Sandown Saturday Through The Card Preview

13:50 - Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap - GNAAD

13 go to post for the opening race of the day at Sandown this Saturday in a field that looks wide open.

The Robert Cowell trained Jumira Bridge heads the betting at 7/1 however we're taking a real fancy to the Alan Bailey trained GNAAD.

Without a win since his C&D success here last September, the horse is now still seemingly well treated off a mark of 75. Darragh Keenan is doing the steering and with his 3lbs claim, it brings the horse down to a mark of 72, the last mark he won off.

The firmer conditions underfoot should suit and he could turn out to be massive value at 16/1.

14:25 - Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap - COUNTRY

The Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap looks to be one of the more competitive races of the day at Sandown this weekend with William Haggas's COUNTRY the race favourite and we struggle to find a way to look past the three year-old.

A disappointing sixth on debut at Doncaster in March, he's not looked back since. He bolted up when stepped up to a mile at Redcar in April and repeated that feat in July with victory at Ripon. The hat-trick was completed on handicap debut back at Redcar earlier this month and he goes into this race in fine form.

Up just 5lbs for that victory, he's the horse in the field with momentum and we fully expect him to make it 4/5 here.

15:00 - Group 3 Betway Atalanta Stakes - JUBILOSO

The opening Group race of the day sees nine go to post once again in a hotly contested field.

In a field packed with quality, we're taking a real liking to favourite JUBILOSO. Third in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, she was once again denied in the Group 3 Theo Fennell Oak Tree Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Despite the field looking fairly strong, this is a clear step down in class for the Sir Michael Stoute trained filly and she should have just too much natural speed for the rest of the pack here.

Stoute teamed up with Ryan Moore to win this race last year with Veracious so the pair will be looking to repeat the feat.

15:35 - Group 3 Betway Solario Stakes - POSITIVE

Godolphin's AL SULHAIL leads the betting for Saturdays Solario Stakes at Sandown but we're really liking the look of the Clive Cox trained POSITIVE.

Winner on debut by five lengths at Salisbury in June, the Colt was second to the standout juvenile of the year Pinatubo in the Qatar Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

The form of that winner speaks for itself and a repeat performance from POSITIVE with Kirby on board should see him leave the rest of this field behind.

Expect the fav Al Sulhail to be there or thereabouts but it will need to improve vastly on his win at Yarmouth two weeks ago.

16:10 - Betway Nursery - FORBIDDEN LAND

In a fairly weak Nursery, we've gone for the Richard Hannon trained Ryan Moore ridden FORBIDDEN LAND.

Yet to get off the mark after three races, he's continued to look as though he'd improve over a longer a distance and this will be the first time he's ran over 7f.

Hannon and Moore partnered up with Mums Tipple at York last week and we believe the partnership will once again bring up the goods with the Acclamation Gelding here.

16:45 - Betway Live Casino Handicap - ELIGIBLE

The biggest field of the day sees 13 go to post for the Betway Live Casino Handicap in what will undoubtedly be an interesting affair.

Richard Hannon once again saddles two horses in the race however we've gone C&D winner ELIGIBLE.

The Dark Angel Gelding got off the mark here by two lengths a month ago and then finished a close third to the impressive Shawaaheq at Lingfield 10 days ago. Now back on turf off 6lbs higher than the mark he won off here, he's the one to beat in the field.

17:20 - Betway Casino Handicap - DUBAI INSTINCT

The six runner Betway Casino Handicap is the final race of the day at Sandown on Saturday and we've got a real big fancy for it.

Fourth of 17 in a maiden behind Bangkok (Group 3 winner) and Telecaster (Won Group 2 Dante), the Brian Meehan trained DUBAI INSTINCT finally got of the mark at Nottingham in April.

He was a disappointing 14th of 15 in what turned out to be an exceptionally strong handicap at Newbury in May but now well refreshed after a 105 day break, this is an enormous step down from anything he's ran in so far and he'll be hard to beat here.