There is a terrific card at Sandown and the return of the talented but enigmatic Might Bite who will be a very warm order in the Intermediate chase. The selection was an impressive winner of the RSA Chase despite nearly pulling himself up on the run-in and is only a 7/2 shot for his mid-season target the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

He could turn this into a procession but Label Des Obeaux (2.20) receives 6lbs from the likely short-priced favourite and needs to race right-handed to be seen at his best. The selection has had a pipe opener at Chepstow and is entitled to come on for that experience. He faces a tough task at the weights although it should be noted that he would only receive an additional 3lbs from Mite Bite if this were a handicap.

Emma Lavelle could do with a winner and Irish Prophecy (1.50) is an exciting hurdling recruit for the yard having won both starts in Bumpers at Doncaster and Kempton where he beat the highly-touted Champ of Nicky Henderson.


Labal Des Obeaux

Irish Prophecy

Sandown Races

Ffos Las

At Ffos Las Billy Broncho (13.30) makes his chase debut for Evan Williams and he has the scope to make a better chaser than hurdler. The selection was fortunate to win at Ayr over timber back in January but looks a thorough stayer and connections look to have found a good opportunity for the 6-y-old to make a winning start over the larger obstacles.

Tip: Billy Broncho

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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