15:00 Sandown

Friday 26 April 2019

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:0516:3517:05

bet365 Classic Trial (Group 3)

Class 1  |   1m 1f 209y  |   Good to Firm (Good in Places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 2m 9.43s
Weighed In
1st
2
(4)
10/11f
T: A M BaldingJ: S De Sousa
Raced keenly, held up in 5th, closer 3f out, challenged travelling well 2f out, led and quickened clear over 1f out, kept on strongly op 5/4
2nd
1 ¼
6
(2)
11/2
T: M MeadeJ: Oisin Murphy
Tracked leaders on inside, not clear run and switched left entering final 2f, squeezed through over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner op 9/2 tchd 6/1
3rd
½
4
(5)
7/1
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Tracked leader, led and edged left 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, never going pace of winner, lost 2nd towards finish op 6/1 tchd 5/1
4th
2 ½
7
(7)
7/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Awkwardly away and pushed along early, then raced keenly tracking leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, struggling to quicken when bumped over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 15/2
5th
½
1
(6)
6/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: Jim Crowley
Slowly away, green and never travelled in rear, ridden and no response over 2f out, stayed on on late, never on terms op 7/1 tchd 5/1
6th
7
3
(1)
28/1
T: R HannonJ: Tom Marquand
Led, steady pace halfway, headed 2f out, weakened quickly op 16/1 tchd 25/1

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Non-Runners

5
(3)
Prince Eiji184
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 3
T: R Varian  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Bangkok (10/11), Technician (11/2), Alfaatik (6/1), Prince Eiji (6/1), Persian Moon (7/1), Travel On (7/1), Kuwait Currency (28/1)

Verdict

A fascinating renewal can go the way of the regally bred PRINCE EIJI for the red-hot Roger Varian. Although he didn't kick on after a fine debut his many high class relatives all excelled at three and once over middle distances, he can do likewise and land the spoils here. Bangkok was most impressive on return and may well provide the sternest opposition with that maiden working out like a Group race in it's own right. John Gosden's record in this race is remarkable, unexposed Alfaatik is preferred of his duo.
  1. Prince Eiji
  2. Bangkok
  3. Alfaatik

Previous Winners

2018
Sevenna Star
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: L Dettori
  |  
T: J H M Gosden
15/8

Prize Money

1st: £39,697.002nd: £15,050.003rd: £7,532.004th: £3,752.005th: £1,883.006th: £945.00

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