13:55 - Sandown Park Preview & Tips
This can go to TOUCH KICK, who clearly needed his reappearance when seventh over course and distance on chasing debut last month. He will strip much fitter for that and he’s been dropped two pounds in the handicap, so this unexposed six year old can take advantage for his top connections. Darebin has been running well since going over fences and he loves it here at Sandown, so a big run is on the cards.
Took a first chasing victory two starts ago at Wincanton before a disappointing run at Market Rasen two weeks ago. He's on the same mark here and needs more against some interesting rival. Looks vulnerable off today's mark.
Phobiaphiliac (IRE) | J: Matt Griffiths T: Nicky Martin
Ended his hurdling career on a sour note and he's not impressed over fences thus far, tailed off at Ludlow last month after some very sketchy jumps. He drops five pounds in the weights which gives him a big chance, but a leap of faith is required.
Touch Kick (IRE) | J: Harry Cobden T: Paul Nicholls
One time hurdling winner who looked in desperate need of the run when seventh on chasing debut last time. He should strip much fitter for that run and he has time on his side, so he looks the one to side with under Harry Cobden.
Lithic (IRE) | J: Aidan Coleman T: Jonjo O'Neill
Has improved with each start over fences for Jonjo O'Neill, only beaten three lengths at Fontwell two weeks ago. He's been dropped a further pound in the weights and appeals as an each way contender on ground that will suit.
Darebin (GER) | J: Jamie Moore T: Gary Moore
Loves in here at Sandown, finishing third in the Imperial Cup back in March. He is two from three over fences, last seen at Huntingdon where he bumped into a useful one. He's on the same mark here and has obvious claims off a very dangerous mark.
Right Of Reply (IRE) | J: Harry Skelton T: Dan Skelton
Only three runs under rules for Dan Skelton, not hanging around over timber. Only one of those runs was of note, winning a maiden hurdle at Hexham where the form hasn't worked out well. He should make a better chaser, but others are readily preferred.
Ramore Will (IRE) | J: David Noonan T: Chris Gordon
Won on chasing debut at Plumpton, not disgraced on his latest start at Kempton but he still well held all the same. He's on the same mark here and looks a shade vulnerable in a tough race, especially on softer ground.
Good Man Hughie (IRE) | J: Joshua Moore T: Gary Moore
Very modest hurdler who seized a guilt-edged opportunity to win at Lingfield in January, breaking his duck at the seventh attempt over hurdles. He makes his chasing debut today off a basement weight, but he looks to have a much better chance with Darebin.