Sandown Park

  • 20:20 Blue Square Sp Guarantee Heron Stakes 1m 14y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.63s
  • Off time: 20:23:52
20:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Border Patrol 10/3
2nd Ashram (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 1216-0 Royal blue Ashram (IRE) 26
3 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 113 6/17.00
2 (3) 3-11 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Border Patrol 13
Distance Winner
3 9-3 R Charlton S J Drowne 108 10/34.33
3 (1) 1 Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Bridge Of Gold (USA) 40
Distance Winner
3 8-12 M A Magnusson R L Moore 90 6/17.00
4 (5) 4-18 Beige and Red (quartered), Beige sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Everynight (IRE) 42
3 8-12 M Botti A Munro 81 40/141.00
5 (7) 21-1 Silver, Dark Green sleeves Racketeer (IRE) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 J H M Gosden J Fortune 99 11/102.10
6 (4) 51-123 Royal blue, white cap Spring of Fame (USA) 26
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor Ahmed Ajtebi 101 8/19.00
Non runners
7 (6)27313-7Yorksters Girl (IRE)38-7M G QuinlanR Winston97

Verdict

BORDER PATROL can see off Spring Of Fame and Bridge Of Gold. The son of Selkirk won impressively at Newbury over six furlongs but he has won over this trip and in that sort of form, he will prove a very tough nut to crack. Spring Of Fame ran second in the Kentucky Derby trial before finishing third in listed company at Newmarket. The second in that contest has come out and won since. Bridge Of Gold won on debut at Newbury. The time figure wasn't the best on the day and he would need to improve. Everynight needs to build upon a disappointment at Newmarket. Ashram was well beaten in the 2,000 Guineas. Rackateer went into many notebooks when obliging in the Esher Cup but now is the acid test. Yorksters Girl needs a deluge of rain in order to be competitive. Border Patrol appears best.