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Friday ITV racing tips: Best bets for Sandown and Perth on April 26

The ITV cameras rock up to Sandown and Perth on Friday, April 26 and the Planet Sport tipsters are once again on hand to help you find some more big winners.

Spring Celebration day on the Flat at Sandown and the final day of the Perth Festival this Friday so there's seven exciting races to get stuck into.

We will start off with a quick run through our tips, with the reasons why we've picked them further down the page.

If you fancy a punt or two, check out the Planet Sport race centre which will show you all the live odds, racecards and results.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


Friday's tips:

13:15 (Sandown) Serried Ranks

13:30 (Perth) Rascal

13:50 (Sandown) Rocking Tree

14:05 (Perth) Prince Des Fichaux

14:25 (Sandown) Flying Honours

15:00 (Sandown) Nostrum

15:35 (Sandown) Arabian Crown


13:15 (Sandown) Serried Ranks

Serried Ranks won over six furlongsa at Goodwood last season before disappointing in the Listed Rockingham Stakes at York.

Dropping back to five furlongs for the first time looks an interesting move and receives a workable mark in the Bet365 Handicap.

Miaharris shaped well when fifth in the G3 Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket last October. This previous course and distance winner must be respected on handicap debut.

Sports Coach cannot be ignored delivering initial handicap start having landed two all-weather novice events tackling five furlongs in December.


13:30 (Perth) Rascal

Rascal appears to be on a winnable mark. Useful second at Huntingdon when last seen and travels a fair way for this contest so is expected to have a chance in the Ak Bets Best Price Every Runner Handicap Hurdle.

Mack The Man aims for consecutive wins after a Class 2 Musselburgh success. Drops back in class and could prove ahead of the handicapper.

Old Gregorian has been freshened for three months since a good third at Carlisle and is worth considering.


13:50 (Sandown) Rocking Tree

Rocking Tree can complete a quickfire hat-trick for trainer George Boughey in the bet365 Esher Cup Handicap.

Stepping up in class, he can defy a 5lb rise in the weights for his front-running win over an extended mile at Wolverhampton last time.

That followed his triumph on debut for Boughey over seven furlongs at Dunstall Park and he is favoured to carry his form from the all-weather onto turf.


14:05 (Perth) Prince Des Fichaux

Prince Des Fichaux relished the marathon test when second at Newcastle over 4m1 1/4f two starts ago.

Only denied by a neck among Class 2 company and probably found the trip too short when fourth at Kelso subsequently.

Duke Of Deception aims for back to back victories after a six length Haydock success. Steps up in trip with solid credentials.

Houston Texas carries most weight. Consistent performer since a win earlier in the campaign so could get in the places.

Breeze Of Wind won three times and placed once from past five outings. In good order and drops back in standard after a fourth at Carlisle.


14:25 (Sandown) Flying Honours

Flying Honours can return from nearly a year off the track with a win in the Group Three bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes.

The four-year-old ran just once last term when disappointing in the Dante Stakes, coming home last of 11 after missing the start and on ground that looked too quick for him.

Gelded during his lengthy break, Flying Honours should find the Sandown conditions more to his liking and he can help Buick and Appleby enjoy a successful afternoon.


15:00 (Sandown) Nostrum

Nostrum can get back on track as he makes his seasonal debut in the bet365 Mile.

Last seen at York in August when finishing sixth of six in the Strensall Stakes, a line can be put through that run as he finished lame.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old won his first two starts as a juvenile and went on to finish third in the Dewhurst before returning to the winner’s enclosure in the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes on his belated return last July.

He was beaten by Epictetus in the Thoroughbred Stakes at Goodwood on testing ground before the run at York, but after a 244-day absence, he can return to his best under Ryan Moore at a course that suits front runners.


15:35 (Sandown) Arabian Crown


Arabian Crown can get his preparations for the Betfred Derby off to the best possible start with victory in the bet365 Classic Trial.

The Charlie Appleby-trained three-year-old enjoyed a racecourse gallop at Newmarket last week under William Buick and is favoured to pick up where he left off last season with a hat-trick of wins.

He broken his maiden on soft ground at Sandown in July before landing the Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury on good going the following month.

Last seen winning the Group Three Zetland Stakes cosily by five and a half lengths from Aidan O’Brien’s Gasper De Lemos at Newmarket in October, he can fine tune his Classic credentials in Esher.


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