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20:25 Sandown Park

Genepool Personnel Handicap (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 7y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,533
  • 2nd: £1,349
  • 3rd: £674
  • 4th: £337
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 11.67s
  • Off Time: 20:25:49
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
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1(7)
Silk - Red, Royal Blue epaulets, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Royal Blue star

Wing Play (IRE)

20 p DCD
14/1
  • Form 513-870
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 80

held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong

2(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap
6/1
  • Form 53/322-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 79

led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching 1f out, ran on

3(6)
Silk - BLACK, RED striped sleeves, check cap

Uncle Fred

22 D
8/1
  • Form 7-86354
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 77

held up, headway on outer over 3f out, pressed leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

4(3)
Silk - White, Orange spots, striped sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form 210145-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 76

in rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer

5(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap
  • Form 5-42211
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 76

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out

6(10)
Silk - Orange and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 0381/30-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 74

always in rear

7(9)
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap

Hidden Glory

21 BF
11/2
  • Form 1-46236
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 79

led after 1f set steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, every chance when hampered over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 3rd close home

8(1)
Silk - Grey, black sleeves, white cap
  • Form 432137
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 78

raced wide in touch, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching 1f out, stayed on

9(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, White seams, chevrons on sleeves, White cap
7/2
  • Form 21-9284
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 76

always prominent, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, lost 3rd close home

10(8)
Silk - Brown, orange seams, brown cap
  • Form 211344
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 57

mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not pace to challenge

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The drop to a 0-80 for the first time in a while will suit Wing Play however ROSCO FLYER comes here in much better form and is fancied to see off Pool Of Knowledge and Absinthe. Roger Teal's gelding has been in great form of late, building on two second-placed finishes in May with victories at Salisbury and Kempton. He is 4lbs higher than his latest success but he looks on the upgrade and should give his running. Pool Of Knowledge was well-held over hurdles at Southwell last time out but he won well at Stratford earlier in the summer and could be well-treated returned to the level off 76. Uncle Fred's fourth to L'Hirondelle is fine and his mark is slipping to an attractive one, Absinthe has been off for four months but his Hanoverian Baron form here last year means that he is respected, alongside Wing Play who represents a stable in good form and he is now 2lbs lower than his last win at Wolverhampton last year. Green Wadi needs a market check on this return to action as he likes quick ground, Hidden Glory flopped at Epsom but that track doesn't suit every horse and he is more interesting returned to the scene of his excellent third to Beachfire, whilst Blues Music is another whose latest effort might be best forgotten and on the pick of his form he still looks well-handicapped. Essexbridge is another to consider with Richard Hughes back in the saddle, however the verdict goes the way of Rosco Flyer.

Formwatch

Wing Play (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Started slowly, wel behind, ridden on inside over 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 13, 23l behind Emerging Artist (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.

Absinthe (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Kidlat (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.

Uncle Fred 14-1 (9-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 14, 4l behind L'Hirondelle (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jul.

Pool Of Knowledge (FR) (9-4) 5th of 9, 8l behind Sokar (8-11) at Nantes(FR) 1m stk gs in Oct.

Rosco Flyer (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) In touch, led over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Addwaitya (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Green Wadi 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 14l behind Poyle Meg (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Hidden Glory 7-4fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind If I Were A Boy (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.

Blues Music (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Raced wide early stages, soon 3rd, pushed along to 2nd over 2f out, soon driven along, weakening when badly hampered inside final 2f, soon eased, 7th of 8, 29l behind Aattash (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.

Essexbridge 10-1 (9-0) In touch on outside, pushed along 3f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leading trio, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Beachfire (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.

Touch of Style (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Towards rear, switched outside and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 15, 7l behind Elliptical (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.