Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 13:20 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.30s
  • Off time: 13:22:17
13:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saphir Du Rheu (FR) 8/1
2nd Home Run (GER) 16/1
3rd Whisper (FR) 5/2
4th Upswing 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1521-42 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-12 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 142 8/19.00
2 14141-3 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisper (FR) 22
Nag me
5 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 5/23.50
3 2128-0P Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Malt Master (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-5 N J Henderson Peter Carberry (3) 135 25/126.00
4 5F4134 Orange, dark blue diamond Darroun (IRE) 34
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5 11-5 S Lycett D Elsworth 135 50/151.00
5 42412-P DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Salmanazar 25
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5 11-3 A King R Thornton 133 25/126.00
6 236-142 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Drum Valley 41
Nag me
5 11-3 O Sherwood L Aspell 133 14/115.00
7 3310-54 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Saphir Du Rheu (FR) 7
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4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 130 8/19.00
8 2221-1P White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Oscar Magic (IRE) 49
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6 10-13 t1 N A Twiston-Davies J E Moore 129 16/117.00
9 U87-714 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Home Run (GER) 14
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5 10-13 b D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 129 16/117.00
10 05100P Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Problema Tic (FR) 14
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7 10-13 pt D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 129 50/151.00
11 597-563 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 16
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7 10-10 bt Dr R D P Newland Joshua Moore (3) 126 10/111.00
12 620-054 Black, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Oscar Prairie (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-10 p W Greatrex Mr W Featherstone (10) 126 20/121.00
13 0-07643 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Bourne 24
Nag me
7 10-9 b D McCain Jnr A P Lane 125 10/111.00
14 1/32329- Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, red star Liberty Court (IRE) 252
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6 10-7 t Tim Vaughan D C Costello 123 25/126.00
15 4341-16 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Upswing 22
Nag me
5 10-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 123 7/24.50
16 233124 Orange, purple stars on sleeves, purple cap, orange star Experimentalist 63
Nag me
5 10-4 t Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 120 25/126.00

Verdict

The fact that Utopie Des Bordes has been raised 6lb since her fast-finishing second to Gevrey Chambertin over 3m at Haydock has probably persuaded Barry Geraghty to get off the mare in favour of WHISPER. The latter has gone up 3lb since his comeback third at Cheltenham, when Upswing was only sixth, but is also an improving young stayer and he ran well in a Grade 3 here in March. Malt Master completes the Henderson trio but has been out of sorts so far this season. Saphir Du Rheu ran well for fourth at Newbury last week while Drum Valley was only beaten a head at Aintree on his reappearance and can't be ruled out. Home Run won at Cheltenham before finishing fourth at Haydock and both Oscar Prairie and Bourne may be running into a bit of form.