Sandown Park

  • 13:50 bet365 Esher Cup Handicap1m

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.94s
  • Off time: 13:52:05
13:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Masaru 9/1
2nd Migration (IRE) 6/1
3rd Loch Ness Monster (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 18-1 Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Masaru 16
3 9-7 R Hannon R L Moore 91 9/110.00
2 (2) 0122- Royal Blue, White hollow box, sleeves and cap Ours Puissant (IRE) 131
Distance Winner
3 9-6 p1 H Palmer James Doyle 90 12/113.00
4 (1) 74221-2 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Reeves 14
3 9-1 R M H Cowell Raul Da Silva 85 13/27.50
5 (10) 2189-3 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Loch Ness Monster (IRE) 25
3 9-1 M Appleby Alistair Rawlinson 85 16/117.00
6 (4) 150- White and Yellow (halved), halved sleeves, White and Yellow quartered cap Red Bravo (IRE) 225
3 8-13 C Hills W Buick 83 16/117.00
7 (11) 85-2 Royal Blue, Purple hoop and diamond on cap Migration (IRE) 13
3 8-12 D Menuisier Andrea Atzeni 82 6/17.00
8 (7) 4212 Emerald Green, Red sash, striped sleeves, quartered cap Reggae Runner (FR) 6
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 82 9/25.50
9 (9) 532-1 Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Fox Leicester (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 8-11 A M Balding S De Sousa 81 5/23.50
10 (8) 412 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Lestrade 20
Beaten Favourite
3 8-10 h W Jarvis Jason Watson 80 14/115.00
11 (6) 332- Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Starfighter 240
3 8-4 Ed Walker David Egan 74 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (3)321-House Of Kings (IRE)39-2C G CoxDavid Probert86

Betting

Forecast

Fox Leicester (5/2), Reggae Runner (9/2), House Of Kings (6/1), Migration (6/1), Reeves (13/2), Masaru (9/1), Ours Puissant (12/1), Lestrade (14/1), Starfighter (14/1), Loch Ness Monster (16/1), Red Bravo (16/1)

Verdict

A tough handicap to start proceedings but Fox Leicester landed the odds in novice company at Chelmsford in good style on his reappearance and should be competitive at this level. Masaru takes a bigger jump in class having defied a penalty at Kempton last time though Ryan Moore is on board today but REGGAE RUNNER has the best proven form in this grade. Beaten only a neck at Musselburgh on last week’s handicap debut, Mark Johnston’s colt can go one better with any further progress. Reeves was still well beaten when second at Newbury and races over a mile for the first time along with the returning House Of Kings, a winner over 7f at Leicester in September. Ours Puissant was placed in a Listed contest in France last term while Migration, Lestrade and Starfighter all make their handicap debuts having placed in lesser company.