Sandown Park

  • 15:15 bet365 Classic Trial 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 19.53s
  • Off time: 15:16:44
15:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Western Hymn 1/2
2nd Impulsive Moment (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (6) 63-2 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Automated 13
Nag me
3 9-1 C E Brittain James Doyle 88 14/115.00
3 (5) 51- purple, white armlets Impulsive Moment (IRE) 125
Nag me
3 9-1 A M Balding David Probert 80 25/126.00
4 (8) 10823-3 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Master Carpenter (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-1 B R Millman R L Moore 103 8/19.00
5 (7) 2221- Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Galileo 205
Nag me
3 9-1 E A L Dunlop G Baker 90 7/18.00
7 (2) 62113-3 Black, White seams and armlets, Red cap Truth Or Dare 9
Nag me
3 9-1 R Hannon R Hughes 107 10/111.00
8 (3) 1-1 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Western Hymn 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 J H M Gosden W Buick 104 1/21.50
Non runners
1 (4)2141-38Act Of Charity (IRE)39-1Miss Gay KellewayA Kirby88
6 (1)27143-8Sir Jack Layden39-1D H BrownNon Runner105

Verdict

This has had very little bearing on the Epsom classic in recent years but WESTERN HYMN is only 14/1 for the race and will need to win this convincingly to justify the odds. He had a run at Kempton in December and looked smart, though it was his reappearance at Newbury that convinced many he could be a genuine Derby prospect. Truth Or Dare followed two minor victories with a good run behind 2000 Guineas hope Kingston Hill at Newmarket and is probably the main threat as Master Carpenter was beaten almost eight lengths on his reappearance in the Greenham. Sir Jack Layden's close third behind Berkshire in the Royal Lodge was a surprise but he never got into the action in the UAE Derby on Meydan's Tapeta track last month.