Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:40 Bet365 Mile 1m 14y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, back straight Good to firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.65s
  • Off time: 15:44:58
15:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paco Boy (IRE) 11/10
2nd Pressing (IRE) 16/1
3rd The Cheka (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 811130- Emerald green, white sash, emerald green and yellow checked sleeves, white cap Pressing (IRE) 132
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 M A Jarvis N Callan 117 16/117.00
2 (5) 121635- Orange, Black stars, halved sleeves Beacon Lodge (IRE) 203
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 C G Cox A Kirby 113 25/126.00
3 (9) 111192- WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Border Patrol 174
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Charlton S Drowne 114 14/115.00
4 (4) 24-5519 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Cat Junior (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 bt B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 115 11/112.00
5 (7) 21116-0 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Confront 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 115 4/15.00
6 (2) 12/3151- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Fareer 310
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 E A L Dunlop R Hills 100 16/117.00
7 (3) 814142- Maroon, Grey diamond Paco Boy (IRE) 269
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 124 11/102.10
8 (6) 111- Purple, yellow chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Prince Of Dance 175
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 108 8/19.00
9 (8) 12/1- Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap The Cheka (IRE) 281
Nag me
4 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton K Fallon 108 14/115.00

Verdict

PACO BOY took this contest last year and can repeat the feat; Confront, Pressing and The Cheka rate the most serious opposition. We've sided with the horse who took this contest last year, despite the concern that he's perhaps a better horse over seven furlongs. However, that didn't stop him in 2009 and it shouldn't this time around either as he is the best horse in the line-up, goes well fresh and represents a yard firing in winners. Confront looks a potential improver representing a trainer who gets the best out of older horses. This Nayef gelding won on his comeback last year too, albeit in a handicap, and must be regarded as a big threat to our pick. The Cheka looked a potential star on debut before an injury setback halted his progress, however he won his sole start last year and remains a horse of immense potential, although softer ground may have been better for him. Globe-trotter Pressing is the last horse for our shortlist as he's officially the second best horse here with a rating of 117. That said he was well held in one start in the UK last term and may struggle to give weight away to some less exposed rivals. Beacon Lodge is useful but prefers a bit of cut whilst Cat Junior has ability but perhaps not enough to land this prize, one taken to go once again to Paco Boy.