Sandown 14.00

Imperial Cup day at Sundown but the main bet of the day comes away from the feature. Ben Pauling has had a superb season and he can really ready one for a handicap. Paddy’s Field looks a well treated horse on handicap debut, his mark of 121 handed to him off the back of a somewhat disappointing run last time in novice company under a penalty. I’m inclined to forgive him that though and think a 9 and 12lb pull with the first and second that day will swing things in his favour. The target will surely have been this as opposed to that. He hails from top connections who are having a great year and the ground should hold no fears.
Paddy's Field - 1pt @ 20/1

Sandown 15.10

Rayvin Black could be worth a bet in the Imperial Cup given his liking for dominating and the fact that it paid to race handy yesterday at the track. There is bundles of pace on though and top weight carrying performances are hard to come by in this. In truth there's nothing I fancy a great deal in this but do think Prairie Town is an insulting price. He’s a course and distance winner who has held his form nicely but for an excusable run at Leicester when back from just 6 days off. His Solstice Star Cheltenham form looks strong and he returns to a track he’s won at before off the same mark. A little more exposed than some on paper given he’s raced 7 times since September, he is still just a 5 year old and can be considered progressive. The ground will definitely suit, as will the pace in the race and he’s no 40/1 shot.
Prairie Town - 1pt @ 50/1