Sandown Park

  • 14:35 Coral Challenge 1m 14y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.65s
  • Off time: 14:37:13
14:35 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Spirit (USA) 33/1
2nd Acrostic 6/1
3rd Dunn'o (IRE) 10/1
4th Oratory (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (18) 762110 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Gigha (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 9-10 M Johnston W Buick 104 20/121.00
2 (2) 4163-48 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Acrostic 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 L M Cumani K Fallon 101 6/17.00
3 (11) 90-0400 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Al Muheer (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
5 9-7 b C E Brittain S Sanders 101 33/134.00
4 (8) 2/89-430 White, Light Blue epaulets, Light Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Al Khaleej (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-5 E A L Dunlop A Kirby 99 33/134.00
5 (5) 1010/15 Orange, Black stripe, Black and Orange striped sleeves Coasting 21
Beaten Favourite
5 9-2 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 96 17/29.50
6 (4) 12288-2 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Set The Trend 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 A M Balding J Fortune 96 6/17.00
7 (1) 481121 Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Charlie Cool 16
Distance Winner
7 9-1 b Mrs R Carr R Winston 95 11/112.00
8 (10) 112053 Orange and Royal Blue stripes, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Greyfriarschorista 16
Distance Winner
3 9-0 M Johnston R Hills 103 9/110.00
9 (16) 0/80-302 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Oratory (IRE) 21
4 9-0 R Hannon Johnny Murtagh 94 5/16.00
10 (15) 39-2383 White, Royal Blue seams and sleeves, Yellow cap Dunn'o (IRE) 37
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 C G Cox P Robinson 93 10/111.00
11 (7) 1-07662 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Collateral Damage (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
7 8-12 t T D Easterby Graham Gibbons 92 16/117.00
12 (9) 8-03410 Red, Yellow seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Moynahan (USA) 17
Distance Winner
5 8-11 P F I Cole T P Queally 91 20/121.00
13 (13) 1105-06 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Desert Creek (IRE) 64
Distance Winner
4 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 91 16/117.00
14 (12) 112-568 Pink, Purple chevron Mr Willis 15
Distance Winner
4 8-10 J R Best Liam Jones 90 25/126.00
15 (19) 551931 Pink, Maroon cap Opus Maximus (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 8-9 M Johnston R Ffrench 89 25/126.00
16 (6) 149-0 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Black Spirit (USA) 63
3 8-8 t C G Cox L Morris 97 33/134.00
17 (3) 114531 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Hacienda (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
3 8-7 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 96 11/112.00

Verdict

ACROSTIC can win this race for the second year in a row, primarily at the expense of Set The Trend, Hacienda and Desert Creek. Luca Cumani's gelding is 7lbs higher than twelve months ago but his two runs this year have suggested that he can win from this perch. He handles quick ground and is fancied to strike late for victory. The drop in trip should suit Tartan Gigha but he looks weighted to his best, the longer trip should suit Al Khaleej, whilst Coasting was well-fancied here last month and is not to be ignored with this trip likely to be in range judging by his bloodlines. Set The Trend looked all over the winner at Epsom but was worn down late on by Tartan Gigha but he should come on for that run and more market support would encourage, as it would for the wildly in-form Charlie Cool and fellow Middleham Park-owned horse Collateral Damage. Oratory and Dunn'o come here in good form, however the best recent form might be that of Greyfriarschorista who went down by less than a length in the Britannia. The drop in trip will suit Desert Creek but he needs to start fulfilling his undoubted potential. With recent winners Opus Maximus and Hacienda representing Mark Johnston, and the big handicap regular Huzzah also thrown into the mix it looks ultra competitive, however the vote goes to Acrostic.