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Anita Chambers takes La Pelosa to strike at Sandown and has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Nap: 220 Sandown

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Next best: 715 Newbury

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La Pelosa enjoyed no sort of luck on her most recent outing but can get back on the winning track in the British Stallion Studs EBF Star Stakes at Sandown.

Charlie Appleby's filly was one of the main victims of the rough finish to the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month, suffering notable inference which put paid to any chances of making the frame.

La Pelosa almost certainly would not have beaten the impressive winner, Pretty Pollyanna, but the manner in which she was staying on made a place look likely.

She similarly showed decent reserves when beaten just a neck in the Albany Stakes, so perhaps this is the opportune moment to to try seven furlongs for the first time.

This Listed affair is also less taxing on paper than the Newmarket assignment, and should give La Pelosa a fine chance of a confidence-booster ahead of bigger targets later in the campaign.

Mt Augustus can defy a 7lb hike in the ratings in the Sri Lanka The Wonder Of Asia Handicap.

Henry Candy's charge earned a hefty rise with a six-length victory at Newmarket last month, finishing with a real flourish off a proper pace to run out a comfortable winner.

He looks more than capable of kicking on from this point.

Legends Of War disappointed at the July meeting but can go on a successful retrieval mission in the Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd EBF Novice Stakes at Newbury.

He looked the real deal when winning by four lengths on his debut at Yarmouth, but John Gosden's plans to run at Royal Ascot were scuppered by a minor setback.

The July Stakes looked an ideal opportunity for swift consolation, but he fell well short when upped in company and eventually trailed home in sixth.

It is far too early to completely abandon this 900,000 guineas breeze-up purchase, though.

Tahreek can add to his tally in the Relyon Cleaning Newbury Handicap.

He made quite a splash when winning on his handicap bow at Nottingham and a 6lb rise may not be enough to stop Sir Michael Stoute's charge.

L'Explora can enhance her paddock value with victory in the Grosvenor Casino Of Great Yarmouth Fillies' Novice Stakes at the seaside venue.

A daughter of War Front out of Group One winner Damson, L'Explora certainly has the pedigree to be winning at a higher level than this.

Unplaced on her only juvenile start, she made a bright, if belated, start to this year when second at Windsor at the beginning of the month.

She looked sure to progress from the experience and Roger Charlton has found a good opening for her.

Hope Is High won three on the bounce at the end of last year but has struggled a bit with her higher rating so far this term.

Out of luck in six outings, she has now slid back down to a perch of 73 and that could be workable in the Sky Bet Go-Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival Handicap at Doncaster.

Sporting Life tips:

DONCASTER: 5.15 Burtonwood, 5.50 Gentle Look, 6.25 Hope Is High, 7.00 Crotchet, 7.30 Rapier, 8.00 Right Direction, 8.30 Bomad.

LEOPARDSTOWN: 5.30 Cedars Of Lebanon, 6.00 Crockford, 6.35 Goddess, 7.10 Bold Approach, 7.40 Phoenix Lightning, 8.10 Night Of Power, 8.45 Talsara.

LIMERICK: 5.40 Kamil, 6.15 Feeling The Love, 6.50 Native Lass, 7.20 Running In Heels, 7.50 Ravenhill, 8.25 Castle Howard, 8.55 Galvin.

NEWBURY: 5.35 Attain, 6.10 Legends Of War, 6.40 To The Moon, 7.15 Tahreek, 7.45 Blyton, 8.20 Power To Exceed, 8.50 He's Our Star.

SANDOWN: 1.50 Fraser Island, 2.20 LA PELOSA (NAP), 2.55 Mt Augustus, 3.25 Dorella, 4.00 Camomile Lawn, 4.30 Arigato, 5.00 Duke Of North.

WORCESTER: 2.10 Fit For Fifty, 2.40 Mr Satco, 3.15 Ezanak, 3.45 Cora Sundrop, 4.20 The Twisler, 4.50 The Last But One, 5.20 Tidal Watch, 5.55 Balkinstown.

YARMOUTH: 2.00 Catapult, 2.30 Fognini, 3.05 Destinys Rock, 3.35 Grey Spirit, 4.10 L'Explora, 4.40 Revived, 5.10 Kachumba.

DOUBLE: La Pelosa and Tahreek.

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