Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:50 Coral-Eclipse 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £255,195 2nd £96,750 3rd £48,420 4th £24,120
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places Sprint Course Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.47s
  • Off time: 15:52:18
15:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mukhadram 14/1
2nd Trading Leather (IRE) 12/1
3rd Somewhat (USA) 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 2315-24 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mukhadram 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 W J Haggas P Hanagan 119 14/115.00
2 (5) 11223-3 Royal blue Trading Leather (IRE) 63
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 J S Bolger K J Manning 119 12/113.00
4 (6) 1743-32 Dark Blue Verrazano (USA) 18
Nag me
4 9-7 A P O'Brien R L Moore 120 7/18.00
6 (1) 1122-01 Pink, Grey sash The Fugue 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 J H M Gosden William Buick 124 5/23.50
7 (8) 111-82 Light blue, dark blue hoop, sleeves and cap Kingston Hill 28
Nag me
3 8-10 R Varian L Dettori 120 4/15.00
8 (3) 11-212 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Night Of Thunder (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-10 Richard Hannon R Hughes 120 7/24.50
9 (11) 129-537 Maroon, Black epaulets Somewhat (USA) 16
Nag me
3 8-10 M Johnston F Norton 102 100/1101.00
10 (4) 21-137 Royal blue, white cap True Story 28
Nag me
3 8-10 v1 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 114 16/117.00
11 (7) 1311-94 Emerald Green and White check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap War Command (USA) 18
Nag me
3 8-10 p A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 117 8/19.00
Non runners
3 (9)37-2124Tullius (IRE)69-7A M BaldingJ Fortune117
5 (2)7-03077Zambucca (SAF)69-7Miss Gay KellewayDavid Probert98

Verdict

A terrific renewal of this Group 1 which features two classic winners and four others who have won at the highest level. Kingston Hill was runner-up to the brilliant Australia in the Epsom Derby but had earlier finished behind Night Of Thunder in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and might not run if the ground is too fast. The latter had War Command behind when a brave second to Kingman in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot subsequently but tries a new trip today. Verrazano was second and Tullius fourth in the Queen Anne Stakes last month. Both have won over 1m1f but the extra distance might be a problem on this stiff track. Mukhadram was third in this last year and has place claims again while Trading Leather won last year's Irish Derby, though he hasn't scored since and was easily brushed aside by THE FUGUE in the Irish Champion Stakes in September. John Gosden's mare was back to her brilliant best in the Prince Of Wales' Stakes when Mukhadram was only fourth. This is her best trip and the ground won't be a problem so she can make up for a disappointing run in this last year when given too much to do.