Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:30 Weatherbys VAT Services Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.26s
  • Off time: 14:30:33
14:30 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Debdebdeb 11/4
2nd Lady Pimpernel 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 7-51221 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Arbaah (USA) 27
Nag me
3 9-7 B J Meehan P Hanagan 83 5/16.00
2 (4) 43-6321 Maroon, gold epaulets and collar Portmonarch (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 9-6 p D R Lanigan R L Moore 82 9/25.50
3 (5) 133212 Dark Blue and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Debdebdeb 21
Nag me
3 9-4 A M Balding David Probert 80 11/43.75
4 (1) 40-1438 Royal Blue, White hollow box, checked sleeves and cap Sizzler 13
Nag me
3 9-3 R M Beckett J Doyle 79 10/111.00
5 (3) 21-352 Grey, Emerald Green sleeves, Cerise cap Lady Pimpernel 21
Nag me
3 9-2 H Candy Dane O'Neill 78 5/23.50
6 (2) 64-3231 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Deficit (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-9 M L W Bell William Buick 71 7/18.00

Verdict

Deficit has often been the subject of market support and it was not misplaced at Bath. The grey appears capable of showing his form on any surface, and having finally got his head in front, a 6lb rise might not be enough to prevent a repeat. Andrew Balding's string are in rude health so DEBDEBDEB can prove too good on this occasion. The filly did require the intervention of the stewards at Newbury in order to gift her victory, but she was far from disgraced on her first attempt over this trip at Haydock Park. Lady Pimpernel does not have a pedigree laden with stamina although her half-brother has placed in a bumper at Worcester. Arbaah was a ready winner at Newmarket last time, and the form of her earlier second at Newbury was given a significant boost by the winner last weekend.