Sandown Park

  • 14:25 Coral Challenge 1m

  • Winner £46,192 2nd £13,905 3rd £6,952 4th £3,465
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.83s
  • Off time: 14:26:29
14:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mojito (IRE) 4/1
2nd Escobar (IRE) 12/1
3rd Petrus (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 6-04800 Royal blue Key Victory (IRE) 17
4 9-10 p C Appleby James Doyle 103 10/111.00
2 (8) 331110/ Purple, light green stars, purple cap, light green star Mojito (IRE) 637
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-8 W J Haggas L Dettori 101 4/15.00
3 (10) 807-305 Black, Light Blue armlets Zhui Feng (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 9-8 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 101 25/126.00
4 (5) 242351 Black and red diamonds, white sleeves, red armlets Breden (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
9 9-7 Mrs L C Jewell R Winston 100 33/134.00
5 (7) 49-1140 Pink and purple (quartered), halved sleeves Petrus (IRE) 17
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-6 p B J Meehan Oisin Murphy 99 12/113.00
6 (9) 302-090 BLACK, YELLOW yoke, RED disc, WHITE and red halved sleeves, GREEN & BLACK quartered cap Escobar (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
5 9-5 t D O'Meara Andrea Atzeni 98 12/113.00
7 (11) 04-7301 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves History Writer (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-4 t D Menuisier Jason Watson 97 7/18.00
8 (6) 410-081 Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap Via Serendipity 16
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 t S C Williams K McEvoy 97 8/19.00
9 (1) 112-D20 Orange, black stars, black and orange halved sleeves Salute The Soldier (GER) 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 96 16/117.00
10 (14) 418-316 White, black cap Lush Life (IRE) 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 J A Osborne J P Spencer 94 7/18.00
11 (4) 44-4134 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots Greenside 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 H Candy Harry Bentley 94 15/28.50
12 (2) 31-2322 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Qaroun 9
Distance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 93 6/17.00
14 (12) 1846-93 Royal blue, yellow chevrons, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Rum Runner 27
Course Winner
4 8-5 R Hannon M Dwyer 84 25/126.00
Non runners
13 (13)328607Pattie59-0M R ChannonScott McCullagh93

Verdict

Handicaps at this level are highly competitive but GREENSIDE is a course and distance winner with a nice enough draw to enable Harry Bentley to obtain a satisfactory racing position. The Candy runner gave himself too much to do last time but runs consistently well in similarly fierce handicaps and should be a player off a mark of 94. Via Serendipity turns up on the back of a runaway success on the Chelmsford all-weather and a similar effort would bring him bang into contention, whilst recent course and distance winner, History Writer, despite a 6lb rise, also makes considerable appeal. Qaroun is respected and Mojito is the one to note in the market making a first start since October 2017 with Frankie Dettori an eye-catching booking.