Sandown Specialist Daryl Jacob Bids For 79/1 Saturday Treble!

Isaac Souede (left) and Simon Munir with their jockey Daryl Jacob

It has proved a tricky time for Daryl Jacob since returning from injury, with the 2012 Grand National winner riding just three winners since the turn of the year – and his mood would not have improved after his mount Quart De Garde slipped up when closing at Catterick yesterday.

Fortunately for Simon Munir & Isaac Souede’s retained rider, however, Daryl Jacob has three rides at Sandown Park on Saturday – with the Surrey venue proving a favourable track for Jacob in the past.

In the last five seasons, Daryl Jacob has been operating at a healthy 23% strike-rate at Sandown and backing all of his rides to a £1 stake would have resulted in a profit of +31.83.

Here, we have taken a closer look at his three rides on Saturday’s card, assessing his chances of riding a 79/1 treble – read our views below.

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Delire D’Estruval – 1.15 Sandown

Daryl Jacob’s first ride on Sandown’s card is Delire D’Estruval in the Betway Casino Handicap Chase.

This Youmzain gelding finished a close second over today’s course and distance last time out, and that form received a notable boost when the third – Finnegan’s Garden – scored at Lingfield on his next start.

He received a four-pound rise for that effort, but the proven course form looks an obvious plus, and his yard is slowly starting to come back to form.

Call Me Lord – 1.50 Sandown

According to the betting markets, Jacob’s strongest chance of success comes with Call Me Lord in the Betway Contenders Hurdle.

Arriving here with course form figures of 11213, the Simon Munir & Isaac Souede-owned seven-year-old disproved any theories that he was unable to act around right-handed tracks when landing the International Hurdle at Cheltenham in December.

That form has worked out well since, and a victory here should tee him up for an ambitious tilt at the Champion Hurdle – for which he is currently a best-priced 18/1.

Dragon D’Estruval – 3.35 Sandown

The last of Daryl Jacob’s three Sandown rides is Dragon D’Estruval in the Betway Masters Handicap Chase.

Nicky Henderson’s seven-year-old looked a non-stayer in the voided London National here in December, but he found the drop back in trip to his favour when scoring at Ludlow last month.

He has gone up seven pounds for that success but appeared to win with a good bit in hand there, and he remains open to improvement over fences.

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