Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:00 Ambant Gala Stakes 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.29s
  • Off time: 16:00:59
16:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mandour (USA) 9/4
2nd Afsare 9/2
3rd Excess Knowledge 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 42122-8 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Afsare 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 L M Cumani J Doyle 116 9/25.50
2 (9) 442118- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Black Spirit (USA) 54
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-5 t C G Cox A Kirby 109 16/117.00
3 (1) 1/543-75 Red, white maltese cross, red sleeves, red cap David Livingston (IRE) 16
Nag me
4 9-5 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 102 16/117.00
4 (8) 001-550 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Dick Doughtywylie 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 J H M Gosden J Fortune 99 50/151.00
5 (3) 2/13-13 Dark Green, Brown epaulets, sleeves and cap Mandour (USA) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 116 9/43.25
6 (4) 4100-50 Royal blue Mendip (USA) 118
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 108 20/121.00
7 (11) 57160-7 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Sri Putra 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-5 R Varian L Dettori 115 9/110.00
8 (7) 140/66- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves World Domination (USA) 419
Nag me
5 9-5 b1 Lady Cecil T P Queally 95 33/134.00
9 (6) 12-1383 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Van Der Neer 15
Nag me
3 8-11 Richard Hannon R Hughes 110 3/14.00
10 (2) 127- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves, GREEN CAP Excess Knowledge 279
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-8 J H M Gosden William Buick 102 10/111.00
11 (10) 5137-19 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Mirsaale 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 J Tate N Callan 108 12/113.00

Verdict

There's an international feel to this Listed contest with Mike De Kock running Royal Hunt Cup fifth David Livingston and Alain De Royer-Dupre sending Mandour over from France. The latter was only beaten a length-and-a-half in a Group 1 at Longchamp in May so warrants plenty of respect. Sri Putra usually competes at the highest level and will have needed his run at Epsom while Black Spirit won a Group 3 at Newbury last year. Van Der Neer may prove the pick of the three-year-olds but we'll take a gamble that AFSARE is on his best behaviour for new pilot James Doyle. Luca Cumani's enigmatic gelding won this last year and would take all the beating again if reproducing his brave run in the Arlington Million subsequently.