Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:10 Richard Stone 40th Birthday Celebration Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places in Back Straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.50s
  • Off time: 16:15:45
16:10 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hello George (IRE) 6/4
2nd Flying Eagle (IRE) 8/1
3rd Tara Road 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Black, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Lemons Ground 178
Nag me
4 11-7 Jamie Snowden G Sheehan (3) 16/117.00
2 2 Yellow, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Flying Eagle (IRE) 31
Nag me
5 11-0 P Bowen J E Moore 8/19.00
3 32 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Hello George (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 6/42.50
5 55- Red, black diamond, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, black diamond Kaki Island (IRE) 316
Nag me
5 11-0 C Gordon Tom Cannon 40/141.00
6 8 Yellow, red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Mr Shantu (IRE) 180
Nag me
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 25/126.00
8 1- Dark blue, red chevron, armlets and diamond on cap Tara Road 230
Nag me
5 11-0 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty (5) 15/82.88
9 24-3 Light Green, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Trevaylor Boy (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 11-0 Mrs S Gardner W Kennedy 5/16.00
10 Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Wunfurlez
Nag me
5 11-0 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 20/121.00
11 8 Dark Green, Yellow diamond, sleeves and cap Viking Mistress 169
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-7 M Keighley Ian Popham 33/134.00
Non runners
42Josses Hill (IRE)511-0N J HendersonB J Geraghty
7Rendezvous Peak411-0Mrs L WadhamMatt Crawley

Verdict

Josses Hill was no match for the well-regarded Faugheen at Punchestown in May but will have learned from the experience and, now with Nicky Henderson, shouldn't be long in opening his account. But HELLO GEORGE only found one too good on his reappearance at Chepstow having also shown promise at Aintree in the spring. Philip Hobbs' charge can make it third-time lucky as he has the beating of Trevaylor Boy on that last run. Winning pointer Tara Road is worth a second look and may have more scope than May's Fontwell winner Lemons Ground and Ludlow runner-up Flying Eagle.