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Improver Can Make It A Double Over Course And Distance

Things didn't look too bright last Spring when ROYAL SANDS ran three disappointing races, although his last one, on the all-weather at Kempton, did show more promise when he was beaten under six lengths by Land Of Legends. The first event was over a mile and two furlongs and the others over seven, so he wasn't thought of as a sprinter, but a gelding operation and then time off the course followed before he returned at Chelmsford. This was again over seven furlongs but the he ran poorly, coming home last of 13 to Hunterwall.

Unfancied at 10/1, he latterly contested his fifth race, dropped to the sprint distance of six furlongs on Southwell's Fibresand and promptly sluiced home from Marvel, runner-up in his previous four races, and Tease Maid, previously second to the massively in-form Queen of Kalahari. Fibresand was always going to suit him, as the progeny of his sire Dabirsim are a significant four from five on it, all at Southwell. In context, that is decent form and Royal Sands now drops another furlong to the minimum five, with trainer James Given obviously regarding him as a sprinter. He is up 4lb for his win, which seems reasonable and Given is 14% at the course which is encouraging.

His main rival is probably REQUITED who also loves this course as he has two wins and a second to his name in four starts here and returns after a disappointing run at Bath. He is up 3lb for his last win here and is well exposed rather than a potentially massive improver like Royal Sands. His trainer Hughie Morrison, though, has had just one winner from his last 16 runners.

ZAPPER CLASS is next best on ratings and has four all-weather wins to his name but hasn't beaten many home in his four runs here. PRIVATE MATTER is being backed after a wind operation and wearing cheek-pieces for the first time but needs a big lift from either or both to take this. At 2/1, Royal Sands should be backed to carry on improving.

G Lees

Article Posted on Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 10.16

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dundalk Appleman's Cider Race Day Rated Race 7f - £10499 - Standard

1 Geological10/1

2 Katiymann11/4

3 Raphael20/1

4 Sirjack Thomas9/2

5 Mutadaawel7/2

6 Never Back Down8/1

7 Nordic Passage33/1

8 No Speed Limit14/1

9 Angels16/1

10 Ducky Mallon20/1

11 Emphatic33/1

12 Highly Approved25/1

13 Outside Inside12/1

kempton British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes (Listed)1m - £25520 - Standard / Slow

1 Accidental Agent12/1

2 Flaming Spear25/1

3 Librisa Breeze14/1

4 Makzeem100/1

5 Oh This Is Us7/1

6 Ripp Orf40/1

7 Via Serendipity8/1

8 War Glory9/1

9 Dandhu8/1

10 I Could Do Better66/1

11 Khuzaam5/4

12 Set Piece14/1

13 Lush Life150/1

14 Preening10/1

kempton 32Red Handicap1m 7f 218y - £15562 - Standard / Slow

1 Platitude12/1

2 Infrastructure4/1

3 Reshoun4/1

4 Busy Street14/1

5 To Be Wild20/1

6 Sovereign Duke5/1

7 Darksideoftarnside11/1

8 Rochester House12/1

9 Ballylemon1/1

kempton Handicap1m 3f 219y - £6469 - Standard / Slow

1 Exceeding Power12/1

2 Jus Pires8/1

3 Princesse Mathilde14/1

4 Ilhabela Fact20/1

5 Sir Prize11/2

6 Persian Sun16/1

7 Purdey's Gift11/10

8 Fearless Warrior9/2

kempton 32Red On The App Store Handicap1m 2f 219y - £3752 - Standard / Slow

1 Magic Mirror20/1

2 Dangerous Ends7/2

3 Gawdawpalin10/1

4 He's Our Star25/1

5 Peckinpah5/1

6 Slade King4/1

7 Guroor4/1

8 Margie's Choice66/1

9 Pempie16/1

10 Rail Dancer40/1

11 Eesha My Flower14/1

12 Topology6/1

13 Bug Boy16/1

14 Cheeky Rascal12/1

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1 Deilginis0/0

2 Famous Day0/0

3 Flamingo's Court0/0

4 Good Thyne Tara0/0

5 Half The Odds0/0

6 Lady Writer0/0

7 Laughing Trix0/0

8 Misty Adage0/0

9 Presenting Hunzy0/0

10 She's Made It0/0

11 Sinoria0/0

market rasen21-11-19 Henry And Grace 5th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 2f 140y - £4549 - Soft

1 Dundrum Wood13/8

2 Guy5/4

3 Levasseur25/1

4 Robaddan4/1

5 Xcitations20/1

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Pl£1.02, £2.10, £1.50

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18Cry Havoc11/10 f
23Lapses Linguae13/8
310Broughton Sunpearl66/1
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Winning JockeyRob Hornby
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112Miss Cunning25/1
28Sebs Star25/1
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Distances1/2 length, 1 1/4 length
Tote Win£35.50
Pl£8.30, £6.30, £10.40

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17You Don't Own Me4/1
25The Blue Bower50/1
Winning TrainerJ Tuite
Winning JockeyCharles Bishop
Runners12 ran
Distances1 3/4 length, 1 1/2 length
Tote Win£4.80
Pl£1.60, £6.30, £4.40
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31Dubai Rainbow5/1
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Winning JockeyG M Ryan
Runners14 ran
Distances3/4 length, 1/2 length
Tote Win£2.90
Pl£1.02, £3.00, £1.70

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310Secret Diary33/1
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Winning JockeyAlistair Rawlinson
Runners12 ran
Distances3/4 length, 1 3/4 length
Tote Win£8.60
Pl£2.20, £1.50, £12.00
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22Plum Perfect8/1
Winning TrainerP J Flynn
Winning JockeyB M Coen
Runners14 ran
DistancesShort Head, 1 length
Tote Win£4.90
Pl£1.60, £2.50, £2.60