Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:00 Royal Artillery Gold Cup 3m 110y

  • Winner £6,239 2nd £1,935 3rd £967 4th £484
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 40.60s
  • Off time: 15:00:36
15:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gwanako (FR) 7/4
2nd Fine Parchment (IRE) 5/1
3rd Lord Tomnoddy 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-P0433 Dark Blue, Yellow cross belts, Red sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap Double Dizzy 7
Nag me
12 12-5 t R H Buckler Major Erica Bridge (7) 114 12/113.00
2 211F-44 Violet and white check, white cap Gwanako (FR) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
10 12-5 P F Nicholls Lbdr Jody Sole (7) 130 7/42.75
3 1/4-2163 Red, Black Cross of Lorraine, White cap Lord Tomnoddy 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
11 12-5 K C Bailey Maj A Michael (5) 122 6/17.00
4 31-446P Light blue, white braces and sleeves Railway Dillon (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-5 b D McCain Jnr Lucy Gardner 129 10/34.33
5 U2-UFPP Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Benedictus (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-0 Miss J Western Mr P York 93 33/134.00
6 134865- Gold, White hoops, Emerald Green cap Bolachoir (IRE) 343
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 12-0 P R Chamings Capt Max Chenery (7) 102 33/134.00
7 5P7U26 Yellow, white and yellow halved sleeves Fine Parchment (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 pt C J Mann Mr R G Spencer (7) 125 5/16.00
8 P308-32 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Whinstone Boy (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
12 12-0 G Bailey Mr A Vaughan-jones (7) 119 9/110.00

Verdict

Bolachoir was second in this amateurs' showpiece in 2010 under Lucy Gardner but was only sixth last year. His rider on that first occasion usually has a fancied mount in this and RAILWAY DILLON will be no exception. The latter hasn't really been firing this season but his fourth to Quartz De Thaix at Haydock in November is still the best form on offer here and he's probably the one to beat. Gwanako was fourth in a handicap over 2m4f here last time but seems best at that shorter trip nowadays while Double Dizzy is an out-and-out stayer. Richard Spencer rode last year's winner and Fine Parchment would have a chance on his old form but stopped quickly at Wincanton last month. Pointer Whinstone Boy may be best of the rest.