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"...has a good opportunity to break his duck over fences..."

Timeform on Carlos du Fruitier

Dorking Cock - 12:50 Sandown

Dorking Cock shaped well when third on handicap debut in a strong-looking race for the grade at Wetherby on Boxing Day, sure to have finished closer but for a mistake at the second last, and he is taken to confirm himself to be well treated from the same mark. Working Class is more exposed but is expected to make his presence felt, while Extra Bald could have a bigger performance in him.

Carlos du Fruitier - 15:00 Sandown

Carlos du Fruitier is yet to win over fences, but he has been running well in defeat this season, and has a good opportunity to break his duck over fences on these terms up against his elders with a capable amateur booked. Late Romantic is the potential improver in the field and is feared most ahead of Rathlin Rose, who's won the last two renewals.

Darius des Bois - 16:05 Sandown

Darius des Bois is almost certainly going to prove himself better than a mark of 128 as a chaser and, having been found wanting for pace over 20f here last time, he now has the ideal conditions to put it all together, a likely strong pace sure to play to his strengths, while his main rivals Achille and the unexposed Strong Pursuit could face pressure up front.

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