Saturday horse racing tips: Crystal Flyer can make it two from two at Sandown Park

Crystal Flyer (l) at Goodwood last month (Getty Images)
Crystal Flyer (l) at Goodwood last month (Getty Images)

Our horse racing tipster gives his best bets from an exciting day of racing at Sandown Park.

Crystal Flyer (1.30pm)

This three-year-old filly was completely unfancied on debut back in November at Kempton Park, being sent off at 33/1. She was no match for Timeless Charm that day, but stayed on well to steal third late on. She took a step forward when fourth here in April, finishing just half a length behind subsequent Musidora winner Secret Satire.

Her latest race was a Class 2 Novice Stakes at Goodwood three weeks ago, justifying favouritism as she won comfortably. A rating of 84 for her handicap debut is more than fair given the ability she has displayed this year. She should take full advantage at a track she is proven on to make it two from two.

Adaay In Devon (2.40pm)

Multiple two-year-old winner Adaay In Devon improved every time she ran last year, from coming second in November in a listed race at Newmarket to back-to-back comfortable 5f wins at Bath in handicap company and a listed race.

Her latest performance was the one slight ‘blip’ on her record, only coming third in a listed at Newbury to follow on from a good second at Ascot. Both those performances were over 6f and the return to 5f today could well be a plus as she was a bit one-paced, not having enough left for a sprint finish last time out. The danger is Flora Of Bermuda, who will be a real threat if she starts well.

Mount Teide (3.15pm)

Three-year-old gelding out of Too Darn Hot, Mount Teide made his racing debut at Newmarket two months ago. He was unfancied but outran his odds coming fourth, no more than a length behind the winner.

Second at Newbury four weeks ago before winning in commanding fashion at Chepstow two weeks ago being eased down towards the finish. The handicapper takes no chances, handing him an opening mark of 89. That mark is a fairly high opening mark but a repeat of his performance two weeks ago can see him defy top weight to win again.