Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:20 Old Ellens Handicap 5f 6y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Soft (Heavy places Sprint,Round Heavy,Soft places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 5.22s
  • Off time: 14:21:01
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Strig 5/1
2nd Time Medicean 20/1
3rd Italian Tom (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 326914 White, Royal Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Royal Blue Cap Storm Lightning 4
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 b W M Brisbourne T G McLaughlin 74 6/17.00
2 (11) 39172-8 Orange and White check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Senator Bong 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-6 D R C Elsworth R L Moore 75 5/16.00
4 (4) 920607 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Italian Tom (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 R Harris Catherine Gannon 73 5/16.00
5 (9) 008-004 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Solemn 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 b J M Bradley A Kirby 73 10/111.00
6 (3) 009800 Red, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Time Medicean 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 A W Carroll L P Keniry 70 20/121.00
8 (10) 751829 Red, Dark Blue star, Red sleeves, Dark Blue stars, White cap Irish Boy (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 pt Mrs C A Dunnett E J Walsh (7) 69 25/126.00
10 (1) 0/0-0594 Purple, White stars on sleeves, Purple cap, White star Royal Award 44
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 p1 J G Portman Jim Crowley 67 12/113.00
11 (6) 421562 WHITE, RED star, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, RED cap, WHITE star Celestial Bay 4
Nag me
4 8-13 S Kirk R Hughes 67 4/15.00
12 (2) 542321 Light green, red disc, red cap The Strig 2 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 v S C Williams James Doyle 66 5/16.00
13 (8) 2309-88 Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, yellow and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow diamond Risky Rizkova 4
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 b1 J G Portman J P Fahy 62 50/151.00
14 (5) 00-6003 Royal Blue, Light Blue stripe Torres Del Paine 7
Nag me
6 8-7 v B R Johnson K T O'Neill 60 25/126.00
15 (14) 528434 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Harrogate Fair 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 M D Squance J Quinn 58 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (12)8-81632Desert Command39-6A M BaldingDavid Probert75
7 (15)856501Alpha Delta Whisky59-2J GallagherMichael J M Murphy70
9 (13)584233Macdillon78-13W S KittowS W Kelly67

Verdict

CELESTIAL BAY was carrying overweight when beaten less than a length by Maglietta Fina at Bath on Saturday. She effectively races off a 3lb lower mark here and, with Richard Hughes booked, must have every chance against more exposed rivals. Desert Command was only beaten a short-head over 6f at Epsom last month but, like the consistent Macdillon, doesn't look well drawn. Storm Lightning had Solemn back in fourth when scoring at Wolverhampton but the latter is 7lb better off here and there may not be much to choose between the pair this time. The Strig won at Brighton on Monday but now has a penalty to carry and this is much more competitive.