Back End Of Line At 8.20 Sandown
Andrew Balding’s End Of Line looks to have solid claims to land the listed Cantor Fitzgerald Corporate Finance Heron Stakes at 8.20 Sandown park this evening.
Available to back at a price of 5/2 with Boylesports and Betvictor, the mount of Jamie Spencer will appreciate the drop in class at the Esher track, having been thrown-in to the French Guineas last time out following a promising run over tonight’s course and distance.
End Of Line was a heavy ground winner on his debut as a 2-year-old, doing it in good style over 7f at Doncaster to triumph by 6 lengths and confirmed his ability to handle testing conditions when finishing runner-up to What About Carlo over today’s track and trip. The colt was then asked to make a mighty step up to run in a classic and was never competitive at Lonchamp, but will relish conditions today.
Patentar could be a danger having had the form of his fourth in the Craven Stakes boosted by the The Grey Gatsby’s win in the Dante Stakes, but conditions underfoot are unlikely to suit Marco Botti’s charge.
End Of Line was only just shy of success when making a late challenge for the lead under Jamie Spencer here last time on his reappearance and can emerge victorious on this occasion with a couple of runs under his belt.