Sandown Park

  • 15:25 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 7f 16y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.71s
  • Off time: 15:27:50
15:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Etijaah (USA) 7/1
2nd Havana Beat (IRE) 33/1
3rd Correggio 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 7 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Correggio 28
2 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 20/121.00
2 (5) 0 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Depict 14
2 9-3 C Hills Michael Hills 66/167.00
3 (7) 6 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Etijaah (USA) 21
2 9-3 B J Meehan P Hanagan 7/18.00
4 (9) White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Havana Beat (IRE)
2 9-3 A M Balding L P Keniry 33/134.00
5 (10) DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Hillstar
2 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute N Callan 10/111.00
6 (11) 7 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 21
2 9-3 D K Ivory B Doyle 20/121.00
7 (4) 5 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Rangi 21
2 9-3 J H M Gosden W Buick 7/42.75
8 (6) 2 White, Royal Blue hoop Rock God (IRE) 27
2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton G Lee 2/13.00
9 (3) 06 Purple, Yellow star and armlets Star Of Missouri 22
2 9-3 M H Tompkins K Fallon 33/134.00
10 (1) MAUVE Sweet Deal (IRE)
2 9-3 J Noseda T P Queally 25/126.00
11 (8) 0 Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves Tilstarr (IRE) 20
2 8-12 R Hannon K T O'Neill 50/151.00

Verdict

ROCK GOD makes most appeal on the evidence of a promising debut at Goodwood. He found only subsequent Acomb Stakes runner-up Steeler too good at the Sussex track and normal improvement can see him hold off today's opposition. Rangi finished fifth at Newmarket on his debut, a length ahead of Etijaah with Lancelot Du Lac further behind. John Gosden's colt can confirm running and is preferred to Correggio, first choice of the Hannon yard on jockey bookings. Sweet Deal is worth noting but fellow newcomer Hillstar, a half-brother to the top-class Crystal Capella among others, could prove a bigger threat.