Free tip Racing Preview: Rocky Creek to strike for Paul Nicholls in Veterans' Chase

3.00pm Sandown Tip: 

Rocky Creek (each-way) at 10/1 with Betfair 


Live on ITV Racing at 3pm on Saturday is showing the 32 Red Veterans’ Handicap Chase will take place at Sandown Park, a three mile contest testing the mettle and talents of some of the best older campaigners around.

As you’d expect, this is an open and highly competitive contest in store, with several horses capable of running very well.

The David Pipe trained Dynaste is arguably the most classy name on display, but the eleven year old has been a shadow of his former self in recent seasons and has a lot to prove. The upshot is he runs from a handy official mark of 145 here, which gives him every chance if he’s been tuned up for this.

If you fancy Dynaste you could a lot worse than to register a new account at 888Sport and take advantage of this excellent welcome offer of 25/1 on Dynaste to win (Normal price just 7/1) . You are allowed a bet of up to £10 and all winnings are paid in free bets. Meaning a win would see a juicy £250 worth of 888Sport free bets added to your bonus bets balance.

The yard is a shrewd one and the fact he is vying for favouritism says it all about his chances today.

Aachen will appeal to many at bigger prices for Venetia Williams, whose stable is coming into good form lately. This thirteen year old veteran was second in this contest last year and has to be respected under the conditions.

Forgotten Gold is another in double figure odds that can produce a good performance, Tom George’s charge has been in career best form of late and with champion jockey Richard Johnson booked to take the ride, the eleven year old gelding has fair place claims.

But once again it is the Saturday master Paul Nicholls we look to with his ROCKY CREEK, a horse that has shown a willingness to show his best around the Esher track, a point he proved when winning over 3m5f here back in early December. He races from a mark which is 4lb higher this time around, but is a quality horse on his day and he stays forever.

When Rocky Creek was operating at his peak, he was capable of mixing it at Grade 1 level and he’s always seemed to be better going right-handed. Everything is in place for a huge run on Saturday and with top apprentice Jack Sherwood claiming 3lb, Rocky Creek can prove King of the Veterans.


Compare betting odds on Saturday’s racing here

Veterans’ Chase odds here (3pm, Sandown)


 


Latest related offers

Betting offer

Get Paid Out Early If Your Team Goes 2 Up

Expires: 33D 09H 21M

Football Betting Offer

All Customers New and Existing with Paddy Power Accounts

Offer ends 26th May 2018

Football Betting Offer
Your bet will be paid out in full if your team is winning by 2 goals at any stage in the match regardless if your selection goes on to draw or lose the game. Applies to all Premier League, La Liga and Champions League games until 26th May 2018. 18+ T&C’s Apply

Football Betting Offer

All Customers New and Existing with Paddy Power Accounts

Offer ends 26th May 2018

Football Betting Offer
Your bet will be paid out in full if your team is winning by 2 goals at any stage in the match regardless if your selection goes on to draw or lose the game. Applies to all Premier League, La Liga and Champions League games until 26th May 2018. 18+ T&C’s Apply

Please gamble responsibly www.begambleaware.org

Who can take part?

  • The promotion is available for new and existing customers with registered Paddy Power accounts, aged 18 or over

How and when can I qualify?

  • Applies to all Premier League, La Liga and Champions League games until May 26th 2018
  • Applies to pre-match singles in the Win-Draw-Win market only. Offer does not apply to bets placed on the Draw selection in each game
  • Offer does not apply to in-play bets

What can I win?

  • Max pay-out on the offer is 25,000

When will I get my prize?

  • Your bet will be paid out in full if your team is winning by 2 goals at any stage in the match regardless if your selection goes on to draw or lose the game
  • If your selection is leading by two goals and goes on to win the match your bet will not be paid as a winner twice
  • All winning bets will be credited into your account within 15 minutes of your selection going two goals up

What else do I need to know?

  • Applies to all Online, Mobile, Phone and Text bets
  • Offer does not apply to bets placed in retail shops
  • When you partially Cash Out a bet the remaining part of your stake will be treated as a live bet and will be considered a stake in the same way as a regular single bet

Other boring but essential stuff

  • Paddy Power reserves the right, at its discretion, to exclude certain customers from this promotion and to change the terms or availability of this offer at any time
  • Paddy Power football rules apply
  • The full terms and conditions of Paddypower.com also apply to this offer
Betting offer

World Snooker Championship Double Winnings

Expires: 14D 10H 20M

World Snooker Betting Offer

Open to ALL Customers – New & Existing web and mobile customers

World Snooker Championship Double Winnings if there is a century in the final frame!

Offer ends 7th May 2018

World Snooker Betting Offer
18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5  free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply

Applies to single bets on pre-live match betting, offer is available of each match throughout the tournament. one qualifying bet per customer,max stake £/€20 per customer, max Bonus per customer £/€500 free bet. Offer ends on 7th of May 2018

World Snooker Betting Offer

Open to ALL Customers – New & Existing web and mobile customers

World Snooker Championship Double Winnings if there is a century in the final frame!

Offer ends 7th May 2018

World Snooker Betting Offer
18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5  free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply

Applies to single bets on pre-live match betting, offer is available of each match throughout the tournament. one qualifying bet per customer,max stake £/€20 per customer, max Bonus per customer £/€500 free bet. Offer ends on 7th of May 2018

Please gamble responsibly www.begambleaware.org

T&C’s can be found HERE