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We spoke to Eugene Delaney, Head of B2B at Racing Post, who provided the following picks from Graeme Rodway, one of the company’s leading tipsters.
See below for Graeme’s picks at Sandown, alongside those from SBC News, the experts from Timeform and Stephen Harris, the Horse Racing Guru from bettingexpert.
SBC News: Pensax Lad
Remains on a winning mark after winning over course and distance just last week.
Has shaped well in defeat a few times this summer and ought to go close if getting the gaps late on.
Timeform: Point Of Woods
Has eased plenty in the weights and looks the type to benefit from first-time headgear.
Racing Post: Doctor Parkes
A low draw (stall two) is ideal for this veteran ten-year-old, who is a course-and-distance winner and has recorded all ten of his wins off higher marks than he runs from here.
SBC News: Hamada
Profits from the withdrawal of Splash Around, and can edge out the unraced favourite Atty Persse.
bettingexpert: Atty Persse
Hails from a trainer/jockey combination in great form and can make a winning debut.
Timeform: Atty Persse
Makes plenty of appeal on paper and may emerge as the biggest threat ahead of Hamada.
Racing Post: Camerone
The standard set by those who have already run doesn’t look high and the race might be ripe for a minor upset. Ralph Beckett does well with fillies and it is worth taking a chance on his newcomer.
SBC News: Khafoo Shememi
Won a decent maiden on debut at Newmarket at the end of August.
bettingexpert: Khafoo Shememi
Overcame inexperience to make a winning debut and could improve dramatically on the bare form.
Timeform: Khafoo Shememi
Edged out a useful sort when making a winning debut at Newmarket last month and that’s probably the best form on offer.
Racing Post: Khafoo Shememi
Showed a good attitude to beat Mazyoun by a neck on his debut, and that form looks strong as the runner-up was second to a classy Mubtasim in a valuable sales race at Doncaster last week.
SBC News: Yorker
Doubts remain over his ability to back it up, but Yorker stands out from the crowd after his display on re-appearance at York last month.
bettingexpert: Dragon Mall
Looked an unlucky loser at Goodwood last time out when badly hampered, and should relish this slight drop in class if Jamie Spencer can weave his way through from the rear.
One of South Africa’s leading horses in 2014, winning 2 Grade 1s, and there was plenty of encouragement to be gleaned from his British debut at York last month after 2 years off.
Racing Post: Mustashry
Huge run to come from a long way off pace in second at York in a race which suited those ridden prominently last time, and can take another step forward.
SBC News: Crowning Glory
Up 5lb but been in good form this season, as emphasised by victory at Epsom in late August.
Landed the odds impressively on her belated reappearance, and looks on a fair opening handicap mark against more exposed rivals.
This looks competitive with 5 of the 6 runners having won last-time out, with Nicarra making the most appeal after her comfortable success at Windsor last month.
Racing Post: Qamarain
Built on the promise of his only start last season when beating the highly regarded Chiefofchiefs at Newmarket last month. The third has won since and Qamarain is well treated off 77.
SBC News: Both Sides
Placed over course and distance in July, but has been given a 6lb raise as a result.
Hails from a small yard in terrific form, and could be well treated now handicapping after shaping nicely in maidens.
Bred to go a bit being a half-brother to the very smart Main Sequence, and he looked well on his way to being useful when winning at Wolverhampton last month.
Racing Post: Bedrock
Progressive type from an in-form yard and split a pair of subsequent winners when second at Newbury last time. He looks well handicapped off the same mark.
SBC News: Pina
Came in third at Bath recently, but taken to replicate the form shown in victory at Ffos Las.
Had an excuse when turned over at a short price at Bath, and remains a filly to follow in handicap company.
Limonata has shown ability in maidens and caught the eye at Windsor last time, so she is worth chancing to make a winning handicap debut with the step up in trip expected to suit.
Racing Post: Nawkhatha
Very tricky race but worth taking a chance on handicap debutant Nawkhatha. Brian Meehan’s filly showed promise when third on her debut on turf at Salisbury, and was well backed before finishing fourth behind two subsequent winners at Chelmsford last time.