May 27 Racing Tips: Sangarius to triumph in Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown?

There's racing at Sandown, Carlisle, Ripon and Haydock to give Planet Sport tipsters plenty of food for thought on Thursday May 27.

The weekend is nearly here so why not boost your bank account with a few winners from the selections below.

7.25 Sandown - Sangarius

The Coral Brigadier Gerard Stakes, which this year is run in memory of the great horse's jockey Joe Mercer, can go to Sangarius.

Sir Michael Stoute has won the Group Three 11 times and Sangarius would really fit the bill.

While he is already a Royal Ascot winner, the five-year-old's career has been interrupted badly by setbacks.

Connections will be hoping to finally get a clear run with him this season and he made a promising comeback behind Armory, who looks booked for the very top this season, at Chester

Should he win this, it would be no surprise for Sangarius to contest a Group One before the campaign is out.

6.50 Sandown - Ocean Wind

Ocean Wind is a stayer on the up and can establish himself as a big threat to Stradivarius in the Gold Cup at Ascot next month by winning the Coral Henry II Stakes at Sandown.

Roger Teal's five-year-old began his life in bumpers and finished a very creditable sixth to Ferny Hollow in the championship event last year.

Given Ocean Wind lacks a bit of size - but perhaps more because Teal knew what his charge was capable of - the trainer decided to see just how far up the ladder he could go on the Flat.

He has had just seven runs on the level and was beaten on his debut, but we already know Ocean Wind is very, very capable.

6.15 Sandown - Navello

The Coral "Beaten By A Length" National Stakes should offer some clues for the juvenile races at Royal Ascot.

George Boughey has been going great guns with his two-year-olds so far this season and he could have another likely type in Navello, who is bidding for a four-timer as he steps up in class.

Not beaten far on his first attempt, albeit finishing eighth at Bath, Navello has made strides with every subsequent start, progressing to win a Wolverhampton novice in April before following up on the turf at Brighton just seven days later.

His most recent victory at Chester was visually striking, coming home six lengths clear in the Lily Agnes, when he also demonstrated his ability to handle ease underfoot - something that will be crucial this time.

Obviously this another notch up in grade, but Navello looks a really smart juvenile.

Other Sandown selections include: 5.45 Sweet Reward, 8.00 History Writer, 8.30 General Lee

3.35 Ripon - Fishable

Tim Easterby's Fishable disappointed at York's Dante meeting, but down in grade and on softer ground, he can get back to winning ways in the Ripon Cathedral Handicap.

He made swift improvement last summer when winning at Ripon twice and finishing second at York.

His mark went from 77 to 92, but having won well on his return at Ripon, where it seems he saves his best for, the York race was too much. This is more his level.

Others to fancy at Ripon: 1.55 Atomic Lady, 2.30 Swing Low, 3.05 Furzig, 4.05 Camerily Joe, 4.40 Moorbik, 5.15 Refuge.

The Easterby-trained Mattice has shown enough in two outings to suggest he sets the standard in the Racing TV In HD Restricted Novice Stakes at Carlisle.

By the stable's former smart sprinter Mattmu, Mattice was third on debut at Beverley, beaten less than a length, and then took a big step forward when second at York in what is traditionally a hot maiden.

6.05 Carlisle - Mattice

The trainer intimated after that race Mattice would be even better when he ran with cut in the ground and gets that here.

Other to consider at Carlisle: 5.30 Frisky, 6.40 Listen Again, 7.15 Injazati, 7.50 Ayr Empress, 8.20 Crossing The Bar, 8.50 Lucky Draw.

2.50 Haydock - Kingmax

Kingmax is the pick in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

He ran a promising race on his debut, missing the break after getting upset in the stalls before staying on with purpose towards the finish over six furlongs.

Beaten six and a half lengths by a winner who looks pretty decent, Kingmax would not have to find too much improvement to be winning.

Other possible punts at Haydock include: 2.15 Red Glory, 3.25 Raging, 3.55 Dan De Light, 4.30 John Kirkup, 5.00 Lexington Knight, 5.35 Widaad.

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