13:50 Sandown

HITMAN won by 30 lengths on chase debut last month and is who punters are siding with in a belter of a race. The four-year-old was making his debut in Britain that day too and could hardly have been more impressive when bolting up. Paul Nicholls has a fantastic record in the race, winning it on seven occasions. Punters think Hitman will make that eight this afternoon.

14:25 Sandown

The disappointing news that Altior won’t be running in the Tingle Creek puts a dampener on the race, but punters now fancy GREANETEEN to take advantage. Paul Nicholl’s six-year-old won the Haldon Gold Cup late in the day, running down Moonlighter. That was a taste of what’s to come from this progressive horse who is looking to make a name for himself in the two mile chasing division. 

15:35 Sandown

MISTER COFFEY did incredibly well to win over this course and distance last month despite looking in trouble at stages in the race. He ended up winning easily by five lengths which is testament to his talent. The five-year-old has been raised 10lb for that effort, but punters think he’s still well ahead of a mark of 138.