Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 17:00 HWFA Williams Handicap1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.87s
  • Off time: 17:00:28
17:00 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Close At Hand 4/1
2nd Alegra 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 41 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Alegra 28
Nag me
3 9-6 Lady Cecil P Cosgrave 79 5/42.25
3 (6) 493 Maroon, grey epaulets Legends (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 75 9/25.50
4 (8) 4-2317 Pink, White sleeves Close At Hand 30
Nag me
3 9-2 h J H M Gosden William Buick 75 4/15.00
5 (7) 41-65 Khaki, Dark Green cap Aussie Lyrics (FR) 45
Nag me
3 9-2 George Baker James Doyle 75 7/18.00
6 (5) 03-185 Red, Black seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Barnaby Brook (CAN) 98
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 b1 N P Littmoden J-P Guillambert 69 33/134.00
7 (3) 852-07 Yellow, large Purple spots and spots on sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow spots Gilded Frame 122
Nag me
3 8-9 M P Tregoning Harry Bentley 68 20/121.00
8 (2) 763 Pink, dark blue triple diamond and sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star The Wizard Of Aus (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-7 A M Balding David Probert 66 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (1)2-2233Legal Waves (IRE)39-7B J MeehanJ Fortune80

Verdict

Alegra clearly learned plenty from her Thirsk debut as she was a cosy winner of a Thirsk winner on her second start. But the handicapper has taken a dim view of that success and she might struggle to follow up here. Legal Waves is likely to find at least one too good again and Windsor winner Close At hand only beaten one home on her handicap debut at Goodwood but The Wizard Of Aus appears to be getting the hang of things and may not be badly treated. LEGENDS found 1m too short at Kempton last time but still produced a decent effort and can score for the first time back over a more suitable trip.