others make much appeal on recent form.