Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:50 Charles Stanley Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.75s
  • Off time: 14:51:57
14:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Greywell Boy 3/1
2nd Christopher Wren (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0FP-P8P Black, grey triple diamond and sleeves Free World (FR) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 125 16/117.00
2 335-621 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Greywell Boy 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Nick Williams D Bass 118 3/14.00
3 2P5321 Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Olympian Boy (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-4 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 117 9/43.25
5 331-692 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Up To The Mark 79
Nag me
8 11-2 p H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 115 4/15.00
6 4883P6 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Christopher Wren (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 N J Gifford A P McCoy 112 6/17.00
7 616-P52 Red, White sash, striped sleeves Coolbeg (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 Mrs H Main Felix De Giles 107 5/16.00
Non runners
41/0740-2Calculaite1211-2R FordNon Runner115

Verdict

Up To The Mark is only a couple of pounds higher than when last successful but that was over 2m4f. He's not won in 13 previous tries over this trip. Christopher Wren has been a huge disappointment but Coolbeg must have a chance having come back to form at Leicester while Greywell Boy won at Uttoxeter last month and still has a bit of scope over the larger obstacles. OLYMPIAN BOY handled these tricky fences with aplomb when successful over course and distance last month, however, and is taken to follow up despite a 9lb higher mark with Calculaite in the veteran stage and Free World struggling to finish his races nowadays.