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<strong>SEA THE STARS</strong> is top of my &lsquo;back until beaten&rsquo; list and I will be backing John Oxx&rsquo;s stable star tomorrow. A case can be made for both Rip Van Winkle and Conduit but the evidence isn&rsquo;t that strong and they are simply playing for places. On the rest of the Sandown card there are a number of horses I like the look of including <strong>IALYSOS</strong> in the Coral Charge and <strong>WE&rsquo;LL COME</strong> in the Coral Challenge. The latter might not be the most trustworthy horse in training but I&rsquo;m prepared to give him another chance with an in-form Darryl Holland in the saddle. I&rsquo;m not overly sure the track or running tactics will suit, but he&rsquo;s worth a small bet even running off his highest ever mark. Incidentally, it is also the first time he has run back to back over one mile since July 2007.<br /><br />Based on previous stats the favourite is the most likely winner in the Coral Distaff. The stats say that 44 per cent of favourites win non-handicap races between seven and nine furlongs at Sandown. Based on this statistic alone, I&rsquo;m happy to back whatever leads the market come race time.<br /><br /><strong>HIGH HEELED</strong> ran a cracker in the Investec Oaks and tomorrow she can go two places better and win the bet365 Lancashire Oaks. Flame of Gibraltar and Barshiba would qualify as my most likely frame fillers.<br />