We preview all of today’s live televised action on ITV3.
13:50 Sandown The Esher Cup looks as competitive as ever and the once raced Godolphin representative Atty Persse is the likely favourite. He comfortably won his only start as a two-year-old, but looks very short in a competitive field. A chance is instead taken with the John Gosden trained Jupiter Light. The 3yo stepped up on his debut run to land a four-runner maiden back in March with a narrow success over Tafaakhor, who has since franked the form. The extra furlong will be right up his street and he looks the value each way play here. JUPITER LIGHT (E/W)
14:20 Sandown This looks a decent renewal of the Group 3 Gordon Richard Stakes with a couple of these having been in the running for last year’s Epsom Derby. Aiden O’Brien’s Deauville was a disappointment when well down the field in that one, but improved on that to win in America before a narrow defeat to Modialiste in the Arlington Million stakes. A repeat of that form would have him bang there and he can confirm the form of beating the re-opposing Ulysses home in the Epsom showpiece here again today. DEAUVILLE (WIN)
14:55 Sandown This year’s running of the Bet365 Classic Trial can only be described as the battle of the Frankels with no less than three of the super sire’s next generations running here. The superstar horse has proven already to be as good at stud as he was on track and this race will surely propel yet another of his offsprings onwards to classic glory. The Mark Johnston trained Frankuus won twice as a two year old and looks like he will only get better for the step up in distance this season, but while he is the highest rated in the field, he is also the most exposed runner too. John Gosden sends both Cunco and Monarchs Glen into battle here. The former is held by Frankuus on a previous running, but it is the latter who really showed signs of his father’s turn of foot when blitzing the field on his seasonal reappearance in a handicap at Kempton. The trip looks ideal and a repeat of that form will surely be too much for any of these rivals to live with today, so Monarchs Glen is the confident selection. MONARCHS GLEN (WIN) – NAP
15:30 Sandown The Group Two B365 Mile sees a number of in-form rivals lock horns, but it may be form in the book that may pose the best clue for the winner. The Richard Hannon trained Kool Kompany scored narrowly last time out at Doncaster on Lincoln weekend in a listed contest. He now steps back up in class after accounting for the classy Stormy Atlantic and the re-opposing Dawn of Hope, but he will be a leading price in a field where it may pay to seek out some each way value. Mondialiste won the jackpot prize of the Group 1 Arlington Million last term and that form sets the standard here. He had a disappointing reappearance at Meydan last month, but he will strip much fitter for that run and can take a hand here at cracking each way price. MONDIALISTE (E/W)