Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:20 Coral Marathon 2m 78y

  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 39.19s
  • Off time: 16:20:07
16:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cavalryman 3/1
2nd Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 065-271 Royal blue Cavalryman 42
Nag me
6 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 113 3/14.00
2 (6) 7-67155 Orange, Black stars, halved sleeves Electrolyser (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 C G Cox T P Queally 109 12/113.00
3 (1) 4826-74 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 B J Meehan N Callan 103 10/111.00
4 (9) 3165-65 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 v M P Tregoning R L Moore 110 5/16.00
5 (2) 19020-3 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p A M Balding J Fortune 108 7/24.50
6 (7) 546524 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Glen's Diamond 13
Nag me
4 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 113 8/19.00
8 (8) 1801-13 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Thimaar (USA) 66
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 105 7/24.50
Non runners
7 (4)44484-1Mount Athos (IRE)59-0L M CumaniWilliam Buick108
9 (5)03-6551Bolivia (GER)68-9Mrs L WadhamE Ahern92

Verdict

CHIBERTA KING just held off Aaim To Prosper and Electrolyser to win this 12 months ago and may well have been targeted at the race again having only had one run, a third to subsequent Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Opinion Poll over C&D in May, so far this season. Askar Tau and Aaim To Prosper were behind that day and look held while York winner Cavalryman's suspect stamina will be put to the test on this stiff track. Neither Thimaar nor Bolivia look good enough but Mount Athos won a competitive handicap at Newmarket on his first start for Luca Cumani and there's a good chance he'll improve further. Glen's Diamond finished ahead of Electrolyser when second in the Yorkshire Cup in May but has been generally disappointing this year and again has his work cut out here trying 2m for the first time.