@TheTWETracker's Three To Follow This Weekend - 11/03/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Sandown - March 12 2022
Sandown 13:50
Paddy Brennan

Marble Sands

J: Paddy Brennan
T: Fergal O'Brien
Age: 6
Weight: 10-10
OR: 119
Days: 49

One of the better races on the Sandown card is the Grade Three Handicap Hurdle Final over 2m 3 1/2f and at the prices Marble Sands for Fergal O'Brien looks big value.

With plenty of runners in the field he screams the each way value, having ran well in defeat all season and his current mark gives him a big opportunity to get off the mark.

He was a smart bumper horse winning one of his four runs with his win coming at Ascot in a good event.

This season he was sent hurdling by Fergal O’Brien and in his three runs has shown big ability, finishing a length second on debut behind Milan Bridge for Paul Nicholls and then finished a close up third behind another nice type for Nicholls in Mr Glass, who went on to run in Grade One company.

Marble sands was last seen at Taunton finishing another close up second behind Kingofthewest who he takes on again in this but this time is better off at the weights.

Paddy Brennan rides and is in great form running at a 24% strike rate and off a mark of 119 looks like he could run a big race at a nice price, getting plenty of weight off most of the field, he could run a big race.

Sandown - March 12 2022
Sandown 16:10
Brendan Powell


J: Brendan Powell
T: Colin Tizzard
Age: 8
Weight: 11-2
OR: 130
Days: 29

The penultimate race of the afternoon sees the Class Handicap Chase over three miles and we are taking a chance on Ofalltheginjoints for Colin Tizzard.

A smart hurdler at the start of his career for the yard, he slightly lost his way before being sent over fences which rejuvenated him.

Making his chase debut he was a good third at Aintree before getting off the mark at Exeter in good style in what was a similar event to this.

After that run he went up to a mark in the 140s and slightly lost his way again, but last time out back down to a mark of 130 he was a solid second at Kempton over this trip.

Off the same mark for this event he has to go close if staying in the same form.

Sandown - March 12 2022
Sandown 16:45
Tom Cannon

Deyrann De Carjac

J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
Age: 9
Weight: 11-11
OR: 129
Days: 14

The final event of the afternoon at Sandown sees the Class 3 Middle Distance Handicap Chase and we are giving another chance to Deyrann De Carjac for Alan King.

The nine year old although not been seen winning since 2019 has seen his mark been creeping down the handicap whilst running fairly credibly and back in this company presents him an opportunity to get back to winning ways.

This season the gelding need his seasonal debut being pitched into the Grade Three Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November.

But since that run has been seen back at Prestbury Park on two occasions in similar Grade Three events and has finished fifth both times, firstly in the Racing Post Gold Cup in October and then on New Year's Day.

He did fall last time out at Kempton, but if jumping better overall he looks a great bet, dropping down to a mark of 129 in a Class 3 event having been running in Grade Three events makes him a big player if retaining all his ability.

He is now 8lb below his last winning mark.