Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 19:20 Bcl Burton Copeland Handicap1m 14y

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.08s
  • Off time: 19:20:22
19:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hip Hip Hooray 10/1
2nd Three Ducks 10/1
3rd Catchanova (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 719208 Yellow and Dark Blue diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond Red Somerset (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 M Murphy Andrea Atzeni 75 10/111.00
2 (3) 431/792- Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Three Ducks 399
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 Richard Hannon P Hills (3) 70 10/111.00
3 (5) 0-58665 Dark Green, White stripe Meydan Dubai (IRE) 167
Nag me
5 9-9 J R Best S Drowne 70 25/126.00
4 (7) 2224-40 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Lean Machine 63
Nag me
3 9-6 Richard Hannon R Hughes 74 7/24.50
5 (10) 124852 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-6 M J Attwater Jim Crowley 67 4/15.00
6 (6) 033965 Flame, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap Goose Green (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 R J Hodges T Block 60 16/117.00
7 (1) 237-770 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stripe, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Pictures (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-11 J J Bridger N Chalmers 65 33/134.00
8 (4) 0-24055 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Mavalenta (IRE) 19
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3 8-11 C Hills M Hills 65 11/26.50
9 (2) 104709 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Hip Hip Hooray 52
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 L A Dace D Sweeney 57 10/111.00
10 (8) 7-54522 WHITE, large DARK BLUE spots, RED cap Catchanova (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 8-5 Eve Johnson Houghton David Probert 59 4/15.00

Verdict

Three Ducks needs a market check on this first run for the Hannon team however PRINCE OF THEBES comes here in good form and is preferred to Catchanova and Mavalenta in a very winnable race. Michael Attwater's gelding is a straightforward galloper who is normally ridden prominently and his recent second to Tartan Trip over this course and distance is the best recent form on offer. He is up a couple of pounds in the ratings as a result but he is still well-treated compared to his all-weather rating and is fancied to get back to winning ways. Red Somerset drops into a 0-75 for the first time in a while and is not discounted, Lean Machine looks the pick of the Hannon pair with Mr Hughes opting to ride the unexposed colt who looks fairly-treated on a mark of 74, whilst the drop in trip should see Goose Green showing up with more zest. Pictures looks well-handicapped on his 2009 maiden form but she has stamina for this trip to prove, a comment that doesn't apply to the Montjeu filly Mavalenta who ran her best race to date at Lingfield last month and she must run well off 65. Catchanova and Hip Hip Hooray are certainly not discounted off their light weights however the tentative nod goes to Prince Of Thebes.