PLEDGE OF HONOUR makes his handicap debut tonight at Sandown in the 8.45, a 0-82 mile handicap and off a mark of 75, he should be competitive.
In the first three on his first three starts, all on the all-weather, the last of those saw him finish runner-up to John Gosden’s Lord Tennyson, who was subsequently second in a Listed contest and is now rated 105. If that form line is taken literally, he really should be there or thereabouts tonight under Joey Haynes and at 8/1, looks worth a look each-way at 8/1. Notforalongtime and Zegalo appear to be two principal dangers.
One Cool Daddy steps up to 1m2f for the first time when lining up for only his second every turf race when one of nine runners at 8.05pm. Stamina has to be a doubt for the George Downing-ridden son of Scat Daddy who is a general 14/1 chance. Harlow and Pentimento look more likely candidates to fill the number one spot.