Longshot Ted: Two Tips for Sandown's Jumps Finale

Ed Quigley thinks Altior could be vulnerable on Saturday
Ed Quigley thinks Altior could be vulnerable on Saturday

Ed Quigley has a couple of tips for Sandown's bet365 Gold Cup meeting in what will be his final article of the jumps season...

We should see some quality action at Sandown on Saturday with a whole host of star names potentially on display at the Esher venue.

A lot of eyes will be on Champion Chaser Put The Kettle On, and the returning Altior in the Celebration Chase at 3.05 on Saturday, but I think he is vulnerable at his age, and with conditions likely to be on the quick side, this could really play into the hands of the Alan King trained SCEAU ROYAL.

The nine-year-old has produced some very smart performances this season - both over hurdles and fences, and was unlucky not to have been at least placed in the Champion Chase, after nearly being brought down after some in-running carnage in which he ended up fifth.

The likelihood of quicker ground conditions for this will be right up his street, and this previous scorer of a Grade 1 over course and distance who was runner up to Altior in this assignment back in 2019, should be in the mix once again.

Celebration Chase
Sceau Royal silk

Sceau Royal

lost

The Select Hurdle has the added layer of intrigue with Goshen potentially lining up. A return to a right-handed track will probably suit, but he doesn't scream like he wants this trip to me, and I think softer conditions would suit the Gary Moore representative.

Go back to this race two years ago, and on similar ground, the Kim Bailey trained YOUNEVERCALL absolutely pulverised the opposition and could easily roll back the years in this encounter. As demonstrated in the Stayers' Hurdle, 3m stretches his stamina, and he isn't up to the top level, so coming back to this race looks a wise move. On his second start after a wind operation and with conditions that should play to his strengths, he could take some beating here.

Frodon is favourite for The Oaksey Chase and should be happier back in trip, and Itchy Feet should enjoy returning to Sandown. The race overall is a head scratcher, and obviously I would like to see my old friend Mister Fisher bounce back. His jumping has gone to pieces on his last two starts, and given how tricky the Esher venue can be in regards to negotiating fences, that would make me nervous about backing him. Having said that, conditions and the stiff finish at the end of the race should play to his strengths.
 

Select Hurdle
Younevercall silk

Younevercall

won

To more immediate affairs, and I am looking forward to seeing the return of the Ben Pauling trained YOUR DARLING returning to the track, possibly at Warwick on Thursday. A horse who hasn't been seen since finishing fourth to Adrimel at Sandown in November, he has shaped with plenty of potential. It is entirely possible and plausible that he will need the run here on the back of his absence, but I do think a mark of 116 could massively underestimate him. The Pauling team have been patient getting him back to the track after a couple of minor issues with him, and either way, he should make a smashing Chaser next season.

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