Sandown Park

  • 14:20 Orleans Nursery5f 6y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.07s
  • Off time: 14:21:25
14:20 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strategical (USA) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 211 Royal blue Strategical (USA) 11 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-13 C Appleby M Barzalona 85 11/82.38
2 (1) 6184 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Mahlah (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-4 R Hannon R Hughes 82 12/113.00
3 (3) 3918 Maroon and Light Blue diabolo, halved sleeves, Maroon cap Foxy Clarets (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 8-13 R A Fahey R L Moore 77 Evs2.00
5 (2) 270233 Grey and Royal Blue diamonds, Grey sleeves Urban Dreamer (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 8-8 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 72 10/111.00
Non runners
4 (5)321622Sunset Shore28-13Sir Mark PrescottL Morris77

Verdict

Strategical had little to beat at Wolverhampton last time, or at Yarmouth earlier, and will find it much tougher to complete hat-trick under a penalty and giving weight to some battle-hardened juvenile sprinters. FOXY CLARETS' run in a valuable sales race at York last week suggested he should be worth following back in a nursery and he gets the vote as Sunset Shore has now been beaten three times off similar marks and Urban Dreamer isn't progressing. Mahlah has her sights lowered but was disappointing at Haydock earlier this month.