Racing tips: Lord can rule over an Imperial field

Call Me Lord can tee up a potential £100,000 bonus bid by winning the Matchbook Imperial Cup at Sandown.

Friday, 9th March 2018, 8:00 am
Sandown is one of the courses staging meetings on Saturday

The huge cash prize traditionally associated with this race will be won if any successful horse can follow up at the Cheltenham Festival next month.

Expect his County Hurdle odds to be significantly shorter if he does what is expected of him.

There is also plenty of meat on the bone for Flat fans and it could be beneficial to throw a few bob the way of William Haggas’ key runners.

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Original Choice can firstly take the Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton.

Original Choice has not run for quite a while, but he won before after a lengthy absence and has a lovely profile for a race such as this.

Stablemate Second Thought should also go well in the Lady Wulfruna Stakes.

The four-year-old colt, who finished runner-up to Harry Angel last May, had the time of his life over a mile at Kempton last November when he won a Listed race by half a length from Keystroke.

Just for good measure, it would be folly to allow the Haggas-trained Dal Harraild to go unbacked in the fast-track qualifier at Chelmsford.

The five-year-old stayer could be primed for a most productive campaign and is the most interesting horse in this field.


Ayr: 2.10 Better Getalong, 2.45 Instingtive, 3.20 Imjoeking, 3.55 My Old Gold, 4.30 One For Harry, 5.05 Indy Five, 5.35 Precious Cargo.

Gowran: 1.25 Crezic, 1.55 Epicuris, 2.30 Wood Emery, 3.05 Scoir Mear, 3.40 Magic Of Light, 4.15 Kaiser Black, 4.50 Felix Yonger, 5.25 Different Spot.

Hereford: 1.40 Miss Tynte, 2.15 Shanann Star, 2.50 Tambura, 3.25 Minella Scamp, 4.00 Dans Le Vent, 4.35 Kauto Riko, 5.10 Settie Hill.

Sandown: 1.20 Royale Zanzibar, 1.50 Indian Hawk, 2.25 CALL ME LORD (NAP), 3.00 Posh Trish, 3.35 Horatio Hornblower, 4.10 Kayf Blanco, 4.45 Ramonex.

Wolverhampton: 1.30 Point North, 2.05 Original Choice, 2.40 Intern, 3.15 Second Thought, 3.50 Rastacap, 4.25 Mickey, 5.00 Tha’ir.

Chelmsford: 5.45 Outlaw Torn, 6.15 Dor’s Law, 6.45 Glory Of Paris, 7.15 Lilbourne Star, 7.45 Dal Harraild, 8.15 Fabianski, 8.45 Stormingin, 9.15 Four Fifty Three.