David Johnson 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 59.50s
  • Off time: 12:20:13

Full Result

12:20 Sandown Park
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 8 Vaniteux (FR) N J Henderson 4 10-12 B J Geraghty 7/2
SP 7/2 Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 3rd, challenged and mistake 2 out, chased leader, hard driven from last, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won going away opened 10/3 £1050-£300 £3000-£1000
2nd 9 Vibrato Valtat (FR) P F Nicholls 4 10-12 D A Jacob 6/4f
SP 6/4f Held up in last pair, smooth headway to track leaders approaching 2 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, looked in command last, no extra under pressure and headed final 100 yards opened 2/1 £2000-£1000 £3500-£2000 £750-£500
3rd 6 2 Champagne At Tara Jonjo O'Neill 4 10-12 A P McCoy 2/1
SP 2/1 Took keen hold, held up in rear, steady headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd between last 2, one pace and no impression on leading pair when hit last £2250-£1000 £900-£400 £2000-£1000
4th 10 6 Rhapando P R Webber 4 10-12 D Elsworth 16/1
SP 16/1 Pressed leader, led approaching 2 out, headed soon after 2 out, weakened between last 2
5th 5 Morning Reggie O Sherwood 4 10-12 L Aspell 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in last trio, headway to chase leaders 4th, pushed along approaching 2 out, weakened soon after 2 out
6th 10 3 Comte D'anjou Nick Williams 4 10-12 Brendan Powell 25/1
SP 25/1 Led, pushed along when jinked left and headed approaching 2 out, mistake and weakened 2 out opened 33/1
7th 22 4 Money For Nothing A King 4 10-12 R Thornton 9/1
SP 9/1 Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd and next, weakened quickly before 2 out, tailed off opened 10/1 touched 8/1
8th 32 1 Area Access (IRE) C J Mann 5 10-12 D Crosse 66/1
SP 66/1 Chased leaders, pushed along after 5th, soon weakened, tailed off
UR 7 Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) C Gordon 5 10-12 Tom Cannon 100/1
SP 100/1 Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place on long run to 3rd, behind and struggling 5th, tailing off when blundered and unseated rider 3 out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.20 Tote Place £1.90 £1.10 £1.30 Straight Forecast £9.85 Exacta £12.90 Trifecta £26.00 Swingers 1&2 £1.70, 2&3 £1.90, 1&3 £3.30

Placepot £52.80, Pool: £117113.15, 1617.42 winning tickets
Quadpot £6.70, Pool: £10749.59, 1180.85 winning tickets

Analysis

Nicky Henderson: "Barry (Geraghty, jockey) sat on him in Ireland and liked him. He was running in points and not getting home and you can see why, he's all speed and a two-miler."