18:55 Sandown

Wednesday 2 August 2017

All17:4518:2018:5519:2519:5520:25

British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes

Class 5  |   7f  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 18:55  |   Winning time: 1m 33.52s
Weighed In
1st
3
(6)
5/2
T: C G CoxJ: A Kirby
On his toes, raced freely, made all, clear when ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged op 7/2
2nd
6
1
(7)
4/6f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Tracked leading pair went 2nd 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner tchd 4/5
3rd
1 ¾
5
(2)
14/1
T: J A OsborneJ: D C Costello
Held up in last pair, reminder 3f out, headway between horses and ran green over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish tchd 12/1
4th
¾
6
(8)
29-2
7/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: P J Dobbs
Tracked leaders on outside, 3rd inside final 3f, one pace and ran green over 1f out, lost 3rd towards finish op 6/1
5th
2 ¼
4
(10)
20/1
T: R HannonJ: S M Levey
Chased winner until 3f out, chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened final furlong tchd 22/1
6th
3
7
(1)
20/1
T: A KingJ: F Sweeney
Held up in 5th, pushed along and not quicken 2f out, weakened over 1f out tchd 16/1
7th
6
8
(9)
50/1
T: Steph HollinsheadJ: Adam Beschizza
Last trio, pushed along halfway, soon struggling op 40/1
8th
7
10
(4)
12/1
T: J TuiteJ: Oisin Murphy
Slowly into stride, ran green and always in rear op 14/1

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Non-Runners

2
(5)
Apex Predator
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 2
T: S Durack  J: T P Queally
9
(3)
Strategic18
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 2
T: R Hannon  J: S M Levey

Betting

Forecast

Westerland (4/6), Connect (5/2), Strategic (6/1), Ledham (7/1), Surrey Blaze (12/1), La La Land (14/1), Apex Predator (14/1), Galactic (20/1), Manor Park (20/1), Stockings Lane (50/1)

Verdict

WESTERLAND found himself in at the deep end last time out at Royal Ascot on unfamiliar ground and he understandably struggled. The son of Frankel has been given some time to get over that and now finds a good opportunity to resume his progress. The likely ground will be fine and he sets a fair standard for his rivals to aim at here, ensuring he is very much the one they have to beat. Connect made a decent start at this track in June and can improve to be competitive here while Strategic is also likely to have some say. The Stoute-trained newcomer Ledham could prove the big threat to the selection while another debutant, La La Land, is also worth looking out for.
  1. Westerland
  2. Ledham
  3. Connect

Prize Money

1st: £3,881.002nd: £1,155.003rd: £577.004th: £289.00

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