Rose vs Ardkilly


Good side to Soft at Sandown where we look at two races. Also the Cheltenham Festival racing charity fundraiser is set to get going. The exclusive preview will be despatched this afternoon and by signing up now you will get your membership ready for tomorrow.

Sandown 3.05

Ardkilly Witness has a 5lb pull in the weights with Rathlin Rose on their C/D form from three weeks ago, when Rathlin Rose won pretty comfortably.

Ceasar Milan had been running well in PTP’s though was below form on his latest start.

Ardkilly Witness is suited by this track and is expected to run Rathlin Rose very close. But I would want the insurance of something closer to an each way price before getting too involved.

My provisional tissue:

Rathlin Rose   2/1

Ardkilly Witness 3/1

Ceasar  Milan     7/2

Captain Guy Disney made history at Sandown Park on Friday 17 February by becoming the first person to win a race under Rules wearing a prosthetic limb.
The 34-year-old amateur jockey lost his lower right leg after being injured when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his vehicle, while serving with the Light Dragoons in Afghanistan in July 2009.
Having ridden beforehand, remarkably, it didn’t take long for Guy to be back in the saddle and nor did it take long for his desire to race-ride emerge.
Even though it took considerable effort to convince the British Horseracing Authority to approve his amateur licence, it was finally granted.
Partnering the David Pipe-trained Rathlin Rose, Guy rode to victory on Friday in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup — a race restricted to riders who have represented the Armed Forces.

Sandown 3.40

Kayf Adventure runs in his first handicap after impressing last time at Fontwell.

He looks progressive, but hasn’t been missed in the market.

However not a favourite I would oppose lightly.

In comparison Fly Camp, also making his handicap debut, looks on a high mark on form achieved.

I go:

Kayf Adventure 6/4

Fly Camp 13/2

Shaama 13/2

Midnight Sapphire  13/2

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