Sandown Park

  • 14:00 Palacegate Touch Handicap5f 6y

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good, Good to Firm in places on the Sprint Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.87s
  • Off time: 14:01:21
14:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Milly's Gift 8/1
2nd Ajjaadd (USA) 33/1
3rd Goldream 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 2698-14 White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Goldream 34
Nag me
5 9-12 p R M H Cowell Andrea Atzeni 95 11/26.50
2 (8) 00-7020 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Judge 'n Jury 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-10 t R Harris Kieran Shoemark (7) 93 25/126.00
3 (4) 1210-96 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap New Fforest 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-8 A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 91 7/18.00
4 (16) 2970-67 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Ajjaadd (USA) 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-8 T E Powell William Twiston-Davies 91 33/134.00
5 (11) 8-01844 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Normal Equilibrium 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 p R M H Cowell M M Monaghan (5) 90 12/113.00
6 (6) 671898 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Taajub (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 P Crate J Fortune 89 8/19.00
7 (5) 7015-47 Emerald Green, Purple chevrons and armlets, Black cap Milly's Gift 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-5 C G Cox Ryan Tate (3) 88 8/19.00
8 (2) 2670-60 Orange, orange and royal blue check sleeves and cap Lady Gibraltar 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 T Jarvis K Fallon 86 8/19.00
9 (12) 500146 Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Doctor Parkes 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-2 S C Williams James Doyle 85 16/117.00
10 (15) 35-6001 Black, Light Blue armlets Extrasolar 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 t Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 85 25/126.00
11 (9) 215-569 Purple, Red star, Red cap Fine 'n Dandy (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 t1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 88 50/151.00
12 (10) 515-199 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Apricot Sky 18
Nag me
4 9-0 H Candy W Buick 83 10/111.00
13 (7) 726507 BLACK and GREY diabolo, quartered cap Trader Jack 6
Nag me
5 9-0 D Flood Philip Prince (5) 83 25/126.00
14 (3) 207-421 Black, White stars, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Yellow cap Tagula Night (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 bt D K Ivory R L Moore 82 5/16.00
15 (13) 3150- ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Storm Trooper (IRE) 266
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 R Hannon R Hughes 83 20/121.00
Non runners
16 (1)284144Sir Pedro58-7R M H CowellL Morris73

Verdict

A low draw is a big advantage on the sprint course here so course specialist Tagula Night will have no excuses. He was successful under Ryan Moore here a little under three weeks ago and it will be a surprise if he's not in the firing-line again despite a 6lb higher mark. But NEW FFOREST should be cherry-ripe now after a couple of promising efforts in competitive handicaps at Epsom and Ayr. She's been eased a little in the weights and Oisin Murphy takes off a further 3lb. Two of Robert Cowell's trio, Goldream and Normal Equilibrium, will start out wide and Doctor Parkes has also been done no favours by the draw. Neither has Salisbury winner Extrasolar but Lady Gibraltar is interesting dropped a grade with Fallon booked as she was only beaten a head off a 2lb higher mark at Ascot in September.