TV TIPS (SATURDAY)

15:35 Sandown – “Best Value Exchange” Handicap Chase An ultra competitive chase where a case could easily be made for the majority of the field. For those of us that are soft and don’t mind a romantic tale it’d be great to see thirteen year old veteran Loose Chips make a return to the winners enclosure. It’s safe to say his best days are long gone but a course and distance win just a few starts back in a higher class shows that despite his ever advancing years won’t be too much of a hindrance and it wouldn’t be too big a shock to see him finish in the thick of things but against some of these younger legs he’s not likely to finish with his head in front. Trainer Venetia Williams has her horses in blistering form of late and for that reason alone Commodore demands a whole heap of respect as does the Paul Nicholls trained Favorito Bucks who did well in a higher grade last time. I’d be shocked if the Nicholls runner is out of the first three however we take a punt on a horse at a bigger price. The relatively lightly raced eight year old Potters Approach comes from the yard of Dan Skelton who’s bagged eight winners in the past fortnight. Travelling well when pulled up last time out if we ignore that minor blip his previous win at Chepstow was very encouraging and although he’s made a few jumping errors if he can put them right is bound to go well. Of the rest Salmanzar, although not a frequent victor, can go well and could do well at a big price. POTTERS APPROACH (E/W)

:ITV Racing: 13:50 Sandown – Before Midnight (E/W) 14:05 Wolverhampton – Silver Quartz (WIN) 14:25 Sandown – Speredek (E/W) 15:00 Sandown – Mystic Dreamer (E/W) 15:15 Wolverhampton – Keystroke (WIN) – NAP 15:35 Sandown – Potters Approach (E/W)