Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:15 E.b.f. Maiden Stakes7f 16y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.69s
  • Off time: 15:17:00
15:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Private Story (USA) 25/1
2nd Valiant Knight (FR) 9/4
3rd Mufarrh (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 84 Pink and Royal Blue (quartered), Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Royal Blue star Flying Destination 23
Nag me
2 9-3 W J Knight C Catlin 12/113.00
2 (1) 8 Dark Blue, Light Green disc Green Earth (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 9-3 Mrs A J Perrett A Kirby 12/113.00
3 (7) Black, Gold spots on body and cap Inside Track (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 B J Meehan T E Durcan 25/126.00
4 (5) Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Magnetic Force (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute S W Kelly 10/111.00
5 (8) Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mufarrh (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 J L Dunlop T P O'Shea 5/16.00
6 (11) Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap Oasis Dancer
Nag me
2 9-3 R M Beckett D Sweeney 22/123.00
7 (9) White, Pink epaulets Private Story (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 25/126.00
8 (4) 0 Pink, Mauve star, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Red Eddie 14
Nag me
2 9-3 B J Meehan N Mackay 33/134.00
9 (10) 73 Pink, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue star Valiant Knight (FR) 15
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 9/43.25
10 (3) 7 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Viking Dancer 24
Nag me
2 9-3 A M Balding David Probert 7/18.00
11 (2) Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap Goolagong (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 R M Beckett S Sanders 7/24.50

Verdict

Valiant Knight sets a decent standard but with plenty of big yards represented it may pay to take a chance on one of the newcomers; GOOLAGONG looks pretty precocious on paper and is narrowly preferred. A 105,000 guineas purchase, this daughter of Giant's Causeway is out of a two-year-old-winning mare who herself is related to lots of winners at two. Some of the major jockeys are at this meeting rather than York and it may be significant that Seb Sanders rides. Flying Destination and Valiant Knight have the best form on offer, with the latters third at this track looking fair form. Stablemate Private Story shouldn't be overlooked either. Magnetic Force has a very attractive pedigree however it is one that shouts of untold improvement next year not this. Mufarrh made 170,000 guineas as a yearling and needs a watch in the market, as most of the stable's juveniles tend to need the run. Newcomer Inside Track looks the pick of Brian Meehan's duo, although to be fair both may need more time, so a bigger threat may be the once-raced pair of Green Earth and Viking Dancer who both shaped with a degree of promise on their debuts. Goolagong is taken to make a winning debut.