Vivaldi set to call the tune
Keith Hamer has a selection for every race on Sunday, with Vivaldi Collonges fancied to win at Sandown.
Sean Bowen (right) riding Vivaldi Collonges on his way to victory at Ayr last season
CORK: 1.00 Cadeau Du Bresil, 1.30 Blood Crazed Tiger, 2.05 Bilko, 2.40 Westerner Lady, 3.15 Raz De Maree, 3.50 Call Vinnie, 4.25 Good Thyne Tara.
FFOS LAS: 12.50 Stage One, 1.20 Welsh Shadow, 1.55 Joe Farrell, 2.30 Best Boy Barney, 3.05 Ballypoint, 3.40 Unify, 4.15 Filatore.
NAAS: 12.40 Monastic, 1.10 Alisier D'irlande, 1.45 Ivanovich Gorbatov, 2.20 Attribution, 2.55 Automated, 3.30 Orchard Road, 4.05 Mind's Eye.
SANDOWN: 12.30 Clemency, 1.05 More Buck's, 1.40 Khezerabad, 2.15 VIVALDI COLLONGES (NAP), 2.50 Darebin, 3.25 Loose Chips, 4.00 Potters Approach.
DOUBLE: Vivaldi Collonges and Welsh Shadow.
Vivaldi Collonges can carry on where he left off last season with a victory in the Future Stars Intermediate Chase at Sandown.
The seven-year-old was lightly-raced last term, running just four times, but had three wins to his credit, culminating in a limited handicap chase at Ayr on Scottish Grand National day in April.
His trainer Paul Nicholls enjoyed a four-timer that day, including the big one with Vicente, and Vivaldi Collonges looks set for another lucrative campaign.
Clemency can add to her two previous wins over timber in the racinguk.com/freetrial Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle.
She looked quite useful early in her career for trainer Nicky Henderson but disappointed twice last spring.
She took a step back in the right direction at Market Rasen on her return and continue to build on that.
Loose Chips can confirm the promise of his seasonal debut by going one better in the Racing UK HD On Sky 432 Veterans' Handicap Chase (Qualifier).
The Charlie Longsdon-trained gelding only went down by three-quarters of a length to Double Ross at Chepstow a month ago. A repeat of that effort can see him get his head in front.
Darebin was a winner at this course last November and can repeat the trick for trainer Gary Moore in the Watch RacingUK With Free Trial Now Handicap Hurdle.
Welsh Shadow put up a fair effort when going down by just a length and three-quarters to Garde La Victoire at Ffos Las last month and can make a triumphant return to the Welsh track.
Dan Skelton's six-year-old was receiving 8lb from the smart winner, who was second in the Haldon Gold Cup earlier this week.
Welsh Shadow was sent off favourite that day and stuck on well at the business end to suggest this longer trip of the Rob Davies Chemists Novices' Chase will be in his favour on his first start over fences.
Best Boy Barney benefited from a drop in the ratings when running out a good winner at Kempton last time out.
A 6lb rise is unlikely to stop Jeremy Scott's charge following up that success in the Llewellyn Humphries Handicap Chase now that he has hit top form.
Ballypoint got off the mark on this course back in March on his final start of the last campaign and can make a winning return in the Countryside Alliance Handicap Hurdle for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.
There is some good sport in Ireland with Triumph Hurdle winner Ivanovich Gorbatov starting his campaign in the Priory Walls Of Gilgowan Hurdle for Joseph O'Brien at Naas.
The Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase takes pride of place at the Mallow track and honours can go to Raz De Maree.
Gavin Cromwell's runner badly needed the outing when second to stablemate As De Pique at Gowran five weeks ago and will strip fitter for this big test.
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