Talking Horses: Lone Eagle set to soar in strong Sandown Classic Trial

By: Greg Wood Friday 23 April 2021

The Gosden runner Palace Pier the best bet in bet365 Mile as Flat racing returns to the Esher racecourse

The quality of Sandown’s Bet365 Classic Trial has varied over the years, as have the subsequent trajectories of its winners. Sevenna Star, successful three years ago, was last spotted in a Class Three handicap at Wolverhampton in September 2020 and was sold for 4,000gns not long afterwards.

The 2021 renewal looks like a strong one on paper, however, as all but two of the 10 runners hold Derby entries, including all of the principals in the betting.

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