Sandown Park

  • 15:00 BetVictor Tingle Creek Chase 2m

  • Winner £76,882 2nd £28,850 3rd £14,445 4th £7,196
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.45s
  • Off time: 15:00:37
15:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sire De Grugy (FR) 7/4
2nd Somersby (IRE) 4/1
3rd Captain Conan (FR) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/11151- Pink, Royal Blue cap Captain Conan (FR) 247
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 159 7/42.75
2 23F42-7 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 b D Pipe A P McCoy 148 25/126.00
3 7/1P7P-5 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Kauto Stone (FR) 35
Nag me
7 11-7 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 153 11/112.00
4 042RR-6 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mad Moose (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 h N A Twiston-Davies D Crosse 143 40/141.00
5 6314-54 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-7 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 154 20/121.00
6 1411-12 Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 169 7/42.75
7 72/34U-1 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Somersby (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 M R Channon D Elsworth 161 4/15.00
8 1/575F-5 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tataniano (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 R Rowe A Thornton 147 40/141.00
9 1P5-036 Red, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-7 B Ellison L Aspell 139 66/167.00

Verdict

Captain Conan is flying the flag for his yard after the withdrawal of Sprinter Sacre. He is a classy performer in his own right and won three times in Grade 1 company as a novice, beating Sire De Grugy over this trip at Cheltenham just over a year ago. But he ended the campaign racing over longer trips and has been entered over 3m this term so may struggle for pace here on his reappearance. Sire De Grugy won easily on his comeback at Chepstow but was then beaten in a Listed handicap at Cheltenham. That was a disappointing effort, though he still finished ahead of Oiseau de Nuit, Tataniano, Mad Moose and His Excellency. SOMERSBY won the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter last month with the top-class Cue Card back in third. He consistently holds his own at this elevated level and can win a first Grade 1 in almost two years here as Kauto Stone needs further and Viva Colonia may be out of his depth.