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16:20 Sandown Park

Woodhurst Construction Handicap (Class C) (Class C)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 16y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 31.66s
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
3/1

    1(11)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots
    • Form 102-002
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7

    held up in rear, headway over 1f out, staying on under pressure when not much room inside final furlong, ran on to take 2nd last stride

    2(6)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap
    9/2
    • Form 2211-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7

    held up in rear, smooth headway travelling well over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out

    3(2)
    Silk - Red and Dark Blue stripes, Red sleeves, Orange cap
    • Form 1432-60
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    raced wide, held up towards rear, effort 2f out, soon one pace and beaten

    4(3)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap
    • Form 312041
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    held up in rear, headway when no room from 2f out until inside final furlong, kept on but not recover

    5(13)
    Silk - Black and Emerald Green diamonds

    Zonus

    16
    3/1
    • Form 2-14230
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    chased leaders, not quicken 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong

    8(12)
    Silk - White, Purple stars, sleeves and star on cap
    25/1
    • Form 15005-0
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    led for 1f, stayed pressing leader, ridden and close up over 2f out, soon weakened under pressure

    9(8)
    Silk - Purple and Emerald Green check, Pink sleeves, Emerald Green cap
    • Form 5341-3
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1

    held up towards rear, driven 3f out, soon weakened

    11(7)
    Silk - Lilac, Rose quartered cap
    • Form 23-0341
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    took keen hold, ridden close up, ridden to challenge 2f out, staying one pace and held when slightly hampered inside final furlong

    13(9)
    Silk - Black, Emerald Green seams and cap
    • Form 006121
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10

    pressed leaders, led going well over 2f out, headed over 1f out, edged left under pressure, weakened inside final furlong

    14(10)
    Silk - Orange and White check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap
    • Form 4600-30
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9

    led after 1f, pushed along 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

    15(15)
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond and sleeves, Red cap
    • Form 2-152
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-5

    held up in rear, effort over 2f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, ran on

    6(4)
    NR
    • Form 122-602
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5

    Nonrunner

    7(1)
    NR
    • Form 1-4
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3

    Nonrunner

    10(14)
    NR

    Kehaar

    23
    • Form 1
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1

    Nonrunner

    12(5)
    NR
    • Form 221-004
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Plenty of these have chances in a competitive handicap including the reappearing Silk Fan, Roger Charlton's Colour Wheel, the unexposed Warrad and Kieren Fallon's mount King of Cashel but the vote goes to Zonus, who deserves to win a race of this nature. The selection has looked unlucky on more than one occasion this term and, while disappointing at Royal Ascot last term, is worth another chance on previous form behind Gatwick at Haydock. Peter Harris has his string in good form so lack of a recent run should not be enough to stop Silk Fan from running well, while Colour Wheel ran his best race of the season when narrowly beaten by Ettrick Water at Newmarket last month. He rates a bigger threat than Gerard Butler's Warad, who may be unexposed but needs to improve and may find this company too demanding for him at this stage in his career. King Of Cashel did nothing wrong behind Oasis Star over course and distance last time on his reappearance and has to be respected along with last time out handicap winner Distant Connection. This is a lot harder than the Windsor maiden that King's Caprice won last time and of more interest may be Newbury maiden winner Kehaar but Zonus looks well treated on his running behind Gatwick and, granted luck in running, may be the one they all have to beat.