After an inspection racing goes ahead at Sandown but due to lingering frost patches Exeter has been called off. The going at Sandown is Good/Good to Soft. We have two races to analyse.
12.40 Sandown Coldunell Finance Amateur Riders´ Handicap Chase (For The John Dunsdon Memorial Cup) (CLASS 3)
Generally don’t get too heavily involved in amateur races like this. But it is of interest with the favourite being plenty short enough.
More Buck’s could improve but at the current 2/1 is too tight in the market.
Azure Fly and Vikekhal come into this race in form and have a similar chance to the favourite. I have all three as 4/1 co fav’s on my prov tissue.
1.50 Sandown Zurich Insurance PLC Novices´ Limited Handicap Chase (CLASS 3)
Difficult race to evaluate with various doubts concerning all seven runners.
Masterplan jumped and travelled well until weakening quickly on his latest start. He has since undergone a breathing operation.
Antartica De Thaix doesn’t look a straightforward ride.
Volvalien form isn’t strong.
4/1 the field my provisional tissue.
With both races I would want to see how the market develops.
Back tomorrow morning as we have Sandown and Aintree leading a very good afternoon of racing.