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Sandown Racing Tips: Be Lucky in Imperial Cup

Timeform’s Andrew Asquith highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Sandown on Saturday.

“…you get the feeling this may have been a long-term plan…”

NAP: Lucky One fancied to hit form

Lucky One – 14:25 Sandown

A typically competitive renewal of the Imperial Cup and last year’s winning trainer, Dan Skelton, appears to have another well-handicapped sort lined up for the race in the shape of Lucky One. He made all to win a maiden and novice hurdle for Paul Nicholls last season, but has been held up all three starts for Skelton this season, and should be suited by suited by a likely strong pace. He has fallen 12 lb in the weights this season, and showed more than previously when a distant third over two and a half miles in grueling conditions at Ascot last month, and you get the feeling this may have been a long-term plan.

SBK9/1

EXC12

Trainer: Dan Skelton
Jockey: Harry Skelton
Age: 7
Weight: 10st 5lbs
OR: 125

NEXT BEST: Nocte Volatus can win again

Nocte Volatus – 16:45 Sandown

Nocte Volatus has won all of his completed starts this season, proving he was clearly none the worse for his fall back over hurdles at Catterick last month when bolting up returned to fences at Huntingdon six days ago. He won in the style of one who has the potential to go on to even better things, going with plenty of zest and jumping fast. Connections have wisely turned him out under a penalty and he should prove hard to beat if progressing further as expected.

EXC1.1

Trainer: Tom Lacey
Jockey: Stan Sheppard
Age: 7
Weight: 11st 11lbs
OR: 129

EACH-WAY: Peejaybee should continue in form

Peejaybee – 13:50 Sandown

Peejaybee has progressed nicely this season, making the most of a good opportunity when recording his third win of the campaign at Sedgefield last month. He stood out a mile on form and didn’t need to improve, but he was impressive when scoring by nine lengths over course and distance on his previous start and an opening mark of 129 doesn’t seem excessive. Clearly, this is his toughest test to date, but he could have more to offer for a yard that know the time of day.

SBK7/1

EXC11

Trainer: Richard Spencer
Jockey: James Bowen
Age: 6
Weight: 11st 6lbs
OR: 129

Saturday 12 March, 1.50pm

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Saturday 12 March, 4.45pm

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