Horse racing tips | Sandown 12th March

Racing expert Steven Dowler sets his sights on the Boosted £5,000 Place 6 at Sandown on Thursday. Check out today’s horse racing tips and join his Syndicate.

Sandown horse racing tips

13.55 – Paddy Power Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – 1m7f

GERICAULT ROQUE was a little below form at Fakenham last time out but his defeat of the highly-promising Natural History is the strongest form on display given the runner-up bolted up less than two weeks ago. He should have more to offer here.

STARVOSKI won really well at Southwell last month and, with more to come on handicap debut, she should be right in the mix with conditions to suit if that latest victory wasn’t a flash in the pan.

Selections: GERICAULT ROQUE, STARVOSKI

14.30 – Paddy’s Rewards Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) – 1m7f

ANTUNES relished positive tactics 15 days ago when winning by 18-lengths and given the fact he’s the choice of Harry Skelton who had the option of riding stablemate Longhouse Sale, he gets the marginal nod to follow-up his latest success.

GREY DIAMOND doesn’t know how to run a bad race and was an excellent runner-up over C&D three weeks ago. His stable is in tremendous form, so there’s every chance the seven-year-old will gain a much deserved success in this discipline.

Selections: ANTUNES, GREY DIAMOND

15.05 – Paddy Power ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) – 1m7f

Nicky Henderson’s LECALE’S ARTICLE looked potentially high-class on hurdles debut but failed to back that up when only second at Warwick last month. Having said that, he remains with potential and is worth another chance.

ORBYS LEGEND hasn’t done a lot wrong for the Skelton’s yet and his third last time out can be upgraded the first and second look very smart. He shouldn’t be underestimated here for a team who can do no wrong this season.

Selections: LECALE’S ARTICLE, ORBYS LEGEND

15.40 – Paddy Power Handicap Chase – 1m7f

FRERO BANBOU could only manage third when last sighted but he’s undergone wind surgery since and the six-year-old has the potential and scope to be better than his official mark for Venetia Williams.

Of the others, THE FLYING SOFA has been eased 3 Ib since his reappearance fourth and shouldn’t have any issues with the ground given his versatility. He should be thereabouts from a workable mark.

Selections: FRERO BANBOU, THE FLYING SOFA

16.15 – Paddy Power ‘4 Sleeps To Cheltenham’ Handicap Hurdle – 2m3f

GLOBAL FLAME was last seen finishing a good second to a 128-rated individual and is improving at a rate of knots. He should have more to give and is respected from an unchanged mark of 127.

The manner in which BARD OF BRITTANY scored last week suggests he’s more than ready to run again and is a huge player under a penalty if reproducing a similar performance.

Selections: GLOBAL FLAME, BARD OF BRITTANY

16.45 – From The Horse’s Mouth’ Podcast Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) – 2m3f

GOLDEN EMBLEM arrives in rude health having defied a career-high mark nine days ago and although dealt with a penalty, he has to be strongly considered in a bid to score again.

TOP DRAWER shouldn’t be dismissed lightly now making his handicap debut. He’s improved the last twice in placing behind useful sorts and his opening mark looks lenient here.

Selections: GOLDEN EMBLEM, TOP DRAWER

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