bet365 Oaksey Chase
Grade 2, Sandown 14:25
£50,000 added,
5yo plus,
2m 6f 164y, Class 1    
Saturday 28th April 2018


1 Top Notch 4/5F
2 Art Mauresque 6/1
3 O O Seven 6/1
6 ran Distances: 2¾l, 10l, nse
Time: 6m 0.50s (slow by 34.50s)

Top Notch an impressive winner of the Oaksey Chase

Top Notch
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Top Notch
Top Notch justified favouritism and completed a quick-fire double for jockey Daryl Jacob and owners Simon Munir & Isaac Souede.

Nicky Henderson’s charge had been off the track since finishing fourth at Ascot back in January, but he made light work of that absence with a clear-cut verdict over Art Mauresque.

Top Notch was sent off the 4-5 favourite and Daryl Jacob was content to bide his time as stablemate O O Seven cut out the early running, with his main market rival Double Shuffle dropping away with three fences still to jump.

Art Mauresque gave it his best shot with Top Notch offering a chink of hope as he slightly ran down the fence at the last, but the market leader was too strong on the run in.

Jacob said: “He’s a lovely little horse. He wasn’t quite right for Cheltenham and Aintree and it paid dividends today.

“This season has been great, it’s a dream job and horses like this help you get up on a morning.

“Simon and Isaac (owners) are like my best friends. It’s been a magic season.”


bet365 Oaksey Chase
£50,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 6f 164y, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Top Notch (FR) 4/5f D A Jacob
N J Henderson 7
2nd Art Mauresque (FR) 6/1 H Cobden
P F Nicholls 8
3rd 10 O O Seven (IRE) 6/1 Nico de Boinville
N J Henderson 8
4th nse Double Shuffle (IRE) 9/2 J J Burke
T R George 8
5th 6 Alcala (FR) 16/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
P F Nicholls 8
PU Sadler's Risk (IRE) 33/1 B Hughes
T R George 10