Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 18:05 Betfair Training Series Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places on the round course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.39s
  • Off time: 18:05:10
18:05 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rock The Stars (IRE) 10/11
2nd Croix Rouge (USA) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2-04176 Royal Blue, White braces, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and White striped cap Rock The Stars (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 C Hills Daryl Byrne 75 10/111.91
2 (5) 5-32363 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Lang Shining (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 J A Osborne John Lawson (7) 74 13/27.50
5 (6) 66960-5 Royal blue and red check, red sleeves, royal blue armlets, grey and red hooped cap Penchesco (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 Mrs A J Perrett Justin Newman (3) 65 7/24.50
6 (3) 135868 White, light green hoop Diddums 22
Nag me
5 8-9 A J Lidderdale Katia Scallan (5) 60 10/111.00
7 (7) 6366-09 BLACK and EMERALD GREEN diabolo, RED cap, BLACK spots Gallego 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-7 R J Price David Kenny 58 25/126.00
8 (8) 447347- Purple, orange stars on sleeves Croix Rouge (USA) 293
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-5 R J Smith Matthew Lawson 46 9/110.00
Non runners
3 (2)5-61916Amana (USA)79-8W M BrisbourneRacheal Kneller73
4 (4)15-1410Lord Theo79-6N P LittmodenRichard Old71

Verdict

Amana registered both of last month's victories on faster ground and she's now 8lb higher than when scoring at Newbury, while Lord Theo's recent wins have been on the Polytrack and he was tailed off at Newmarket last time. Lang Shining is not the force of old judged on his recent defeats in claimers and the vote goes to ROCK THE STARS. This looks less competitive than the race he won over C&D in May and he gets one of the more accomplished apprentices on board today in Daryl Byrne.