Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:25 Coral Marathon 2m 78y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 29.38s
  • Off time: 16:26:23
16:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Caucus 13/8
2nd Biographer 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 12121-4 Black, Yellow cap Biographer 49
Nag me
4 9-0 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 103 2/13.00
2 (2) 5/3081-2 Pink, White sleeves Caucus 66
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 108 13/82.62
3 (1) 3525-51 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 p A M Balding J Fortune 102 10/111.00
5 (4) 23-1437 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Model Pupil 16
Nag me
4 9-0 C Hills James McDonald 109 6/17.00
6 (6) 24446-0 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Repeater 16
Nag me
4 9-0 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 106 12/113.00
7 (3) 2146-42 Black, Lilac sleeves, Purple cap Bite Of The Cherry 42
Nag me
4 8-9 M L W Bell J P Spencer 98 10/111.00
Non runners
4 (5)441221Duke Of Clarence (IRE)49-0Richard HannonR Hughes96

Verdict

Chiberta King won this in 2011 and was third to Cavalryman 12 months ago. He stayed on gamely to land the Queen Alexandra Stakes over 2m6f at Ascot last month and is a leading player again. But CAUCUS beat Cavalryman at Newmarket in the autumn and made a very satisfactory reappearance when runner-up to Ascot Gold Cup heroine Estimate in May. That run suggests he may have the beating of Model Pupil and Repeater, behind Estimate at the royal meeting last month, so he gets the nod. Biographer is a consistent sort and may well be suited by the step up in trip but York runner-up Bite Of The Cherry may have stamina limitations. Duke Of Clarence won a Goodwood handicap last month but needs to improve significantly to get involved here.