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Sandown Park

  • 18:30 Piper Heidsieck Champagne National Stakes 5f 6y

  • (Listed) £21,500 added 2yo 6 ran
  • Winner £12,206 2nd £4,627 3rd £2,316 4th £1,155
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 2.55s
  • Off time: 18:35:00

Full result

18:30 Sandown Park Result 26th May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (4) Pyman's Theory (IRE) 8-9 R Kingscote Tom Dascombe 2 12/1
Soon led, ridden clear entering final furlong, ran on opened 10/1 touched 12/1
2nd (2) ¾ Bannock (IRE) 9-0 L Dettori M Johnston 2 5/2
Led early, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on towards finish, not reach winner opened 11/4 touched 11/4 £2200-£800 £1100-£400(x2) £1250-£500
3rd (7) 5 Magic City (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 10/11f
Held up in touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong opened 5/6 touched 10/11 £3000-£3000 £1000-£1000 £500-£500 £5000-£5500 £2000-£2200(x2) £1818-£2000 £1000-£1100 £500-£550(x2) £2500-£3000 £1000-£1200 £1200-£1500 £400-£500
4th (3) 3 Sixx 9-0 K Fallon Richard Hannon 2 14/1
Outpaced, headway on outer over 1f out, soon ridden and hung left, no impression final furlong opened 12/1 touched 14/1
5th (1) 2 Powerful Wind (IRE) 9-0 L Morris R Harris 2 66/1
Tracked winner, ridden halfway, weakened entering final furlong opened 80/1 touched 100/1
6th (6) 8 Foxtrot India (IRE) 9-0 Jim Crowley P Winkworth 2 9/1
Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
WN (5) Miss Lahar 8-9 J P Spencer M R Channon 2 25/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £10.40 Tote Place: £4.00,1.30
Straight Forecast: £38.08 Exacta: £36.60 Swingers: 1&2:4.40 2&3:1.10 1&3:1.10

Jackpot: £6,845.30, Pool: £14462.01, 1.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £21.80, Pool: £105375.63, 3513.11 winning tickets
Quadpot: £3.30, Pool: £6206.81, 1357.36 winning tickets

Verdict

A heavy rain shower before the first race meant the ground was good to soft for what is always an informative juvenile heat. The early pace wasn't too strong but PYMAN'S THEORY quickly went to the front and never saw another rival. She showed plenty of speed to go three lengths clear of her rivals at the furlong pole although Bannock was reeling her in close home. The winner was paying a compliment to her York conqueror Miss Work Of Art, when admittedly she didn't get the run of her race. Richard Fahey seems to be leaning towards swerving Royal Ascot with his charge and if that's the case then Pyman's Theory must be a leading player in the Queen Mary. The runner-up is a fine looking son of Bertolini with the scope to keep progressing. He had to wait for a gap to appear but really devoured the ground coming up the hill and looks to be crying out for six furlongs. He'll improve throughout the year. Magic City was a neck behind Bannock when conceding him three pounds at Windsor last time but was five lengths adrift of him off level weights here. He carried his head awkwardly over a furlong out and while the ease in the ground may be a valid reason for a below-par display, he hasn't gone on from his sparkling Newbury debut win.