Sandown Park

  • 13:40 bet365 Esher Cup 1m 14y

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.42s
  • Off time: 13:45:30
13:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st What About Carlo (FR) 12/1
2nd End of Line 5/2
3rd First Flight (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1 MAROON Sacred Act 16
Distance Winner
3 9-7 J H M Gosden W Buick 90 6/42.50
2 (1) 16- Royal blue First Flight (IRE) 247
3 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 90 8/19.00
3 (3) 1- Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel End of Line 182
3 9-6 A M Balding J P Spencer 89 5/23.50
4 (2) 57-1114 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Almargo (IRE) 7
3 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 88 20/121.00
5 (4) 421104- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Art Official (IRE) 189
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 88 14/115.00
6 (5) 7314- Black, Red chevron, armlets and cap What About Carlo (FR) 217
Distance Winner
3 9-2 Eve Johnson Houghton J Fortune 85 12/113.00
7 (7) 11- ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Cricklewood Green (USA) 264
3 9-0 R Hannon R L Moore 83 7/18.00
8 (8) 473695- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Street Force (USA) 208
3 8-13 C E Brittain James Doyle 82 40/141.00


John Gosden has won this twice in recent years and SACRED ACT can keep up the sequence. Relatively unfancied for a strong-looking Nottingham maiden on soft ground, he came from well off the pace and won very nicely despite running green. The Hannon team have also landed the prize twice and are doubly represented. Richard Hughes returns after injury to partner Art Official, who wasn't perturbed by soft ground on his debut last season, while Ryan Moore is on board the unbeaten Cricklewood Green, who has yet to encounter ground with give but stayed on strongly to score on good going at Newbury in August. First Flight looked a smart prospect on his debut at Newbury but didn't handle the step up to Group 3 company at York, though the ground was very fast. End of Line produced a shock when storming clear in soft ground at Doncaster in October and, though the form hasn't worked out, he could do no more than win easily.