Sandown Friday Preview

12:45 - Goshen

The first race of the day is the Class 2 Introductory Juvenile Hurdle over two miles and this Gary Moore trained three year old looks to have a big future.

The gelding was a smart horse on the flat winning his last three contests at Brighton, Nottingham and Sandown and made his debut over hurdles last time out at Fontwell.

He made it a successful start taking the contest by 23 lengths and did not jump particularly well, so if learning how to jump he could be highly progressive.

13:20 - Johnbb

Next up is the Class 3 Handicap Chase over two miles and the Tom Lacey trained Johnbb looks to have a big chance if coming on for his latest run.

He made his seasonal debut last month at Aintree finishing third of seven runners with the talented Champagne Mystery landing that contest.

Robbie Power gets the leg up and he is currently in the form of his life running at a 29% strike rate which is always a bonus and hopefully he can add to that tomorrow.

13:55 - Canelo

One for the boxing fans and in the Simon Jennings Memorial Novices Handicap Chase over two and a half miles we like the J P McManus owned Canelo.

This Alan King trained six year old made a really bright reappearance after a fair bit of time off when finishing third over course and distance at the start of November.

He will certainly be much fitter for that run and with that in mind off a nice mark there is no reason why he can't run another big race at a track he likes.

14:25 - Happygolucky

The feature race on the card on Friday is the Ballymore Winter Novices Hurdle and in this Grade Two full of talent we have gone with the Kim Bailey trained Happygolucky.

We believe this five year old holds the best bit of form on offer entering this contest finishing a good third behind the unbeaten Thyme Hill in a Grade Two at Cheltenham last time out.

That is very strong form and looks to be the only horse in the race that has previously raced well in a Graded contest which should give him the edge.

14:55 - Plantagenet

Our final selection of the day from Sandown is the Amateur Riders three mile Handicap Chase and the Seamus Mullins trained Plantagenet will be tough to pass.

The form of this seven year old is what gives him huge appeal in a race like this, racing twice in October at Fontwell and Cheltenham and coming on for both runs.

Last time out at Cheltenham he was a good second of 13 runners jut not quite staying up the hill and should benefit today for a much flatter track.

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