Sandown Placepot: Wednesday July 22

Wednesday's Placepot comes from Sandown
Wednesday's Placepot comes from Sandown

An evening card at Sandown promises to provide a decent-sized pool on Wednesday.

"We’re going to take a risk here, with Under Attack very short and Cymric badly in need of the experience on his debut- even if it was at Royal Ascot."

18:05 - Dalmarella Dancer has been so consistent in recent months that it's impossible to leave him out, though he's a prominent racer in a contest that's projected to be well-run, so include Tempuran who has run well on both starts this year and tends to race further back.

18:35 - With only seven left in this race, the obvious option of American Artist becomes the best play. He was promising coming into 2015 and has hardened that in two runs since, albeit without delivering as yet. A more restrained ride this time should see him go close.

19:10 - We're going to take a risk here, with Under Attack very short and Cymric badly in need of the experience on his debut- even if it was at Royal Ascot. Et Toi made a promising start himself and is bred to be a smart middle-distance performer next year, so should have no problem in handling Sandown's hill.

19:45 - Big Chill is just the right sort of horse for the Placepot: reliable and perhaps even still improving. In this race, however, he counts as exposed relative to some of his rivals, so we'll pair him up with Doctor Bong, who has created a positive impression in two runs so far.

20:15 - There's reason to think there's more to come from Cape Castle, who's on a four-timer. Firstly, she hasn't been going up much for her wins (raised 3 lb for dead-heating last time) and she remains unexposed over this 14-furlong trip, which she seems bound to be suited by given how she stays on in her races.

20:50 - As with leg one, we'll attempt to cover both pace angles in the last. Pucon comes here on the back of a win and would be favourite to bag the rail from his draw. Shackled And Drawn sits further off the pace and remains unexposed, proving himself at least as good on turf when finishing second by a neck at Doncaster last time.

Selections:
18:05 - 5, 6
18:35 - 8
19:10 - 4
19:45 - 2, 3
20:15 - 6
20:50 - 6, 8

= 8 lines

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