Racecards

17:35 Sandown Park

Platinum Security Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class E)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 6y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.74s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(2)
Silk - Grey, Pink armlets, Pink cap

Apex

64
15/8
  • Form 44
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt, chased leaders after 1f, hard ridden 2f out, kept on same pace

2(7)
Silk - Light Blue and Purple stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Purple cap
4/5
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

broke fast, made all, shaken up over 1f out, soon quickened clear very easily

3(5)
Silk - Black, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Pink cap
10/1
  • Form 30
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

in touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened and behind

4(3)
Silk - White, Maroon disc
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

soon outpaced and in rear

5(4)
Silk - Black, Beige and Black hooped sleeves, Beige cap
  • Form 05
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ran on same pace final 2f

6(1)
Silk - Purple and White diamonds, Purple sleeves, check cap
66/1
  • Form 600
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

chased winner throughout, ridden halfway, edged right under pressure and one pace inside final 2f

7(6)
Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), Emerald Green and White striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap
33/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9

dwelt, ran green and always behind

In depth

Verdict

Apex should have learnt enough to land the opener at the expense of Boogie Street and City Affair. Ed Dunlop's colt shaped well on his Goodwood introduction, finishing on the heels of the leaders, and again showed promise on his next start at Salisbury, despite sweating up and having to contend with a bad draw. Entered for big juvenile events at Redcar and Newmarket this autumn, the son of Efisio now has the assistance of Kieren Fallon for this drop back in trip, that is not seen as a problem. Richard Hannon always does well here and Boogie Street will have his supporters after an encouraging debut behind Mutawaffer at Ascot recently. He looked like the winner a furlong out so he too will not mind the drop back to the minimum distance. City Affair was a beaten favourite at Carlisle, never going well on the soft ground and is better judged on his racecourse bow at Ayr where he caught the eye in third after missing the break. He too should make his presence felt, but Apex is taken to score at the third time of asking.