Bet365 Classic Trial
Group 3, Sandown 15:00
£70,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 1f 209y, Class 1    
Friday 27th April 2018


1 Sevenna Star 15/8F
2 Ispolini 9/2
3 Hunting Horn 7/1
7 ran NR: Jetstream, Stephensons Rocket
Time: 2m 14.13s (slow by 8.83s)

Sevenna Star wins for Frankie Dettori and John Gosden

Sevenna Star
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Sevenna Star

John Gosden’s with Sevenna Star showed plenty of stamina beat Godolhin's Ispolini in a thrilling finish.

Appearing to need every inch of the mile-and-a-quarter trip, the Redoute’s Choice colt stuck on in spirited fashion to give the Newmarket trainer his ninth success in the race.

Requiring plenty of encouragement from Frankie Dettori to get into top gear, the 15-8 favourite wore down eventual runner-up Ispolini close to the line before landing the Group Three contest by a short head. 

Gosden said: “He is a big horse, as you can see, and he is still learning. He didn’t really see anyone around Windsor last time. He did a nice piece of work around there.

“It was a good race. The second, third and fourth are good horses. It was a quality trial. 

“You needed to see out the mile and a quarter in these conditions and Frankie said he was a little dreamy early on, learning about the game, and he was only getting the hang of it the last part. 

“We could possibly have another trial, we will see, but why not. We will see how we want to play it. We will take it step by step and I’m delighted here. I don’t think it was a weak race at all.”

He added: “It (Dante) would be a possibility, absolutely.”

As for Dettori, he believes the winner is still very much a work in progress as opposed to the finished article.

He said: “He is a big horse. It took a furlong and a half to get into top gear. Once I got upsides William (Buick, Ispolini) I knew my horse would do his very best at the end.

“It is the first time he has had a proper race. Last time he won at a canter. He is learning all the time and you will see his very best over a mile and a half.”


Bet365 Classic Trial
£70,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 1f 209y, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Soft

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (9) Sevenna Star (IRE) 15/8f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (8) s.h Ispolini 9/2 W Buick
C Appleby 3
3rd (5) Hunting Horn (IRE) 7/1 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
4th (4) ½ Chilean 11/4 Oisin Murphy
M Meade 3
5th (2) 4 Sovereign Duke (GER) 25/1 Fran Berry
H Candy 3
6th (1) 5 Wafy (IRE) 14/1 Jim Crowley
C Hills 3
7th (6) 9 Come On Tier (FR) 14/1 J P Spencer
D M Simcock 3
WN (7) Stephensons Rocket (IRE) P Cosgrave
Ed Walker 3
NR (3) Jetstream (IRE) R Winston
C Hills 3