Diary: June 16 & 17

With York washed out I will start tonight’s deliberations at Sandown.

  

John Gosden’s Transcend pulled clear of his field last time at Newmarket and should be suited by the track at Sandown.  He goes in the 3.00 and should handle the ground OK.

  

The 4.45 should be between Spring City and Black Rock who were 2nd and third over course and distance behind Winter Sunrise.  In similar ground you would think they would finish in the same order, especially at that was Spring City’s debut run.

  

We had a winner from Henry Candy’s stable last Saturday and another from the same stable, Oldjoesaid looks the likely winner of the 7.45 at Leicester.

  

The horses from our list to follow have had a lean time of late but I am hoping for a winner in the 3.20 at Folkestone.  Cape was a market drifter last Saturday at Goodwood and in any event didn’t get a clear run.  She remains a bright prospect and can bounce back from that setback.  Swinbrook ran an encouraging race at Newbury on his seasonal reappearance and should strip fitter on Sunday.  Handles give in the ground.  For those of you that enjoy a bit of pointless trivia, Pawan has won 6 times in his career but never by more than half a length.

  

In the 2.30 at Salisbury I will be watching Ballaista.  This will be her 3rd run which will qualify her for handicaps.  She could be interesting in that sphere.

  

Sakhee’s Secret has won both his starts this season but takes on his toughest assignment to date in the listed race at 3.30.

 

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