ITV Racing is on again this afternoon for a great afternoon of jumping action in store, particularly at Sandown where we've picked out these FIVE Dark Horses for you to consider....
Sandown - 12.10pm - DON BERSY 8/1 bet365
Took a nasty fall but was in the mix when he did so at Warwick the last day and this son of Califet resides at a respected yard run by talented trainer Tom Symonds. He’s the dark horse in this interesting little juvenile contest.
Sandown - 12.45pm - MIDNIGHT JAZZ 6/1 Paddy Power
Not the biggest mare but what she lacks in size she makes up for with a whole heap of battling qualities and willingness to win. Ben Case’s 7yo acts on all types of ground and despite there being a couple of good prospects in this field, Midnight Jazz could be underestimated a little bit here.
Sandown - 1.15pm - ATIRELARIGO 5/1 Bet Victor
This fella was a winner of a chase in France in 2014 and won only his second race over fences at Chepstow last time out after unseating the time before. He races here from 5lb higher but still on a low mark of 124 and he looks the type to progress this season for a top yard.
Sandown - 1.50pm - HOLLYWOODIEN 7/2 Paddy Power
Stands out like a sore thumb here as a 6yo in against horses much older than him. That alone makes Tom Symonds’ charge a dark horse here, along with a pretty decent performance when winning at Wetherby last time out and this step back in trip could suit on testing ground at this stiff track.
Sandown - 2.25pm - FINIAN’S OSCAR 7/4 888sport
An exciting type who despite not producing any flash performances on the clock to date, is unbeaten in two starts and is clearly highly regard. He’ll need to step up in this Grade 1 race, but there is little doubting Colin Tizzard’s inmate is the elephant in the room in the Tolworth Hurdle.
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