13:25 - Sandown Park Preview & Tips
Plenty of unexposed and interesting types line up here but preference is for TOMMY HALLINAN, who signed off from the Will McCreery team in Ireland with a smooth success on the flat. He makes his hurdling debut in the brilliant hands of Paul Nicholls and this unexposed three year old can land the spoils under Harry Cobden. Jukebox Jive won readily on hurdling debut and rates as a big danger, but a five pound penalty does make this tough.
Rated 97 on the flat and went some way to transferring that to obstacles with a smooth success at Fontwell on his hurdling debut. He made all and was only pushed out, with far more to come from him. Has to be respected.
Sussex Ranger (USA) | J: Jamie Moore T: Gary Moore
Made a successful hurdling debut at Fontwell last time, winning easily by eight lengths. That wasn't a race to get excited about and he faces some really exciting types here, so should be found otu under a five pound penalty.
Esprit De Somoza (FR) | J: Lizzie Kelly T: Nick Williams
Cost 26,000 euros as a yearling and is related to a Grade 1 winner. His connections tend to do very well with their juveniles and they can ready them first time. He deserves a market check and has to be considered.
First Quest (USA) | J: Leighton Aspell T: Jim Boyle
Rated 71 on the flat which gives him something to find with Jukebox Jive and Sussex Ranger straight away. He looks to have plenty of stamina based on previous runs, but this is a very tough hurdling debut and he's best watched.
Night Of Glory | J: Paddy Brennan T: Andrew Balding
Cost £340,000 at the sales in June and this 92 rated flat performer has scope to make a very nice juvenile hurdler. He has a stamina laden pedigree and goes on any time of ground, so he's an each way contender if jumping soundly.
Quothquan (FR) | J: Marc Goldstein T: Michael Madgwick
Certainly not the best of these on the flat and he was seventeen lengths behind Jukebox Jive on his hurdling debut at Fontwell. That alone makes his chances very limited and he can only be watched.
Tommy Hallinan (IRE) | J: Harry Cobden T: Paul Nicholls
Makes his debut for connections after some useful runs on the flat in Ireland for Will McCreery. He won at Cork in May and is an interesting runner on British debut, sure to improve markedly for the step up in trip and going over hurdles.