Coldunell AJA Chase at Sandown won by Nico de Boinville
The inaugural running of the Coldunell AJA 3 mile Chase at Sandown was well supported with 10 runners going to post in beautiful winter sunshine. The ground, having survived frost and snow two days earlier, was testing enough and the field were well strung out as they approached the railway fences for the final time.
Nico de Boinville was always well placed aboard STATE BENEFIT for his guv’nor Nicky Henderson and drove his mount home as he toiled up the hill from the last to score by half a length from Sam Drinkwater aboard BRACKLOON HIGH.
Many thanks to David Dunsdon, Chief Executive of local business Coldunell, for the valuable sponsorship of this race which was kindly shared with the AJA and enabled this exciting new chase to be added to our calendar. And many congratulations to Nico and winning connections.