Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 19:35 XL Group Whitsun Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good plcs)(Sprint - Good, Good to Firm plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.31s
  • Off time: 19:36:06
19:35 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mutashaded (USA) 11/4
2nd Noble Bull (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 20163-1 Emerald Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Dark Emerald (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 9-7 B G Powell William Buick 88 7/18.00
2 (6) 4-11 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Theodore Gericault (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 85 4/51.80
3 (1) 01-9 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap The Gatling Boy (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-1 Richard Hannon S M Levey 82 16/117.00
4 (3) 42612-7 Royal blue and red diabolo, emerald green sleeves, black and white quartered cap Canadian Run (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 9-0 R Mills G Lee 81 20/121.00
5 (5) 1- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mutashaded (USA) 205
Nag me
3 8-12 R Varian Dane O'Neill 79 11/43.75
6 (4) 2416-28 White and Yellow (halved), halved sleeves, White and Yellow quartered cap Noble Bull (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-7 b1 C Hills L Morris 74 33/134.00
7 (2) 3-1433 DARK BLUE, WHITE stars, WHITE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Rouge Nuage (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-7 C Allen Ryan Tate (5) 73 25/126.00

Verdict

Dark Emerald returned a 12/1 winner on his reappearance at Yarmouth and attempts this longer trip for the first time. THEODORE GERICAULT makes more appeal as he had no problem with today's distance at Pontefract when overcoming trouble in-running and ending up a cosy winner. A hat-trick looks on the cards for Sir Michael Stoute's charge as he should have too much for the top weight. October's maiden winner Mutashaded has plenty of scope for improvement on his return but Salisbury winner The Gatling Boy finished tailed off on his comeback, albeit in better company than this. The remainder are harder to fancy and overlooked.