Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:20 Buy A Racing Post Yearling Bonus Candidate Nursery Handicap5f 6y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft,Soft in places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.90s
  • Off time: 14:21:04
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Italian Tom (IRE) 4/1
2nd Drift And Dream 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 51621 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Italian Tom (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-10 R Harris R Winston 67 4/15.00
2 (3) 130 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Waltz Around (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 9-7 C E Brittain C Catlin 70 9/110.00
3 (5) 742 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Pose (IRE) 27
Nag me
2 9-7 Richard Hannon R L Moore 70 3/14.00
5 (7) 342501 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Bossy Kitty 15
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-5 N Tinkler J Fortune 68 33/104.30
6 (6) 152 Emerald Green, Black spots, Black cap Drift And Dream 56
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-5 C F Wall T E Durcan 68 4/15.00
7 (1) 447 Black, light blue cross of Lorraine Guesswork 86
Nag me
2 9-5 p1 W Jarvis Andrea Atzeni (3) 68 16/117.00
9 (4) 560 Royal Blue, Red Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap Softly Spoken 53
Nag me
2 8-3 A W Carroll Amy Scott (7)(ex1) 52 16/117.00
Non runners
4 (2)6541Ruthie Babe29-6W J HaggasM Hills63
8 (9)664136Watch Chain (IRE)28-7M H TompkinsAshley Morgan56

Verdict

Both ITALIAN TOM and Ruthie Babe made winning starts in handicap company last time and out of the pair we'll side with the first mentioned while Drift And Dream should also be in the reckoning after a good course and distance display last time. The Ron Harris-trained selection built on a runner's up spot in a seller two starts ago to win on his first run in these ranks. The colt still showed plenty of inexperience during that run so we suggest he still could be ahead of the assessor despite his six pound penalty. Ruthie Babe took her handicap bow by staying on well over this trip at Ffos Las on quick ground. Again William Haggas' filly should be ahead of the handicapper but her rival looks open to more improvement. Drift And Dream is back after a bit of a break and was last seen finding just one too good over course and distance when two pounds lower. The form looks solid from that contest so a bold bid is expected. Pose looks well weighted on her handicap debut and is another for the shortlist but with plenty more expected, Italian Tom gets the vote.