Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:15 Bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.65s
  • Off time: 16:17:04
16:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tartan Bearer (IRE) 11/10
2nd Pipedreamer 9/4
3rd Buccellati 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 514116- Light Blue and Black stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap Buccellati 132
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 v A M Balding William Buick 114 10/111.00
2 (2) 15021-0 Purple and Red check, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap Charlie Farnsbarns (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 9-3 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 114 16/117.00
3 (1) 31127- Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Bushman 217
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 D M Simcock R Hughes 104 14/115.00
4 (7) 174461 Black, Yellow stripe, diabolo on sleeves Halicarnassus (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M R Channon S Hitchcott 107 25/126.00
5 (8) 731530- Orange and Dark Blue stripes, Orange cap Indian Days 203
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 J G Given A Munro 100 33/134.00
6 (6) 333147- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Pipedreamer 189
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 J H M Gosden J Fortune 117 9/43.25
7 (4) 21252-2 Orange, Dark Blue triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond Steele Tango (USA) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 R A Teal Dane O'Neill 106 10/111.00
8 (3) 2/1123- Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Tartan Bearer (IRE) 300
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 122 11/102.10

Verdict

This looks to be a head to head between TARTAN BEARER and Pipedreamer with preference being for the former, with Buccellati looking the best of the rest. Sir Michael Stoute won this with an odds on shot last year, and Tartan Bearer can see him land it again, although he was the first winner in five years of the Dante not to go on and win the Derby, being runner up at Epsom. Since then he was third in the Irish derby, his last run. He's got more group entries for this summer here and in Ireland, and is well ahead of today's rivals on official ratings. Pipedreamer is also entered at Ascot and The Curragh, and John Gosden's string are in fine form. Buccellati's back from a disappointing run in Hong Kong in December; his best form seems to come in the autumn here though, as seen when winning in group company last year at Newbury and Newmarket. Brian Meehan's won this before, and brings Charlie Farnsbarns here; previously a group three winner here, he couldn't live with more illustrious company in Dubai. It's a high quality field, with the selection being Tartan Bearer.