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Sandown “Whitbread” Gold Cup Day 2022

Today’s Sandown fancies:

1.50 Sand- click here.

2.25 Sand- click here.

3.00 Sand- click here.

3.32 Sand- click here.

4.07 Sand- Mcfabulous (win).

4.40 Sand- Brief Ambition (win).

5.15 Sand- Fifty Ball (e/w).


Sandown (*Whitbread Gold Cup Day 2019)

Today’s Sandown fancies:

1.50 Sand- Harmabe & Lord Yeats (e/w).

2.25 Sand- Go Conquer (e/w).

3.00 Sand- Altior (win).

3.35 Sand- see link above.

4.10 Sand- On The Blind Side (e/w).

4.40 Sand- Larry & Good Man Pat (e/w).

5.15 Sand- Champagne Court & Mr Antolini (e/w).


Whitbread Gold Cup 2018 (Sandown)

Today’s Sandown fancies:

1.50 Sand- Taxmeifyoucan & Ballymoy (e/w).

2.25 Sand- Top Notch (win).

3.00 Sand- Altior (win).

3.35 Sand- Missed Approach & Domesday Book (e/w).

4.05 Sand- Wholestone (win).

4.40 Sand- Silverhow (e/w).

5.15 Sand- Wilde Blue Yonder & Wolf Of Windlesham (e/w).

Desert Orchid wins 30 years ago.


“Whitbread” Gold Cup 2017 (Sandown)

Today’s Sandown fancies:

1.50 Sand- Gregarious (e/w).

2.25 Sand- Menorah (win).

3.00 Sand- Altior (win).

3.35 Sand- Le Reve & Rock The Kasbah (e/w).

4.10 Sand- Rather Be (e/w).

4.45 Sand- Theinval & Plaisir D’amour (e/w).

5.20 Sand- Tree Of Liberty & Duke Street (e/w).

One of my favourite NH horses won this race 30 years ago.


“Whitbread” Gold Cup 2016


Today’s Sandown fancies:

2.20 Sand- Wolf Of Windlesham & Duke Street (e/w).

2.55 Sand- Menorah (e/w).

3.55 Sand- Dodging Bullets (e/w).

4.10 Sand- Le Reve & Theatre Guide (e/w).

4.45 Sand- Ptit Zig (e/w).

5.20 Sand- Viva Steve & Antony (e/w).

5.55 Sand- Royal Vacation & Wilde Blue Yonder (e/w).

30 years ago

“Whitbread” Gold Cup Day (AP’s Final Curtain)


He hasn’t died, he’s 40, he has a beautiful young family to enjoy, but today feels like the build up to a family wake. We, as a collective NH racing family, are bidding our fond farewells to the racing legend  that is AP McCoy at Sandown Park today and it doesn’t half feel surreal.

Today’s Sandown fancies:

2.00 Sand- Unanimite (e/w).

2.35 Sand- Al Ferof (e/w).

3.15 Sand- Special Tiara (e/w).

3.50 Sand- Vics Canvas & Wonderful Charm (e/w).

4.25 Sand- Box Office (win) with small e/w Jayo Time.

5.00 Sand- Howlongisafoot (e/w).

5.35 Sand- Southfield Vic (win).

Farewell Champ! Thanks for the memories! 20 times Champion Jockey! Unrivaled! The Greatest! Thanks AP!


Whitbread Gold Cup 2014


I’m a traditionalist at heart hence the header on today’s blog post. Coupled with the fact that the current race sponsor took five weeks to pay me out some winnings in a Cheltenham competition on an affiliate site they shall not be getting a free mention here. Harsh but fair! 😀

Today’s Sandown fancies:

2.05 Sand- Ronaldinho & Ravens Tower (e/w).

2.40 Sand- Rolling Aces (win).

3.15 Sand- Sire De Grugy (win).

3.50 Sand- Poungach & Bally Legend (e/w).

4.25 Sand- Southfield Theatre (win).

5.00 Sand- Christopher Wren & Kitegen (e/w).

5.30 Sand- Leo Luna & Lunique (e/w).

Chucked out! 😉

Bet365 Gold Cup 2013 (formerly the Whitbread)

Lucy Alexander

As the curtain comes down on the 2012/13 National Hunt season I’d just like to congratulate Lucy Alexander on winning the Conditional Jockeys title. It has been an absolute pleasure following Lucy’s season and her comeback from injury made the title win even more remarkable. This girl gives 100% in every single race ride and always rides out to the line- often netting her an unlikely win. A total credit to her sport I hope she goes from strength to strength. I for one will certainly continue to put my hard earned on her mounts.

Today’s feature race is the Bet365 Gold Cup. Do you remember twenty years ago when Topsham Bay was awarded the race in the Stewards Room? Are you still seething?

Here are my Sandown fancies today:

1.30 Sand- Ptit Zig & McVicar (e/w).

2.05 Sand- Barbatos & Vendor (e/w).

2.40 Sand- Wishfull Thinking (e/w).

3.15 Sand- Thomas Chippendale (win).

3.50 Sand- Mr Moss & Muirhead (e/w).

4.25 Sand- Royal Skies (e/w).

4.55 Sand- Fire Ship (e/w).

5.30 Sand- Charitable Act & Restaurateur (e/w).

MrMossCan Mr Moss build on his Grimthorpe second?

Whitbread Gold Cup (aka Bet 365)

I was just studying earlier this morning my record in this race and it was somewhat better 20-25 years ago than in recent times 😀

1987 Lean Ar Aghaidh, 1989 Brown Windsor, 1990 Mr Frisk, 1998 Call It a Day, 2000 Beau & 2010 Church Island are the only winners I can recall backing. The Church Island result won me a few tipster competitions that day so I was mightily pleased.

There were two winners for the blog yesterday at Perth when Keeneland (Henry Brooke, 9-4) & Rossini’s Dancer (P Buchanan, 9-4 fav) did the business.

Today’s fancies are for the mixed card at Sandown:

2.00 Sand- One Lucky Lady & Sonoran Sands (e/w).

2.30 Sand- Gibb River & Sircozy (e/w).

2.35 Sand- Somersby (win).

3.10 Sand- Viking Blond & Tullamore Dew (e/w).

3.45 Sand- Colombian (e/w).

4.15 Sand- Stipulate (win).

4.50 Sand- Tullius (e/w).

5.20 Sand- European Dream & Whitby Jet (e/w).

Lean Ar Aghaidh ridden by Guy Landau

25 years of Whitbread flutters! 😉