Saturday’s Sandown racing tips: Martello Sky can hit the heights

Tolworth Hurdle day at Sandown and Planet Sport Tipster Pete Farries is bringing varied value with his picks. He's looking skywards and not afraid to back the favourite in the big one.

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Family Time (12.05 Sandown)

Martello Sky (12.40 Sandown)

Constitution Hill (14.25 Sandown)

14.25 Sandown - Constitution Hill

Nicky Henderson misses this race with Covid:19 but Pete's certainly not missing Constitution Hill who he considers a worthy favourite for the Unibet Tolworth Novices' Hurdle.

Going for the Grade 1 on just his second UK start, Henderson's four-year-old couldn't have been any more impressive at Sandown last time out where he prevailed by a full 14 lengths.

Nico De Boinville gets the ride as expected and the following is a snapshot of why Pete is climbing every hill with this horse.

"Now this Nicky Henderson runner was superb on debut in the Andy Stewart, won very very well indeed, here at Sandown and I think is a very clear odds-on favourite to win this race.

Nicky Henderson has won the race four times previously, had a really good run, winning four of five between 2011 and 2015 and barring Tom George and Summerville Boy's win a couple of years ago, this had tended to be a race for the big trainers…

Datsalrightgino in this race is a dangerous competitor but I think that Constitution Hill was way too good on debut to ignore".

12.40 Sandown - Martello Sky

Pete has high hopes for Martello Sky who heads to the Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Mares' Hurdle on the back of a Class 2 mares' hurdle at Cheltenham.

Lucy Wadham's six-year-old won gamely at jumps HQ by a neck from Paul Webber's Indefatigable.

Aidan Coleman takes the reins and the following represents a couple of reasons why Pete this this one's going skyward at Sandown.

"I'm a huge fan of this runner, was on board actually for the Aidan Coleman ride at Cheltenham, which turned out to be a very good win indeed. Has actually won in two recent Cheltenham appearances, won at Market Rasen as well.

Now those wins have come over slightly different trips, but we're talking marginally different trips. Aidan Coleman has been pretty sharp so far on board whoever he has ridden actually…but I am a big big fan of Martello Sky."

12.05 Sandown - Family Time

Alex Hales' Family Time is yet to win but it doesn't put off Pete, who suggests it's time for this one to stop knocking on the door and walk on through in the Unibet Extra Place Races Every Day Juvenile Hurdle.

The four-year-old has posted a pair of seconds in as many races, being beaten by Team Skelton's Knotty Ash last time out at Market Rasen.

However Pete has seen enough to suggest that the time is now for Family Time to take out this small runner field and here are a couple of factors why.

"Has had two back-to-back career second places finishes so far after a horrible debut at Newbury and I do think this runner is way too good a price.

Many will look towards Malakhana for Ian Williams and I understand why, there's plenty between Malakhana and Family Time in the betting but Family Time got a second place at 25/1 on a run a couple of weeks ago, then got a second place at 11/10 mind you…

I'm going to go on the nose, Family Time to get the win."

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