Elm Park To Outclass Rivals At 3.20 Sandown Park
Today’s Class 1 Racehorse Sanctuary Remembers Moorcroft Boy Fortune Stakes looks to be at the mercy of Elm park who has been racing in hot company this season and can be backed to get back on track in these calmer waters with the best value on offer at Sky Bet.
The Phoenix Reach colt made a promising debut at today’s venue with an eye-catching third and went on to have a very fruitful 2-year-old season, winning on his subsequent four starts. Elm Park won with consummate ease at Newbury and in a listed event at Salisbury, before making the step up to Group 2 company when landing Newmarket’s Royal Lodge Stakes in convincing fashion.
Having ended last season with success in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy, Andrew Balding’s colt was quietly fancied for the Dante Stakes, but was upstaged by Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs at York and was perhaps unsuited by the way the race was run when finishing down the field in the Epsom Derby.
A return to today’s shorter 1m 14y trip should see the 3-year-old in a much better light, so with no concerns over the going and talented jockey Andrea Atzeni in the saddle, Elm Park can get back to winning ways at the chief expense of Gabriel who has been knocking at the door since landing the Lincoln. Decorated Kinight is another contender on the evidence of his course and distance success in July, but the market leader should have too much class for today’s opposition.
1pt win Elm Park – 4-5 Sky Bet