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Sandown Park

  • 15:45 bet365 Mile 1m 14y

  • (Group 2) £80,000 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £45,416 2nd £17,216 3rd £8,616 4th £4,296
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 41.92s
  • Off time: 15:49:26

Full result

15:45 Sandown Park Result 23rd April 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (1) Dick Turpin (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes Richard Hannon 4 8/13f
Tracked leading duo on inside, eased out going well over 2f out, led inside final 2f, quickened clear inside final furlong, easily opened 4/6 touched 8/11 £727-£1000 £364-£500 £2000-£3000 £1600-£2400 £1500-£2250 £667-£1000 £400-£600(x4)
2nd (5) Cityscape 9-0 S Drowne R Charlton 5 5/1
Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong opened 5/1 touched 11/2 £2750-£500
3rd (4) Dream Eater (IRE) 9-0 J Fortune A M Balding 6 12/1
Took keen hold, held up in last pair, one pace when not clearest of runs over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten opened 10/1 touched 12/1
4th (3) ½ Music Show (IRE) 8-11 R L Moore M R Channon 4 4/1
Chased leader, until over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out opened 4/1 touched 4/1
5th (2) Highland Knight (IRE) 9-0 L P Keniry A M Balding 4 66/1
Led until ridden and headed inside final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong opened 50/1 touched 66/1 £10000-£100

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.60 Tote Place: £1.10,3.10
Straight Forecast: £3.89 Exacta: £4.30

Jackpot: £10,069.89 carried forward to Sandown Park, 24th Apr
Placepot: £4,388.40, Pool: £148185.88, 24.65 winning tickets
Quadpot: £42.90, Pool: £12989.24, 223.6 winning tickets

Verdict

DICK TURPIN produced a classy performance to provide Richard Hannon with his fourth successive success in this Group Two and sixth in eight years. He enjoyed a fine campaign in 2010, lowering the colours of Canford Cliffs in the Greenham on his reappearance before finishing second in three Group Ones, winning at that level at Chantilly and finishing third to Goldikova on his final start of the campaign over seven furlongs. He had upwards of 5lbs in hand of his rivals on official figures so was entitled to win this but it was still hard not to be impressed with the manner of his victory. Richard Hughes had him settled in behind a sensible gallop, eased him out to challenge travelling strongly and the colt responded well and quickened clear when challenged by Cityscape. He should be a factor in all of the season's top mile contests but may also be stepped up to ten furlongs as Hannon has no easy task plotting a campaign that keeps Dick Turpin and Canford Cliffs apart although they could meet in the Lockinge next month. Cityscape is also expected to head to Newbury where connections would hope to encounter a little more ease in the ground than they did here. This late developing five year old handled conditions well though and can be expected to improve from this run. Held up in rear in fourth, just in front of Dream Eater but off the rail, he briefly threatened when drawing alongside the winner but was readily put in his place. He has already won a Group Three and has the scope to improve further this season, particularly when granted his conditions. Dream Eater travelled well in rear but lacked the change of pace to pick up the front pair; he has a modest strike rate but continues to perform creditably in similar contests and can be expected to improve for this outing. Last year's Falmouth Stakes winner Music Show was reported to have done well over the winter although connections feel that she may need further than a mile now; she was the first under pressure but kept on well enough and will face easier opportunities back against her own sex and connections will have been pleased to get a run under her belt.