Fracas on the cards at Sandown

Two of the major British Classic trials have gone the way of the Irish already this season and another promising Irish colt looks set to be on display at Sandown on Friday.

Two of the major British Classic trials have gone the way of the Irish already this season and another promising Irish colt looks set to be on display at Sandown on Friday.

David Wachman, successful with Indesatchel in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, has pencilled in the once-raced Fracas for the Betfred Classic Trial at the Esher venue.

The son of In The Wings put up an impressive performance to claim a 10-furlong Leopardstown maiden earlier this month, beating Aidan O’Brien’s Down Mexico Way.

“He did it quite nicely but I thought he would improve a lot for the run,” Wachman told At The Races.

“I have him in at Sandown next week in the Classic Trial so we’ll see whether he goes there or not but it is a possibility. There’s a fair chance he will go there.

“After that he would have to wait for the Derrinstown in Ireland.”

Fracas is entered in the totesport Dante Stakes and the Vodafone Derby but Wachman is not sure he is up to that standard yet.

“He’s in all the Derby trials but whether he’s good enough we will know when he starts running in the trials. He’d be better on better ground than Leopardstown,” he added.

Fracas is a 50-1 chance with William Hill for the Derby.

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