Sandown Park

  • 14:20 September Nursery5f 6y

  • Winner £2,590 2nd £771 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.05s
  • Off time: 14:22:15
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jack Smudge 7/2
2nd Pick A Little 50/1
3rd Perfect Pastime 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 2542 Maroon, white star, white and maroon diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star Perfect Pastime 16
2 9-7 W R Swinburn A Kirby 75 2/13.00
2 (6) 431 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Jack Smudge 21
Distance Winner
2 9-5 J G Given P Mulrennan 73 7/24.50
3 (5) 7553 White, Orange chevrons, White sleeves, Orange cap Buddy Miracle 16
2 9-5 A M Balding J Fortune 73 6/17.00
4 (1) 7223 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Barking (IRE) 22
2 9-4 R Hannon R Hughes 72 15/28.50
5 (11) 152547 Light Green, Yellow triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Pick A Little 43
Distance Winner
2 9-4 B W Duke Dane O'Neill 72 50/151.00
6 (9) 592408 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Kyncraighe (IRE) 16
2 9-2 t1 Eve Johnson Houghton S Sanders 70 25/126.00
7 (3) 455142 Light Blue and Red (quartered), White sleeves, Red cap Volcanic Dust (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
2 9-0 E A L Dunlop Jim Crowley 68 9/110.00
9 (7) 33523 Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Kokojo (IRE) 7
Beaten Favourite
2 8-11 B G Powell F Sweeney 65 12/113.00
10 (8) 660 Grey, Maroon triple diamond, White sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds Cinderkamp 18
2 8-8 E F Vaughan L P Keniry 62 10/111.00
Non runners
8 (12)688557Saucy Buck (IRE)28-11M R ChannonC Catlin65
11 (4)815688Melodize28-4W R MuirM Dwyer58
12 (2)600616Brave Tiger (IRE)27-12S C WilliamsHarry Bentley45


Now sent handicapping it may be time to side with BARKING, while Melodize also makes appeal. The selection has performed well enough in defeat in a couple of maidens this season, finishing in the frame on all of his last three starts over sprint trips. Good ground shouldn't be a problem and a mark of 72 is not too taxing so we will side with him. Melodize won a Warwick maiden in June but has struggled in nurseries since and is slipping in the weights. With first-time blinkers fitted he could be a serous threat. Kempton winner Brave Tiger has a bit to find at the weights under his penalty and Catterick scorer Jack Smudge may present a bigger danger from a mark of 73. Perfect Pastime is entitled to be in the mix although Loki's Revenge did nothing for the form of his last run when seen out on Sunday and Barking is suggested.