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SANDOWN REPORT | Fans Favourite Euchen Glen wins the Listed Gala Stakes

Jim Goldie’s popular gelding defied weight all around to claim success at Sandown



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Euchen Glen bounced back to winning ways for Jim Goldie, as the eight-year-old gelding battled on gamely to win the Listed Gala Stakes at the Coral Summer Festival on Friday afternoon.

Having to concede weight to all his rivals, the triple Group 3 winner made headway in the final three furlongs as he attempted to reel in the front-running Father Of Jazz.

watch: euchen glen wins the gala stakes at sandown [credit: racing tv]

He took the lead in the final furlong and didn’t look back, cruising away from his rivals to secure a three and a quarter length victory.

Fox Tal kept on to claim second for Andrew Balding, while Ed Dunlop’s John Leeper finished third.

Red Verdon caused an upset in the Coral Marathon, as the outsider of the four runners landed his first success in 12 months.

The gelding was held up in last for the majority of the contest, but began to mount a challenge in the final two furlongs and pushed alongside The Grand Visor.

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Red Verdon claimed success in the Coral Marathon at Sandown for Ed Dunlop

The eight-year-old edged out his rival in the final stages to claim success by a length and a half for Ed Dunlop.

The Grand Visor finished second for Ian Williams, while Mark Johnston’s Mildenberger and Roger Charlton’s Withhold finished third and fourth.

Fearby thundered home to win by five lengths in the Listed Dragon Stakes for Edward Bethell, while Charles Hills’ Sonny Liston was equally as impressive in when clearing away to win by five-and-a-half lengths in the 7f Novice Stakes.

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Hughie Morrison claimed the 1m6f Handicap with Vino Victrix, while Ed de Giles’ Zlatan landed his first win in almost three years in the 1m Handicap.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.