Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 15:15 bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes 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 10.18s
  • Off time: 15:15:36
15:15 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Kazeem 9/4
2nd Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 21222/1- Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Al Kazeem 357
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 R Charlton J Doyle 117 9/43.25
2 (4) 203722 Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap Burano (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 B J Meehan J Fortune 103 25/126.00
3 (8) 21/0001- Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Dick Doughtywylie 225
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 89 16/117.00
4 (5) 10/1- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Eagles Peak 213
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 99 7/24.50
5 (6) 19/1202- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ektihaam (IRE) 213
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 R Varian Dane O'Neill 112 10/34.33
6 (2) 026-034 Black, yellow braces, sleeves and cap Mister Green (FR) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 D Flood Jemma Marshall 60 150/1151.00
7 (7) 1/51158- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 224
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 111 3/14.00
Non runners
8 (1)809615-Semayyel (IRE)48-11C E BrittainFreddie Tylicki105

Verdict

Al Kazeem won a Group 2 on his only start as a four-year-old and is an obvious candidate in this. Ektihaam won on his reappearance last year but didn't really build on a subsequent second in the Dante at York while this is a big step up for the lightly-raced Eagles Peak, who has only won a maiden and a handicap so far. THOMAS CHIPPENDALE won the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot last summer and found the distance beyond him in the St Leger on his final start last year. He's starting off at a realistic level this season and is probably the one to beat as Semayyel's victory in a Listed race at Yarmouth in the autumn was probably a fluke. Dick Doughtywylie won over the trip at Doncaster in September but this is a huge rise in class and Burano often flatters to deceive.