Sandown Park

  • 18:55 Slug And Lettuce/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes7f 16y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.65s
  • Off time: 18:58:01
18:55 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Latharnach (USA) 8/15
2nd Tom Hark (FR) 7/2
3rd Elm Park 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) Yellow, white epaulets Able Spirit
Nag me
2 9-5 B J Meehan M Dwyer 20/121.00
2 (9) 6 Orange, purple star, striped sleeves Duc de Seville (IRE) 41
Nag me
2 9-5 C G Cox A Kirby 25/126.00
3 (2) Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Elm Park
Nag me
2 9-5 A M Balding David Probert 7/18.00
5 (6) 4 Royal blue Latharnach (USA) 19
Nag me
2 9-5 C Appleby W Buick 8/151.53
6 (4) Purple and yellow diamonds, yellow and purple striped sleeves Master Zephyr
Nag me
2 9-5 R Charlton James Doyle 33/134.00
7 (5) Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Memories Galore (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 H J L Dunlop T E Durcan 33/134.00
8 (1) Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Referendum
Nag me
2 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute Jim Crowley 10/111.00
9 (7) 43 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Tom Hark (FR) 26
Nag me
2 9-5 R Hannon P J Dobbs 7/24.50
Non runners
4 (8)630Goring (GER)29-5Eve Johnson HoughtonT P Queally79

Verdict

Tom Hark is improving race by race it seems and his latest run here when third over this trip behind Mustadeem was a performance suggesting an ordinary maiden is there for the taking. However, he's pitched in again against some similar types once more returned to the Esher venue, notably LATHARNACH, a very promising fourth behind Lexington Times in a handsome-looking Newmarket maiden at the July meeting. The fifth that day, Typhoon Season, scored earlier this week to boost the form and he looks the one to beat on that evidence. All the newcomers look quite interesting and demand a market check, with Referendum and Master Zephyr making most appeal on paper.