Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 16:55 Poker At bet365.com Handicap1m 14y

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.70s
  • Off time: 16:59:39
16:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Directorship 12/1
2nd Spa's Dancer (IRE) 6/1
3rd Maverik 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 225113- Red, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow stars Fire Ship 175
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-7 W J Knight William Buick 99 9/25.50
2 (3) 53300-5 Yellow, white epaulets Mister Music 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-6 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 98 8/19.00
3 (5) 236413- Light blue, light blue and purple diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, purple diamond Jake's Destiny (IRE) 175
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 t George Baker P Cosgrave 93 6/17.00
4 (2) 100-201 Dark blue, white star, halved sleeves and star on cap Maverik 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 92 7/18.00
5 (6) 223060- LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star Spa's Dancer (IRE) 184
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-13 J M P Eustace T P Queally 91 6/17.00
6 (7) 526030- Dark blue, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap,dark blue stars Directorship 175
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-12 P R Chamings Dane O'Neill 90 12/113.00
7 (4) 3/100- DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Forgotten Hero (IRE) 189
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 h C Hills R L Moore 89 9/43.25
8 (1) 71106- DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Embankment 118
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-5 W Jarvis Kirsty Milczarek 83 20/121.00

Verdict

Directorship was just beaten over course and distance off this mark last May and generally runs well here. Fire Ship enjoyed a successful campaign last season but the handicapper took appropriate action and he might need this. There are similar concerns surrounding Jake's Destiny but Mister Music should strip fitter for his fifth at Kempton while Maverik won at Nottingham earlier this month but is now on a career-high mark. SPA'S DANCER gets a tentative vote as he is 3lb lower than when a good third to Trade Commissioner over track and trip last July and will enjoy the good ground. Forgotten Hero won on his reappearance last year and may be the danger if improving for the fitting of a hood.