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19:35 Sandown Park

VGC Group Nursery Handicap (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 6y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 5.38s
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - White, Royal Blue triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
15/8
  • Form 21370
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 84

prominent, headway over 2f out to chase leader, every chance 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(2)
Silk - Yellow, Purple epaulets and star on cap
13/2
  • Form 41
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 82

behind, not clear run and checked 2f out, still behind when bumped inside final furlong ran on strongly nearest finish

3(1)
Silk - Khaki
  • Form 434
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 77

held up behind, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and weakening when bumped inside final furlong

4(7)
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 213411
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 71

led until pressed over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, headed towards finish

5(8)
Silk - Black, Gold spots, Black sleeves

Abbielou

11 b D
12/1
  • Form 334710
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 74

slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, soon detached and trailing, tailed off

6(5)
Silk - White, red epaulets and armlets, red and yellow check cap
16/1
  • Form 044345
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 68

held up behind, not clear run 2f out to inside final furlong, switched left, ran on towards finish, not reached leaders

7(3)
Silk - Brown, Beige sleeves, Brown armlets, Beige cap
20/1
  • Form 19
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-0
  • Official Rating 63

tracked leader to over 2f out, weakened quickly soon afterwards

8(6)
Silk - Dark Blue and White check, Red sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 56302
  • Age 2
  • Weight 7-12
  • Official Rating 61

tracked leaders, not clear run on rail 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, headway and led towards finish

In depth

Verdict

Figaro Flyer is in great form and looks the one to be with again tonight, with Brunelleschi and Scotchman put forward as likely dangers. The selection has a penalty for his latest success at York when he beat Making Music. However, he won with plenty in hand that day and he remains one to stay on the right side of. Brunelleschi is a lightly-raced colt and he won well last time at Windsor when beating Mouchoir. However, that wasn't the strongest of races and a couple of his rivals found trouble in-running, so it may be best to not take the form too literally and we will take him on tonight. Scotchman showed promise on his first two starts but failed to build on that last time and on that back of that disappointing run we will oppose him. Takoda is eased in grade after running in the Weatherby's Super Sprint last time, so he is another not without a chance, but for the winner we will stick with the in-form Figaro Flyer.

Formwatch

Takoda (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 11th of 25, 4l behind Lady Livius (8-5) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf.

Brunelleschi 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and led over 1f out, pushed out, won at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Mouchoir (9-0) by 2l, 12 ran.

Scotchman (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and no extra, 4th of 10, 9l behind Desert Realm (9-0) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.

Figaro Flyer (IRE) 7-2co-fav (8-11) Made all, quickened clear approaching final furlong, pushed out, won at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf beating Making Music (8-9) by 5l, 6 ran.

Abbielou 100-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon behind, last of 25, 15l behind Lady Livius (8-5) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf.

Lucky April 12-1 (8-10) Keen, tracked leader 5f out, ridden, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sounds Simla (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.

Capital Lass 25-1 (8-6) Started slowly, ridden along and always struggling in rear, 9th of 10, 22l behind Ba Foxtrot (9-2) at Epsom 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.

Saxon Saint 5-1 (8-11) Unruly in stalls, close up, chased winner halfway, stayed on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Thoughtsofstardom (8-11) at Leicester 5f 2yo sll (6) gf.