Sandown Park

  • 16:10 Smart Money's On Coral Handicap7f

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.32s
  • Off time: 16:13:44
16:10 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Make A Wish (IRE) 7/2
2nd Magical Wish (IRE) 7/4
3rd Cristal Breeze (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 02-2163 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Magical Wish (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-8 R Hannon R L Moore 91 7/42.75
2 (3) 3-94710 Light blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets Finoah (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-7 v Tom Dascombe Jane Elliott (3) 90 11/112.00
3 (5) 411-506 White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel Fintas 30
Distance Winner
3 9-7 t1 D O'Meara A Kirby 90 20/121.00
4 (4) 320075 Silver, tassel on cap Chapelli 10
3 9-5 M Johnston L Dettori 88 7/18.00
5 (9) 167-05 Royal blue, purple chevron, purple cap Athmad (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-5 B J Meehan M Dwyer 88 12/113.00
7 (7) 4115 Red, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Cristal Breeze (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-0 W J Haggas James Doyle 83 9/25.50
8 (1) 324-16 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Make A Wish (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 S Crisford K McEvoy 80 7/24.50
9 (6) 175-605 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Sheila's Showcase 21
Distance Winner
3 8-9 D J Coakley Jason Watson 78 16/117.00
10 (10) 2214-66 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Indomitable (IRE) 28
3 8-8 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 77 10/111.00
Non runners
6 (8)42-2140Moraawed39-4R VarianNon Runner87

Verdict

An open 3-y-o handicap in which nothing makes really strong appeal but FINOAH returns to calmer waters after posting a perfectly satisfactory mid-division finish at Royal Ascot behind Biometric in the ultra-competitive Britannia Stakes. The mile trip looked to rather stretch him that day and this reversal to 7f, a trip over which he was previously successful, looks a wise decision. Cristal Breeze was a major disappointment last time and must surely be better than that and still looks on a handy mark, whilst Moraawed has been contesting better races and could well lay the gauntlet down to the selection with move up to a seventh furlong likely to suit.