17:35 Sandown Sat 15 June 2019

  • Randox Food Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 6f, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£6,469.002nd£1,925.003rd£962.004th£481.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:3m 11.33sOff time:17:35:25
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2
(14)
49-8OR: 81
33/1

Lightly raced and looked promising in early part of last season. Lost his way towards the end of that campaign though. Now starts out for new yard after changing hands for £17,000. Step back to 1m6f looks the right move but is risky on stable debut.

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3
(12)
69-8OR: 81
25/1

Good effort last time when fifth behind Seinesational (who was in third then) at Goodwood (2m; good to firm). Work on to reverse the form with that rival but drop in trip could see him finish closer to him. Reservations about the ground.

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4
(3)
69-7OR: 80
12/1

Hasn't done much wrong other than fail to win on both starts this year. Comprehensively beaten by a smart sort at Newmarket (1m4f; good to firm) on his most recent run. Nothing of that class in this contest and he has form on soft.

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5
(13)
49-7OR: 80
5/1

Unable to land a blow on heavy ground at Chester (2m2f; heavy) last time. Should benefit for the step back down to 1m6f and return to ground with ease in it. A mere 1lb above last winning mark.

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6
(7)
49-5OR: 78BF
7/2

Winning form on soft last year and does shape like a stayer. Raced only on good to firm this season, so step up to 1m6f and return to slower ground could be just what she needs to see her return to the winners enclosure.

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7
(4)
49-4OR: 77D
16/1

Improved upon first turf start of the year when third at Goodwood (2m; good to firm) last time. Live chance off the same mark but has to prove as effective on softer ground (yet to race on it).

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8
(8)
79-4OR: 77
22/1

Has been campaigned exclusively on the AW since last turf effort in April 2018. Obviously in good form at the moment, but the bare form of both of those runs at Southwell would require some improvement to see her involved.

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10
(10)
49-3OR: 76
16/1

Resumed her progress with a staying on victory at Wolverhampton (1m4f; standard). Step up in trip should suit and although she must step up on the form of her recent runs, she is improving all the time and should cope with latest 2lb rise.

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11
(5)
49-3OR: 76BFCD
9/1

Sent off favourite on first flat run since February when a disappointing eighth of 13 at Goodwood (2m; good to firm). However, this usually consistent type should be forgiven for that effort and it is hard to forget he is a one-time C&D winner.

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12
(11)
69-2OR: 75C
15/2

Mark has steadily been sliding since the winter. 2lb higher than for head-second at Musselburgh (1m6f; good to soft) at the beginning of the month. Must replicate that level of form and place claims if he manages to.

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13
(9)
49-2OR: 75
15/2

Evidently been a nightmare to train (ran just three times since making his debut in September 2017). Entitled to need the run when third on the AW at Newcastle last time. Says something that powerful connections are still persevering with him.

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14
(2)
48-12OR: 71D
5/1

Has improved since being returned to the flat after enjoying a respectable campaign over hurdles. Showed a tough attitude to get back up at Nottingham (1m6f; good) recently. Drew eight-length clear of the third that day and still looks well treated.

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Non-Runners

1
(6)
Blue Rambler22
99-8OR: 81
T: A W CarrollJ: George Downing
9
(1)
Graceful Lady19
69-4OR: 77
T: R EdderyJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
2Vis A Vis49-720/1Full Result
T: N P MulhollandJ: S W Kelly

Betting

Forecast

Just Wait (7/2), Diocletian (5/1), Oi The Clubb Oi's (5/1), Regal Director (15/2), Baydar (15/2), Elysees (9/1), C'Est No Mour (12/1), Blue Rambler (14/1), Graceful Lady (14/1), Seinesational (16/1), Point In Time (16/1), Argus (22/1), Archimento (25/1), Polish (33/1)

Verdict

An open staying contest in which a chance is taken on REGAL DIRECTOR whose short career has been blighted by injuries, but it speaks volumes that connections are still persevering with this son of New Approach. The step up to 1m6f should be in his favour and he should improve from his comeback effort at Newcastle. It would a major disappointment if he couldn't prove better than a mark of just 75. Oi The Clubb Oi's is going through a purple patch, as he has improved his form on the flat since returning from a stint over hurdles. He should remain competitive from his recent effort up just 4lb. Just Wait has form on soft and is another one who will relish the step up in trip.
  1. Regal Director
  2. Oi The Clubb Oi's
  3. Just Wait

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