Deans Carling Challenge Maiden Stakes 1m 14y

  • (3-4yo, 1m 14y, Class 5, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 45.38s
  • Off time: 16:15:20
Full result
Result 16:15 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Persepolis 1/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 32/45
LIGHT GREEN Key Appointment 89
  • T:P F I Cole
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 32/45
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 P F I Cole R Hughes 77 9/2
2 (1) 52-252
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Persepolis (IRE) 41
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 52-252
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3h
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 86 1/5f
3 (3) 08
Claret, Silver sash, hooped cap Polish Rider 9
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 08
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 Richard Hannon William Twiston-Davies (3) 50/1
4 (4)
White, Maroon and White quartered cap Primo d'Oro (USA)
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 3 Invisible Hunter (USA)
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:L Dettori
3 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 3/1
show more

In depth

Verdict

The presence of PERSEPOLIS appears to have scared off much of the meaningful opposition and with Sir Michael Stoute electing to utilise the hood for the first time, the grey can gain compensation for three runners-up prizes from his last four starts. Polish Rider has been easy to back on his two outings thus far so Primo d'Oro appears to be the pick of the Richard Hannon pair. He realised 85,000gns as a yearling but has already been gelded ahead of his first visit to the track so with potential stallion duties foregone, his connections will be keen to see an immediate return on their investment. Paul Cole's team continue in good form though it will be no easy to task for Key Appointment to concede a weight-for-age allowance to his rivals.

Formwatch

Persepolis (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Dwelt keen in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.

Key Appointment 8-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Carazam (10-9) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.

Polish Rider 50-1 (9-5) Behind most of way, 8th of 13, 20l behind Noble Protector (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.

Primo d'Oro (USA) Medaglia D'oro gelding out of First Glimmer.