Bet365 Classic Trial
Group 3, Sandown 14:55
£65,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 2f 7y, Class 1    
Friday 28th April 2017

Free Racing Tips

1 Cunco 5/1
2 Intern 12/1
3 Frankuus 6/1
5 ran Distances: hd, 1l, 2l
Time: 2m 14.33s (slow by 9.03s)

Robert Tart was almost lost for words after Cunco provided him with a rare moment in the limelight when swooping late to win in style.


With Robert Havlin out of action as he fights a ban imposed by the authorities in France and Nicky Mackay nursing a broken leg, the 24-year-old jockey made the most of the opportunity.

Although the build-up to the Group Three had centred around Monarchs Glen, one of three runners in the mile-and-a-quarter contest sired by Frankel, it was to be the horse that provided the former 2000 Guineas hero with his first winner as a stallion that would steal the show.

Anchored in rear, the John Gosden-trained 5-1 shot came with a steady run to get on top close home and edge out Intern by a head, with his stablemate Monarchs Glen finishing a disappointing fourth.

Tart said: "I can't thank Mr Gosden and the team enough for this opportunity. It's my first Group ride, let alone my first Group winner. All credit must go to Mr Gosden.

"He is a true gentleman and there are not many around. I have got so much respect for him and the team at home. It has not even sunk in yet. I am still a bit numb."

Gosden said: "He is a tough first foal. He is not very big, but he has got a heart as big as a lion. He has run really well in all his races.

"I was thinking of going to the Chester Vase and I might still go there with a Group Three penalty."


Bet365 Classic Trial
£65,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 2f 7y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (3) Cunco (IRE) 5/1 Robert Tart
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (2) hd Intern (IRE) 12/1 F M Berry
R M Beckett 3
3rd (5) 1 Frankuus (IRE) 6/1 F Norton
M Johnston 3
4th (4) 2 Monarchs Glen 5/6f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
5th (1) hd Fierce Impact (JPN) 11/2 J P Spencer
D M Simcock 3