|Group 2, Sandown Park 14:55
1m 14y, Class 1
|Friday 24th April 2015|
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
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
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
|2nd||(7)||1½||Here Comes When (IRE) 4/1||Jim Crowley
|A M Balding||5|
|3rd||(6)||1¾||Shifting Power 15/8f||R Hughes
|4th||(3)||1||Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 8/1||S De Sousa
|5th||(2)||nk||Baltic Knight (IRE) 25/1||J Fortune
|6th||(1)||¾||Bow Creek (IRE) 4/1||W Buick
|NR||(5)||Breton Rock (IRE) 6/1||Martin Lane
|D M Simcock||5|
|NR||(4)||Master Carpenter (IRE) 16/1||R L Moore
|B R Millman||4|