Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 13:25 Bet365.com Esher Cup Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.92s
  • Off time: 13:27:46
13:25 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Racketeer (IRE) 10/3
2nd Thief of Time (IRE) 13/8
3rd Midnight Cruiser (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1449-38 Pink, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue star Sohcahtoa (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-4 Richard Hannon R L Moore 100 8/19.00
2 (5) 185- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Cruikadyke 189
Nag me
3 8-13 P F I Cole J F Egan 95 14/115.00
3 (4) 81420- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Zaffaan 225
Nag me
3 8-10 E A L Dunlop R Hills 92 10/111.00
4 (8) 23141- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Feeling Fab (FR) 202
Nag me
3 8-9 M Johnston Jim Crowley 91 11/26.50
5 (6) 31440-8 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Midnight Cruiser (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-9 Richard Hannon R Hughes 91 14/115.00
6 (2) 83303-6 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Effort 27
Nag me
3 8-8 M Johnston S Drowne 90 20/121.00
7 (1) 21- Silver, Dark Green sleeves Racketeer (IRE) 132
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 J H M Gosden N Mackay 85 10/34.33
8 (3) 212 Dark Blue, Light Blue diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue spots Thief of Time (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 P W Chapple-Hyam A Munro (ex1) 84 13/82.62

Verdict

THIEF OF TIME is our idea of the most likely winner with Sohcahtoa and Cruikadyke respected. Lightly weighted, Peter Chapple-Hyam's charge caught the eye when second at Leicester earlier in the month. Granted, this is a step up in grade but he is held in some regard by the yard and there should be more to come. Sohcahtoa was a disappointment at Kempton last time out. He may need a soft lead in order to run to anything like his best. Cruikadyke represents a yard that have found favour in the markets of late. He ran well in Ireland before producing a below par effort at Newmarket on his last start. Feeling Fab stayed on pluckily to win over seven furlongs at Newmarket and should get this mile on balance. Effort steps up in trip while Midnight Cruiser tests the validity of the Racing Post Trophy form. Racketeer had two back end runs on artificial surfaces and makes a turf debut this afternoon. Thief Of Time gets our vote.