top of page


13:50 Sandown Given there are a few who like to blast off from the front, perhaps the hold up performers hold the key to this and the vote is handed to last seasons fourth, Shamshon who can race off a 6lbs lower mark this time around. A winner two starts back under Jim Crowley there are obvious risks attached, he does like it here however so a chance is taken. Bahamian Sunrise is two from two over course and distance and is respected on that score, should he get an easy lead he would be dangerous. Majestic Hero and Justice Lady are selected others with chances in an open contest. Shamshon (WIN)

14:10 Chester Cape Coast went down all guns blazing when just failing to hold off Bin Battuta at Ascot last time, given he receives weight all round here and that the form of his last race has been franked by the winner, he is taken to make amends despite his tricky looking draw. Who Dares Wins has shown a liking for this venue and looks a big player from his draw, this trip poses a serious question of his tactical pace however. Shraaoh is as infuriating a horse as there is, often well fancied he usually finds a way of being beaten though he will surely win one of these before long. Cape Coast (WIN)

14:25 Sandown Purser made a pleasing start to his career when gradually getting up at Newbury last month to win a little snuggly, from the same owner/trainer combination as 2013 winner Kingman, he must be very high on the list. Masar got up on the line to win on his debut and backed that up with a cracking third at Royal Ascot the next time, from a very good family he surely has more to offer and is handed the vote. Vintager unseated his jockey going to post on debut at Newmarket yet still managed to win, he will know more today and is respected. Masar (WIN)

14:45 Chester Breakable likes it here and won with a minimum amount of fuss last month, now on a career high mark he will likely find this tougher but is drawn well. Intransigent is better known for his exploits on the all weather, he has won here before however and his yard always need respecting at this venue. Gabrial is consistent in that he almost always flatters to deceive, the nuances of this track could spark a revival however and he is handed a speculative each way vote. Gabrial (E/W)

15:00 Sandown Three year olds have dominated this is in the ten years though it has to be said, this current crop hardly stand out as above average and the better three year olds haven’t turned up. Tisbutadream continues to perform with credit and was agonisingly worn down late in the day in France last time, she deserves to land a race of this nature but it hardly gets easier for her. Nathra has outstanding form claims yet has never won beyond 7f, she will probably look the winner at some stage but the trip is a negative. Intimation, Lincoln Rocks and On Her Toes have some sort of shout but Aljazzi may only need to repeat her second behind Qemah last time to take this and is handed a strong vote. Aljazzi (WIN) – NAP

15:15 Beverley This should come with a punter health warning as no favourite has been successful in the last decade, to further complicate matters only two horses in the same time period have managed to win from a double figure draw. Alpha Delphini is two from two here and managed to win this last season, his wide draw tempers enthusiasm but he has been in decent form and ought to give it a good shot. Take Cover is well drawn and likes to lead, all things point to a big run and he is feared most. Alpha Delphini (E/W)

15:20 Chester Discounting any of these looks a difficult task so course specialist, Confessional is taken to run into a place. Unlikely to have the toe to lay up early the selection will need plenty of luck in the run, his love for this venue is no secret however and he can run most of them down late in the day. Powerallied has disappointed the last twice and now finds himself two pounds below the mark he last won at, well drawn and proven here, he looks the biggest threat. Confessional (E/W)

15:35 Sandown Monarchs Glen makes his return to the track having been recently gelded, massively impressive when winning at Goodwood and Kempton he has since ruined all that by refusing to settle and ultimately disappointing. Thundering Blue arrives here in search of the hat-trick, the authority with which he won at Newmarket last time suggests he has plenty left in the tank. Pacify and Across Dubai also arrive in decent heart and warrant respect, a chance however will be taken on Monarchs Glen bouncing back now he’s had the cut. Monarchs Glen (E/W)


bottom of page