Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:40 bet365 Oaksey Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:43
14:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Menorah (IRE) 11/4
2nd Gullinbursti (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 412721 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Maggio (FR) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 t P Griffin B Hughes 143 20/121.00
2 P22-P05 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 23
Nag me
9 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 161 11/43.75
3 12-12P2 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Rolling Aces (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 pt P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 156 11/43.75
4 869340 Red, white hoops, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white star Hunt Ball (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 155 2/13.00
5 153P33 Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 v Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 142 9/25.50
Non runners
611/F131-I Have Dreamed (IRE)1211-0Mrs L HillD Bass132

Verdict

MENORAH ran well for a long way behind Silviniaco Conti in a Grade 1 at Aintree last time. The slight drop in distance should suit and Philip Hobbs' useful chaser, who beat Hunt Ball when he was in his prime at Kempton last season, can belatedly get off the mark for the year. Rolling Aces stepped up on previous efforts when beating all-bar Boston Bob in the Melling Chase at Aintree. He's a Grade 2 winner and entitled to go close again but this may be too competitive for Kelso winner Maggio and Gullinbursti has been coming up short in handicaps. I Have Dreamed faces a very stiff task following a lengthy absence.