Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:40 Original Spaceman Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 46.30s
  • Off time: 15:40:32
15:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fine Parchment (IRE) 14/1
2nd Gorgehous Lliege (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 446-221 Black, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, Emerald Green star Firm Order (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 p P R Webber R P Mclernon 125 8/19.00
2 26243-1 Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Fine Parchment (IRE) 166
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 pt C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (7) 125 14/115.00
3 1045-64 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets and star on Yellow cap Time For Spring (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-9 p C E Longsdon R Johnson 122 7/24.50
4 U115-11 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-6 b D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 119 7/24.50
5 55514-5 Emerald Green, White chevrons, Orange cap Shuil Royale (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-6 p1 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 119 6/17.00
8 41214P- Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Gorgehous Lliege (FR) 236
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 103 11/43.75
9 13P7-42 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Lough Coi (IRE) 8
Nag me
7 10-1 pt A Middleton J E Moore 100 8/19.00
Non runners
6P1324-PTafika911-0P R WebberL Heard113
7223-UP3Venetian Lad810-8Mrs L RichardsM Goldstein107

Verdict

Franklin Roosevelt has won four of his last five starts over fences but has been raised 10lb since his last success and this is easily his toughest task to date. Firm Order won at Kempton last month but also faces a stiff task at the weights in this while Fine Parchment has been an infrequent winner in recent years, though did score at Cartmel in May. TIME FOR SPRING won this last year off the same mark and was significantly well backed at Carlisle on his reappearance only to spoil his chance by refusing to settle. Hopefully, Richard Johnson will be able to anchor him today and he is fancied to win again as Shuil Royale's jumping can be a bit hit or miss. Gorgehous Lliege may have more to offer this season and looks the best of those nearer the foot of the weights.