Sandown Park

  • 18:20 Panmure Gordon Corporate Finance Handicap1m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 4.40s
  • Off time: 18:20:55
18:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Recluse (IRE) 8/1
2nd Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 5/1
3rd Atlantic Tiger (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 423-221 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Deauville Post (FR) 26
Nag me
3 9-9 Richard Hannon R Hughes 85 4/15.00
2 (7) 3211 Aquamarine, Black cap Atlantic Tiger (IRE) 30
Nag me
3 9-6 M Johnston R Hills 82 7/24.50
3 (9) 211132 Light blue, pink star, dark blue sleeves, pink cap, dark blue stars Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 27
Nag me
3 9-5 W Jarvis L Dettori 81 5/16.00
4 (6) 8-11133 Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Desert Recluse (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-0 Pat Eddery Martin Lane (3) 76 8/19.00
5 (8) 58-151 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Sir Pitt 15
Nag me
3 8-12 t1 J H M Gosden R L Moore 74 17/29.50
6 (4) 9423-23 Maroon and royal blue diamonds Ebony Boom (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 74 8/19.00
7 (2) 8533- DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Architrave 217
Nag me
3 8-10 Sir Mark Prescott S Donohoe 72 7/18.00
8 (5) 4430-25 Red, White triple diamond, White and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Iron Condor 13
Nag me
3 8-8 J M P Eustace Hayley Turner 70 20/121.00
9 (1) 908-54 Light green, red cap Stadium Of Light (IRE) 50
Nag me
3 8-4 t H Morrison N Mackay 65 16/117.00

Verdict

A competitive contest where SIR PITT is the one taken to come home in front ahead of Deauville Post, Atlantic Tiger and Rock A Doodle Doo. The selection has won two of his last three, and perhaps didn't handle the track when tried in-between those successes at Beverley. John Gosden's colt sees out 1m 4f very well and he races as though today's trip will be no problem, so we will side with this progressive sort. Deauville Post decimated a small field of maidens at Haydock over 12f last month and he returns to handicapping on a mark 5lbs higher than when he last appeared in this sphere and was beaten at Newmarket. Even so, he looks very solid now and should go close. Atlantic Tiger has a 50 per cent strike rate from four career starts, and he stayed on strongly to win at Kempton in April. He also shapes as though he will get this far and is very much respected from 5lbs higher. Rock A Doodle Do completed a hat-trick on the Polytrack in January and has been competitive on turf in recent runs, so you couldn't rule him out totally despite another 4lb increase on his back. Desert Recluse is another to have completed a hat-trick and has a similar profile in recent handicaps, so he should be on the premises, though preference is for Sir Pitt.