Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:20 Novae Insurance Handicap1m 14y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm places)(Round - Good, Good to Soft places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.40s
  • Off time: 14:23:52
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roserrow 11/1
2nd Danchai 4/1
3rd Gaul Wood (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 25113-5 Red, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow stars Fire Ship 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 10-0 W J Knight Jim Crowley 99 16/117.00
2 (14) 6745-01 Royal blue, orange epaulets, orange and royal blue halved sleeves, orange cap Norse Blues 42
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 T D Barron J P Spencer 93 6/17.00
3 (17) 256612 White, Black stars, Black cap, White star George Guru 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-8 M J Attwater K Fallon 93 14/115.00
5 (3) 465-061 Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 M Appleby G Baker 91 12/113.00
6 (8) 332118- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Forgive 226
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 Richard Hannon William Twiston-Davies (5) 90 16/117.00
7 (4) 746-551 Dark Blue, Red braces, striped sleeves, Red cap Vainglory (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-5 D M Simcock Martin Lane 90 18/119.00
8 (10) 118495/ Emerald green, grey cross of lorraine Zafisio (IRE) 516
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 J Hughes Catherine Gannon 90 66/167.00
9 (9) 129-461 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves and cap Roserrow 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 A M Balding J Fortune 90 11/112.00
10 (1) 4204-25 Purple, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 W S Kittow S W Kelly 90 22/123.00
11 (11) 2/15-2 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Danchai 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-4 W J Haggas L Dettori 89 4/15.00
12 (15) 55220-5 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Trader Jack 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 R Charlton J Doyle 88 10/111.00
13 (12) 13-7563 Black, beige stars, black cap, beige star Gaul Wood (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 p1 Tom Dascombe F Norton 87 11/112.00
14 (7) 584135 Maroon, light blue and maroon check sleeves, light blue cap Lowther 35
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-2 v L Carter L Morris 87 50/151.00
15 (2) 0420-86 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Noble Citizen (USA) 23
Nag me
8 9-1 D M Simcock Hayley Turner 86 33/134.00
17 (6) 2740-51 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Ashaadd (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-13 R Varian R L Moore 95 7/24.50
Non runners
4 (13)0-20130Maverik59-7W J KnightJim Crowley92
16 (16)712-574Basseterre (IRE)49-0C HillsJames McDonald85

Verdict

A stiff mile is ideal for VAINGLORY who was gaining his seventh success in a very tough Epsom handicap last month. He's rarely beaten far and is just 1lb higher than when a close runner-up in a lucrative handicap here last July and can complete a double. Norse Blues won the Hunt Cup at Thirsk with an all-the-way victory but a 6lb rise takes him on to his highest ever mark. George Guru had always appeared best on Polytrack until scoring comfortably at Goodwood and he has to be considered along with the lightly-raced and progressive course and distance winner Roserrow. Danchai could provide the main threat as he was having just his fourth start when runner-up to Boonga Roogeta at Newmarket and looks certain to make further progress.