Coral Charge Betting Tips: Judicial Gets the Verdict in Sandown Sprint

Coral Charge Stakes betting tips for 2018 Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown. Horsebetting.com look at the Group 3 contest over the flying 5f which gets proceedings underway at the Esher venue on Saturday, 7 July. Judicial gets the vote to come out on top in a wide-open renewal. Muthmir rates the biggest danger. The improving Haddaf holds each-way claims. Read our Coral Charge betting tips preview to find out all the details about those horses.

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Judicial a bet to take Charge in Sandown opener

Judicial has been in decent form this season and looks worth a bet at the odds on offer to land the 5f Group 3 Coral Charge that gets proceedings underway on Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown (12:20).

The Julie Camacho trained six-year-old improved throughout last year when winning three times, and looked better than ever on return to action at Newmarket back in May when a cracking head second to Mabs Cross in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes.

With the winner having gone on to finish a fine third to Blue Point in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, it gives the form a solid look in the contest of this contest.

Judicial then got no luck in-running whatsoever when a 4 1/2 lengths eighth of 10 to Muthmir in the Listed Achilles Stakes at Haydock, when denied a clear run at a vital stage when making his move a furlong from home before getting hampered inside the last. His jockey had to accept defeat and he was not knocked about once it was clear he would not be winning.

The son of Iffraaj gained some compensation for that luckless effort when easily landing a conditions’ contest at Beverley 18 days ago by 2 1/2 lengths from Line Of Reason, who has since finished a solid third in a big field handicap at The Curragh.

Judicial is clearly at the top of his game at present and this contest should be run at a blistering pace which will suit his hold-up run style. With the ground ideal, he looks value to gain his revenge on Muthmir and notch a tenth career success.

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Muthmir a major player

Muthmir heads the betting and is entitled to do so, given that he is the highest rated in the line-up. Off 110 he has 3lb in hand on Judicial, so that clearly makes him the one to beat.

He travelled ominously well in the aforementioned Achilles Stakes at Haydock and, after being ridden to challenge a furlong from home, looked set to win easily when quickening to the front. However, he then idled and in the end only held on by a short-head from Alpha Delphini.

Although arguably value for more than the winning margin, the William Haggas trained eight-year-old has clearly become a tricky customer who needs the cards to fall exactly right to get his head in front. Indeed, he has often flattered to deceive in the past and the hustle and bustle of this contest on a tricky track may not play to his strengths.

There is no doubt that he has some very strong back-form in the book, but Muthmir is not getting any younger and Judicial would have given him plenty to think about in the Achilles granted a clear passage. So at the odds on offer, there are enough reasons to suggest Muthmir is a favourite worth taking on.

Haddaf not to be underestimated

Trainer Jason Tate is going well at present, so his progressive Haddaf looks a solid each-way contender.

The three year-old has been in fine form this season, winning three of his four starts. Two of those successes have come over course and distance – so this track clearly plays to his strengths.

In the last of those victories three weeks ago, Haddaf came from off the pace and ran on strongly to land a Listed contest by three-quarters of a length. There was lots to like about the way he quickened up and stuck to the task really well to hit the line hard.

This represents a step up in class and demands more, but the son of Dawn Approach is clearly thriving and may well be open to move improvement. The booking of James Doyle, who is one from one on him, is another plus and Haddaf looks sure to give it his best shot from a decent draw in stall three.

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