Thursday, July 06, 2017

3.25 Sandown 10F Gala Listed Stakes (Fri 7th July )

On Friday afternoon we are back at Sandown Park, for the days feature race the 10 furlong Gala listed stakes at 3.25 .

7 runners declared for interesting looking 10F Listed contest at Sandown.The three main contenders look to be Ayrad ,Kidmenever & Spark Plug .

AYRAD : Six-year-old gelding ,winning 3 out 19  .Often highly tried in group company,though has decent record in listed company (2 out 5),including winning this race last year over C&D .Also made creditable seasonal reappearance, finishing staying on 2L fifth of 16 in the Listed Wolferton handicap at Royal Ascot ,off mark 109 .Should go well for inform Roger Charlton stable .

KIDMENEVER : Four-year-old colt ,winning 5 out 22 .Formerly trained in France ,till switching to Charlie Appleby stable in January 2017.Has shown some fair placed form ,including finishing 3RD at Royal Ascot in Listed Wolferton stakes.Looks closely matched with Ayrad on Royal Ascot form,though has yet to win in Listed Company (0 out 5)

SPARK PLUG :Six-year-old gelding,winning 4 out 22,including winning the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket in September,off mark 104.Also finished close 2ND in Festival Listed Stakes at Goodwood in May ,though was bit disappointing in 1 mile listed race at York last time .Should be suited returning to this longer trip ,though seems better in big field handicaps .

VERDICT : Last years winner AYRAD looks solid ,after finishing promising fifth at Royal Ascot last time.Should improve for that first run of the season, and can reverse Royal Ascot form with Kidmenever on 5lb better terms.Also has proven record in small field Listed races .Odds around 3-1 look decent value .  

£60.00 WIN @ 3/1 CORALS & BETVICTOR*   
(UNPLACED SP 10/3 LOSS £60.00)

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