Banker of the Day – Sandown Jumps Finale

Saturday's Jumps Finale at Sandown promises to be an exhilarating showdown, as trainers Dan Skelton, Paul Nicholls, and Willie Mullins unleash their top contenders in a fierce pursuit of the Trainers' Championship title.

We've picked out four leading contenders from two of the best races on Saturday and are asking you, our Coral Racing Club members, if you had to vote for one to be your Banker of the Day, who would you pick?

The horse who gets the most votes will be put into an exclusive Coral Racing Club Odds Booster that will be available under Specials on the Horse Racing page shortly after the poll closes on Friday at 1pm.

Banker of the Day Preview

15:00 – Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

El Fabiolo
 was seen as one of the strongest fancies for this year's Cheltenham Festival as he went off as 2/5 favourite for the Champion Chase, but a dramatic early blunder saw him pulled up by jockey Paul Townend before he could reach the sixth fence.

With Willie Mullins opting for Sandown over next week's Punchestown Festival for Saturday's contest, do you fancy him to make amends and get back in the winners enclosure on Saturday?

Jonbon skipped Cheltenham as Nicky Henderson opted to run at Aintree, and it was a decision that proved successful as the JP McManus eight-year-old maintained his unblemished record at the Merseyside track with a well-fought victory over Gordon Elliott's Conflated.

Do you think he can make it back-to-back wins in the Grade 1 Celebration Chase? 

16:10 – Select Hurdle (Grade 2) 

Saturday's Grade 2 Select Hurdle field is headed by Impaire Et Passe, who was last seen edging out Bob Olinger and Langer Dan in what was one of the most intense races at this year's Aintree Festival. Having run over two miles on his previous two attempts which saw him finish second and third respectively, the return to 2m4f seem to really help his cause that day, so there shouldn't be much doubt over the slightly longer distance again at Sandown on Saturday.

Does he tick every box to get your Banker of the Day vote this week?

Of course we can't include Impaire Et Passe and not include Dan Skelton's Langer Dan. He was the talk of all the Cheltenham Festival podcasts and previews for the Coral Cup, which he won, but then came Aintree. This was his first ever venture into Grade 1 territory, and many casted their doubts over him just being a top handicapper, but he sure proved them wrong as he travelled as well as any in the race, only to just get pipped to the post by the aforementioned Impaire Et Passe.

Can he gain revenge and give the Skelton team a huge boost towards the Trainers' Championship?

Click VOTE HERE to have your say in this week's poll!
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