Sandown Park

  • 16:35 Val And Ray Golden Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £7,166 2nd £2,146 3rd £1,073 4th £537
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.19s
  • Off time: 16:35:32
16:35 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Only Key 20/1
2nd All Action (USA) 5/2
3rd Ela Gorrie Mou 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 049-652 Black, Yellow hoops, Red sleeves and cap Shavansky 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 B R Millman J Millman 90 7/18.00
2 (15) 7328-05 Light Blue and Royal Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, quartered cap Greylami (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 9-7 R Mills S M Levey (3) 90 16/117.00
3 (7) 211/654- Black, Yellow epaulets, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Silver Point (FR) 373
Distance Winner
8 9-6 B Palling David Probert 89 50/151.00
4 (9) 882012 Pink, Black sash, striped cap Avon River 20
4 9-4 b R Hannon R Hughes 87 16/117.00
5 (13) 3231-23 Crimson, Silver braid Shallow Bay 28
Distance Winner
4 9-3 W R Swinburn E Ahern 86 13/27.50
6 (5) 2556-38 Red, Yellow seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Moynahan (USA) 15
6 9-3 P F I Cole L Dettori 86 20/121.00
7 (8) 7-31337 Royal blue and red diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap Layline (IRE) 76
Distance Winner
4 9-3 Miss Gay Kelleway J P Spencer 86 20/121.00
8 (2) 2441-62 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves All Action (USA) 39
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 85 5/23.50
9 (10) 5534-02 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Perpetually (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-2 M Johnston J Fortune 85 16/117.00
10 (4) 210/800- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Markazzi 297
4 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute R Hills 85 9/110.00
11 (14) 3169-22 Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves Incendo 28
5 8-13 ht J R Fanshawe P Cosgrave 82 14/115.00
12 (6) 014-358 Grey, Black stars Ellemujie 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-12 D K Ivory S W Kelly 81 33/134.00
13 (1) 7/903-30 Orange, Mauve chevrons, Orange sleeves, Mauve cap The Only Key 22
Distance Winner
5 8-12 Jane Chapple-Hyam L Morris 81 20/121.00
14 (12) 322-041 Royal Blue, White braces, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and White striped cap Rock The Stars (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-7 C Hills W Buick 76 8/19.00
15 (11) 1437-43 Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Ela Gorrie Mou 21
5 8-4 P Charalambous J Quinn 73 25/126.00

Verdict

Avon River has proved best over a mile so far and though Shavansky went close at Newmarket last time, he may find the less exposed SHALLOW BAY too good here. The latter was a well beaten third when last seen, but that may have come too soon after his good effort at Windsor on his reappearance when caught close home by Warlu Way. Walter Swinburn's charge gets the vote here ahead of All Action, whose only win so far came on testing ground and Perpetually, who hasn't won since 2009. That year was also the last time Markazzi won though he's been kept in training despite three woeful efforts last season, but there may be more to come from Incendo.