Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:25 Paddy Power Extra Places At Cheltenham Novices' Chase 2m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy (Back Straight,Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.30s
  • Off time: 16:25:26
16:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 4/5
2nd Fairy Rath (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P22231 DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Ciceron (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 2/13.00
2 7-43164 Dark Blue, Orange stars, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Fairy Rath (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 11-7 t N J Gifford D F O'Regan 114 14/115.00
3 11/D-143 Red, pink hoop and armlets Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 4/51.80
4 FF8/12-0 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Rajamand (FR) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 9/110.00
5 644-267 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Synthe Davis (FR) 43
Nag me
8 10-7 Mrs L J Mongan Tom Cannon (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

REBEL REBELLION has been taking on much stiffer opposition since winning at Exeter in October. This looks a good opportunity for Paul Nicholls' gelding to get back on track. Ciceron had become expensive to follow over fences prior to winning at Bangor last month but that victory should have given his confidence a boost and he can chase the favourite home as Fairy Rath has been well beaten in a couple of handicaps since winning at Wincanton in the autumn and needs further. Useful hurdler Rajamand tackles fences for the first time while the mare Synthe Davis looks out of her depth.