August 5 Racing Tips: Silky Wilkie to score at Sandown?

Planet Sport tipsters cast their eyes over meetings at Sandown, Leopardstown, Redcar and Doncaster on Thursday, August 5.

We are winding down to the weekend so why not add some extra cash to your pocket with our selections below.

5.57 Sandown - Silky Wilkie

Karl Burke can be on the mark with Silky Wilkie in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

At the other end of the scale to his stablemate, Silky Wilkie looks all speed with his second at York striking as decent form as the winner, Silken Petals, subsequently added to her tally earlier in the week.

Silky Wilkie was five lengths adrift and beaten four lengths in second on his first attempt, but he clearly has ability and this is possibly not the strongest race.

6.27 Sandown - Bullet Force

Bullet Force hit the bar on his racecourse bow at the Esher track, but second time could be a charm in the British EBF Maiden Stakes.

Sent off a 20/1 shot for Karl Burke last month, he was keeping on all the way to the line over seven furlongs, grabbing second in the dying strides to be beaten three and a half lengths by a more experienced rival.

Bullet Force steps up to a mile in this event and, given his previous effort, that should suit.

7.02 Sandown - Mashhoor

Mashhoor can make amends for a slightly disappointing result last time out by winning the Download The Casumo App Today Handicap at Sandown.

The three-year-old was sent off an odds-on favourite at Newmarket in June on what was his handicap bow, but had to settle for third against a winner who got a fine front-running ride.

Beaten a total of three lengths, Mashhoor did not run a bad race and his opening mark of 87 - which remains unchanged - looked workable for Sir Michael Stoute's charge.

Previously a neck winner of a Nottingham novice, he only narrowly failed to make it two wins in that company and the Kingman gelding remains a horse of promise in this kind of event.

Other Sandown selections: 5.27 Diffident Spirit, 7.37 Florence Street, 8.07 Prince Of Bel Lir

2.20 Redcar - Cragside

Cragside is one to watch in the Visit racingtv.com Median Auction Maiden Stakes despite a heavy defeat first time up.

He finished nine lengths behind Zagato on his racecourse bow at Thirsk in June, but he was putting in all his best work at the finish and should be wiser for the outing.

Other fancies at Redcar: 1.15 Golden Gal, 1.45 Oh So Hot, 2.50 Sweet Believer, 3.20 Aquaman, 3.50 Eye Of Heaven, 4.20 Sea La Rosa, 4.53 De Mazzaro

5.20 Leopardstown - Tarnawa

In Ireland, Breeders' Cup Turf victor Tarnawa returns to action in the Grant Thornton Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown.

A three-times Group One winner last year for Dermot Weld, the five-year-old has her first outing since fending off another top-class mare, Magical, at Keeneland in November.

While entitled to be a bit ring-rusty on her reappearance, Tarnawa holds a huge advantage on the ratings and weights, so it will be disappointing if she cannot make a victorious return.

Others to like at Leopardstown: 3.45 Turbine, 4.15 Take My Hand, 4.45 Changingoftheguard, 5.50 Handel, 6.20 Kaaranah, 6.55 Sydney Blues, 7.30 Parisienne Ways

6.48 Doncaster - Foxtrot Sizzler

Foxtrot Sizzler is on a hat-trick in the William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Racing League R9.

Trained by David Menuisier, the gelding has registered two tight wins at Newbury and he seems pretty adaptable in terms of ground.

Other tips for Doncaster: 5.42 Tenaya Canyon, 6.13 Ivatheengine, 6.48 Foxtrot Sizzler, 7.20 Bake, 7.53 Sheer Chance, 8.25 Au Clair Du Lune

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