Sunday’s Sandown best bets and racing tips: Get on Primo's Comet and Duke Of Verona

Planet Sport tipsters are back at Sandown for another exciting day of racing on Sunday, August 21.

The sun is set to shine at Sandown on Sunday, and it's time to delve into some red-hot tips.

You can get all the latest racecards and results from the track by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips.

Sandown selections

15.42 Not For Profit

16.12 Primo's Comet

16.42 Khangai

17.12 Pledge Of Honour

17.42 Invigilate


18.42 Duke Of Verona

16.12 (Sandown) Primo's Comet

William Buick is an eyecatching booking for Primo's Comet in the Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap.

Last seen finishing fourth in the "Jump Jockeys' Nunthorpe" at York, he was making a quick return having triumphed at Musselburgh just four days before that.

Beaten just over a length, a similar effort off his new mark of 75 would put Jim Goldie's runner in the mix.

17.42 (Sandown) Invigilate

Invigilate can make it two on the day for the Freemason Lodge team in the Sky Bet Sunday Series Fillies' Handicap.

As a full sister to Expert Eye, expectations were always going to be high and it would be fair to say she has fallen short of her sibling's achievements so far in winning just a Leicester novice to date.

Well found out in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot, her subsequent Newmarket effort looked disappointing on the face of it but a couple of those that finished in front have run well in Listed company since, so perhaps it was not all bad.

A 2lb dip in the weights and switching back to nine furlongs may help her cause.


Ikhtiraaq can bring up his hat-trick and complete a Sandown double for Sir Michael Stoute in the Sky Bet Sunday Series Mile Handicap.

The three-year-old won once in three starts as a juvenile for Owen Burrows and was then sold for 220,000 guineas in the autumn as part of the Shadwell down-sizing, but Stoute and owner Robert Ng had clearly spotted his potential.

They might have thought their judgement wrong when he trailed home seventh on his initial start at Newmarket, but Ikhtiraaq showed that effort to be just a minor blip when he scraped a nose verdict at Yarmouth next time out.

The narrow verdict limited the handicapper to just a 4lb rise and Ikhtiraaq showed that neither that increase, nor a subsequent gelding operation, could stop him when getting the best of two rivals at Pontefract earlier this month.

He was allowed to dictate on both winning occasions, something which may prove tougher with more runners here, but he appeared to triumph with such ease in Yorkshire that a perceived negative and a 6lb penalty might not anchor him.

18.42 (Sandown) Duke Of Verona

Duke Of Verona can repeat his 14-furlong win in July as he contests the Sky Bet Sunday Series Stayers Handicap.

He prevailed by just a short head over the course and distance on that occasion, with a move back to the Kempton all weather not appearing to suit on his most recent run.

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