Sandown Park

  • 14:10 bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £35,444 2nd £13,438 3rd £6,725 4th £3,350
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.89s
  • Off time: 14:14:12
14:10 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Mission 4/1
2nd Telescope (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 1/1224-1 Dark blue and yellow stripes, white sleeves, dark blue cap Contributer (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 E A L Dunlop G Baker 106 9/110.00
3 (4) 55-2030 Grey, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves Empire Storm (GER) 48
Nag me
7 9-0 ht M J Attwater J Fanning 107 33/134.00
4 (5) 41434-2 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Noble Mission 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 h Lady Cecil James Doyle 111 4/15.00
5 (3) 1/1131- Royal blue Sky Hunter 284
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 115 6/52.20
6 (1) 21/121- Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Telescope (IRE) 247
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 115 5/23.50
Non runners
1 (6)6-61413Robin Hoods Bay69-3E F VaughanL Dettori107

Verdict

Although Noble Mission won at this level back in 2012 he appears more comfortable in Listed company and faces a couple of very smart younger horses. Sky Hunter won four out of five for Andre Fabre, his only defeat came in Group 1 company at Longchamp. He'll handle the going though a long absence could just sway things the way of TELESCOPE. Sir Michael Stoute's colt just manages to avoid a penalty for his superb victory in York's Great Voltigeur and connections bypassed the St Leger to keep him fresh for what should be a big season with two Group 1s already on the horizon. Contributer doesn't quite look up to the quality of the three mentioned above though his fitness is guaranteed after a comfortable Listed victory at Kempton and he has more scope than Winter Derby hero Robin Hoods Bay.