Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:10 Chemring Group Handicap Chase 3m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.10s
  • Off time: 14:12:25
14:10 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Appeal 5/1
2nd Martys Mission (IRE) 3/1
3rd Marufo (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/57255- Pink, Royal Blue diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Beat The Boys (IRE) 309
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 134 25/126.00
2 13133/7- BLACK, Pink spots Latanier (FR) 370
Nag me
9 11-11 Miss V Williams S Thomas 133 40/141.00
3 71-1522 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets and star on Yellow cap Time For Spring (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 p1 C E Longsdon D C Costello 130 7/18.00
4 111-232 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 52
Nag me
7 11-5 b1 A King W Hutchinson 127 5/16.00
5 UP-44F3 Yellow, Purple chevrons, Yellow cap Richard's Sundance (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 p1 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 127 16/117.00
6 P9-111P Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Graduation Night 50
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 v1 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell (5) 125 14/115.00
7 2/342-0F Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Sound Stage 30
Nag me
9 11-2 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (7) 124 12/113.00
8 7P3-5U2 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Minella Theatre (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-1 t Mrs L Hill D Bass (3) 123 8/19.00
9 3/11F-1P Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, black sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamonds Roseneath (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 p A M Hales C I Gillies 121 25/126.00
10 12F/23-5 Light blue, maroon hoops, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Marufo (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 t P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 117 16/117.00
11 212-F48 Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Atom 30
Nag me
9 10-8 Mrs K A Buckett L Treadwell 116 25/126.00
12 P8/0557- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Martys Mission (IRE) 411
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-5 P F Nicholls Mr James Cowley (7) 113 3/14.00
13 64-1224 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Loch Ba (IRE) 53
Nag me
6 10-5 p Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 113 5/16.00

Verdict

Midnight Appeal and Graduation Night both sport headgear for the first time and neither can be ignored while Richard's Sundance certainly has the ability to win a race of this nature, though his suspect jumping will be put to the test by these tricky fences. Sound Stage fell at the last at Newbury last month in a race in which Marufo and Upham Atom were unplaced. But Caroline Keevil's charge had run well up to that point and could easily make the frame here. Minella Theatre is coming down the weights and could figure again but it's difficult to fault the overall form of TIME FOR SPRING, who jumps well for a novice and is probably still improving. He can give the Longsdon team a quick double.