15:30 Sandown
Davies Insurance Services Gala Stakes (Listed Race) (1) 3yo+
Davies Insurance Services Gala Stakes (Listed Race) (1) 3yo+
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 1m 1f 209y Runners: 5
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 1m 1f 209y
This is a good race for Listed level and means that Spark Plug, second and first in the last two years, has more on his plate this time. Mustashry and, in particular, Morando would have strong claims at their best but the former hasn't run since flopping in September and the latter has a doubt about him on this ground. Preference is for EUGINIO (nap), a C&D winner who has leading form claims on his second at 33-1 in first-time blinkers in a very well-contested Listed race at Ascot last time. He will have good prospects if running to the same level. [Mel Cullinan]
RP Ratings Mustashry
POSTDATA Euginio
SPOTLIGHT Euginio
LAMBOURN Spark Plug
NEWMARKET First Sitting
TOPSPEED Connect
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
4 (2)
EuginioCD
S De Sousa/R Hannon
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 51-322
120 7/4, 15/8
7/4
SP
Good handicapper last season, including a C&D win; three creditable runs in Group/Listed races this season, last time showing improved form in first-time blinkers and with Silvestre De Sousa taking over when second at Ascot; that came in a very strong race for Listed level and he has good chance if running to same level.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/06/18
    ASC 10GF Cl1 Lis,57K
    9-3
    2/16 1l, Monarchs Glen[33/1]9-8 bl(1)
    Silvestre De Sousa
    108
    99
    113
  • 26/05/18
    GOO 12Gd Cl1 Lis,28K
    9-1
    2/5 3l, Mirage Dancer[5/2]9-1
    Andrea Atzeni
    108
    28
    107
  • 18/04/18
    NMK 9Gd Cl1 G3,34K
    8-13
    3/8 2 1/2l, Forest Ranger[7/1]8-13
    Andrea Atzeni
    104
    81
    109
  • 14/09/17
    DON 10Sft Cl2Hc,16K
    9-4
    1/4 1/4l, Another Eclipse[11/4]8-1
    Andrea Atzeni
    102
    33
    109
  • 02/09/17
    SAN 10Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    9-3
    5/13 3l, Thundering Blue[6/1]8-8
    Andrea Atzeni
    102
    74
    106
  • 12/08/17
    HAY 10GS Cl1 G3,36K
    8-9
    4/11 6l, Frankuus[14/1]8-9
    Tom Marquand
    102
    57
    101
6 (8)
Mustashry
J Crowley/Sir M Stoute
Age: 5
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: /0117-
121 9/4, 5/2
9/4
SP
Off since notably below-par run in September and has been better for a run in previous seasons; form claims for sure on last August's Group 3 win at York (1m1f) if able to resume at the same level now; elements of his pedigree are encouraging for 1m2f and bold show wouldn't surprise.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/09/17
    NMK 8GS Cl1 G2,57K
    9-4
    7/8 17 1/2l, Beat The Bank[7/2]9-0
    Jim Crowley
    112
    51
    81
  • 26/08/17
    YOR 9Gd Cl1 G3,51K
    9-5
    1/7 3/4l, Forest Ranger[5/2F]8-12
    Jim Crowley
    110
    98
    114
  • 15/08/17
    Cfd 8St Cl2Hc,32K
    9-10
    1/13 1/2l, Masham Star[5/1]8-10
    Jim Crowley
    105
    89
    113
  • 04/08/17
    GOO 8Sft Cl2Hc,93K
    9-9
    10/17 4l, Master The World[14/1]9-7
    Jim Crowley
    105
    85
    105
  • 14/09/16
    SAN 8Gd Cl1 Lis,21K
    8-13
    4/8 1l, Quebee[3/1]8-8
    Paul Hanagan
    104
    74
    109
  • 18/08/16
    YOR 7GF Cl2Hc,53K
    8-11
    2/20 1/2l, Firmament[5/1F]8-13
    Paul Hanagan
    100
    91
    107
7 (1)
Spark PlugCD
J P Spencer/B Meehan
Age: 7
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 36-637
119 5/1, 9/2
4/1
SP
Smart performer on his day but though he has been second and first in the last two runnings of this, will be doing well to figure quite as prominently again in a stronger renewal this time round; ran well enough at Ascot (met some trouble) last time to suggest that he remains in form.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/06/18
    ASC 10GF Cl1 Lis,57K
    9-3
    7/16 4l, Monarchs Glen[25/1]9-8 cp
    Jamie Spencer
    107
    92
    107
  • 26/05/18
    GOO 10Gd Cl1 Lis,28K
    9-1
    3/7 1 1/2l, First Sitting[11/4F]9-1 cp
    Sean Levey
    108
    51
    108
  • 05/05/18
    NMK 9Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    9-10
    6/16 6 1/2l, Oasis Charm[14/1]8-11 cp
    Oisin Murphy
    109
    86
    110
  • 04/11/17
    NMK 10GS Cl1 Lis,21K
    9-7
    6/7 13 1/2l, Permission[5/2F]8-13
    Pat Smullen
    110
    61
    87
  • 14/10/17
    NMK 9Gd Cl1 G3,34K
    9-3
    3/9 2 1/4l, Monarchs Glen[5/1]8-13 cp
    Tom Marquand
    110
    81
    110
  • 26/08/17
    WDR 10GF Cl1 G3,34K
    9-1
    2/6 1 1/4l, Fabricate[7/2]9-1 cp
    Jimmy Fortune
    110
    75
    112
2 (7)
Big CountryD
R L Moore/M Appleby
Age: 5
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 5-1010
118 6/1, 11/2
5/1
SP
Has made up into a very good handicapper, finding further progress to win valuable contests from the front on Wolverhampton AW and at Redcar this spring; doesn't have to lead; down the field in very competitive Listed contest at Ascot last time and, although this is easier, needs a career best.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/06/18
    ASC 10GF Cl1 Lis,57K
    9-3
    12/16 8l, Monarchs Glen[16/1]9-8
    Luke Morris
    107
    81
    99
  • 28/05/18
    RED 10GF Cl2Hc,31K
    10-0
    1/11 1/2l, Nicholas T[9/2]8-11
    Silvestre De Sousa
    103
    94
    111
  • 24/03/18
    DON 8Sft Cl2Hc,62K
    9-8
    16/20 32l, Addeybb[16/1]9-2
    Silvestre De Sousa
    105
    5
    45
  • 10/03/18
    WOL 9St Cl2Hc,31K
    9-9
    1/11 3/4l, Pactolus[8/1]9-3
    Luke Morris
    100
    80
    109
  • 14/10/17
    YOR 10Gd Cl2Hc,22K
    9-5
    5/12 3 1/2l, Dark Red[4/1J]9-4
    Lewis Edmunds
    100
    59
    103
  • 30/09/17
    NMK 9GS Cl2Hc,100K
    9-0
    16/34 8 1/2l, Dolphin Vista[7/1]8-7
    Silvestre De Sousa
    100
    66
    94
5 (4)
Morando
O Murphy/A Balding
Age: 5
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 432-30
120 12/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
Not at his best at Ascot (good to firm) last time, when running on faster than good for the first time; not enough evidence to be dogmatic about it but interesting that his three best RPRs have been on good to soft/heavy, so this surface is a slight concern; one of those runs was when third over C&D in April and leading form claims if he can reproduce that in cheekpieces now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/06/18
    ASC 10GF Cl1 Lis,57K
    9-3
    11/16 8l, Monarchs Glen[12/1]9-8
    Oisin Murphy
    112
    82
    99
  • 27/04/18
    SAN 10GS Cl1 G3,40K
    9-0
    3/6 1 1/4l, Crystal Ocean[7/1]9-0
    Oisin Murphy
    112
    88
    113
  • 10/10/17
    Bou 9GS G3,34K
    9-3
    2/5 1l, Zafiro[9/10F]9-3
    Christophe Soumillon
    108
  • 09/09/17
    HAY 8Hy Cl1 G3,36K
    9-3
    3/9 2l, Ballet Concerto[9/2]9-6
    Harry Bentley
    112
    91
    112
  • 17/08/17
    LEO 8Gd G3,32K
    9-7
    4/9 2 1/4l, Alexios Komnenos[6/4F]9-1
    Andrea Atzeni
    113
    65
    107
  • 01/07/17
    WDR 8GS Cl1 Lis,21K
    9-4
    1/5 Stormy Antarctic[11/4]9-4
    Jack Mitchell
    104
    90
    116
8 (3)
ConnectCD
A Atzeni/Clive Cox
Age: 3
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 61-701
115
Non runner
Decidedly mixed bag of efforts but he has still won three of his seven starts, in a maiden (here) and Listed race last season, and back to form when taking useful handicap in a first-time hood at Epsom last time; those wins on good to soft/soft and needs to show he can do it on faster surface; more needed but this 3yo isn't discounted.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/06/18
    EPS 10GS 3yCl2Hc,31K
    9-3
    1/11 1 1/2l, Court House[12/1]9-7 h(1)
    Adam Kirby
    100
    101
    109
  • 19/05/18
    NBY 10GF 3yCl2Hc,44K
    9-7
    11/11 22l, Communique[25/1]8-4
    Adam Kirby
    101
    23
    70
  • 21/04/18
    NBY 7GS 3yCl1 G3,34K
    9-0
    7/7 4l, James Garfield[10/1]9-0
    Adam Kirby
    101
    80
    100
  • 23/10/17
    PON 8Sft 2yCl1 Lis,20K
    9-3
    1/8 2 3/4l, Lisheen Castle[9/1]9-3
    Adam Kirby
    91
    72
    100
  • 02/09/17
    SAN 7Gd 2yCl1 G3,26K
    9-1
    6/7 11 1/2l, Masar[8/1]9-1
    Adam Kirby
    65
    76
  • 02/08/17
    SAN 7GS 2yCl5,4K
    9-2
    1/8 6l, Westerland[5/2]9-9
    Adam Kirby
    86
    90
3 (5)
Emirates Flyer
A Kirby/S bin Suroor
Age: 7
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 2/6-24
113
Non runner
Only run four times in the last three and a half years but reappearance second on Chelmsford AW (1m2f) back from 16 months off in May showed that he retains his ability; even that form leaves this 7yo needing more and wasn't so good last time, albeit dropped back to 1m.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/06/18
    Cfd 8St Cl2Hc,32K
    9-7
    4/15 6 1/2l, Seniority[12/1]8-11 v(1)
    David Egan
    104
    72
    100
  • 24/05/18
    Cfd 10St Cl2Hc,23K
    9-4
    2/8 3 1/4l, Secret Art[4/1]8-5
    George Wood
    104
    77
    106
  • 05/01/17
    Mey 12Gd Hc,61K
    9-3
    6/11 5l, Golden Wood[7/2]9-2
    Colm O'Donoghue
    102
    57
    100
  • 07/01/16
    Mey 9Fs Hc,45K
    9-1
    2/9 1 1/2l, One Man Band[6/1]9-4
    James Doyle
    102
    89
    104
  • 28/02/15
    Mey 10Fs Hc,67K
    9-0
    3/7 4l, Henry Clay[11/2]8-13
    Adrie de Vries
    104
    94
    103
  • 05/02/15
    Mey 9Fs G2,96K
    8-13
    10/11 18 1/2l, Frankyfourfingers[25/1]9-0
    Adrie de Vries
    107
    40
    76
1 (6)
First SittingDBF
G Mosse/C Wall
Age: 7
Weight: 9-10
Spotlight Form: 87-610
119
Non runner
Smart performer on his day, as when winning Listed race at Goodwood for the second year running last month; not at his best at Longchamp last time and vulnerable for win purposes conceding weight all round even if back to peak form.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/06/18
    Lon 10GS G3,35K
    9-0
    10/10 7l, Dallas Affair[13/5F]8-10
    Gerald Mosse
    95
  • 26/05/18
    GOO 10Gd Cl1 Lis,28K
    9-1
    1/7 1/2l, Autocratic[6/1]9-1
    Gerald Mosse
    110
    54
    111
  • 27/04/18
    SAN 10GS Cl1 G3,40K
    9-0
    6/6 17l, Crystal Ocean[25/1]9-0
    Gerald Mosse
    112
    56
    81
  • 14/10/17
    NMK 9Gd Cl1 G3,34K
    9-6
    7/9 8 3/4l, Monarchs Glen[14/1]8-13
    Gerald Mosse
    114
    64
    98
  • 30/09/17
    Cha 10Sft G2,97K
    9-2
    8/8 9 1/2l, Garlingari[5/1]9-2
    Frankie Dettori
    80
    94
  • 15/08/17
    Dea 10Gd G3,34K
    9-0
    1/6 3/4l, Garlingari[68/10]9-0
    Gerald Mosse
    55
    115
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