July 27 / 19.25 Sandown

19.25 Sandown

Good To Firm

‘Le Freak’ Handicap

  • Prize money: £7731
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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‘Le Freak’ Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00

Form: -12280

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark in a 7f handicap at Southwell in January; went close at Wolverhampton (8.6f) and over C&D (good) in his next two starts but things have not gone well in last two runs; still looks feasibly treated on his peak form but he needs to bounce back near best.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(3)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Sandown

City Runner

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Brian Meehan

raced in last, went third after 2f, ridden when bit short of room and dropped to last over 2f out, went third over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led final strides (trainer said, regarding apparent improvement in form, that the colt had suffered slight interference on his last run at Newmarket and appreciated the stiffer track)

8/1

10th

1

(11)

18th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

15:52 Newmarket (July)

City Runner

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Brian Meehan

prominent towards far side, pushed along when squeezed out against far rail 2f out, weakened gradually from over 1f out

12/1

Form: -84251 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
4yo who made it 3-9 in turf handicaps when overcoming trouble to score over C&D (good to firm) last Wednesday; has a penalty on this step back up in grade but that was a personal best last time and he beat a heavily-backed favourite; big player.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:40 Doncaster

Mercurius Power

9st 1lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Andrew Balding

towards rear on near side of group, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong

5/1

2nd

4

(4)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Sandown

Mercurius Power

9st 3lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Andrew Balding

held up in behind leaders, dropped to last after 2f, niggled along halfway, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, headed final strides

11/8

1st

6

(1)

20th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:38 Sandown

Mercurius Power

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Andrew Balding

close up, lost position and chased leaders after 2f, shaken up over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, led 1f out, ridden out

7/1

Form: 129120 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Won two of his first four starts before a good front-running second in a handicap here (1m1f, good to firm) last month; his form dropped off at this track last time but he looked stretched over 1m2f and could resume his progress on this drop back in trip; dangerous.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(1)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Sandown

Aldhaja

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost second and no extra inside final 110yds

9/4

12th

14

(5)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 2

16:10 Sandown

Aldhaja

8st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Charles Hills

mounted in chute, led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

13/2

2nd

2

(5)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:40 Sandown

Aldhaja

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

disputed lead, led clearly after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

4/1

Form: 160085 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won a Class 3 at Ripon (1m, good) in April, but he's not come close to that form in five runs since; now 1lb lower than for last success but has something to prove and his last four wins have come on good or slower ground.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(2)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Sandown

Hortzadar

10st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: David O’Meara

tracked leader, lost second and ridden over 2f out, weakened and dropped to last over 1f out, eased inside final furlong

5/1

5th

2

(2)

15th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 2

19:24 Pontefract

Hortzadar

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield, switched right and ridden 2f out, keeping on but held when switched right inside final furlong, no impression final 110yds

10/1

8th

4

(3)

28th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 68y

Class 2

14:45 Hamilton

Hortzadar

10st 1lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear, dropped to last over 4f out, pushed along and no impression from over 2f out

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 37-195

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Found plenty of improvement after a gelding operation when winning by 6l at Nottingham (8.3f, good) on his reappearance in April but he's failed to beat a rival in both subsequent runs; drops back into a Class 3 event but has quite a bit to prove again and he needs to settle better than he did at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

18

(14)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Goodwood

Fast Medicine

8st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

took keen hold, held up in rear on inner, ridden against far rail over 2f out, never dangerous (jockey said gelding ran in snatches)

50/1

2

(5)

27th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:25 Sandown

Fast Medicine

9st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Found plenty of improvement after a gelding operation when winning by 6l at Nottingham (8.3f, good) on his reappearance in April but he's failed to beat a rival in both subsequent runs; drops back into a Class 3 event but has quite a bit to prove again and he needs to settle better than he did at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last time.

13/2

5th

4

(2)

16th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:51 Newmarket (July)

Fast Medicine

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

pulled hard, close up, steadied and dropped to rear 7f out, shaken up over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5/1

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Payout
Exacta £117.00
Straight Forecast £115.60
Trifecta £206.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mercurius Power

RP Ratings:

Aldhaja

TOPSPEED:

Fast Medicine

The Sun:

Hortzadar

LAMBOURN:

Aldhaja

The Times:

Aldhaja

The Guardian:

Aldhaja

The Star:

Aldhaja

POSTDATA:

Mercurius Power

Telegraph:

Mercurius Power

Daily Mail:

Mercurius Power

Daily Express:

Mercurius Power

Daily Mirror:

Mercurius Power

Daily Record:

Mercurius Power