Back-to-lay Renard in the Military Amateur Riders Race
  Above: Paul Nicholls trains Ceasar Milan, who runs in the Military Amateur riders race
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Back-to-lay Renard in the Military Amateur Riders Race

3.05 Sandown

Renard should get his own way upfront on this 3 mile chase for military amateur riders. He has traded below at least half his BSP in-running in 5 of his last 6 races and looks a decent proposition to do so again.

Though on paper there doesn’t look any reason why he should reverse recent form with Rathlin Rose and Ardkilly Witness he should get a reasonably easy time upfront being the only real pace in the race. The winner last time out, Rathlin Rose now carries a 5lb penalty in this so there shouldn’t be much between him and the second place finisher Ardkilly Witness. With the Ventia William’s trained horses running really well, Renard looks a decent back-to-lay; he currently trades around 16.50.

Rathlin Rose may well be capable of conceding 5lb to the field, but at bigger prices both Ceasar Milan (5.80) and Shantou magic (13.50) could go close. Both have run well recently in point-to-point races and now make their return to racing under rules; on their old ratings they come in to this race better horses than the favourite.