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2:25 Sandown 27 Apr 2018

bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes (Group 3)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (1m1f209yds) 1m2f Good To Soft
1st £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752 5th £1,883 6th £945


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (2)  
4 90 118 92 116
b c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Crystal Star (Mark Of Esteem)
Looked well; not that well away but recovered to track leader after 1f, led well over 2f out but soon narrowly headed, shaken up over 1f out, driven to take narrow lead again last 150yds, held on well (op 10/11 tchd 11/10)
2 (7) shd
6 90 p 112 91 115
b g Makfi - Flight Of Fancy (Sadler's Wells)
Looked well; tracked leader 1f then settled in 4th, moved up to take narrow lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, good battle with winner after, narrowly headed 150yds out, battled on but just held (op 13/2)
3 (1) [1¼]
5 90 112 88 113
gr g Kendargent (FR) - Moranda (FR) (Indian Rocket)
Tracked leading pair after 2f, lost place and last over 2f out, not clear run soon after and then outpaced, shaken up over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd near finish, never able to challenge (jockey said gelding was denied a clear run) (op 13/2 tchd 6/1 and tchd 15/2)
4 (6) ¾ [2]
6 90 110 86 111
b g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Melodramatic (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Held up in last, progress on outer to chase leading pair over 2f out, pushed along and close enough soon after, not quicken over 1f out, faded last 100yds (tchd 8/1)
5 (5) 2 [4]
7 90 108 82 107
b g Creachadoir (IRE) - Boccatenera (GER) (Artan)
Held up and soon in 5th, shaken up over 2f out, one pace and no progress over 1f out (op 15/2 tchd 7/1)
6 (3) 13 [17]
7 90 112 56 81
b g Dansili - Aspiring Diva (USA) (Distant View)
Led to well over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off (tchd 33/1)
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