Sandown Park

  • 20:15 Isinglass Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 7.44s
  • Off time: 20:15:40
20:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ermyn Lodge 8/1
2nd Dice (IRE) 5/1
3rd Curacao 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 6-23511 Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap Curacao 18
Distance Winner
3 9-9 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 79 11/26.50
2 (4) 6-23121 Grey and Royal Blue diamonds, Grey sleeves Sherman McCoy 18
3 9-9 B R Millman J Millman (3) 79 4/15.00
4 (9) 09-7122 Green, Pale Blue armlets and cap Devil To Pay 18
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 J L Dunlop T E Durcan 76 4/15.00
5 (11) 131165 Light Green, White epaulets, White sleeves, Yellow armlets, White cap Supernoverre (IRE) 27
3 9-3 P Howling I Mongan 73 28/129.00
6 (6) 46-563 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Moresco 18
3 9-3 W R Swinburn A Kirby 73 7/18.00
7 (3) 317758 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap Admirable Duque (IRE) 18
3 9-2 D J S Ffrench Davis James Doyle 72 33/134.00
8 (8) 73-2761 Grey, Black sleeves, Grey spots, Red cap Dice (IRE) 37
3 9-2 L M Cumani J P Spencer 72 5/16.00
9 (7) 011757 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, White sleeves and cap Taste The Wine (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 8-11 J S Moore R Hughes 67 12/113.00
10 (2) 0-12532 Maroon, Black armlets, Black cap Ermyn Lodge 14
3 8-6 v P Phelan F Sweeney 62 8/19.00
11 (5) 836 Maroon, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White spots Miss Doodle 19
3 8-5 Eve Johnson Houghton W Buick 61 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (1)68-9211Royal Diamond (IRE)39-9Sir Mark Prescott73

Verdict

Ultra competitive doesn't even come close to describing how tight this handicap is and with the top three in the weights holding marginally the strongest claims, CURACAO has the call but we wouldn't be surprised to see either Royal Diamond or Sherman McCoy on top either. The selection is hunting a hat-trick and it's possible he is still on the up grade. He held a subsequent winner on his last start and although his burden is up, he is still weighted fairly and just ahead of the re-opposing Devil To Pay, who was found wanting by half a length on their last meeting. Royal Diamond is also looking for a hat-trick, is unexposed and could improve past his six pounds penalty. He loves this trip and was also a winner on his only start at this venue. Sherman McCoy comfortably landed a similar event on his last start and with the lines from that looking strong he should go well and defy his own three pound rise. We could be here all day making a case for several others but in a race where half the field have reasonable claims, Curacao is our suggestion.