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Rejuvenated Sandbets lead the way

Published: 02/12/2019

It’s looking increasingly likely that a new name will be added to the illustrious Toptipsters’ roll-of-honour come the end of the year. With an eleven-month yield of 111.60 points, Class 1 Racing are more than seventy points clear of second placed SAS Racing.

Baring a major reversal of form, Class 1 are set to follow in the footsteps of Each Way Accas (2015), Sprint Specialiser (2016), Under The Radar (2017) and Early Price Profits (2018) as Toptipsters’ champions.

Joining Toptipsters in June, Class 1 Racing recovered from a first month loss to post a superb 105.85- point return in August. That effort pushed the rookie service to first place in the overall table, a position they have maintained ever since. And with each passing month the distance between them and the pursuing pack has grown larger.

November’s return of 27.83 points, which earned second position in the month’s listing behind Sandbets, was earned thanks to a strong finishing spurt that added more than 25 points of profit in the last three days of the month. During this period, 14 selections yielded six winners, including 13/2 Sevarno (Newbury, 29 November) with a further four advices finishing second or third.

Prior to this grand finale, it had been a turbulent month. Early losses (38 points down on 3 November) were wiped away a week later (33 points up on 10 November). A period of consolidation followed before the fireworks late on.

The rejuvenated Sandbets claimed top spot in November, a position they also occupied back in September.  Over 48% of the months 104 selections finished in the first three with 19 landing the spoils. Winners included 33/1 Full Intention (Kempton, 5 November), 25/1 Newbolt (Chelmsford City, 25 November) and 20/1 Venture (Kempton, 27 November). Interestingly, October – a losing month – also featured a high proportion of advices finishing in the money, but the ratio of winners to placed selections was significantly lower than in November.

And Sandbets have carried the good form over into December: the month’s first selection, Snow Ocean has just prevailed at Wolverhampton (2 December) at odds of 9/1.

Pinpoint, in their debut month, posted a healthy 24.48-point profit thanks to a sequence of winners spearheaded by Watchable, a 22/1 Newcastle winner (21 November). Others came home at 13/2 (three times), 6/1 and 11/2 (twice). Combining win with each-way selections, Pinpoint’s progress will be followed keenly, along with another new service, The Numbers, who joined the party on the last weekend of the month.

SAS Racing made it two winning months on the bounce with an 18.53-point November gain thanks to a 22% win-strike-rate and plenty of placed selections. Returns included two 10/1 successes, Dolly’s Destination (Navan, 10 November) and Count of Carabass (Dundalk, 22 November) along with winners at 8/1 and two at 7s. It certainly looks like keeping an eye of any Irish horses advised by this service.