Rafeej likely to dominate proceedings in bet365 Handicap
Rafeej is expected to dominate proceedings in the bet365 Handicap at Sandown in England on Friday, April 27, 2012. The winner of the class-2 race will be awarded a cash prize of £12,450.
A total of six runners will be seen in the race, which is scheduled to start at 13:15 GMT, and their names are as follows: Rafeej, Bear Behind, Ballesteros, Church Music, Mister Musicmaster and Wicked Wench.
The going will be heavy in the race and the overall distance to cover will be 5 furlongs and 6 yards. Looking at all these statistics, Rafeej has been given the best odds by the bookmakers. He has got a fantastic record in the sport until now, thus
the bettor will be looking forward to win some easy money over him.
The three-year-old colt does not have a lot of experience, but his winning record is 100 percent, as he has won both the races he took part in. The margin of victory in his maiden race was not a big one, but he completely dominated the proceedings
in his next outing. He was rated favourite to win that time around and was simply matchless in the end.
Rafeej will be partnered by Paul Hanagan in this race. The veteran jockey has enjoyed a lot of success at this level and will be looking forward to a strong show today. He has a decent strike rate and has a golden opportunity to prevail at Sandown.
On the other hand, Bear Behind might also manage to attract a few bets in his favour today. He does not have a good strike rate, as he has managed to win just once out of 10 attempts. In addition to that, he has secured a couple of runners up positions
and one third place finish.
The three-year-old colt will be partnered by Richard Kingscote, who is a decent rider, but needs to bring some consistency in his performances.
Other than the top two favourites, Ballesteros and Church Music will also be the ones to watch out for in the race. They are very good runners, but will need some luck to challenge the likes of Rafeej.