Sam Turner's Best Bets BlogBANGKOK (Sandown, 3.00) was a little disappointing as a juvenile after a promising start in a Newmarket novice stakes but looked the business at Doncaster on his first start of the new campaign.

Bred to excel at middle-distances, the step up to 1m2f on Town Moor was the obvious step forward and, very well backed, the Australia colt travelled superbly and kept on powerfully in the manner of a smart horse. The form of the race is looking rock solid with the second and fourth winning since, the runner-up Telecaster impressively by nine lengths at Windsor.

Bangkok was allocated a mark of 88 at the end of last season but he looks way better than that and has entries in the Dante and the Derby to aim at, with a price of 40-1 in the latter potentially looking very big come the end of this contest.

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REGGAE RUNNER (Sandown, 1.50) was well supported on his seasonal, handicap and turf bow at Musselburgh at the weekend but was run down late on by Coolagh Forest.

Despite defeat, it was a step in the right direction and hopefully he will sit handy this afternoon and be well placed to strike in this competitive heat.

Reeves is another to note and should appreciate today’s extra furlong on the expected quicker going after plodding on respectably in the mud at Newbury two weeks ago.

Reggae Runner 1pt win @ 3-1

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Reeves 1pt win @ 12-1

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BEAT THE BANK (Sandown, 3.35) is a smart animal but tends to come up short in large fields. However, the five-year-old is 6-7 in single figure contests and 3-5 round a right-hand bend.

Sandown should suit and with just eight runners expected to go to post, the selection can boss this race and maintain his 100% record in Group 2s.

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