Sandown stages a fairly average card today, but the two divisions of the maiden feature some promising runners. This is the time of year when John Gosden’s juveniles tend to come to the fore and he looks to hold decent chances in both races. RANGI ran a race full of promise behind stablemate Ashdan on debut at Newmarket earlier this month and this Champagne Stakes entrant can land the first division (3.25pm). SPACE SHIP makes his debut 35 minutes later and big things are expected from this son of Galileo who has an entry in the Racing Post Trophy and Investec Derby.
Tomorrow’s racing looks trappy, but James Fanshawe’s CAPTIVATOR should go close in Sandown’s Group Three Atalanta Stakes (3.25pm). She has to bounce back from a disappointing effort in the Windsor Forest Stakes last time, but a repeat of her second to Izzi Top at Newmarket back in May would make her very difficult to beat in this.
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