Sandown Park Racecourse

Dark Angel's Heredia On Top In The Atalanta

St Albans Bloodstock's 4-year-old homebred filly Heredia (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Nakuti {Ire}, by Mastercraftsman {Ire}) took seven attempts to make a stakes breakthrough, doing so in last month's Listed Dick Hern Fillies' S. at Haydock, and continued her belated rise up the ladder with a career high in Saturday's G3 Virgin Bet Atalanta S. at Sandown. The Richard Hannon trainee settled into a smooth rhythm after breaking from the outside stall and raced in rear for most of this one-mile test. Making eyecatching headway out wide once into the straight,...

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First Stakes Winner For Ollie Sangster At Sandown

Ollie Sangster trainee Shuwari (Ire) (New Bay {GB}--Lady Pimpernel {GB}, by Sir Percy {GB}) recovered from a slow getaway to snag her June 27 debut at Newbury and stepped forward to register a first black-type success for the freshman conditioner in Friday's Listed European Bloodstock News Star S. at Sandown. The 9-4 second favourite was less than perfect at the break once more and occupied a midfield fifth for the most part here. Making eyecatching headway on the bridle in the straight to join the front rank passing the quarter-mile...

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Sandown's Eclipse Attracts Field Of Four, Anmaat Absent

Saturday's G1 Coral-Eclipse is down to just four after one of the main protagonists Anmaat (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) was ruled out at the 11th hour due to a foot abscess. TDN Rising Stars Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Ire}), Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and West Wind Blows (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) are joined by this year's G1 Ranvet and G1 Queen Elizabeth S. hero Dubai Honour (Ire) (Pride Of Dubai {Aus}) as Shadwell's G1 Prix d'Ispahan winner was forced to skip the contest. "It's just a matter of timing, he'll...

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Lope De Vega's Silver Knott Impresses In The Solario

Godolphin's Silver Knott (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}--God Given {GB}, by Nathaniel {Ire}), who ran fourth to subesequent G3 Acomb S. victor Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in his July 15 debut at Newbury, graduated by two lengths in an Aug. 3 Kempton novices' heat last time and laid down a marker for next year's Classics with an impressive tally in Saturday's G3 Fasig-Tipton Night Of The Stars Solario S. at Sandown. Held up in touch at the tail of the six-runner field for the most part, the 9-4 second favourite...

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Frankel's Mostahdaf Back With A Win At Sandown

Shadwell Estate Company's 4-year-old colt Mostahdaf (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) endured his only defeat in six prior starts when a badly-hampered 12th of 13 in Royal Ascot's G1 St James's Palace S. last June and went postward as a strong odds-on favourite for Friday's G3 bet365 Gordon Richards S. at Sandown coming back off a win in October's G3 Darley S. at Newmarket. It was not all plain sailing in the three-runner affair and he was made to earn his corn by King Power Racing's G3 Rose of Lancaster S. winner...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Bounces Back In The Atalanta

Yet another member of the cast from the G1 Falmouth S. to uphold the high standard of form of that July 9 Newmarket feature, Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) who had scoped dirty after finishing 11th there came roaring back in Saturday's G3 Betway Atalanta S. at Sandown. Tracking the leading pair under Hollie Doyle, the May 2 G1 1000 Guineas runner-up was sent to the front approaching the two-furlong marker and stayed on strongly to take the mile contest by 2 1/4 lengths from Waliyak (Fr) (Le Havre...

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Solario Success For Sea The Stars' Reach For The Moon

The Queen has a serious Classic candidate for 2022 judged on the manner of the win of her homebred Reach For the Moon (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in Saturday's G3 Betway Solario S. at Sandown. Runner-up to TDN Rising Star Point Lonsdale (Ire) (Australia {GB}) in the Listed Chesham S. over this seven-furlong trip June 19, the bay had since beaten the subsequent York nursery winner Harrow (Ire) (El Kabeir) by four lengths in a Newbury novice July 16 and it was all about him as he started as...

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Nick Mustoe Will Be New Sandown Chairman in 2022

Nick Mustoe has been appointed the new Chairman of Sandown Park Racecourse from Jan. 1, 2022, replacing Peter Jensen, The Jockey Club announced on Tuesday. Mustoe was previously on the Kempton Park Committee for 13 years and served as chairman between 2013 and 2018. Currently Mustoe is Chairman of Kindred, a London-based agency and has National Hunt horses in training with Emma Lavelle and a small band of broodmares based in England and Ireland. Sandy Dudgeon, Senior Steward of The Jockey Club, said, "I would like to congratulate Nick on...

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Breeders' Day Set For Sept. 15 at Sandown

The inaugural Breeders' Day will take place at Sandown Park Racecourse with the Thoroughbred Breeders' Assocation (TBA) on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Set during National Racehorse Week (Sept. 12-19), the event will provide racegoers with a unique insight into the breeding industry, engaging them with competitions, interactive displays, a QR code trail, a retired racehorse parade, interviews with breeders, give-aways, and trade stands. Opportunities to learn about shared ownership options and how to get involved in thoroughbred breeding will be available, while students and those considering a career change can learn...

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