Today's racecards

Sandown Park

  • 14:05 Betfred Goals Galore Handicap5f 6y

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.20s
  • Off time: 14:06:04
14:05 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Burning Thread (IRE) 7/1
2nd Tidal's Baby 6/1
3rd Sir Maximilian (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 547856 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Pandar 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 p R M H Cowell James Doyle 93 14/115.00
2 (9) 302904 Orange, Dark Green disc Joe Packet 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 J G Portman Jim Crowley 91 13/27.50
4 (11) 174258 Red, white spots, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Sir Maximilian (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 N J Vaughan S Donohoe 88 12/113.00
5 (7) 310-000 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Edge Closer 32
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-4 A W Carroll George Downing (5) 87 16/117.00
6 (13) 222119 Dark green, white stars, orange sleeves, dark green cap, white star Swendab (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 v J G M O'Shea D Sweeney 87 16/117.00
7 (3) 671782 Dark Blue and Light Blue diamonds, Light Blue and Dark Blue chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Burning Thread (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 b T J Etherington Adam Beschizza 86 7/18.00
8 (10) 05-7069 Red, dark green and red hooped sleeves and cap Dungannon 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-3 v1 A M Balding J Fortune 86 8/19.00
9 (15) 600-050 Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap B Fifty Two (IRE) 78
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 t C Hills William Buick 86 18/119.00
10 (4) 22-2341 Maroon, yellow sleeves, light blue diamonds and cap O'Gorman 75
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 G Brown R Hughes 85 7/18.00
11 (6) 431037 Red, black epaulets, black and red hooped sleeves Lupo D'oro (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 J R Best S J Drowne 85 11/112.00
12 (12) 349088 Maroon, Pink seams, Maroon cap Fratellino 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 pt A J Mccabe Martin Harley 82 25/126.00
14 (1) 22-0475 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Ask The Guru 117
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 v1 M J Attwater R Havlin 82 28/129.00
15 (16) 821-143 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Mission Approved 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 80 9/110.00
16 (2) 707121 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Tidal's Baby 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 A W Carroll P Hanagan 77 6/17.00
Non runners
3 (8)050500Taajub (IRE)69-8P CrateA Kirby91
13 (14)357127Arctic Lynx (IRE)68-12R M H CowellNon Runner81

Verdict

Edge Closer's only win since 2008 was in this contest last year. He's back on the same mark for today's renewal but finished well behind Tidal's Baby at Goodwood last month. The latter has claims despite a 6lb rise and is preferred to Mission Approved, a dual winner over 7f and yet to race over today's minimum trip. O'Gorman won't mind the drop back in distance having scored at Windsor in June while Swendab landed a double over 5f before struggling in better company over a longer trip last time. BURNING THREAD went close at Doncaster a fortnight ago with Dungannon well beaten and Tim Etherington's course and distance winner gets the nod ahead of Joe Packet, a runner-up here last month.