Racing: Punters' guide

The former top jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles analyses today's Sandown Hurdle
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Kerawi: Has not sparkled at all this season.

Rainbow Frontier: The Pipe second string has each-way credentials after finishing third to Lady Rebecca at Cheltenham.

Alpine Panther: Winner of three of his four races this season and ran well in defeat behind Lady Rebecca at Cheltenham. Could make the frame.

Kings Measure: Stable is in and out of form but this fellow could run a big race if he is on song.

Moondigua: Won in a hack canter at Warwick and well backed all week. His weight looks a winning one.

Three Farthings: Won on seasonal debut at Wincanton and can improve. Sure to be thereabouts at the death.

World Express: Very disappointing last time and needs to improve dramatically.

Teaatral: Won well last time on heavy ground at Kempton but may struggle with a 6lb penalty.

Out Ranking: Put in his place recently despite winning five early-season races.

Melody Maid: Came good over three miles at Kempton last time, so this stiff two miles six furlongs will suit her. Needs to run the race of her life to win.

Just Nip: Won last time out but looks to be outclassed.

Globe Runner: Consistent sort but simply outclassed.

Montroe: Not likely to trouble the judge.

CONCLUSION: Martin Pipe is a past master in big handicaps and the highly progressive MOONDIGUA looks home and hosed. Jim Old's Three Farthings is coming to the boil at the right time and can give my selection most to do.

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