Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 13:45 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £12,529 2nd £4,701 3rd £2,354 4th £1,173
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.40s
  • Off time: 13:45:25
13:45 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 15/8
2nd Le Bec (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6245-21 Light blue, red cross belts, light blue sleeves, red stars Dunlough Bay (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 P R Webber D F O'Regan 119 14/115.00
2 23-1 Red and White check, White cap Le Bec (FR) 47
Nag me
4 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 8/19.00
3 34-1 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Theatre (IRE) 48
Nag me
4 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 6/42.50
4 12 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 34
Nag me
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 134 15/82.88
5 F1-1 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Up And Go (FR) 20
Nag me
4 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 9/25.50

Verdict

Dunlough Bay found plenty for pressure when scoring on soft ground at Lingfield but needs more to defy a penalty in this. Le Bec's jumping was far from foot-perfect at Kempton but he still won easily, though he also has 4lb extra to carry. TAQUIN DU SEUIL made a winning start over hurdles at Uttoxeter in October and it was only in the latter stages that he gave best to My Tent Or Yours at Ascot last month. A reproduction of that form may well suffice here with Southfield Theatre and Up And Go both tackling hurdles for the first time. Both of the latter still look decent prospects however.