3.50 Sandown – Spark Plug (e/w) – 6/1 Bet365, generally 5/1. – Result – 2nd Place.
The winner of this very race last year and runner up the year before he acts really well around Sandown and has promised to land another prize very soon following 2 cracking runs recently where things just haven’t worked for him. Rated 112 this time last year, so he really has nothing to find on the book, he was pretty unlucky at Goodwood 2 runs ago when caught in a pocket and only able to chase the winner when it was too late, finishing best of all. Last time at Ascot he was hopelessly placed near the back of the field but made really good progress to look threatening before finding trouble in that large field. He looks to be on the top of his game and should really be vying for favouritism here. He rates a cracking each way bet.