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The Best Horse Racing Tips for Sandown on Friday

Sandown’s two-day Eclipse meeting gets underway on Friday and we will provide Horse Racing tips, previews and predictions for three races taking place during the afternoon.

The card opens at 2.20pm with the Listed Coral Dragon Stakes and we will supply a Horse Racing tip for this juvenile contest, run over the minimum trip of 5f. Our other tips come in the following 2m Coral Marathon (Listed Race) at 2.55pm and at 4.05pm the 1m 2f Listed Gala Stakes.

Our Tip for the 2.20pm at Sandown:

Seven of the eight runners in this juvenile Listed race have already recorded at least one victory to date, the exception being the Karl Burke-trained Kaboo.

However, the More Than Ready colt is obviously held in high regard by connections as the mount of Rossa Ryan was thrown in at the deep end for his debut when contesting Royal Ascot’s 27-runner Windsor Castle Stakes last month.

Heavily backed overnight, Kaboo was sent off the 15/2 third favourite for the Listed contest and despite only finishing sixth behind winner Chipotle looked an exciting prospect for a stable that does so well with it’s two-year-olds.

The colt, after showing plenty of early pace at the royal meeting, ran green in the closing stages and is sure to come on plenty with that race under his belt. A victory here would set Kaboo up nicely for something like the Gimcrack at York later in the season.

Instinctive Move looked a decent prospect for trainer Clive Cox when winning easily on his debut at Bath and can prove the main danger along with course and distance winner Mojomaker.

Our Tip for the 2.55pm at Sandown:

With only 5lb covering all six runners in this two mile Listed race according to latest ratings, the result could be determined by which horse handles the conditions best on the day.

The Grand Visir and Morando both ran in the extended 2m 5f marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot, in which the former came out best in finishing a three and three quarter length third behind Stratum, with Morando seemingly failing to get the trip back in sixth place.

Max Vega, Mildenburger and Red Verdon are all capable of going close. But the horse who makes most appeal is the eight-year-old Withhold, the mount of Jason Watson.

The Roger Charlton-trained gelding keeps his form well and should have his perfect conditions here. Beaten only a length by top stayer Trueshan at Salisbury last September, Withhold, despite finishing a 62 length last of eight on his reappearance in Chester’s Ormonde Stakes, was heavily eased when beaten.

That trip of just over 1m 5f against a horse like Japan was never going to show Withhold at his very best. Back over a more suitable distance the popular gelding can record his first win since beating unlucky Royal Ascot runner-up Dubious Affair at Newmarket last August.

Our Tip for the 4.05pm at Sandown:

Epsom Derby ninth John Leeper represents the classic generation in this 1m 2f Listed race. The Ed Dunlop-trained son of Frankel is sure to have his supporters based on his previous defeat on subsequent King Edward V11 Stakes runner-up Tasman Bay at Newmarket.

One of the main eyecatchers at the royal meeting however was the popular northern-trained gelding Euchen Glen, a previous winner over course and distance this season when taking the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes in May.

In last place turning for home in Royal Ascot’s Wolferton Stakes, the mount of Paul Mulrennan was finishing better than anything at the end of the race and can be marked up as better than his final position of a three and three quarter length fifth.

Trained in Scotland by Jim Goldie, Euchn Glen always seems to be underestimated whenever he ventures south. The Authorized gelding can once again send his fan club home happy with another victory at the Esher track.

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