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Tasty Strawberry is cream of the crop in Sandown showdown

By Chris Wilson

Published 22/07/2015

'Tumblewind should be in her absolute element back over five furlongs at Catterick'
'Tumblewind should be in her absolute element back over five furlongs at Catterick'

Spirits in the Strawberry Martini camp should be high ahead of the Daily Price Boosts With Unibet Handicap at Sandown.

William Muir's versatile filly finished strongly last year, with back-to-back victories on the all-weather.

She then made a deeply encouraging return to the fray at Newmarket in June, when a close fifth in a decent mile-and-a-half handicap.

Strawberry Martini perhaps lacked the gears, and the race fitness, to get seriously involved that day but should be far sharper in Esher.

The step back up to a mile and three-quarters looks a good piece of business as she ably proved her stamina with a game victory over two miles at Kempton last November.

Tumblewind should be in her absolute element back over five furlongs at Catterick in the the Sky Bet Supporting Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap.

Richard Whitaker's sprinter has done all of her winning over the minimum trip, but she has been ticking along nicely over farther this summer and is surely close to a return to her best.

Tumblewind looked on particularly good terms with herself on her most recent visit to a racecourse when she got to within three lengths of Nameitwhatyoulike in the King Richard III Stakes at Pontefract and is set to strike again.

BATH: 2.10 West Sussex, 2.40 Phyllis Maud, 3.10 Babyfact, 3.40 Silver Wings, 4.10 The Wispe, 4.40 Wild Desert, 5.10 El Duque, 5.40 Diamond Sam.

CATTERICK: 2.00 Valko, 2.30 Frugal, 3.00 Montsarrat, 3.30 Johnny B Goode, 4.00 TUMBLEWIND (NAP), 4.30 Iggy, 5.00 Tinseltown.

LEICESTER: 5.45 Betty Boo, 6.15 Lolita, 6.45 Je T'Aime Encore, 7.20 Pull The Plug, 7.55 Flying Power, 8.25 Rashash, 9.00 Faery Song.

LINGFIELD: 2.20 Faster Company, 2.50 David's Beauty, 3.20 Mashkoor Approach, 3.50 Mutamid, 4.20 Magical Daze, 4.50 Most Tempting, 5.20 Azilian.

NAAS: 5.55 Aspar, 6.25 Future Icon, 7.00 Burren View Lady, 7.35 Newsletter, 8.05 Versilia Gal, 8.35 Show Court, 9.05 Seanie.

SANDOWN: 6.05 Hallingham, 6.35 Wekeyll, 7.10 Under Attack, 7.45 Doctor Bong, 8.15 Strawberry Martini, 8.50 Shackled N Drawn.

DOUBLE: Tumblewind/Strawberry Martini.

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