Sandown Park

  • 14:15 Variety Club Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £27,390 2nd £8,202 3rd £4,101 4th £2,050
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.16s
  • Off time: 14:15:50
14:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fallen Idol 15/2
2nd Beaumont's Party (IRE) 11/1
3rd Licence To Till (USA) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (6) 1154-55 Pink, White sleeves Fallen Idol 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-7 J H M Gosden M Dwyer 103 15/28.50
4 (13) 123237 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Cai Shen (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon P J Dobbs 104 17/29.50
5 (3) 0-00692 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Circumvent 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 b1 P F I Cole A Kirby 96 12/113.00
7 (8) 158242 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Malthouse (GER) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 M Johnston N Callan 99 5/16.00
8 (7) 4-30114 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Beaumont's Party (IRE) 78
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-9 A M Balding J Fortune 91 11/112.00
9 (4) 21-1822 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Chain Lightning 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-7 R Hannon R Mullen 97 4/15.00
11 (1) 9132 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Arch Fire (USA) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-2 v Sir Michael Stoute Louis Beuzelin (3)(ex1) 92 7/24.50
12 (14) 542-968 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-0 p R M H Cowell K T O'Neill (3) 82 28/129.00
13 (10) 596322 Pink, grey seams and armlets Licence To Till (USA) 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 7-13 M Johnston A McCarthy 81 14/115.00
14 (15) 662242 Orange, mauve stars on sleeves, mauve cap, orange stars Ramona Chase 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 7-12 t M J Attwater Andrea Atzeni (ex1) 80 25/126.00
15 (11) 417614 Royal Blue, White braces, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and White striped cap Rock The Stars (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 7-12 C Hills Sophie Doyle (3)(ex3) 77 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (12)1-63508Forte Dei Marmi59-10L M CumaniNon Runner106
3 (5)68-0541Classic Punch (IRE)89-3D R C ElsworthDane O'Neill99
6 (2)51-1125Prince Of Johanne (IRE)58-9T P TateNon Runner91
10 (9)400510Silver Grey (IRE)48-2R IngramD Fentiman84


Arch Fire is steadily improving and is likely to prove a popular choice after going close at Goodwood last time, while Circumvent has dropped to a more realistic mark and Prince Of Johanne has been placed in similar company. Fallen Idol is 14lb higher than when scoring over a mile here last year, which was also the last time he raced in a handicap, while Classic Punch saves his best for Newmarket. This is a tougher task for the likes of Chain Lightning, Silver Grey and Licence To Till than they've faced of late and a chance is taken on top weight and last year's winner FORTE DEI MARMI. He's not progressed as expected this season, but he's dropped down the weights as a result and reportedly arrives in fine form after his latest run at Goodwood.