888sport Sandy Lane Stakes
Group 2, Haydock Park 15:45
£90,000 added,
3yo only,
6f, Class 1  
Saturday 30th May 2015


1 Adaay 6/1
2 Limato EvsF
3 New Providence 14/1
10 ran Distances: 1l, hd, 1½l
TIME 1m 13.22s (slow by 1.62s)

Adaay wins the 888Sport Sandy Lane Stakes with Limato just not acting not on he surface

© Racehorse Photos

Mattmu took the field through the early stages on the far side, tracked around three lengths in arrears by Limato, while Markaz was prominent in the middle of the track and Paul Hanagan happily settled Adaay towards the rear.

Even-money favourite Limato improved two furlongs out but Adaay did likewise and had the sharper change of gear through the final 200 yards, holding on by a ready length. New Providence was another head back in third.

Limato had twice beaten the winner during his five-race streak, but could not quite cope in this newly upgraded Group Two affair.

Hanagan said of the winner: "I'm thrilled with him. I think that is the key to riding him, drop him out and get him nice and relaxed. He has nice turn of foot.

"They have done a great job with him, he's matured as he could be a bit free. He's really grown up and has a big future. I think it all just came a bit quick for him last year.

"We'll speak to Sheikh Hamdan and see what he says."


888sport Sandy Lane Stakes (Group 2)
£90,000 added, 3yo only, 6f, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (9) Adaay (IRE) 6/1 P Hanagan
W J Haggas 3
2nd (1) 1 Limato (IRE) Evsf G Lee
H Candy 3
3rd (7) hd New Providence 14/1 Harry Bentley
H Palmer 3
4th (8) Markaz (IRE) 20/1 A Kirby
B W Hills 3
5th (3) nk Mattmu 11/2 D Allan
T D Easterby 3
6th (2) Salt Island 12/1 J P Spencer
C Hills 3
7th (10) Burnt Sugar (IRE) 33/1 W Buick
R Hannon 3
8th (4) ¾ Toocoolforschool (IRE) 10/1 B A Curtis
K R Burke 3
9th (6) ½ Glenalmond (IRE) 33/1 R Kingscote
K R Burke 3
10th (5) ¾ Beacon 25/1 P J Dobbs
R Hannon 3

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