THE big one-mile handicap at Sandown this afternoon, the Listen To BetMGM On talkSPORT Handicap, is not quite the Royal Hunt Cup. It’s around a bend for starters, and you only have to sift through about half the number of horses that you will have to analyse on Wednesday or before. The other upside is, if you are going to Sandown today, you don’t have to wear a top hat.

There are lots of positives about Dual Identity in today’s race. He goes really well at Sandown for starters. In five runs there, he has won three times and finished second once.