Sandown Park

  • 16:55 bet365 Handicap 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 21.16s
  • Off time: 16:58:55
16:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Windshear 13/8
2nd Collaboration 10/1
3rd Elite Army 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 23-1 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white cap, royal blue star Hymenaios (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 9-4 R Hannon P J Dobbs 86 6/17.00
3 (11) 1- Royal blue Elite Army 165
3 9-4 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 86 5/23.50
4 (7) 61- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Gothic 192
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 85 9/110.00
5 (6) 19- White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Farquhar (IRE) 157
3 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam W Buick 85 25/126.00
6 (1) 1- Dark Blue, Gold hoops, White sleeves and cap Mannaro (IRE) 178
3 9-3 M Botti A Kirby 85 20/121.00
7 (10) 901-1 Light Blue, Dark Blue braces and armlets Collaboration 29
3 8-13 t A M Balding J Fortune 81 10/111.00
9 (9) 1-2 Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Windshear 8
Course Winner
3 8-12 R Hannon R Hughes 80 13/82.62
11 (5) 41- Red and yellow (halved), halved sleeves, white cap Oasis Fantasy (IRE) 200
3 8-8 E A L Dunlop J P Spencer (ex1) 76 22/123.00
Non runners
1 (3)1-Taghrooda39-7J H M GosdenNon Runner89
8 (8)71-Hooded (USA)38-12R CharltonJames Doyle80
10 (2)912-Elysian Prince38-10P F I ColeJim Crowley78


A very tricky finale with most of these having the scope to go on to better things though Richard Hannon has a very strong hand with Hymenaios and WINDSHEAR, who both made impressive reappearances. The former made his debut over this trip on soft ground at Doncaster and came through smoothly from the back to land a maiden going away. He can go well but it's his stablemate who has to be the selection as his close second to the well-supported Cloudscape over this trip at Newmarket was a cracking effort and, with the winner now rated 94, Richard Hughes' mount looks very well treated. Taghrooda is by Sea The Stars out of a triple Listed winner who stayed 1m6f so this could prove on the short side but Elite Army did everything right at Kempton and there's much more to come. It's impossible to find one without a chance of sorts and Gothic appreciated soft ground to score at Leicester while Mannaro justified strong support to land a decent Yarmouth maiden.