Sandown Park

  • 16:15 Kingsway Claims Maiden Stakes1m 14y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.48s
  • Off time: 16:16:45
16:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tercel (IRE) 9/2
2nd Hesbaan (IRE) 7/4
3rd Conquerant 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Arquimedes (IRE)
3 9-3 C Hills Jim Crowley 20/121.00
2 (3) 62-362 Royal blue Conquerant 7
3 9-3 v1 C Appleby W Buick 84 13/82.62
3 (1) 4 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Esteban 20
3 9-3 M Botti A Kirby 6/17.00
4 (6) 424-422 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hesbaan (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 M P Tregoning Dane O'Neill 74 7/42.75
5 (2) 87- Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Steve Rogers (IRE) 260
3 9-3 R Varian Jack Mitchell 20/121.00
6 (5) 9 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Tercel (IRE) 98
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 9/25.50
7 (4) 0 Maroon, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, maroon cap Praise N Glory 17
3 8-12 Mrs L C Jewell L P Keniry 100/1101.00
8 (7) 90- White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Stilla Afton 234
3 8-12 M P Tregoning Charlotte Jenner (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

Conquerant was narrowly denied over 1m2f at Leicester a week ago and Hesbaan went close at Ripon last time. But both have had plenty of chances and the less exposed ESTEBAN is preferred. He produced a decent debut effort at Haydock and, with this faster ground likely to suit Marco Botti's charge, he gets the nod ahead of Tercel. The latter looks another likely improver though the Newmarket maiden he finished seventh in hasn't worked out very well. Any strong support for the newcomer Arquimedes should be noted.