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14:15 Sandown Park

Piper Heidsieck Champagne Handicap (Class 3)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 6y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £13,000 added
  • Winner: £8,092
  • 2nd: £2,423
  • 3rd: £1,212
  • 4th: £606
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.36s
  • Off Time: 14:17:30
  • 14 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 70403-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 95

held up towards rear on rails, headway 2f out, not clearest of runs and switched left entering final furlong, ran on to 2nd final 125 yards, no chance with winner

2(4)
Silk - Yellow, purple stars, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamond
16/1
  • Form 004517
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 90

led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

3(7)
Silk - Beige, Maroon braces and armlets
20/1
  • Form 121100
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 89

chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, one pace and no impression when not much room approaching final furlong, no extra soon after

4(9)
Silk - Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 1-23600
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 89

chased leaders 3f

5(5)
Silk - Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap

Piscean (USA)

8 b DCD
16/1
  • Form 698041
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 88

slowly into stride, always behind

6(12)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star

Ajjaadd (USA)

35 p DCD
14/1
  • Form 117-000
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 88

good speed from wide draw to chase leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, went well held 2nd inside final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd final 125 yards, weakened to to 4th towards finish

7(2)
Silk - Dark Green, White stripe, Pink and White hooped sleeves, striped cap
6/1
  • Form 821835
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 88

held up towards rear, headway on rails 2f out, not much room and hampered entering final furlong, kept on to 3rd towards finish

8(13)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap

Solemn

14 b DCD
20/1
  • Form 913690
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 87

off the pace towards rear, never a factor

9(1)
Silk - WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap
5/1
  • Form 00/80-53
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 87

chased leaders on rail, led 1f out, ran on well to draw clear

10(6)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap
  • Form 8380-09
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 86

chased leader, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon weakened

11(11)
Silk - Royal blue, orange stars, orange and royal blue striped sleeves, orange cap, royal blue stars

Rowe Park

27 p D
28/1
  • Form 00-5031
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 85

off the pace towards rear, never on terms

12(14)
Silk - Black, Black and White quartered cap
25/1
  • Form 3292-26
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 84

chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f

14(8)
Silk - Maroon, light blue chevron, striped sleeves, light blue cap
  • Form 322640
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 82

held up towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved

15(10)
Silk - Pink, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, pink cap, emerald green diamond
  • Form 030076
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 80

slowly into stride, outpaced and always behind

13(15)
NR

Jarrow (IRE)

14 CD
  • Form 100100
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 83

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

FACE THE PROBLEM was unfancied for his belated seasonal debut at Doncaster but came out best well ahead of the re-opposing Solemn and Jarrow. Kieren Fallon replaces an apprentice here which suggests better is expected from Jamie Osborne's charge and he gets the nod. Piscean scored at Newmarket last time and has won off higher marks than today on the Polytrack while recent Newbury winner Rowe Park remains on a winning mark on his best form. Last year's winner of this, Ajjaadd, is 9lb higher today and out of sorts but Kyleakin Lass is holding her form despite creeping up the weights.

Formwatch

Face The Problem (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left, ran on, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Kingsgate Choice (9-2) by 3/4l, 17 ran.

West Coast Dream 5-1 (9-12) Soon led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 6l behind Steps (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.

Silvanus (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure near side 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 19, 11l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.

Catfish (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f, eased over 1f out, 22nd of 28, 13l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Piscean (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Showboating (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.

Ajjaadd (USA) 25-1 (8-5) Went right start, pulled hard in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.

Kyleakin Lass 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Jwala (9-2) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.

Solemn 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 12th of 17, 5l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.

Edge Closer 10-1 (9-9) In touch, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden in 3rd edged right and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.

The Thrill Is Gone 25-1 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 9th of 19, 3l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.

Rowe Park 15-2 (9-8) Rearing in stalls, in touch, driven and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely closing stages, won at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Invincible Lad (9-0) by hd, 11 ran.

Soap Wars 9-2 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 8, 7l behind Minalisa (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.

Arctic Lynx (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Raced centre, held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 24th of 28, 15l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Diamond Charlie (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Held up, pulled hard, headway and switched left well over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Intransigent (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.

Jarrow (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, closed over 2f out, no impression, 13th of 17, 5l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.