14:25 Sandown – Tolworth Hurdle
The Grade 1 contest is set to showcase some of the young up and coming talents on offer in jumps racing that we have here in Britain. It’s safe to say that there’s the potential for some very good horses to come out of this contest even if they don’t show their best here at Sandown.
Of the seven set to run I’d pinpoint a quartet that I’d narrow this field down. The Grade 2 victor Hang In There has already proved it on one of the biggest stages with a great showing at Cheltenham last time out. Emma Lavelle’s six year old is now set to be ridden by Aidan Coleman after two victories with Adam Wedge in the saddle. The aforementioned jockey Wedge is now going to be partnering Fergal O’Brien’s Silver Hallmark who won his Maiden Hurdle on seasonal reappearance. The lightly raced runner perhaps has more room to improve than most of his rivals here and it wouldn’t be a massive shock to see him go close but a lot would be taken on trust for him to be too heavily backed by punters.
Another lightly raced runner who deserves a tonne of attention is Son Of Camas. He’s not raced at this level as of yet however two very impressive victories so far this season should stand the Henderson runner in good stead. The second placed runner in his last win has subsequently demolished his opposition with a 19 length win.The most likely favourite is the course and distance winner Fiddlerontheroof. Colin Tizzard has his yard going pretty well of late and his runner is fancied as a lively outsider for the Supereme Novice’s Hurdle. On paper Fiddlerontheroof and Hang In There have achieved the most so far but I’m siding with a horse who has bags of potential, hasn’t been over raced and comes from a powerhouse yard and that is Son Of Camas.
SON OF CAMAS (WIN)
13:50 Sandown – Johnbb (WIN)
14:05 Wincanton – Molineaux (WIN)
14:25 Sandown – (See Above)
14:40 Wincanton – Alcock And Brown (E/W)
15:00 Sandown – Theatre Guide (E/W)
15:15 Wincanton – Gala Ball (WIN)
15:35 Sandown – Distingo (E/W)
written by Rory K Paddock