Timeform Shortlist: Sandown, Friday 31 August

There is a seven race card at Sandown on Friday afternoon
There is a seven race card at Sandown on Friday afternoon

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"...lost little caste in defeat when third in a minor event at Doncaster on his latest start in June."

Timeform on Wafy

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1.40 Read Silvestre de Sousa At 188Bet Nursery Handicap (Qualifier) (5) 5f10y

Analyst's Verdict:
This is more competitive than the Ffos Las nursery in which Across The Sea opened her account but she did the job well and, with the promise of better to come, a 7 lb rise may not be enough to prevent her from striking again. Swiss Pride is respected on the back of his creditable Goodwood effort but Li Kui and Time For Bed may emerge as bigger threats, and Slowmo also enters calculations.

Timeform Top Rated
87p 1. ACROSS THE SEA James Tate Fran Berry
86 6. SLOWMO Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote
85 4. LI KUI Paul Cole Harry Bentley


2.10 188Bet Live Casino Handicap (5) 5f10y

Analyst's Verdict:
Grey Galleon appeared to have a fair bit left in the tank when scoring over 6f at Goodwood last week and while stall 9 isn't ideal, he should prove a tough nut to crack off the same mark here. Clive Cox's charge is still low mileage for a horse of his age and dropping back in trip shouldn't be an issue on this stiffer track. Maygold, On A Roll and Secret Potion can do battle for minor honours.

Timeform Top Rated
93 6. GREY GALLEON Clive Cox Amelia Glass (7)
89 11. WOTADOLL Dean Ivory Martin Dwyer
89 5. GNAAD Alan Bailey Joey Haynes


2.40 Bet & Watch At 188bet.co.uk EBF Maiden Stakes (5) (D.I) 7f
Timeform Rating of previous winners: 91 98 104 92 93 (Avg 96)

Analyst's Verdict:
A potentially hot maiden. Alrajaa could well be open to more than normal improvement following a promising debut over C&D 8 weeks ago, and appeals as the most likely winner. There are interesting newcomers in opposition however, notably stable-companion Forest of Dean and Sir Michael Stoute's Sovereign Grant.

Timeform Top Rated
92p 1. ALRAJAA John Gosden Jim Crowley
91 8. RAJINSKY Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote
85p 7. JALEEL Roger Varian William Buick


3.15 Bet & Watch At 188bet.co.uk EBF Maiden Stakes (5) (D.II) 7f
Timeform Rating of previous winners: 91 98 104 92 93 (Avg 96)

Analyst's Verdict:
Arguably not so well contested as the first division, and a chance is taken on Coup de Gold, who ticks plenty of boxes on debut. Almania was too green to do himself justice on debut, and is the most interesting of those with previous experience. Buffalo River is another newcomer to note.

Timeform Top Rated
77p 1. ALMANIA Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore
71 9. PEGASUS BRIDGE Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop
66p 6. DIVINE GIFT Charlie Fellowes Stevie Donohoe


3.50 Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Handicap (3) 1m

Analyst's Verdict:
The vote in this competitive-looking contest goes to Wafy, who lost little caste in defeat when third in a minor event at Doncaster on his latest start in June. That form is working out pretty well and he makes his handicap debut off what may prove to be a lenient mark. Global Conqueror is next best ahead of fellow hattrick seekers George and Mushtaq, while Lord Vetinari is also accorded respect.

Timeform Top Rated
108+ 1. WAFY Charles Hills Jim Crowley
107 3. GLOBAL CONQUEROR Simon Crisford James Doyle
107 9. LORD VETINARI Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy


4.25 188Bet Mobile Bet10 Get20 Handicap (4) 1m1f209y

Analyst's Verdict:
There should be better to come from Red Striker, who went close on his handicap bow at Nottingham, despite finding himself in a poor position when the race began in earnest. The addition of cheekpieces looks a good move and he gets the nod ahead of the hat-trick seeking Whitlock and the promising Extra Large. Birthright is also worthy of consideration.

Timeform Top Rated
96p 1. WHITLOCK John Gosden Robert Havlin
95p 11. BIRTHRIGHT Richard Hannon Tom Marquand
94p 6. RED STRIKER Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore


5.00 188Bet Extra Place Races Fillies' Handicap (5) 7f

Analyst's Verdict:
The one who stands out is Narjes, who escapes a penalty for her recent Brighton win so has obvious claims of following up. Teenage Gal and Arabian Jazz arrive in form and could prove the biggest threats.

Timeform Top Rated
96 7. NARJES Laura Mongan Sophie Ralston (7)
86 4. TEENAGE GAL Ed Dunlop Ryan Moore
84 1. HEART POWER Ismail Mohammed Tom Queally


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