Sandown Park

  • 15:50 Randox Handicap7f

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 33.28s
  • Off time: 15:51:50
15:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Wise Counsel 3/1
1st= Pesto 10/1
3rd= Nefarious (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 6431-3 Grey Wise Counsel 7
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 C G Cox Oisin Murphy 87 3/14.00
2 (8) 951-311 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Artistic Rifles (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 9-7 C Hills L Morris 87 13/27.50
3 (2) 841- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Pesto 307
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R Hannon Tom Marquand 87 10/111.00
4 (9) 34-1572 Grey, white epaulets, white and grey halved sleeves, maroon cap, white star Nefarious (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
3 9-2 H Candy K Shoemark 82 13/27.50
6 (6) 041-65 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Karnavaal (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
3 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute Jim Crowley 81 15/82.88
7 (3) 401-2 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mardle 158
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 K R Burke S W Kelly 80 25/126.00
8 (4) 717 Light blue, grey and light blue striped sleeves, grey cap May Sonic 42
Distance Winner
3 8-13 C Hills Cieren Fallon (7) 79 16/117.00
9 (5) 3185-60 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Sheila's Showcase 43
Distance Winner
3 8-13 D J Coakley Jason Watson 79 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (1)324-1Make A Wish (IRE)39-2S CrisfordS De Sousa82

Verdict

Artistic Rifles bids for a hat-trick having won over a mile on fast ground at Doncaster the last twice. This shorter trip won’t be too much of an incovenience if handling the soft going but WISE COUNSEL is preferred. The latter can be forgiven fading in the closing stages in heavy ground at Haydock on his first start since September and Clive Cox’ colt gets another chance on only his second start handicapping. Make A Wish makes her handicap debut having won a novices' event at Redcar and races on slow going for the first time, as does the returning Pesto, who landed a novice race at Leicester when last in action. Karnavaal failed to show much improvement at York last time though could still figure if taking to the surface and is preferred to the likes of Nefarious and Mardle.