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The Best Horse Racing Tips for Sandown on Thursday

The feature race on Sandown’s Thursday card is the Grade 2 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Jane Seymour Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at 2.20pm. We will provide a Horse Racing tip, preview and prediction for this 2m 4f contest, together with two other races taking place.

Our first Horse Racing tip runs in the opening conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle at 1.10pm, with the final selection of the day coming in the 4.05pm race, a seven-runner handicap chase run over 3m.

“Tip of the Day” – Global Agreement – 1.10pm Sandown

A 7lb penalty is unlikely to stop Milton Harris’s charge from recording his fourth victory of the season in a race that shouldn’t take too much winning.

Global Agreement (NAP) – 1.10pm Sandown

Not many of the field of 10 for this conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle have been in the best of form of late, one notable exception being Global Agreement from the Milton Harris stable which is having an excellent season so far.

The five-year-old carries a 7lb penalty here for last week’s victory at Carlisle. But with jockey Bradley Harris taking 10lb off, the Mayson gelding looks more than capable of recording his fourth victory of the season.

Global Agreement could well have added another win to that impressive tally, but for falling at the second-last hurdle at Lingfield last month when in with every chance.

The Alastair Ralph-trained The Grey Falcon landed a bit of a gamble at Haydock on his most recent start following a wind op and off a mark just 2lb higher looks the chief threat to the selection.

Speech Bubble (Next Best) – 2.20pm Sandown

With a mark of 133 the Alan King-trained Nina The Terrier is the highest rated contender for this Grade 2 mares’ novices’ hurdle. On paper, the mount of Tom Bellamy looks the one to beat as on her last start the daughter of Milan just failed to catch fellow rival Haute Estime at Haydock and meets Lucinda Russell’s charge on 5lb better terms on this occasion.

Love Envoi from the Harry Fry stable is another runner who is difficult to fault having won all three of her runs over the smaller obstacle to date. However, the horse who appeals most is the Noel Williams-trained Speech Bubbles who finished a creditable second in a 16-runner Listed Bumper on the course last March.

Gavin Sheehan’s mount looked in need of her first run over hurdles when runner-up at Lingfield last November. But the daughter of Well Chosen, with that run under her belt, ran out a most impressive winner at Newbury last month.

The seven-year-old should appreciate this soft ground and in receipt of 3lb from her two main rivals, is fancied to come out on top.

Potters Legend (Longshot) – 4.05pm Sandown

A 12 length winner of a competitive handicap at Ffos Las earlier in the month, bottom weight Dr Kananga looks sure to make a bold bid in an effort to follow up, despite racing off a 12lb higher mark on this occasion.

Poppa Poutine would have a big chance if the gelding was to polish up on the jumping front on his fourth start over fences. But this looks a good opportunity for Lucy Wadham’s veteran Potters Legend to open his account for the season.

Jack Quinlan’s mount won by 17 lengths off a 6lb higher mark at Fakenham last March and has not been disgraced in three starts this season, the most recent when losing two places close home in fifth place at Cheltenham’s New Year’s Day meeting.

This three mile trip is probably perfect for the Midnight Legend gelding who can prove the value bet against his younger rivals.

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