Sandown Mile Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Classic Trial Day)

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Sandown Mile. This is a race that is hosted at Sandown during the Classic Trial Day with the race being run over a distance of 1m, see which trends the past winners of the Sandown Mile have set for this year.

Sandown Mile Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Classic Trial Day)
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Sandown Mile Preview

The Sandown Mile is currently sponsored by bet365 and known as the bet365 Mile, as the title suggests, the race is run over a mile and it is a Group 2 that is open to runners who are aged four or older.

It was established in 1985 with Pebbles winning the inaugural race, a horse who became the first filly to then go on and win the Eclipse, she also went on to Breeders Cup Turf success in the US.

Sandown Mile Information:

Our dedicated Sandown tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Sandown Mile but will also have predictions for each meeting at Sandown throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Sandown Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Sandown Mile market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2004 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 119%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Sandown Mile, the over-round has been 112%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £112 which is bet.

Sandown Mile Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Sandown Mile next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -8.86. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2025 Sandown Mile.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Mutasaabeq, trained by Charles Hills and ridden by Jim Crowley who set the fastest winning time in the Sandown Mile, the runner won the race in a time of 1:37.18 when winning the race in 2023. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer David O'Meara and jockey Daniel Tudhope with Penitent who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:52.58 in the 2012 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Sandown Mile over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Mutasaabeq (1:37.18) in 2023
  2. Jeremy (1:41.22) in 2007
  3. Paco Boy (1:41.65) in 2010

Sandown Mile Past Winners

Here are the Sandown Mile past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Sandown Mile as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The 2023 renewal was abandoned due to unsafe ground and rescheduled at Newmarket during the Guineas Festival.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
1:45.17
Charyn (IRE)
4yo 9-3 (6 of 6) 9/4F
Silvestre De Sousa
Roger Varian (GB)
2023
1:37.18
Mutasaabeq (GB)
5yo 9-6 (1 of 5) 4/1
Jim Crowley
Charles Hills (GB)
2022
1:45.63
Lights On (GB)
5yo 8-12 (1 of 6) 17/2
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2021
1:44.43
Palace Pier (GB)
4yo 9-1 (4 of 4) 4/11F
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
2019
1:43.23
Beat The Bank (GB)
5yo 9-1 (8 of 7) 7/4F
Silvestre De Sousa
Andrew Balding (GB)
2018
1:45.48
Addeybb (IRE)
4yo 9-1 (8 of 8) 6/4F
James Doyle
William Haggas (GB)
2017
1:44.24
Sovereign Debt (IRE)
8yo 9-1 (8 of 9) 9/2F
James Sullivan
Ruth Carr (GB)
2016
1:43.06
Toormore (IRE)
5yo 9-4 (7 of 7) 7/2
William Buick
Richard Hannon (GB)
2015
1:44.57
Custom Cut (IRE)
6yo 9-5 (8 of 6) 4/1
Daniel Tudhope
David O'Meara (GB)
2014
1:48.10
Tullius (IRE)
6yo 9-1 (4 of 6) 9/2
Jimmy Fortune
Andrew Balding (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Sandown Mile have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 27 placings from 136 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Sandown Mile Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Sandown Mile over the last 20 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Rob Roy (2006), Jeremy (2007) and Lights On (2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Sandown Mile are Andrew Balding (2 wins) and David O'Meara (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Sandown Mile trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Sir Michael Stoute10-3-4+5.00+1.18
Andrew Balding13-2-5-4.75-2.34
David O'Meara6-2-2+5.00+1.63
Richard Hannon8-1-2-3.50-3.94
Roger Varian7-1-2-3.75-2.87
Charles Hills5-1-4+0.00+1.90
William Haggas3-1-2-0.50+0.60
John & Thady Gosden3-1-1-1.64-2.00
Ruth Carr2-1-1+3.50+1.70
David Simcock6-0-1-6.00-1.20

Sandown Mile Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Sandown Mile over the last 20 renewals with Frankie Dettori, Daniel Tudhope, Silvestre De Sousa and Pat Dobbs having all won the race two times. Frankie Dettori winners have been with Jeremy (2007) and Palace Pier (2021). Daniel Tudhope's winners have been with Penitent (2012) and Custom Cut (2015). Silvestre De Sousa winners have been with Beat The Bank (2019) and Charyn (2024). Pat Dobbs winners have been with Hurricane Alan (2004 & 2005).

Here are some of the top Sandown Mile jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Frankie Dettori6-2-3-1.64-1.30
Daniel Tudhope5-2-2+6.00+2.63
Silvestre De Sousa5-2-2+1.00-0.50
Pat Dobbs3-2-2+29.00+17.00
Ryan Moore13-1-3-3.50-4.22
Jim Crowley9-1-5-4.00+0.50
William Buick6-1-4-1.50+0.11
James Doyle3-1-2-0.50-0.04
James Sullivan2-1-1+3.50+1.70
Jamie Spencer5-0-1-5.00-2.50

Sandown Mile Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +8.08 is when runners ran over 1m when last winning. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were 5th in the betting market, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-22.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 6 (2) [6 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 1 (4) [5 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 1 (2) [6 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 [4 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 8 (7) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Sandown Mile is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Doncaster, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Doncaster last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 131 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 10 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Sandown Mile:

  • Arakan (3 Wins)
  • Dark Angel (2 Wins)
  • Desert Style (2 Wins)
  • Mukaddamah (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Sandown Mile despite multiple attempts:

  • Bahamian Bounty (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Selkirk (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Hurricane Alan in 2004, winning for Richard Hannon Snr at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Pat Dobbs. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 10 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2025 Sandown Mile why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

Other Principal races at Sandown racecourse

Here are some other notable races at the Sandown racecourse throughout the racing season that you may be interested in.

Races in January

Races in February

Races in March

Races in April (Classic Trial Day)

Races in April (Jump Finale)

Races in July

Races in December

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Sandown Mile Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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