Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 12:20 John Oakley 50th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.80s
  • Off time: 12:20:43
12:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Hoof (IRE) Evs
2nd Lord Protector (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 21 White, emerald green disc, black sleeves, emerald green and white hooped cap Golden Hoof (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty Evs2.00
2 42- White, Mauve stars Beckhani 269
Nag me
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill N Fehily 11/26.50
3 U12P-75 Maroon, Orange and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Callhimwhatyouwant (IRE) 6
Nag me
7 10-12 Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 33/134.00
4 4-4P Orange, Black diamond and armlets Cruz On Ted 15
Nag me
5 10-12 h G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 50/151.00
5 2 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Lord Protector (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/43.75
6 183-3 Red, emerald green inverted triangle, emerald green and red check sleeves, red and emerald green check cap Theatrelands 37
Nag me
4 10-12 B G Powell D Elsworth 6/17.00

Verdict

GOLDEN HOOF got off the mark over hurdles at the first time of asking at Kempton. That experience will stand him in good stead here and he is fancied to defy his penalty. Theatrelands showed a bit of promise at Stratford but needs to step up on that now and more interesting are hurdling newcomers Beckhani and Lord Protector. The latter's second in an Ascot bumper was particularly promising as the winner is held in high regard and has won over hurdles since.