Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:20 Sandown Ski Centre Handicap5f 6y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.81s
  • Off time: 14:21:18
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocket Rob (IRE) 2/1
2nd Night Affair 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1-42 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Night Affair 43
Nag me
3 9-9 D W P Arbuthnot A Kirby 75 3/14.00
2 (2) 8-49144 Purple, Pink diamonds on sleeves, check cap Francis Walsingham (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-7 H Morrison S Drowne 73 5/16.00
3 (5) 4-48580 White, Pink epaulets Mamlakati (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 9-6 Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 72 16/117.00
4 (7) 571314 Maroon, White hoops, Maroon sleeves, White spots, White cap Rocket Rob (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 S A Callaghan L Dettori 71 2/13.00
5 (6) 913753 Dark Blue, White braces, striped sleeves and cap Amosite 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 v J R Jenkins D Holland 71 15/28.50
6 (1) 30-5934 Mauve, White chevrons, White cap, Mauve star Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-1 p1 P Phelan I Mongan 67 6/17.00
7 (4) 2-34324 Yellow, Emerald Green spots, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green star Edith's Boy (IRE) 165
Nag me
3 8-11 S Dow Jack Mitchell (3) 63 16/117.00

Verdict

A lowly, but competitive opener, with marginal preference being for NIGHT AFFAIR, ahead of Rocket Rob and Amosite. It's one of those races though that whoever wins wouldn't come as a surprise. Night Affair is the least exposed of these, with this just her fourth run. A winner on debut over six furlongs, we're taking on trust she'll hand the surface having previously raced exclusively on the Polytrack. Narrowly beaten last time out in a similar contest, for which she's only been raised a pound, she's got further improvement to come, and looks capable of emulating a number of close relatives who've been decent sprinters. Rocket Rob has a few pounds in hand, and drops down in trip and grade after finding top weight status too much last time out, but he knows how to win at this level. Amosite is one from 15 and that was back in April. Most recently she was third here in a better race; expect her to be at the vanguard from the off and try and blast away her rivals. Leadenhall Lass has ability, as shown when winning on debut, but has disappointed of late, so first time headgear may bring an improvement. We'll side with current form though, and from an in-form stable, we'll support Night Affair.