HIGH ACCLAIM (stall two of ten) runs best on his second start back from a break, provided he’s returned relatively quickly after that run.
His five runs under these conditions have returned form figures of 11361 (3-5). From left to right: 1st – won at Lingfield (6-1) on his second career outing, 1st - won at Pontefract (9-1) in October 2016 on his second run after a mid-season layoff; 3rd – placed at 33-1 in a Newmarket handicap on his second run last season, 6th – raced on the slowest part of the track when disappointing on soft ground at Doncaster (16-1) and 1st – 50-1 winner of the Spring Mile at Doncaster second-time out this term.
He was only eighth of 12 over 1m at Sandown 13 days ago but that was his first run for three months and it would have been needed. He can be backed over the same course and distance in the China Southern Sanya Handicap on Friday (3.55).
High Acclaim – Sandown 3.55 (2pts win, 12-1 Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral)