Timeform pick out the three best bets from Sandown on Wednesday…
“…looks to be improving all the time and can add to his already impressive strike rate…”
Timeform on Sapphire Crown
#11 Sapphire Crown – Sandown R7 (06:55)
Sapphire Crown took his record to two wins from three outings at Sale two starts back, still showing signs of greenness but battling on well for the win, and he improved again in defeat over this course and distance last time, finishing well for second after a slow start. He looks to be improving all the time and can add to his already impressive strike rate here. Propelle is a danger after her recent Caulfield win and should be treated with caution, while Scipio is another to consider.
#11 Rich Hips – Sandown R8 (07:30)
Rich Hips raced far too keenly when disappointing over this course and distance last time, but his runs prior to that read well in the context of this race – a comfortable win and a narrow second – so he looks worth chancing to regain the winning thread. Diode arrives here in search of a hat-trick and holds strong claims, while Scantoon looks the pick for third.
#5 Approach Discreet – Sandown R9 (08:05)
Approach Discreet arrives here on the back of two successive course and distance wins, showing good finishing speed on both occasions, and he will take a world of beating under the same conditions. Le Baol has plenty of ability and could pose a threat of ready to roll following a break, while Don’t Doubt Dory makes up the shortlist.