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15:25 Sandown Park

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Handicap (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 16y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £13,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 31.94s
  • Off Time: 15:26:21
  • 10 Ran
2(4)
Silk - Red, White epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap
14/1
  • Form 576290
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85
  • Trainer N P Littmoden
  • Jockey I Mongan

chased leader, led main ground to stands rail in straight, headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong

3(11)
Silk - Purple, Yellow sash, quartered cap

Dingaan (IRE)

10 v D
14/1
  • Form 910006
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer A M Balding
  • Jockey L P Keniry

slowly away, pulled hard in rear, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon beaten

4(8)
Silk - SCARLET, WHITE hooped sleeves and cap with BLACK spots
6/1
  • Form 030546
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer P R Chamings
  • Jockey F Norton

reared start, held up in rear, ridden and no chance when hung right from 2f out

5(3)
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow sleeves, Brown armlets, Brown cap
5/1
  • Form 557830
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer W J Musson
  • Jockey Ted Durcan

held up in rear, headway and centre over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders

6(10)
Silk - Yellow and White (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 109-799
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 82
  • Trainer B W Hills
  • Jockey R Hills

held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on gamely when strongly pressed throughout final furlong

8(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars
  • Form 271742
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer D K Ivory
  • Jockey K McEvoy

chased leaders, went 2nd straight, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong

9(7)
Silk - YELLOW, RED inverted triangle and cap
16/1
  • Form 340776
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 75
  • Trainer Miss Gay Kelleway
  • Jockey Nicol Polli

led, stayed alone on far rail straight, looked on terms until no impression from over 1f out

10(1)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap
11/4
  • Form 11-9785
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 77
  • Trainer H Candy
  • Jockey Dane O'Neill

held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong gaining at finish

11(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, White star
14/1
  • Form 803946
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 76
  • Trainer B W Hills
  • Jockey P Hills

held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and strong challenge approaching final furlong until unable to quicken near finish

12(9)
Silk - DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 00-1460
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer J Akehurst
  • Jockey P Doe

took keen hold, tracking leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out

1(6)
NR
  • Form 382708
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 90
  • Trainer G A Butler
  • Jockey N Mackay

Nonrunner

7(2)
NR
  • Form 000509
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 82
  • Trainer Mrs A J Perrett
  • Jockey P J Dobbs

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Bonus looks the part in this handicap and he is taken to get the better of Woodcote Place and Dingaan. The selection finished in mid-division at Goodwood last time but he has been running in some pretty hot races of late and this looks a more realistic target for him. He has no trip or ground worries and he should run a big race. Woodcote Place is the main danger as he has won twice before at this time of year and he has hinted on his last couple of outings that his turn might not be far away. Dingaan ran a more encouraging race at Ripon last time but he still a bit to prove at present and the percentage call is to oppose him. The booking of Kerrin McEvoy for Sailor King catches the eye and he could prove best of the remainder, but for the winner we will stick with Bonus.

Formwatch

Wavertree Warrior (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden when not much room 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 20, 7l behind Fremen (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.

Dingaan (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, effort and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Malcheek (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.

Woodcote Place 3-1fav (9-8) Raced stands' side, keen, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 10, 3l behind Ivory Lace (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Marajaa (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) In mid-division, not much room over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 20, 8l behind Fremen (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.

Jamieson Gold (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 15l behind Bomber Command (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcap (4) gf in Jul.

Sailor King (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Starlight Gazer (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcap (4) sft in Jul.

Music Note (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 13, 4l behind Kasumi (9-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) frm.

Trimlestown (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Raced stands' side, held up, headway and not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 10, 2l behind Ivory Lace (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Bonnie Prince Blue 17-2 (9-3) Soon led, ridden approaching 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened, last of 6, 16l behind Guilded Warrior (9-8) at Chepstow 7f hcap (3) sft in Jul.

Grizedale (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, weakened, 16th of 21, 16l behind Middlemarch (9-5) at Ascot 7f ldy rds hcp (3) gs in Jul.

Bonus (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 5l behind Laa Rayb (8-12) at Goodwood 7f stk 0-95 (2) gd.

Royal Storm (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 12, 6l behind Laa Rayb (8-12) at Goodwood 7f stk 0-95 (2) gd.