bet365 Mile
Group 2, Sandown Park 14:55
£95,000 added,
4yo plus,
1m 14y, Class 1  
Friday 24th April 2015

Free Racing Tips

1 Custom Cut 4/1
2 Here Comes When 4/1
3 Shifting Power 15/8F
NR: Breton Rock (IRE), Master Carpenter (IRE)
6 ran Distances: 1½l, 1¾l, 1l
TIME 1m 44.57s (slow by 4.77s)

Custom Cut digs deep to make a winning reappearance in the bet365 Mile at Sandown

Custom Cut
© Caroline Norris
Custom Cut

The six-year-old won five races on the spin during a tremendous first season with David O’Meara in 2014, but was disappointing on his final start in the QEII on Champions Day at Ascot.

A 4-1 chance for his first start since October, Custom Cut tracked the front-running Bow Creek before taking over in the straight.

Here Comes When came from last to mount a challenge, but Custom Cut was not for passing, sticking to his guns to take the Group Two prize by a length and a half.

Winning jockey Daniel Tudhope said: “He’s every jockey’s dream as he travels well and gives you everything. He tries his heart out every time.

“He’s an improving horse and did well last season. It’s a good start to this season and hopefully he can keep going. I think Group Ones are probably on the agenda."

bet365 Mile (Group 2)
£95,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m 14y, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (8) Custom Cut (IRE) 4/1 D Tudhope
9-5
D O'Meara 6
2nd (7) Here Comes When (IRE) 4/1 Jim Crowley
9-5
A M Balding 5
3rd (6) Shifting Power 15/8f R Hughes
9-1
R Hannon 4
4th (3) 1 Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 8/1 S De Sousa
9-1
B Ellison 5
5th (2) nk Baltic Knight (IRE) 25/1 J Fortune
9-1
R Hannon 5
6th (1) ¾ Bow Creek (IRE) 4/1 W Buick
9-5
C Appleby 4
NR (5) Breton Rock (IRE) 6/1 Martin Lane
9-1
D M Simcock 5
NR (4) Master Carpenter (IRE) 16/1 R L Moore
9-1
B R Millman 4