13:50 Sandown Park
We starts today’s Tv previews with a class 2 fifteen furlong handicap chase.
Pearls Legend and Arthur’s Oak look the two early market favorites for this but the former beat he latter by two and half lengths over two miles here back in February and with both upped in the weights for their latest wins it should be a close race again but i’d side with the latter this time out especially with the ground conditions.
Just Cameron looks the obvious danger to the pair after his second in a grade 1 at Punchestown last time out where he didn’t finish far behind the impressive Un De Sceaux; he may of been away from the track since then but has done well in the past from a long layoff.
Grey Gold and Bold Henry are the eldest among these racers but the former still knows how to get the job done and showed that when winning at Newbury a month ago but a six pound rise may just be too much, the latter hasn’t won for over a year now and doesn’t seem at his current weight to be any danger to these today.
Anytime Miss V Williams enters a horse for a Channel 4 race its always worth given them a second look and Cash And Go is no exception; he’s a versatile sort having both won in good and soft conditions and could give Miss Williams a one two today.
Arthur’s Oak (WIN)
Cash And Go (E/W)
We head to Scotland for our second preview a twenty four furlong handicap chase.
Silver Tassie looked a good chaser when battling in the mud for his new trainer at Kelso last month; he’ll relish the conditions once again for this and with his jockey’s seven pound claim he should be a real contender for this.
Capard King took like a duck to water on his chasing bow where he seemed to get lonely out in front and stayed on well to win by a neck; he should come on from that run even with a four pound penalty.
Presented has been very consistent since September; he can race off the same mark as when third over course sand distance back in November and is another who won’t mind the going.
Silver Tassie (E/W if 9/2+)
14:25 Sandown Park
We head back to Sandown for a grade one novice hurdle over fifteen furlongs.
For the second year running it’s a poor turn out for this race but that shouldn’t stop it being a great race.
Ruby Walsh has four rides here today but it’s no secret that Yorkhill is probably his main reason for flying over here today, it doesn’t seem to matter what trip this horse is tried at he seems to stay them all but it has been stated he’s more of a stayer than ideal for this distance.
O O Seven comes here seeking a hat-trick over this distance; he won over course and distance last time out where he had some useful horses behind who have since gone on to do well in their perspective races.
Welsh Shadow won a listed race at Haydock last time out where he looked very keen at the start but once settled he ran a great race but this may just be beyond him at present but is defiantly one to watch out for in the future.
The other two will also probably come good in time but at present this looks too strong.
O O Seven (WIN)
We return back to Ayr for the final time for a twenty one furlong handicap hurdle.
If you were on Caledonia last time out then you were probably cheering when ten lengths clear at the last until he slipped on landing and threw his jockey to the floor; he did though look very impressing on that occasion and should give another good account here again today.
The youngster in the field Shades Of Midnight finished third at Haydock back in November; he didn’t seem to be ridden right that day as the jockey waited well to late to bring him into the race and that may of cost him that day.
U Name It looked like a real prospect but has either unseated or been pulled up by his rider on the last three occasions; he should relish the return back to hurdles and could be in with a chance of a place if rediscovering his previous form.
Tap Night is always well support when sent here but his last course and distance win was on this card in 2013 and even though he showed a gutsy run last time out he’s too inconsistent to really give a positive vote too.
Shades Of Midnight (WIN)
15:00 Sandown Park
Back to Sandown we go for the Final of the Veterans chase 2015.
It’s great to see that there are more and more races for the older horses these days and it’s also good to see the prize money will attract a big field.
Soll is usually there or thereabouts in these big races and it will be no surprise if he doesn’t start as the out and out favorite for this today; he was only pipped into fourth at Aintree last month and if getting to the front early he will be hard to catch.
Aachen comes here seeking a hat-trick but has been hiked thirteen pounds in the weights for his latest win, that said he has a huge engine and it be no surprise to see him in the mix in the final stages.
Creevytennant is a lightly raced horse for his age but has a win % of 46.15 so the fact he is here means he’s probably be prepared for this today more than most and is worth every penny currently at 20/1 for a place.
Benbens was probably out of his depth in the Gold Cup back in November but he should be back to his best at this level; he won at Aintree over this distance before the Gold Cup by five lengths and with only being four pounds up he should be another player.
Golden Chieftain and Relax are others worth noting, the latter beat soll here twelve months ago and is not out of it yet and the former may be a little high in the weights always seems to be in the mix.
We take to the polytrack for our penultimate race on channel four with a thirteen furlong handicap.
Ballynanty was seven lengths clear of the field at Lingfield back in November but couldn’t find a gap to get to the leader at Wolverhampton next time out; he should be the one to beat today especially if allowed an easy run.
Percy Veer has been very consistent since stepping up to this level placing all three times; he knows how to win around here and looks a real danger to the favorite.
Precision Five may now be in the handicappers grip but always seems to still keep making the frame.
Groovejet looks well overpriced returning back to this level he’s competed in much better company that this as of late but maybe still a little high in the weights.
Percy Veer (WIN)
15:35 Sandown Park
We end our TV Tips preview with the final race at Sandown.
Rayvin Black won this card twelve months ago but lit doesn’t look like he’ll be able to repeat that performance especially as he is now eighteen pounds higher, that said his second at Ascot in November showed he still can mix with the best of them.
Romain De Senam looks very well treated on his handicap debut; he’s really impressed in juvenile company but tends to race off very keen so will need to be settled early if he’s going to mix it up with some of the more experienced in the field.
Cardinal Palace is also another making his handicap bow but the handicapper looks to of been more cautious with him as his current mark looks a little high but with Ruby on board he’ll be pushed to his full potential.
Sirop De Menthe has only been out of the places twice in the whole of 2015 from nine runs and even though he looks in the handicappers grip he never seems to stop improving especially in conditions we are met with today and he should go close once again.
Roman De Senam (WIN)
Sirop De Menthe (E/W)