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17:35 Sandown Park

Every Race Live On Racing TV Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,200 added
  • Winner: £4,528
  • 2nd: £1,348
  • 3rd: £673
  • 4th: £337
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 44.72s
  • Off Time: 17:38:47
  • 9 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Red, light green seams and armlets, light green cap, red star
  • Form 857454
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 70

well off the pace in last pair, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

2(6)
Silk - Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap
  • Form 94-2232
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 70

steadied start, held up in 5th and keen, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

3(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots
11/2
  • Form 54-6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 70

sweating, held up well off the pace in 7th, pushed along inside final 3f, never involved

4(1)
Silk - White, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 623
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 68

chased leaders on inside, switched left 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f until over 1f out, chased leaders, kept on same pace towards finish

5(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green cross belts and sleeves, Pink cap

Toybox

31
7/1
  • Form 1-89774
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 66

off the pace in 6th, pushed along 3f out, kept on towards finish

6(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets
  • Form 676352
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 65

led and set good pace, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly

7(5)
Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap
  • Form 629262
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 64

well off the pace in rear, still last and plenty to do 2f out, strung run inside final furlong, led near finish

8(9)
Silk - Black and yellow check, chevrons on sleeves, red cap
15/2
  • Form 806-745
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 60

raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, chased new leader inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and outpaced near finish

9(2)
Silk - Royal blue, black armlets
  • Form 95-96
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 55

chased leader 3f, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Flying Dragon represents last year’s winning yard, though came up short over track and trip last week, while Image Of The Moon was placed yet again when runner-up at Newbury and headgear is applied. Diviner has yet to win a handicap but went close to doing so when narrowly beaten at Musselburgh recently and is preferred to Stay Forever, who finished a long way behind the winner when second over 7f at Newbury. The Dancing Poet can improve now handicapping but hasn’t raced since March and another handicap debutant in GRAB AND RUN is preferred. The latter was no match for the odds-on Turjomaan at Newcastle last time but this extra distance should suit Richard Fahey’s charge and he gets the vote.

Formwatch

Flying Dragon (FR) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Eligible (9-10) at Sandown 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Image Of The Moon 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway near side of group under pressure over 2f out, hung left and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind City Wanderer (9-3) at Newbury 1m hcp (5) gs in Jun.

The Dancing Poet 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Munhamek (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Mar.

Grab And Run (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, outpaced when switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to take narrow 3rd towards finish, no impression with winner, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Turjomaan (9-8) at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Jun.

Toybox 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Itizzit (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp fll (5) gf in Jun.

Diviner (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led, shaken up 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind My Ukulele (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (6) gd in Jul.

Stay Forever (FR) 11-4 (8-12) Very awkwardly away, held up and behind, good headway far side of group halfway, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Misu Pete (8-11) at Newbury 7f hcp (5) gs in Jul.

Classic Star 9-2 (9-8) Mid-division, short of room on inside soon after start, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Lethal Laura (8-7) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Jul.

Crimson Kiss (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Lady Morpheus (8-4) at Epsom 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.