Betfred Park Stakes
Group 2, Doncaster 15:00
£120,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
7f 6y, Class 1    
Saturday 16th September 2023


1 Sandrine 11/2
2 Audience 100/30
3 Spycatcher 5/4F
5 ran NR: Pogo Distances: ¾l, 2¼l, 1¾l
Time: 1m 25.46s (slow by 2.36s)

A Royal Ascot scorer at two, Andrew Balding’s Sandrine had been without a victory since taking the Lennox Stakes at last year’s Qatar Goodwood Festival. 

However, she got the perfect tow into this hotly-contested seven-furlong event and as the front-running Audience and 5-4 favourite Spycatcher got duelling a long way from home, Oisin Murphy switched out the winner who came cruising by the two market leaders just inside the final furlong and galloped on gamely to hold off the rallying Audience. 

Sandrine has now secured Pattern-race triumphs in all three seasons she has been in training and Anna Lisa Balding, representing her husband, was thrilled to see Kirsten Rausing-owned four-year-old back to winning ways. 

Trainers Quotes

She said: “What a star. It is up to Kirsten (if this is her last season), but she owes us nothing. To come back and run as well as she did in the City of York Stakes and then two weeks later run like that in this ground, she has a massive heart. 

“Oisin said he was keen not to go too soon and they seemed to go pretty steady early and no one wanted to go on. He got it spot-on.”

Both Paddy Power and QuinnBet went 12-1 for the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on October 21, but Balding was in no rush to name a next target, with the Prix de la Foret at ParisLongchamp on October 1 another possible option.

She added: “I think we will see how she is when she gets home as it can sometimes take quite a lot out of them on this ground. It is important with breeding prospects ahead of her to look after her.”

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Betfred Park Stakes
£120,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 7f 6y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places

1 (6)    Sandrine 4 9-3 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 11/2

2 (4) ¾ Audience 4 9-6 John & Thady Gosden Robert Havlin 100/30
3 (1)
Spycatcher 5 9-6 K R Burke Clifford Lee 5/4F
4 (3)
Biggles 6 9-6 Ralph Beckett Ryan Moore 9/2
5 (2)
Jumby 5 9-6 Eve Johnson Houghton Tom Marquand 14/1
NR 4 (5) Pogo 7 9-6 Charles Hills NON RUNNER

Mathematician Betting

Year Horse Trainer Jockey Owner SP

2022 Kinross
2021 Glorious Journey
2020 Wichita
2019 Sir Dancealot
2018 Mustashry
2017 Aclaim
2016 Breton Rock D M Simcock Andrea Atzeni Mr John Cook 7/2
2015 Limato H Candy Andrea Atzeni Paul G Jacobs 9/2 fav
2014 Ansgar Miss S J Harty James Doyle Ms Chynel Phelan & Shane Fox 7/2
2013 Viztoria Eddie Lynam Wayne Lordan Sheila Lavery 7/2
2012 Libranno Richard Hannon Kieren Fallon McDowell Racing 16/1
2011 Premio Loco Chris Wall George Baker Bernard Westley 15/8 fav
2010 Balthazaar’s Gift Clive Cox Philip Robinson H E Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan 16/1
2009 Duff Edward Lynam IRE Fran Berry Kilboy Estate 7/1
2008 Arabian Gleam Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh Saeed Suhail 9/1
2007 Arabian Gleam Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh Saeed Suhail 5/2
2006 Iffraaj Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 4/6 fav
2005 Iffraaj Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum 7/1
2004 Pastoral Pursuits Hughie Morrison Steve Drowne The Pursuits Partnership 5/1
2003 Polar Ben James Fanshawe Jamie Spencer Simon Gibson 5/1
2002 Duck Row James Toller Richard Hughes Duke Of Devonshire 8/1
2001 Tough Speed Sir Michael Stoute Kieren Fallon Saeed Suhail 6/1
2000 Distant Music Barry Hills Michael Hills Khalid Abdullah 4/1
1999 Sugarfoot Nigel Tinkler Pat Eddery Mrs D Wright 15/2