Sandown Park

  • 20:20 Tom Jones Here 30 July Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 1.87s
  • Off time: 20:20:17
20:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meetings Man (IRE) 2/1
2nd Gambol (FR) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 21210/0 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Figaro 62
6 9-7 t Tim Vaughan David Probert 80 9/110.00
2 (4) 38-4131 White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Meetings Man (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
7 9-5 p A Stronge Cam Hardie (5) 78 2/13.00
3 (6) 2-8831 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Gambol (FR) 19
4 9-3 h B W Hills P Hanagan 76 5/42.25
4 (2) 16-9888 Grey, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves Azrag (USA) 12
6 9-2 p M J Attwater R Havlin 75 16/117.00
5 (3) 155563 Red, Light Blue epaulets Poitin 14
4 8-11 h H J L Dunlop James Doyle 70 10/111.00
6 (5) 656391 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Angus Glens 14
4 8-9 p David Dennis S De Sousa 68 9/110.00

Verdict

Richard Hughes rates a good booking for Angus Glens who was never in danger when scooting away to land a Yarmouth seller. He should go well enough but this is much tougher. MEETINGS MAN has done much to put Ali Brewer on the map and must be a stable favourite after notching five successes for the yard, including a recent Newmarket success under the impressive Cam Hardie who's back in the saddle here. His stamina is assured over this trip, which affords him preference over the less-exposed Gambol, who looks a major danger all the same on the back of a battling Doncaster success on just a fifth career start. He is likely to stay the additional distance and should improve again for a trainer doing so well since being forced back into action.