Sandown'snew chase

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Sandown'snew chase

Sandown's Whitbread Gold Cup day on Saturday 29 April, which blends top class Flat and jumps racing, will have added interest this year. It was announced yesterday that in addition to the £100,000 feature race - the entries for which close today - there will now be another steeplechase on the card.

The new race is the £25,000 Brewer's Fayre Silver Trophy Chase over an extended two and a half miles, formerly run at Cheltenham. A Grade Two contest, it has been won by such high-class performers as Barnbrook Again, Katabatic and Norton's Coin. Tim Forster's exciting young chaser Martha's Son, who does not run at the Cheltenham Festival, is thought to be a possible runner.