Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:55 E.b.f. Maiden Stakes1m 14y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.10s
  • Off time: 14:55:53
14:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zeitoper 3/1
2nd Botanist 9/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (9) 8 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Botanist 33
Nag me
2 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 9/101.90
3 (6) Black, Yellow cap Centurio
Nag me
2 9-3 R Charlton R Kingscote 10/111.00
4 (7) 0 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond First Instance 90
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston G Fairley 16/117.00
5 (8) 5 WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Henry San (IRE) 35
Nag me
2 9-3 A King D Sweeney 8/19.00
7 (2) Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Lis Pendens
Nag me
2 9-3 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 33/134.00
8 (1) 9 White, Pink epaulets Mawaddah (IRE) 53
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 25/126.00
9 (3) Royal blue Zeitoper
Nag me
2 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 3/14.00
Non runners
1 (4)9Big Talk29-3S KirkG Baker
6 (5)Life And Soul (IRE)29-3Mrs A J PerrettJim Crowley

Verdict

Godolphin have a great record with their two-year-olds this season so in a fascinating heat Zeitoper needs to be respected but with a run already in the bank we prefer Sir Michael Stoute's BOTANIST and Henry San is the only other to make any appeal. The pick showed plenty of greenness on debut when not beating too many home last time. Despite that that run he still showed enough promise to suggest a race like this is within his scope while finishing ahead of a subsequent winner. As you'd expect Zeitoper is from a top class bloodline, which includes his brother Eastern Anthem, who won on debut as a two-year-old over this trip. It could be that this colt will be too classy for this lot but it's a risk we're not willing to take this time. Henry San should be suited by this step up in trip after an encouraging debut but we'll take Botanist to bloom.