Thursday talkSPORT race tips for Sandown, Haydock and Chelmsford

talkSPORT has horse racing advice on Thursday for meetings in Haydock, Chelmsford and Sandown.

talkSPORT has gone over the race cards, form, rundown and more so you don’t have to – here are our horse betting tips.


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Sandown Betting Tips

6.42: Elite Status 9/2

The ten runners offer an open contest with bets starting at around 3/1.

All but one of the runners have won a race, the majority of them only racing for the second time and have a huge sum of money behind them.

Two foals from Blue Point compete: Blue Storm and On Point.

While the Havana Gray Elite Status colt could be the threat for both.

And it’s the one who likes the most in the second set because of his emphatic victory by three lengths despite an 11/2 shot.

Havana Gray won this race in 2017 by length at odds of 5/1 and in her second run, Elite Status could follow in her father’s footsteps.

7.12: Enemy 11/10

A touch more consistent than his main rival in the market, Nate The Great, and it gives him a wink past him at Sandown.

Richard Kingscote has jockeyed this horse for his last four races, but has now been replaced by Frankie Dettori, with the former riding Roberto Escobarr instead.

All went well earlier this month in Chester in the competitive Ormonde Stakes which were held on soft ground.

The enemy was just passed but should be adapted by a return to good ground and a distance of 2m.

7.42: Desert Crown 4/7

Thursday talkSPORT race tips for Sandown, Haydock and Chelmsford

This is a big renewal of the Brigadier Gerard Stakes with the Derby winner reappearing for his seasonal debut.

Facing some interesting rivals too, in the form of Hukum and Cash.

But colt Nathaniel is to be favored right here at a price of 4/7 – although that price will likely shorten even further in odds by the evening.

Desert Crown beat second-placed Hoo Ya Mal, who placed at Goodwood before winning over 1m6f in August.

Third-placed Westover has arguably had better form in top-flight Group 1 races around the world – winning the Irish Derby by an astonishing seven lengths.

Before finishing fifth at Royal Ascot in what was a disappointing race by running too freely.

But quite impressed at Longchamp in the Arc on very soft ground behind Alpinista, which all those shapes suggest Desert Crown should rout.

Haydock Betting Tips

3.00: Thunder Blue 13/2

Worth taking a punt in such an open maiden, stakes back and forth on what is a very likeable two-year-old colt by Blue Point.

Amo Racing is doing well with two-year-olds, including rookies, as is Kevin Stott taking the mount and trainer Dominic Ffrench Davis this season in particular.

It should be shorter in the market by Thursday and going the day before could be the way to go.

Chelmsford Betting Tips

5:50 p.m.: Rogue De Vega 7/2

He fell to a favorite on his debut here in April in the form of Rhythm N Hooves, who won by six lengths.

But Archie Watson does well with the two-year-old starters and was an easy winner.

But Rogue De Vega will have learned a lot from this run and there will have been some wasted lengths because of his debut.

He carried a right off the start, then hung on a left when he got the fast finish and had no chance of losing ground by hanging on at the worst moment.

Thursday night should be better.

All odds correct at time of writing

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