Horse racing betting tips for the best bet of the day from Sandown on Friday.
Friday’s feature contest comes from Sandown where a small but select field of five go to post for the Listed Dragon Stakes over the minimum trip.
A stiff five furlongs has suited Beacon with wins at Salisbury and Bath so should find the course to his liking. He quickened in taking style when last seen and, although the runner-up didn't do much for the form at Salisbury last week, he is respected.
Mukhmal was impressive on his first two starts before failing to cope with the step up in grade at Royal Ascot when finishing behind Snap Shots. He was probably too keen for his own good that day but it's difficult to see how he can turn round form with Tom Dascombe's charge with over three lengths between them.
SNAP SHOTS (10/3 bet365) had earlier won on soft ground at Haydock where he beat a well touted horse of Roger Varians, with a future dual winner comfortably beaten off in third. Despite only finishing fourth at Royal Ascot he ran with credit behind some highly touted rivals and he represents friday’s best bet.
Union Rose ran a massive race when second at Royal Ascot, form that should give him a winning chance but he is relatively exposed compared to these and already sports headgear so would need to find more.
Dame Liberty already has a C&D win to her credit when responding gamely to pressure to finish well on top. The form has thrown up plenty of placed horses so looks solid enough but is the stables second string on jockey bookings.
Despite the small field it's a competitive little race with plenty that like to go forward so it should be a good test up the hill. SNAP SHOTS is friday’s best tip and should frank the Royal Ascot form with Mukhmal, with Beacon looking a lively danger.
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