Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:40 Weatherbys VAT Returns Service Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.76s
  • Off time: 15:40:45
15:40 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ningara 9/2
2nd Sadiq 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 12633/0- Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Arabian Heights 144
Nag me
5 9-11 h A Middleton S Sanders 82 66/167.00
2 (1) 5-14904 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Scottish Star 49
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 J M P Eustace Rosie Jessop (5) 79 12/113.00
3 (5) 3231 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Ducab (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 R Varian R L Moore 85 3/14.00
4 (4) 4-311 Royal blue Sadiq 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 77 6/42.50
5 (6) 100/30-2 Pink, Maroon star Dumbarton (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 9-0 p1 P J Hobbs L Dettori 71 9/110.00
6 (2) 3-74554 Orange, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets Master Ming (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 8-13 b B J Meehan Dane O'Neill 80 12/113.00
7 (3) 51-2515 Dark Blue, Red triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ningara 19
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-10 A M Balding David Probert 77 9/25.50

Verdict

DUCAB has had to endure a series of near misses but he was a definite hit in a Chester maiden and Roger Varian's colt appears more than capable of following up today. Sadiq has won his last two races at Brighton and was 11 lengths clear of his rivals on his handicap debut. With the handicapper likely to take a dim view of that margin, it's no surprise to see him turned out quickly. Dumbarton didn't do a lot wrong on a first start for Philip Hobbs and there's an argument to suggest that he's well treated in relation to some of his earlier form for Sir Michael Stoute. Ningara is a previous winner at Sandown over nine furlongs though he was unable to quicken off a slow pace when recently tried over this trip.