Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:35 Main Market Handicap1m 14y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.00s
  • Off time: 16:35:13
16:35 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rock Anthem (IRE) 4/1
2nd Poyle Meg 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 481124 Yellow, Emerald Green stars and armlets Desert Kiss 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 W R Swinburn A Kirby 80 4/15.00
4 (5) 3-22154 Orange, white hoops, black cap Palacefield (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 P W Chapple-Hyam A Munro 78 7/24.50
5 (1) 32-4321 Royal Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Poyle Meg 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 p R M Beckett Jim Crowley 77 17/29.50
6 (7) 345118 Emerald Green, Mauve star, striped sleeves and star on cap Rock Anthem (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 M Murphy Andrea Atzeni (3) 72 4/15.00
7 (3) 43222 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Truly Asia (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-13 R Charlton J Fortune 75 9/25.50
8 (9) 9-4439 Dark green, pink braces, quartered cap El Libertador (USA) 12
Nag me
3 8-11 E A Wheeler S Carson 73 10/111.00
9 (6) 071102 BLACK and EMERALD GREEN diabolo, RED cap, BLACK spots Gallego 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-9 R J Price J Bruning (7) 66 6/17.00
Non runners
2 (8)1-70700Opera Prince49-7S KirkG Baker78
3 (2)931171Ogre (USA)49-3P D EvansCatherine Gannon74

Verdict

The David Evans-trained OGRE escapes a penalty for her win in an apprentices' handicap at Epsom last week and she is hard to oppose off the same mark with the slightly shorter trip not being a problem and gets the vote ahead of Desert Kiss and Palacefield. Peter Chapple-Hyam's colt, a Chepstow maiden winner in May, struggled on his handicap debut at Thirsk but ran much better at Windsor last month and he has to be considered after that effort. Roger Charlton's Truly Asia has been running with credit in recent starts in maidens but looks plenty high enough for what he has achieved in that grade for his handicap debut and of more interest may be Gallego. An improved effort at Salisbury last time gives him every chance but this is a harder race so he may be booked for a place at best. Ralph Beckett's Poyle Meg is likely to find this tougher than the maiden that he won at Nottingham last time and a bigger threat to the selection is likely to come from Desert Kiss. Walter Swinburn's filly has shown a consistent level of form in recent starts with wins at Kempton and Ascot followed by fair efforts in defeat at Bath and Windsor but she may just be a shade too high in the weights and preference is for Ogre.