RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (FRIDAY)

15:45 Sandown A competitive looking handicap over 1m1f here, but the answer may lie with the in-form Roger Varian four-year-old, Shargiah. The horse has won back-to-back handicaps in impressive style and the latter of those last time out was in such a commanding fashion that he is fully expected to follow up here and he gets the confident nod. Sylvestre De Sousa in the saddle only strengthens the case for the selection, but Martyn Meade’s last time out winner Solo Hunter is the most likely to cause problems should the tip fail to fire. SHARGIAH (WIN)

16:40 York The William Haggas team continue to fire on all cylinders and their Champs Elysees gelding, Theydon Grey looks to have a massive chance of enhancing that run of form. The horse showed its battling qualities when scoring over 1m3f last time out and he can follow up that narrow win here today with the extra distance being right up his alley, so he gets the confident nod with more improvement likely over this longer trip today. Georgia Cox claims a useful 5lb off his back as well and knows the horse well after doing the steering expertly last time out. The David Elsworth trained Mark Hopkins and Ian Williams’ in-form Monjeni lead a host of dangers to the selection, but they may have to settle for minor honours today. THEYDON GREY (WIN) – NAP

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