Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 13:30 Malcolm Palmer Memorial Handicap7f 16y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.23s
  • Off time: 13:32:06
13:30 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beach Club 10/1
2nd Related 10/1
3rd Pythagorean 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 223-114 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Pythagorean 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-7 h R Charlton J Doyle 89 15/82.88
2 (8) 21 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves, GREEN CAP Plover 31
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 88 7/24.50
3 (7) 1430-70 Dark blue, orange chevron, red sleeves, red cap, orange star Annie's Fortune (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 h A P Jarvis Michael J M Murphy (5) 88 16/117.00
4 (5) 10-282 Lime Green Beach Club 23
Nag me
3 9-5 D H Brown S M Levey 87 10/111.00
5 (2) 643-660 Dark blue, beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Operation Chariot (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-5 h A M Balding J Noonan 87 20/121.00
6 (4) 4-20310 Orange, purple epaulets, sleeves and cap Kyllachy Rise 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 83 10/34.33
7 (1) 21-4000 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Related 140
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 C G Cox L Morris 80 10/111.00
8 (3) 341791 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Skytrain 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 M Johnston D E Egan (3) 78 12/113.00

Verdict

Following a promising debut at Newbury, Plover had no problem justifying a short price on the Polytrack and there should be more to come. Pythagorean failed to complete the hat-trick here last month but wasn't beaten far and should run his race again as he appears to have the beating of Skytrain on a line through Newmarket second Dance With Dragons. Kyllachy Rise won at Salisbury before an abortive trip to Royal Ascot but BEACH CLUB is our sporting suggestion for a tricky opener. The Haydock second might get an uncontested lead in this and could take some pegging back if that's the case.