None of our selections gave us a return yesterday.
2.50 – Sandown:
Wotadoll. 2.5 pts win. Available at 9/2.
Compas Scoobie. 2 pts win. Available at 6/1.
The first handicap on Sandown’s card is a sprint which features two horses we recently supported. Wotadoll was clear of the rest when going down by two lengths to Peggie Sue over this C/D last time out. She was drawn wide but showed good early pace to gain a good prominent position and was only over hauled inside the final furlong by the fast finishing winner. She can run from the same mark today and, judged on her last three starts, she looks almost certain to be involved if running to a similar level again. She hit peak form in the Autumn last season and it could be a similar story this time round. Compas Scoobie disappointed over this C/D last time out but this represents a major drop in class and his record in this grade is a win, a place and a fifth, with the two defeats being by half and one and a half lengths. He ran well from a four pound higher mark here in July and he has shown enough this season to believe he retains enough ability to win at this level.
3.00 – Doncaster – Reverand Jacobs. 1.5 pts e/w. Available at 9/1. (Generally available – 1/5 odds first 4)
Reverand Jacobs was well beaten at Pontefract last time out but that came just five days after a career best performance when winning at Newmarket. He steps up to the extended six furlongs today and, although his Trainer is not convinced it will bring about improvement, his breeding suggests it might. He is by Nathaniel Mare out of a Fantastic Light Mare who has produced two half brothers who stayed two miles on the flat. The main concern with Reverand Jacobs staying the trip is his tendency to race keenly. However there is enough pace in the race to help him on that score and he is versatile regarding ground conditions. A galloping track suits and he represents a top Trainer/Jockey combination. They have a profitable 31% strike rate (50 from 162) when teaming up in recent seasons.
4.30 – Sandown – Juanito Chico. 1.5 pts win. Available at 8/1.
5.10 – Doncaster – Lake Volta. 2 pts win. Available at 11/2.