Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 17:10 Ewell 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.05s
  • Off time: 17:10:21
17:10 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Viva Steve (IRE) 2/1
2nd Expanding Universe (IRE) 5/1
3rd Valco De Touzaine (FR) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 123263 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Valco De Touzaine (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 135 6/42.50
2 P/0 Grey, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue cap Annesbrook (IRE) 7
Nag me
7 11-1 G L Moore C Wallis (5) 100/1101.00
3 6P-33P0 Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Catch Me Up (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-1 B G Powell R J Killoran 100/1101.00
4 008 Grey, Dark Blue cross belts, sleeves and cap Dr Thistle (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-1 p1 G L Moore A Glassonbury 100/1101.00
5 97 Dark Blue, Grey seams, Dark Blue sleeves, striped cap Easy Beesy 72
Nag me
5 11-1 C R Egerton W Hutchinson 66/167.00
6 4-185 Black, white seams, diamonds on sleeves, orange cap Expanding Universe (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 A W Carroll N Fehily 5/16.00
7 40/06-98 Emerald green, yellow diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Jimmy The Brave 38
Nag me
7 11-1 G P Enright C Bolger 100/1101.00
9 3-65 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Marmalade Man 36
Nag me
7 11-1 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 25/126.00
10 82P797 White, purple chevrons, white and purple quartered cap Supermightyfine 18
Nag me
6 11-1 J Hughes M D Grant 100/1101.00
11 05116-4 Emerald Green, Dark Blue sash, Red cap Urcalin (FR) 21
Nag me
5 11-1 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 8/19.00
12 224 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Viva Steve (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-1 M R Channon D Elsworth 2/13.00
13 3-4 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Fair Bramble 14
Nag me
7 10-8 O Sherwood L Aspell 14/115.00
14 7 Emerald Green, Red stars, Red and Yellow check sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Strictly Cissbury 38
Nag me
4 10-7 P Hide J A McCarthy 100/1101.00
Non runners
85-90P0Laidback Leo511-1R DickinC Poste

Verdict

The four-year-old VALCO DE TOUZAINE has to concede weight all round in this courtesy of a couple of wins in the French Provinces last summer but he looks up to the task on the evidence of a close-up third behind a couple of decent juvenile hurdlers at Haydock last month. The danger may be Viva Steve, a fair second at Towcester in January but a little disappointing when only fourth over 2m4f at Fakenham next time. Expanding Universe has his first run for Tony Carroll having shown promise in Ireland for Dermot Weld while Urcalin won a couple of bumpers in France and showed up well behind Tominator here last month. The latter should be winning soon. Fair Bramble was also fourth here on his hurdles bow and has plenty of scope.