Tonight's action: three horses to watch from Sandown
The Brigadier Gerardmeeting at Sandown takes centre stage this evening with ITV4 showing four live races on a six-race card. The firstcontest is at 6.00 and here are three runners to keep an eye on
Trainer Richard Hughes has never hidden how much he thinks ofGlendevon and this son of Scat Daddy will face his biggest test yet in this Listed 1m contest. A decent second on his debutbehind the useful Symbolization at Kemptonlast Septemberwas backed up by an easy five-length win back over that course and distance. Connections clearly haveplenty of faith in the three-year-old– he holds entries for the St James's Palace and Coral-Eclipse– and he will likely have improvedfor his close third on hisreappearance earlier this month.
Last year's Lonsdale Stakes winner comes into this contestfollowing three under-par performances, but the Andrew Balding-trained gelding has the talent to feature tonight if back to form. He normallyproduces his best at the beginning of the season with two firsts and a second from his first three runs last term, including when beatingRoyal Ascot winner Dartmouth by a nose at York last August but was disappointing when sixth in the Doncaster Cup and seventh in France last term. He was a moderate fourth behind Torcedor in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot on his reappearance, but he's a player on his best form.
A short-head second behind last year's St Legerrunner-up Crystal Ocean over course and distance last month is undoubtedly smart form and the Queen's runnerreturns to Sandownin an attempt to go one better in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes. The six-year-old, who has won six of his 18 starts, won on his seasonal returnin the Listed Magnolia Stakes atKempton andhas started the season in excellent form.