Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 12:45 Hinchley Wood Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.80s
  • Off time: 12:47:23
12:45 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gores Island (IRE) 25/1
2nd Dawn Twister (GER) 5/1
3rd The Bear Trap (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 526/64-9 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Touch Back (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill James Huxham (8) 126 6/17.00
2 14332-3 Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Kilmurvy (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 p J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 125 3/14.00
3 537531/ Dark blue, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, red stars Frizzo (FR) 580
Nag me
6 11-10 A King Tom Bellamy (3) 124 14/115.00
4 0/12P55- Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star The Bear Trap (IRE) 210
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (6) 123 11/26.50
5 13204/1- Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 262
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 b P J Hobbs M G Nolan (3) 122 17/29.50
6 443436- Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap Dawn Twister (GER) 244
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs L Wadham Matt Crawley (3) 119 5/16.00
7 UF72-78 Red, Yellow spots, sleeves and cap Gores Island (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 115 25/126.00
8 234321/ White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Merehead (FR) 742
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (3) 115 9/25.50
9 3212-25 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Occasionally Yours (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 A Blackmore Jack Quinlan 114 20/121.00
10 4345-60 Red, Black sash, sleeves and diamond on cap Captain Cardington (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-12 v J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (6) 112 33/134.00

Verdict

The Bear Trap can be a little quirky but did win on his reappearance last season and looks a better bet than the other JP McManus runner, Touch Back. It's unlikely Merehead will fail through lack of fitness, despite the lengthy absence, while Dawn Twister is usually thereabouts, though is closely handicapped with Doctor Foxtrot on their run together at Doncaster in March - the latter also goes well fresh. KILMURVY made a perfectly respectable comeback at Stratford two weeks ago. This stiffer track is in his favour and he can get back to winning ways as Frizzo has his first run for 18 months.