Horse racing tips: Big 12-1 Sandown fancy can kick off mega-money weekend ahead of Royal Ascot

SUN racing goes looking for value – in a bid to build the bank for Royal Ascot.

Read on below to find our top tips.


TARAVARA (3.25 Sandown)

Had excuses when beaten at Newmarket last time and he had previously been progressing nicely. He can bounce back over this shorter trip.


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ADMIRALTY (2.35 York)

Struggled on soft ground last time but gets his ideal conditions today and he is well-treated.

BLACKROD (3.40 York)

Shaped as if he needed the run on his return at Haydock.

Templegate has a pick in every race on Saturday.


1.05 Run To Freedom (treble) – very good form in victory last time; smart prospect

1.35 May Remain – on a good mark and gets first-time headgear 

2.15 Steel Bull – high-class last year and had excuses since then

2.50 Latest Generation (NAP) – didn’t get home over 1m2f latest; big chance down in trip

3.25 King Of Clubs – impressive victory last time out and he’s firmly on the up

4.00 Betty Crean L A – excused latest defeat on soft ground; big run forthcoming

4.35 Leoncavallo – could dual-purpose performer and has had a wind op


1.15 First Revolution – shaped as though first win wasn’t far away last time

1.45 Homme D’Un Soir – bumped into a useful type latest; good opening here

2.20 Chapmanshype – sets a good standard and should win with a clear round

2.55 Thebannerkingrebel – little disappointing last season but in calmer waters now

3.30 Sunrise Ruby – talented mare who looks set to appreciate this longer trip

4.05 Dutch Canyon – would have won but for fall latest; can bounce back

4.40 Easy Bucks – freshened up after poor run and yard having a good summer

5.10 Coolnacritta – in good form and found a race which won’t take much winning


1.20 Opine – improved effort latest and big chance if building on that

1.55 Symphony Perfect – two good runs so far and this is a good spot

2.30 Clarendon House – easy win on debut; this is his to lose

3.10 Keeper’s Choice – ready winner over C&D latest; can follow up

3.45 Sarah’s Verse – goes well around here and had excuses last time

4.20 Broadhaven – career-best second here last time; more to come

4.55 Emanate – big run at huge price last time; good mark for handicap bow


1.40 Rebel At Dawn – confidence boosting win last time; should go on

2.10 Look Out Louis – arrives in top form and lovely draw in stall two

2.45 Monsaraz – better than the bare result last time; can go close

3.20 Man Of Riddles – lightly-raced type who takes a big drop in class

3.55 Robjon – promising colt who will be hard to beat now stepped up to 6f

4.30 Maori Knight – has ability and finally delivered last time; likely improver


2.00 Arctic Fox (nb) – caught the eye on reappearance; this trip will suit

2.35 Dazzling Dan – arrives in great heart and still on a good mark

3.05 Roberto Escobarr – still has potential and could relish this longer trip

3.40 First Folio – lost his chance at the start latest; big shout if breaking on terms

4.15 Bosh – eye-catching debut and big run expected for powerful yard

4.50 Defence Treaty – better than he showed last time; can bounce back

5.25 Roundhay Park – good form at this track and claimer takes off valuable 3lb


5.40 Madame Ambassador – very good debut second and will have learnt plenty

6.15 Blackheath – caught the eye last time out and slipped to a fair mark

6.45 Glencora – decisive winner latest and extra distance looks a good move

7.15 Silent Partner – off since solid debut third; could outclass these

7.45 Top Of The Pops – debut win at this track; can dominate this small field

8.15 Sicilian Belle – good run after lay-off latest and should be sharper now

8.45 Cool Spirit – won with something to spare at Musselburgh; go well again


6.00 Mick Pastor – highly regarded and has undergone a wind op

6.30 Just Call Me Al – encouraging run last time and looks primed to strike

7.00 Ebony Girl – model of consistency and looks set for another big run

7.30 Blue Collar Glory – just touched off at Stratford and this is a weak race

8.00 Castel Gandolfo – gained deserved success last time; can build on that

8.30 Seinesational – useful performer on the Flat and this is very winnable

9.00 Exitas – admirable veteran arrives in great heart; leading player


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