Racing From Sandown and Haydock

Horse Racing

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Winners: Sandown: 2:00 - Brando 2/1F 2:35 - Secret Art 16/1 3:10 - Light Up Our World 20/1 3:45 - Hawkbill 6/1 Haydock: 1:45 - Wall of Fire 4/1 2:15 - Endless Time 11/4F 2:50 - Tawdeea 8/1

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Afternoon everyone, welcome to BTM coverage of the meetings at Sandown and Haydock this afternoon. @Ugster1 to keep you company.

Main event this afternoon is the Eclipse from Sandown, the ten furlong race that's been going for 130 years. Erm, not one single race...Anyway, that's due off at 3:45!

Lancashire Oaks the headline event from Haydock. That's at 2:15. Also the Old Newton Cup at 2:50.

So we'll cover the following races this afternoon: Sandown - 2:00, 2:35, 3:10 and 3:45 Haydock - 1:45, 2:15 and 2:50.

Weather looks fine at the moment, but, typically for this British summer, talk of rain around this afternoon. Going soft at Sandown.

Right, first live action imminent - 1:45 from Haydock, 1 mile 2 furlongs. Only five runners in this one: Threat Assessed - 11/8 Wall of Fire - 4/1 Navajo War Dance - 4/1 Dark Devil - 11/2 Champagne City - 7/1 Wild Hacked a non-runner. Going - soft, heavy in places.

Threat Assessed has my money on it. Loading underway...off!

Champagne City takes the early lead, Dark Devil just in behind. All very close.

Final half mile, no change in the lead, still close, Wall of Fire at the rear.

Here comes Threat Assessed, challenging Champagne City...