Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sandown this evening

There's a top class card at Sandown this evening. Punjabi, better known for his hurdling exploits, goes in the first and will be hard to beat. Royal And Regal will be strongly fancied to make amends in the two mile Betfair Henry II Stakes, having been pipped at the post in the Yorkshire Cup last time out. I'm tempted to take a chance on Godolphin's Iguazu Falls in the 8.20. The horse faded badly last time but the stable were out of form. He will handle the soft conditions here and offers some value against likely favourite Virtual.

Iguazu Falls may handle soft ground, but it looks as though the recent wet spell has sent Henrythenavigator off course. Aidan O'Brien has stated it's unlikely 'Henry' will turn up at Epsom next Saturday for the Derby. Apparently Henry is a 'summer ground' horse; with summers like ours, who needs winters?

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Punjabi obliged at 10/11 while even money favourite Royal And Regal was beaten a head and a nose into third by Finalmente and Balkan Knight. Iguazu Falls (2/1 jf) had the beating of the other joint favourite Virtual but both had no answer to 11/2 shot Redolent who led all the way, quickened well two out and was in command throughout the final furlong.