Timeform Shortlist: Sandown, Saturday 1 September

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

Timeform's free shortlist comes from Sandown on Saturday...

"...remains on an attractive mark based on his useful 2-y-o form and makes plenty of appeal back from a break here"

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1.50 188Bet Extra Place Races Handicap (3) 5f10y

Analyst's Verdict:
A winner of 2 of his 3 starts since joining this yard, Rapid Applause remains on an attractive mark based on his useful 2-y-o form and makes plenty of appeal back from a break here. Indeed, he's well drawn and the booking of Frankie Dettori suggests that connections mean business. With Bahamian Sunrise and Jashma both drawn wide, Compas Scoobie and Rio Ronaldo may emerge as the main dangers.

Timeform Top Rated
109 9. JASHMA Richard Hughes Jamie Spencer
108 10. SIGNORE PICCOLO David Loughnane David Egan
108 13. BAHAMIAN SUNRISE John Gallagher Silvestre De Sousa


2.25 Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Handicap (2) 1m1f209y

Analyst's Verdict:
David Menuisier saddled the winner of this race last year and can repeat the dose with History Writer, who did the job well when opening his account here prior to catching the eye at Newmarket. This step up in trip promises to help unlock further improvement and he gets the nod ahead of the progressive Red Force One. Almoreb is also considered, along with Communique and Mountain Angel.

Timeform Top Rated
115p 11. HISTORY WRITER David Menuisier Fran Berry
114 12. RED FORCE ONE Tom Dascombe Josephine Gordon
113+ 10. MASTER CARPENTER Rod Millman George Wood


3.00 188Bet Casino Atalanta Stakes (Group 3) (1) 1m
Timeform Rating of previous winners: 122 125 122 127 129 (Avg 125)

Analyst's Verdict:
Few fillies in training boast a better pedigree than Veracious, who has acquitted herself well in Group 1 company this year, including when third in the Nassau at Glorious Goodwood. Back down in class/trip here and with the promise of better to come, she will prove hard to beat. Laugh Aloud is entitled to need the run following a lengthy layoff but is nevertheless feared most ahead of Awesometank.

Timeform Top Rated
134 2. LAUGH ALOUD John Gosden James Doyle
125p 5. VERACIOUS Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore
123 1. CLON COULIS David Barron Ben Curtis


3.35 188Bet Solario Stakes (Group 3) (1) 7f
Timeform Rating of previous winners: 129 111 113 120 123 (Avg 119)

Analyst's Verdict:
Too Darn Hot oozed star potential when landing a maiden in good style here last month and several big-race entries, including the Dewhurst, would suggest that the Dubawi colt is expected to take this step up in class in his stride. The promising Watan is marginally preferred to Confiding and Arthur Kitt for forecast purposes.

Timeform Top Rated
118p 6. WATAN Richard Hannon Ryan Moore
117 3. DUNKERRON Alan King Martin Harley
116p 1. ARTHUR KITT Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote


4.10 188Bet Supports The NSPCC Nursery Handicap (Qualifier) (4) 7f

Analyst's Verdict:
The one who appeals most is Barristan The Bold, who very much caught the eye when a strong-finishing fifth in a big-field Glorious Goodwood nursery last time. Reconnaissance brings potential to the table now pitched into a nursery and is next best ahead of Uncle Jerry and Steeve.

Timeform Top Rated
95p 1. BARRISTAN THE BOLD Tom Dascombe Richard Kingscote
94p 6. RECONNAISSANCE Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy
92 3. SMILE A MILE Mark Johnston Silvestre De Sousa


4.45 188Bet Mobile Bet10 Get20 Handicap (4) 1m

Analyst's Verdict:
There were positives to glean from Repton's effort in a competitive Newbury handicap a fortnight ago, and he could be the answer to this tricky-looking puzzle. Pheidippides has been knocking on the door since switched to handicaps and should be in the mix, while Dragons Voice, Roller and Secret Return are others to consider.

Timeform Top Rated
103 6. DRAGONS VOICE David Menuisier Fran Berry
102 11. PHEIDIPPIDES Tom Clover Martin Harley
101 1. REPTON Richard Hannon Gary Mahon (3)


5.20 Read Silvestre de Sousa At 188Bet Handicap (4) 1m1f209y

Analyst's Verdict:
While Dive For Gold proved a disappointment on his handicap debut at Newbury, he couldn't be in better hands and is well worth another chance given that he appeared to be going the right way prior to that. Compton Mill has to be feared under Silvestre De Sousa following his C&D victory but a bigger threat may be posed by Tomahawk Kid. Dream Machine also enters calculations.

Timeform Top Rated
95 6. TOMAHAWK KID Ian Williams Fran Berry
94 2. DREAM MACHINE Neil Mulholland Jamie Spencer
94 3. COMPTON MILL Hughie Morrison Silvestre De Sousa


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