Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 20:30 Arbuthnot Securities Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.16s
  • Off time: 20:31:17
20:30 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aiken 7/2
2nd Rastaban 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 4-31 Dark Blue, Mauve stars on sleeves Misty Isles 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Mrs H Main E Ahern 79 6/17.00
2 (3) 408549 Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap Orientalist 11
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-5 p Eve Johnson Houghton D Sweeney 77 10/111.00
3 (7) 31-6842 Red, black epaulets, black sleeves, red armlets and star on black cap Mr Perceptive (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-5 Richard Hannon R L Moore 77 5/23.50
4 (5) 91-348 Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Rastaban 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 W J Haggas J P Spencer 75 3/14.00
5 (4) 71 White, Emerald Green hoop Aiken 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 J H M Gosden William Buick 74 7/24.50
6 (1) 4-40 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Guisho (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-1 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 73 9/110.00
7 (6) 529-574 Yellow, dark blue hollow box and star on cap Silken Thoughts 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-6 John Berry L Morris 64 14/115.00

Verdict

AIKEN opened his account at Chester last month despite still showing signs of inexperience. He should be even better suited to this track and gets the nod on his handicap debut ahead of the other recent maiden winner Misty Isles. The latter landed the odds at Brighton in good style last time and she looks sure to make another bold. Mr Perceptive had Rastaban five lengths behind when runner-up over C&D recently and he'll be thereabouts at the finish, while Guisho should be capable of better stepping up in trip for his first start in a handicap.