Sandown Park

  • 15:25 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes7f 16y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.62s
  • Off time: 15:25:55
15:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Talwar (IRE) 4/1
2nd Gunner Will (IRE) 33/1
3rd Sehnsucht (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) Black, silver braid and sleeves, red cap Astraios (IRE)
2 9-3 B J Meehan M Dwyer 16/117.00
2 (10) 0 White, Black spots, White sleeves, Red cap Ex Oriente (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 J H M Gosden R Havlin 4/15.00
3 (9) Red, White epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Gunner Will (IRE)
2 9-3 George Baker M Davies (3) 33/134.00
4 (2) YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Mcvicar
2 9-3 M R Channon J H Bowman 18/119.00
5 (8) Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Nant Saeson (IRE)
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 4/15.00
6 (5) White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Royal Academician (USA)
2 9-3 G L Moore T P Queally 28/129.00
7 (6) 3 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Sehnsucht (IRE) 14
2 9-3 A J McCabe R Winston 11/43.75
8 (4) 7 Grey, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, check cap Talwar (IRE) 19
2 9-3 J Noseda R L Moore 4/15.00
9 (7) Red, Yellow chevron, chevrons on sleeves Tigers Tale (IRE)
2 9-3 R A Teal K Fallon 11/112.00
10 (1) Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow cap Vergrigio (IRE)
2 9-3 B J Meehan E Creighton 50/151.00

Verdict

Ex Oriente was sent off favourite for his racecourse debut at Newmarket while Sehnsucht finished third over 6f at the same track two weeks ago. But Talwar, who wasn't punished once his chance had gone when seventh at Doncaster last month, looks the better long-term prospect and will strip fitter here. Richard Hannon's juveniles are sweeping all before them at present, however, so it will be a surprise if newcomer NANT SAESON isn't in the firing-line here as sire Elusive City has produced some very speedy two-year-olds. Astraios looks the pick of Brian Meehan's pair and, along with Mick Channon's Mcvicar, could be the pick of the remainder.