Sandown Park

  • 16:15 Deans Carling Challenge Maiden Stakes1m 14y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.38s
  • Off time: 16:15:20
16:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Persepolis (IRE) 1/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 32/45 LIGHT GREEN Key Appointment 89
4 9-11 P F I Cole R Hughes 77 9/25.50
2 (1) 52-252 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Persepolis (IRE) 41
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 86 1/51.20
3 (3) 08 Claret, Silver sash, hooped cap Polish Rider 9
3 9-3 R Hannon William Twiston-Davies (3) 50/151.00
4 (4) White, Maroon and White quartered cap Primo d'Oro (USA)
3 9-3 R Hannon Dane O'Neill 25/126.00


The presence of PERSEPOLIS appears to have scared off much of the meaningful opposition and with Sir Michael Stoute electing to utilise the hood for the first time, the grey can gain compensation for three runners-up prizes from his last four starts. Polish Rider has been easy to back on his two outings thus far so Primo d'Oro appears to be the pick of the Richard Hannon pair. He realised 85,000gns as a yearling but has already been gelded ahead of his first visit to the track so with potential stallion duties foregone, his connections will be keen to see an immediate return on their investment. Paul Cole's team continue in good form though it will be no easy to task for Key Appointment to concede a weight-for-age allowance to his rivals.