There are four meetings to get excited about on Tuesday, with Sandown headlining a day that also includes action from Stratford, Chepstow and Perth. With nine races at each meeting, there is plenty of chances to get involved and use your angle into the racing.
We’re going to be focusing on the training angle in this article, looking at the trainers in great form, both generally and at specific venues. Keep reading for Tuesday’s trainer treble!
1.40pm Chepstow – Heat And Dust (4/1)
Sir Mark Prescott has his string in superb form at present, with six winners from his last seventeen runners, equating to a 35% strike-rate. One of his best chances on Tuesday looks to be the filly Heat And Dust, who really catches the eye on pedigree in the second race of the afternoon from Chepstow.
A daughter of Oasis Dream, she’s a half-sister to the extremely smart Time Warp, a Group 1 winner at Sha Tin earlier this year. She’s also a half-sister to Group 1 winner Glorious Forever and although she’s set to come into her own at seven furlongs and beyond, she’s got a lot of class in her family. Both those half-sisters won as two-year-olds and given the form of the yard, she’s more than likely to be raring to go for her racecourse introduction.
4.00pm Stratford – Two Blondes (13/2)
The man to follow at Stratford in the past five seasons has been Donald McCain, with the Cheshire based trainer boasting a £38.37 profit to level stakes, thanks to a 27% strike-rate from fifty-two runners. Two Blondes will be hoping to break her maiden over hurdles for the yard at Stratford on Tuesday.
She went down by a length off four pounds lower when we last saw her over hurdles, racing on the flat in two starts this summer, which will have helped her race-fitness. She has her ideal conditions and has steadily improved over hurdles. She finds herself in a race that lacks depth beyond the favourite, who is far from guaranteed to back up a course and distance victory given his overall record.
8.45 Sandown – Kafee (4/1)
Andrew Balding can boast a £19.52 strike-rate to level stakes at Sandown in the past five seasons, with a 15% strike-rate from 130 runners. Although that isn’t the best of the strike-rates of the top yards, it also suggests that his runners at bigger prices are not to be passed up on that basis alone.
He runs Kafee in the final race of the evening, ridden by the ever in-form Oisin Murphy. This colt has run just three times, getting off the mark when upped to the mile at Windsor last month, making all very gamely. He makes his handicap debut off an attractive mark based on that form and he’s thoroughly unexposed, which makes him a very interesting runner to cap off the evening.