June 12 Racing Tips: Silent Film to triumph at Sandown?

Planet Sport tipster Ross Brierley is back to give you a helping hand in finding some winners at Sandown and Chester on Saturday June 12.

Fancy getting your Saturday off to a winning start? Maybe Ross' selections below can put some cash in your pocket.

1.05 Sandown - Silent Film

Brierley says: "You could make a case for quite a lot of them in this tight knit handicap over at Sandown, which kicks off a difficult card.

"But, Silent Film could well be the value for the in-form Charlie Appleby stable.

"They're operating at just shy of a 50% strike-rate at the moment; they've had eight winners from 17 runners in the past two weeks, that is fantastic form, and of course the Godolphin blue was carried to victory in the Derby just last weekend, so hopefully they will continue that good run with Silent Film.

"Who was a winner over a mile at Lingfield on his final start back in the winter, had a couple of months off, came back and was narrowly beaten at Epsom in a novice race that's started to work out quite nicely.

"Handicap debut last time out over at Wolverhampton. On the face of it was quite disappointing, but this horse was trapped three wide and actually ran an absolute blinder.

"Got beaten five lengths, but looked like he was going to drop out the back of the TV at a crucial point.

"That race has thrown up mixed messages of the form. A couple of horses have been beaten at Chelmsford, but the horse that finished dead last, Ilza'Eem, ran a blinder in a better race at Nottingham and could well go to Royal Ascot for the Britannia Stakes.

"So, Silent Film looks to have plenty of progression to come at a track that his yard does well at, at a track that his jockey does well at and at a track that should suit his style as well."

4.00 Sandown - Candleford

Brierley says: "Although beaten a long way on debut, Candleford should take giant strides on his second start here for William Haggas and Cieran Fallon, and should take what looks a very winnable novice event over at Sandown.

"Interesting they've sent Candleford to this track for his second start. He's closely related to a horse called Atty Persse, whose two wins came at this track, and the dam was a very nice progressive type for Lucy Wadham a few seasons ago.

"This horse was - admittedly - well beaten first start out over at Newbury. But, that was behind a horse called Manobo, who absolutely sluiced up in a record time next time out over at Kempton.

"And the second, Mojo Star (you might've recognised the name) he was second at 50/1 in the Derby only a week ago.

"That looks absolutely red hot form, he's in the right hands to progress with every single run, and this looks a lovely opportunity for Candleford who should be followed in handicaps throughout the season."

2.10 Chester - Glory Fighter

Brierley says: "On paper this looks like a fiendishly difficult sprint handicap over at Chester, but Glory Fighter could be worth chancing from that all important one box at this turning track.

"Now, he's yet to win over this trip of six furlongs, but to be fair to him, when he's had a go, they've been in red hot races, including group company as a two-year-old over in France, and on his penultimate start in a 0-95 over at Ayr, which threw up winners as well.

"So, on that occasion he went a bit too quick and he didn't quite get home on a track which tends to eat front runners alive, and then last time out he fed the best of those horses drawn away from the action behind Copper Knight over at York in again a very, very competitive handicap.

"He's down to a mark of 83, he's down to a 0-85 for the first time in a while as well, and this looks a winnable mark and a perfect draw for a horse who likes to get on with things from the outset.

"If he gets onto the speed from box one, he could take a lot of pegging back.

"So Glory Fighter for Iain Jardine and Andrew Mullen gets the nod at Chester."

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