Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:25 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes7f 16y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.76s
  • Off time: 15:26:02
15:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roman Eagle (IRE) 4/1
2nd Jehanbux (USA) 11/2
3rd Introvert (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box Al Furat (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 D R Lanigan I Mongan 66/167.00
2 (4) Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Chain Lightning
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R L Moore 4/15.00
3 (9) Emerald green, brown epaulets Control Chief
Nag me
2 9-3 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 20/121.00
4 (11) 6 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves El Mansour (USA) 19
Nag me
2 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 20/121.00
5 (10) 2 Royal blue Introvert (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-3 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 5/23.50
6 (1) 73 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Jamhoori 21
Nag me
2 9-3 C E Brittain C Catlin 20/121.00
7 (6) Orange, dark blue cross of lorraine Jehanbux (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 11/26.50
8 (7) Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Menadati (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 25/126.00
9 (8) 4 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mutajare (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston R Ffrench 12/113.00
10 (2) Red, Orange chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Orange Ketchup (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 P F I Cole A Munro 50/151.00
11 (13) Red, Beige chevrons, hooped sleeves, Red cap Rasteau (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 T Keddy N Mackay 100/1101.00
12 (14) RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Roman Eagle (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 M A Jarvis P Robinson 4/15.00
13 (3) 7 Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Maroon star Star Surprise 13
Nag me
2 9-3 M L W Bell J P Spencer 12/113.00
Non runners
14 (12)Titus Mills (IRE)29-3B J MeehanMartin Dwyer

Verdict

The market may help solve this puzzle but without that guide INTROVERT looks the one to side with ahead of Mutajare and Chain Lightning. Mahmood Al Zarooni's charge was evidently unfancied ahead of his debut second and shaped as though he'd come on plenty for the experience. He had a stablemate back in third and that one has run well in defeat earlier this week, so the early signs are the form looks fair and Ahmed Ajtebi takes over from an apprentice. Mutajare represents a yard whose juveniles tend to come on plenty for their first run and this £80,000 purchase showed up well for a long way at Redcar, before inexperience cost him a winning chance. As with our pick little was expected that day and we should witness a better performance. Chain Lightning is the most interesting newcomer, being out of a dam who was closely related to pattern-class performers at this sort of distance. The yard have a profitable record with juveniles here this term and support should be noted. Interestingly Richard Hughes is on board Jehanbux instead so again a market check is needed but this Giant's Causeway colt is bred to want further. Similar comments apply to Roman Eagle although the stiff finish here will help both. El Mansour ran well on debut when behind one of Hannon's, shaping as though he'd improve for the run, and is another to consider along with Orange Ketchup who looks to be bred for seven furlongs and represents a shrewd outfit. Plenty to consider in this maiden but we'll side with the form claims of Introvert, who can come out of his shell.