Horse Racing - Mandour pips Afsare at Sandown

Favourite Mandour chased down Afsare to snatch the Ambant Gala Stakes at Sandown on Friday.

Horse Racing - Mandour pips Afsare at Sandown

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Christophe Lemaire (pictured) had Mandour, at 9/4, well poised going into the Sandown Hill but there was plenty of ground to make up at the finish.

But Luca Cumani’s Afsare (9/1) had gone a touch early, allowing Mandour to close the gap and win by three quarters of a length.

Excess knowledge (10/1) came in third.

The Coral Dragon Stakes at Sandown was won by Ambiance (7/2), with 3/1 joint favourites Survived and Fine ‘n Dandy run out of it to fourth and fifth.

Langavat (4/1) was second, and Majestic Alexander (5/1) third.

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