Sandown evening racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, May 23

It's the Brigadier Gerard Evening at Sandown on Thursday, May 23 and the Planet Sport tipsters are on the hunt for some more big winners.

Let's crack on with some details on our four selected horses at Sandown, and there's a full set of tips from the six-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

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


18:37 (Sandown) Enchanting Empress

Enchanting Empress aims to maintain an unbeaten start to her career when lining up for the Orbital Veterinary Services National Stakes.

The Dominic Ffrench Davis-trained filly won by a neck in the Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial EBF Conditions Stakes earlier this month, to progress from her debut success at Wolverhampton.


19:07 (Sandown) Trueshan


Trueshan will aim to overturn his most recent result against Caius Chorister and Sweet William when he targets the Group Three Chasemore Farm Henry II Stakes.

The Alan King-trained veteran came fourth in the Sagaro Stakes earlier this month at Ascot, with David Menuisier’s charge Caius Chorister just beaten in second and Sweet William, trained by John and Thady Gosden, also ahead in third.

However, the eight-year-old is not shy of entering the winner’s enclosure after top-class contests during his formidable career, having landed the Doncaster Cup and the Prix du Cadran at ParisLongchamp last September.

Sure to strip fitter here, it will be interesting to see how he takes to the track on what will be Trueshan’s first visit to Sandown on his 28th start, while anticipated wet weather should not be a factor for the bay.


19:37 (Sandown) Isle Of Jura

Isle Of Jura will bid to transfer his brilliant Bahrain form over to these shores when lining up for the Chasemore Farm Brigadier Gerard Stakes.

George Scott’s four-year-old took victory in four of his five appearances in the Middle East, including two Listed races under Callum Shepherd.

He has not featured in the UK since coming sixth at Haydock last August but Isle Of Jura has earned his spot in the Group Three contest, with entries at Royal Ascot and a return to Sandown in place for the son of New Approach.

Karl Burke’s Royal Rhyme makes his reappearance following a fifth in the Group One Champion Stakes in October.


20:12 (Sandown) Kikkuli

Kikkuli is the star name when the son of Juddmonte’s Classic-winning sire Kingman steps up to Listed company for the first time in the Chasemore Farm Stud Staff Heron Stakes.

Frankel’s half-brother shed his maiden tag with a gutsy performance at last month’s Craven meeting in the hands of Ryan Moore to win by a neck.

The pair will be reunited for this mile contest, which will be a first for Kikkuli, while the Burke-trained Ice Max and Eve Johnson Houghton’s Balmacara are each eyeing up a hat-trick of triumphs.


Sandown tips in full:

SANDOWN: 6.07 Zipster, 6.37 Enchanting Empress, 7.07 Trueshan, 7.37 Isle Of Jura, 8.12 Kikkuli, 8.42 Crack Shot


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