Sussex trainer Gary Moore’s stable star Goshen bids to record a first success of the season in Saturday’s Listed Contenders Hurdle at Sandown.
The six-year-old was not suited by racing left-handed at Lingfield last time out, but still ran a creditable race to finish last of the three runners, beaten a length and a quarter.
This is clearly a quick turnaround after less than two weeks since that defeat at Lingfield. However, Moore reports his charge to have come out of the race.
The Sussex trainer told MyBettingSites: “He had a tough race last time, but he has come out of the race well and it is going the right way round.
“There were only six entries, so he will take his chance. It will be nice to see him back on track.
“He will run whatever, unless it goes good to firm or something like that, which I can’t see happening.”
Goshen is unbeaten at Sandown having won once on the Flat by nine lengths and the once as a juvenile hurdle in December 2019 when scoring by 34 lengths.
The ground at Sandown is currently Good to Soft and connections will be hoping for some rain before Saturday’s contest. A current 2/1 chance for the contest, the 11/8 market leader is Song For Someone who has finished second in two starts this term. He needs to reverse form with Guard Your Dreams who landed the International Hurdle by three-qurters of a length over Song For Someone and he is next best at 5/2.
Hunters Call (8/1), Global Citizen (10/1) and Hardi Du Mensil (25/1) complete the six runners.
Moore has a number of interesting runners at Sandown on Saturday. They include Botox Has who has run with promise in two defeats at Cheltenham of late. He runs off a mark of 139 here and is interesting if taking to the track at Sandown. He is set to run in the 2.55pm, a Grade Three event at the track. Other possible runners include Shallwehaveonemore in the opening Novices’ Hurdle at 12.40pm and Mark Of Golf and Next Left in a competitive Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at 4.05pm.