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SANDOWN SUMMER FESTIVAL | Three Value Picks to consider for Day 2

An in-form sprinter, an intriguing gelding and a handicap debutant make up the trio of selections on the second day of the Coral Summer Festival at Sandown

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The second day of the Coral Summer Festival gets underway at Sandown on Saturday, with a bumper eight-race card on offer for punters.

The action gets underway with a 5f Handicap at 1.15 and concludes with a 1m2f Handicap at 5.15, with the Coral-Eclipse featuring at 3.35.

Our team have scoured through the card in hope of hunting down some value on the card at the Esher-based course.

Here are three selections to consider for day two of the Sandown Summer Festival.

Bossipop – 1.15 Sandown (17/2 – Betfair)

A runner that is in good form, Bossipop could prove to be of interest in the 5f Handicap for Tim Easterby.

He finished a respectable fourth on his last outing seven days ago and the eight-year-old ran out a comfortable winner at Pontefract in late May.

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Tim Easterby has a smart sprinter in Bossipop

The gelding sits at a decent mark and is a very tough contender to beat when at his best, with his price of 17/2 very appealing for this contest.

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Lazuli – 1.50 Sandown (11/2 – Various)

A gelding that looks to have bags of ability, Lazuli returns to action at Sandown in the Group 3 Coral Charge for Charlie Appleby.

The four-year-old only did what was required of him in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket in early May, winning by a neck.

Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival
Charlie Appleby will be hoping Lazuli continues his winning form at Sandown

He could have more to offer and looks cracking value for this contest at 11/2.

Marie’s Diamond – 2.25 Sandown (20/1 – bet365 + Ladbrokes)

Making his debut in handicap company, Marie’s Diamond could well be seriously overpriced for the Coral Challenge Handicap for Mark Johnston.

The five-year-old has regularly featured in Group races throughout his career and claimed success over a mile in Listed company on several occasions.

Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston sends Marie’s Diamond to Sandown for his handicap debut

He looks to be at a generous mark here and he could well strike at the cracking price of 20/1 here.

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