Sandown Park

  • 14:55 bet365.com Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £6,848 2nd £2,050 3rd £1,025 4th £513
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 24.78s
  • Off time: 14:55:29
14:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Samba King 11/2
2nd Little Dutch Girl 12/1
3rd Daneking 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 8122-3 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Clare Island Boy (IRE) 8
Course Winner
3 9-7 R Hannon S M Levey (3) 85 9/25.50
2 (8) 53-1 Royal blue Samba King 18
Distance Winner
3 9-6 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 84 11/26.50
3 (2) 17- YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Oojooba 181
Beaten Favourite
3 9-4 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 82 4/15.00
5 (4) 523- Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Strident Force 216
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 78 11/26.50
6 (3) 6120-5 Royal blue and white (halved), white sleeves, royal blue armlets, pink cap Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 16
3 9-0 D W P Arbuthnot James Doyle 78 15/28.50
7 (7) 713- LIGHT BLUE, WHITE cross belts, RED cap Daneking 196
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 J H M Gosden W Buick 77 4/15.00
8 (9) 6-1 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Arch Of Colours 91
3 8-12 M Johnston S De Sousa 76 14/115.00
9 (1) 1- Dark Green, Claret sleeves and cap with Green diamond Little Dutch Girl 242
3 8-10 b C G Cox J P Fahy 74 12/113.00
Non runners
4 (6)12-Open Water (FR)39-4A M BaldingNon Runner82

Verdict

Daneking has won over today's trip and has also been placed in heavy going at Haydock so may well finish ahead of handicap debutant Strident Force as they both make their seasonal debuts. SAMBA KING already has a run under his belt when making all at Yarmouth recently beating stablemate and favourite Zaeem. The Godolphin gelding ploughed through the mud for third place at Haydock last season and there should be more to come from him. Open Water and Clare Island Boy are closely matched on collateral form though the latter has a fitness advantage with a recent third at Newmarket while the ground may not be a hindrance to the Monsun fillies Oojooba and Arch Of Colours but it remains to be seen if either is good enough.