Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:40 Coral Challenge 1m 14y

  • Winner £46,688 2nd £13,980 3rd £6,990 4th £3,495
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places Sprint Course Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.35s
  • Off time: 14:41:06
14:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Velox 11/2
2nd Ifwecan 14/1
3rd Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 1363-87 Royal blue Snowboarder (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 C Appleby William Buick 103 28/129.00
3 (9) 2-61240 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 R A Fahey L Dettori 103 7/18.00
4 (14) 0000-30 Grey, yellow cross of lorraine Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 p T P Tate P Hanagan 100 10/111.00
5 (5) 360870 Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap Burano (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 B J Meehan J Fortune 97 12/113.00
6 (7) 44-8316 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Brazos (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-13 C E Brittain James Doyle 105 9/110.00
7 (8) 312-219 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Russian Realm 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 96 7/24.50
8 (6) 49-0160 Black, orange disc Secret Art (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-10 W J Knight R Kingscote 93 16/117.00
9 (12) 170242 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Busatto (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 M Johnston K Fallon 92 14/115.00
10 (11) 0-75113 Pink and Purple diamonds, diabolo on sleeves St Moritz (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-9 v D O'Meara Oisin Murphy (3) 92 10/111.00
11 (1) 04U-150 Emerald Green, Dark Blue sleeves Birdman (IRE) 140
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 hbe D M Simcock Martin Lane 92 50/151.00
12 (4) 1224-47 Dark Blue and Light Green diamonds Velox 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-5 L M Cumani Cam Hardie (5) 88 11/26.50
13 (10) 0-53850 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Lyn Valley 16
Nag me
3 8-2 M Johnston David Probert 94 10/111.00
14 (2) 05-6810 Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds Ifwecan 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-0 M Johnston F Norton 91 14/115.00
Non runners
1 (13)17-9442Baltic Knight (IRE)49-10Richard HannonR Hughes107

Verdict

Busatto is preferred to the three-year-olds Lyn Valley and Ifwecan of Mark Johnston's trio in a hugely-competitive handicap but we like the look of VELOX. Luca Cumani's charge would almost certainly have been placed at Epsom last month had he not been badly hampered close home. He still wasn't beaten far and Busatto was among those behind. Russian Realm never figured when favourite for the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and Secret Art was also well beaten. Jersey Stakes sixth Brazos can't be ruled out, however, and makes more appeal than Burano, Gabrial's Kaka and Prince Of Johanne who all finished unplaced in the Royal Hunt Cup. The classy Baltic Knight has a good record when dropped into handicaps and looks the pick of the remainder ahead of northern raider St Moritz.