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13:50 Sandown Park

bet365 Esher Cup Handicap (Class 2)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 14y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,562
  • 2nd: £4,660
  • 3rd: £2,330
  • 4th: £1,165
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 45.39s
  • Off Time: 13:53:08
  • 13 Ran
1(11)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
20/1
  • Form 4144-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 93

slowly into stride, switched right and held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

2(13)
Silk - RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves
14/1
  • Form 841-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division on outside, headway on outside carried left and stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

3(3)
Silk - Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 18-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

led 3f, chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, not much room on inside over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge

4(8)
Silk - Red and black stripes, red sleeves
22/1
  • Form 341616-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

raced wide early, chased leaders, led 5f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5(14)
Silk - Light blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap
16/1
  • Form 411-273
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

held up in last pair, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

6(1)
Silk - Royal blue
6/4
  • Form 1-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders on inside, ridden when not clear run from over 1f out until switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post

7(12)
Silk - Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
13/2
  • Form 1-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 87

chased leaders, weakened over 2f out

8(9)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star
10/1
  • Form 531-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

held up towards rear of mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 2f out, ridden and no extra when slightly hampered inside final furlong

9(10)
Silk - White, Emerald Green hoop
12/1
  • Form 6-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

held up towards rear, some headway 2f out, no impression final furlong

10(4)
Silk - Pink and white diamonds, pink sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 54334-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 84

chased leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out

12(7)
Silk - Red, white star, halved sleeves and stars on cap
  • Form 341-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 82

tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed post

13(6)
Silk - DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap
50/1
  • Form 854212-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 78

steadied start, took keen hold and held up towards rear, good headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, not clear run on rail and badly hampered over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to recover

14(5)
Silk - Dark Green, Red hollow box, armlets and cap
  • Form 312242-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 75

took keen hold, tracked leaders, bumped 5f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

11(2)
NR
  • Form 94519-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 83

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This is wide open with a host of unexposed three-year-olds on view. Richard Hannon runs three with Ryan Moore partnering the returning Contrast, who is preferred to The Grape Escape and Medahim. Atty Persse won on his racecourse debut over track and trip in September while Colibri, Mucho Applause and First Up opened their accounts in the same month. JUPITER LIGHT is a more recent winner having beaten a subsequent scorer at Wolverhampton last month so he gets a specualtive vote with his yard in flying form. Cullingworth beat Dr Julius No to land a handicap at Musselburgh last time but is more exposed than most.

Formwatch

Contrast (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 9l behind Temple Church (8-12) at Newbury 1m stks (2) sft in Sep.

Colibri (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden clear entering final furlong, eased towards finish, comfortable, won at Brighton 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep beating Sweet Zain (9-0) by 12l, 6 ran.

The Grape Escape (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Pleaseletmewin (9-0) at Newbury 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gs in Oct.

Rebel De Lope 4-1 (9-3) 6th of 9, 6 1/2l behind Ambassadorial (9-3) at Dundalk 7f lst stks (1) pol in Oct.

Dr Julius No 9-1 (8-12) Behind, outpaced 3f out, ridden and headway under pressure on inside over 1f out, went 3rd and kept on inside final furlong, not reach front pair, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Cullingworth (8-3) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr.

Atty Persse (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Sandown 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep beating Hamada (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.

Medahim (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Soon tracked leaders, driven 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Original Choice (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (3) pol in Apr.

First Up (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, switched right 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Muzeel (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.

Jupiter Light 11-4 (8-11) Tracked leader, kept on to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Tafaakhor (8-11) by shd, 4 ran.

Cullingworth (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, challenged over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, held on well, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr beating Grey Britain (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.

Mucho Applause (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Raced wide, tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (4) sft in Sep beating Redgrave (9-5) by 2l, 14 ran.

Juanito Chico (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, in rear, headway on inside 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Plant Pot Power (9-7) at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Oct.

Mister Blue Sky (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort to press winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Sea Shack (8-11) at Goodwood 7f stks (2) gs in Sep.

Trading Punches (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 9, 22 1/2l behind Mutahaady (9-2) at Epsom 7f (4) gd in Sep.