SATURDAY 31 ST AUGUST. SABRINA WANDT AND SO DO I !!!!!
I hope I get it right today. There will be several bets and a few naps with two very strong inside bets. One of those will be online later between 10-10.30 in the morning.
Sandown 2 05. A burn up on the cards and one horse stands out in such a wildly competitive event. O’GORMAN is still somewhat unexposed even after sixteen starts. He has had niggling problems but is over them now and if he does go to post [ non runner 5 times this year] he will go extremely close and with a bit of luck he will win. Richard Hughes was brilliant on him the last day and I am sure he will be again today. Big chance. 1 pt win at 6/1 with Bet 365, William Hill and others.
Sandown 3 15. Hot favourite Integral will be hoping for a very strong pace to bring her stamina into play or indeed try and make it herself but she could be vulnerable to a speedier type, like the unbeaten ZIBELINA. The Godolphin filly is progressing at the rate of knots and hopefully the putrid draw will not be her undoing. Barzalona can be brainless at times from poor outside draw positions so let’s hope he is dialed in from the start and gets some cover. 1 pt win at 3/1 with Bet Victor and William Hill.
Sandown 3 50. I am a fan of WHISPERING WARRIOR and this hold up sort will need a lot of luck in running from what is theoretically a good draw but might become a nightmare for my selection as he tries to plot his way through. I hope he gets the breaks. 1 pt win at 10/1 with PP and others.
Sandown 4 25. Bet 365 and others are going 11/4 about the likeable filly LILYFIRE who can follow up her brave Ascot debut win. She needs much further than today’s seven furlongs and James Doyle must try and make all or at least sit second. She has a terrific chance from an in form yard.2 pts win at 11/4.
Sandown 5 00. SILVER DIXIE towers over these in my opinion and can be delivered late or early from another poor post position. Surely he will win . 2 pts win at 11/4 with Stan James.
Sandown 5 30. Sir Alex Ferguson is having a good run with his horses lately and his I’M FRAAM GOVAN can send everyone home happy. I liked the way he quickened the last day and this opposition does not frighten me at all. I think he will win. 1 pt win at 4/1 with PP , Stan James and others.
Chester 2 20. The 5/1 that Stan James and William Hill are going about SMART DAISY K is fair and this in form filly can sit handy and then kick from two out and win. 1 pt win.
Chester 3 30. STAR LAHIB has never tried this trip but she shows every inclination that she will thrive over the extended distance. Hills and others are offering 5/1 so 1 pt win at that. I fear the outside draw will do for Sun Central even over such a long race so that is why I am going for Johnston’s filly.
Chester 5 40. NASHVILLE can go in again from a good draw after his Catterick romp 3 days ago. The mandatory 6lbs penalty should not stop him. 1 pt win at general 4/1.
Baden Baden ,Race 1, 12 35. Christian Von De Recke and I go back a long way and I have bought many good horses from him. He is a brilliant trainer and his record proves it. I hope he can make us some money in the shape of RIBBERY in this event. I have been following this horse for a while now and he has been impressive winning his last two and he should really have no problem in taking this. His rider, Sabrina Wandt will not win the most stylish rider of the year award anytime soon but she gets horses to run for her and a win is expected here. RaceBets are going 3/1 and PP will be offering also so 2 pts win and nap RIBBERY with both bookmakers.
More soon and the largest bet to come……………..