Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:15 bet365 Classic Trial 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.26s
  • Off time: 15:15:44
15:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sugar Boy (IRE) 4/1
2nd Eye of The Storm (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 1150- Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Fantastic Moon 174
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-2 J Noseda William Buick 109 11/26.50
2 (1) 1123- Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Al Waab (IRE) 209
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 103 7/24.50
3 (4) 13- Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Eye of The Storm (IRE) 195
Nag me
3 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 99 2/13.00
4 (6) 15- Yellow, red chevrons, hooped cap Galileo Rock (IRE) 195
Nag me
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 97 8/19.00
5 (5) 1 Pink, red epaulets, white sleeves, orange cap Libertarian 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 Mrs K Burke P Makin 82 14/115.00
6 (7) 32111-2 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Sugar Boy (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-0 P J Prendergast C D Hayes 107 4/15.00
7 (3) 0-1 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Woodstock (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 72 33/134.00

Verdict

All seven runners have entries in the Derby including the three raiders from Ireland. Aidan O'Brien won this with subsequent Group 1 winner Imperial Monarch last year and should have a good line on the consistent Sugar Boy in this. He trained Battle Of Marengo to beat the latter in the Ballysax at Leopardstown earlier this month and will fancy the chances of EYE OF THE STORM doing the same. The Ballydoyle colt also had compatriot Galileo Rock a couple of lengths behind when third in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket in October and will come into his own over middle-distances this season. There was little between Al Waab and Fantastic Moon when they finished fourth and fifth respectively in the Royal Lodge last season and the latter had won the Solario at this track earlier. They looked closely matched once again while we'll find out how good recent maiden winners Libertarian and Woodstock are today as they step up in class.