Sandown Park

  • 14:45 bet365 Mile 1m 14y

  • Winner £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.34s
  • Off time: 14:45:15
14:45 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trumpet Major (IRE) 3/1
2nd Highland Knight (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 129170- Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 188
5 9-4 R Hannon K Fallon 112 12/113.00
2 (6) 114618- Emerald Green and White diabolo, Black sleeves, White cap Chil The Kite 176
Distance Winner
4 9-0 H Morrison R L Moore 104 7/24.50
3 (7) 123/31-1 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Farraaj (IRE) 41
Course Winner
4 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 108 9/43.25
4 (3) 31315-5 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Highland Knight (IRE) 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 t A M Balding David Probert 113 7/18.00
5 (5) 085-963 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Red Duke (USA) 55
4 9-0 h D M Simcock T P Queally 105 14/115.00
6 (2) 87179-3 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Stand My Ground (IRE) 13
6 9-0 h D O'Meara D Tudhope 106 12/113.00
7 (1) 140150- Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Trumpet Major (IRE) 210
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 114 3/14.00


Richard Hannon has a stranglehold on this race training six of the last nine winners and Libranno is one of this year's representatives. The latter won a couple of Group races over 7f last season but that looks his optimum trip and he's toting a 4lb penalty in this. Not surprisingly, Richard Hughes prefers stablemate and last year's Craven Stakes winner, TRUMPET MAJOR. The latter added a Group 3 race at Goodwood to his tally later in the season and will appreciate the return to faster ground. Highland Knight was sent off favourite at Doncaster on his comeback but ran nowhere near his best. Better is expected here and he can reverse running with third-paced Stand My Ground while last month's Winter Derby winner, Farraaj, is facing his toughest task to date back over a shorter trip. Both Red Duke and Chil The Kite have plenty to find on today's terms.