Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:30 Eric's Charm 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: 6m 24.55s
  • Off time: 16:32:10
16:30 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goring One (IRE) 16/1
2nd Barlow (IRE) 15/8
3rd Tafika 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 252162 Red, Yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Plein Pouvoir (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 11-12 Miss V Williams A P McCoy 124 8/19.00
2 13-0P34 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Barlow (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 W Greatrex J M Maguire 123 15/82.88
3 51-4234 Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 b1 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 122 5/16.00
4 FP9313 Maroon, White hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap Ringa Bay 37
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 R H York Mr P York (5) 121 6/17.00
5 2PF-4FP ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Blackstaff (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 t1 Nick Williams Miss E Kelly (7) 118 12/113.00
7 1871-62 Orange, white triple diamond Circus of Dreams 14
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 v O Sherwood L Aspell 117 10/111.00
8 76-P561 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Minella Theatre (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 pt Mrs L Hill D Bass 116 20/121.00
9 4/4FP-P1 WHITE, GREEN sleeves and collar, CLARET cap Tafika 56
Nag me
9 11-3 p P R Webber D Elsworth 115 8/19.00
10 F-5P219 Grey, orange sash, sleeves and hoop on cap Goring One (IRE) 37
Nag me
8 10-9 Miss A M Newton-Smith A Thornton 107 16/117.00
11 F50/01P Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bally Sands (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 p R Mathew E Cookson (5) 104 33/134.00
Non runners
6237128Present To You (IRE)811-5D G BridgwaterJake Hodson117

Verdict

Plein Pouvoir was second over 2m4f here earlier this month but was beaten by Goring One on identical terms over a longer trip at Wincanton in December. Tafika was raised 10lb after winning at Leicester but still makes more appeal than Minella Theatre, who only won a seller over hurdles last time, and Imperial Circus who is tried in blinkers after disappointing at Newbury. Barlow still has plenty of scope and could reverse Newbury running with Ringa Bay on more favourable terms but this looks a decent opportunity for CIRCUS OF DREAMS to return to winning ways. He's not exactly consistent and was a long way behind Tafika on his penultimate start but his latest second at Kempton looks the best recent form on offer.