Sandown Henry II Stakes Racing Odds & Tips – 27th May 2021

Ocean Wind the one to beat in the Henry II Stakes

Horse Racing Betting

For Henry II Stakes racing odds we are looking at one of the Group 3 fixtures from the venue on Thursday.

There is some quality in this small field of five as well, with the outstanding OCEAN WIND looking to take another positive step towards the Gold Cup.

Will he be able to claim the win, by holding off the challenge of the dangerous NAYEF ROAD?

The Henry II Stakes racing odds takes a look at all of the players in this contest.

Henry II Stakes Racing Odds

Ocean Wind 10/11
Nayef Road 9/4
Ranch Hand 5/1
Lismore 18/1
Rainbow Dreamer 20/1
* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on May 26th, 2021 at William Hill).

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Ocean Wind the 10/11 odds-on FAV in Henry II Stakes racing odds

The impressive OCEAN WIND has been taking his form forward this season. It’s been three straight runners-up places for him.

The latest of those was at Ascot in the Sagaro Stakes, where he wasn’t disgraced in finding only the tremendous Stradivarius too good on the day.

He did get to within a length of the great one in that contest, having kept on well. So it was an excellent effort and he won’t be winning you in turn here.

Ocean Wind is a such a likable stayer and can deliver the win in this one at 10/11 odds* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on May 26th, 2021 at William Hill).

The path is pretty clear ahead for him at Sandown on Thursday as there’s no Stradivarius to ruin the day.


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Nayef Road the big challenger to the favourite

Without question NAYEF ROAD should be the one to give Ocean Wind the most to think about on Thursday.

Nayef Road is a 9/4 option in Henry II Stakes racing odds* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on May 26th, 2021 at William Hill).

He was behind Ocean Wind in the Sagaro Stakes, taking a third place finish there, half a length back of that rival.

So he wasn’t far away and he could be all the better for that Group 3 effort.

On his latest run, Nayef Road collected a fifth place finish in the Yorkshire Cup over a shorter distance.

He didn’t get going there and it could have come too soon for him as well. Either way the return to the 2m trip is going to help him and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him take runner up.

Can Ranch Hand outrun his odds?

RANCH HAND has been in decent shape this season on all weather. He scored back to back wins to open the campaign with, both at the 2m distance.

The last of the victories for him completed a hat trick after a win at the end of last season.

Rand Hand looks like a good gelding for Andrew Balding and now he just needs to get things going on the turf.

On his latest run he was in action at Newbury in the Aston Park Stakes. That was a shorter trip for him and it never really suited, Ranch Hand taking fourth of five in that one.

But there are solid claims from the five year old as he comes back up on trip for this contest. Ranch Hand is a quote of 5/1* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on May 26th, 2021 at William Hill).

Lismore with plenty to find in this company

Filly LISMORE enters things as a big 18/1 shot for the win in Henry II Stakes racing odds* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on May 26th, 2021 at William Hill).

She is a useful sort and at Gowran on her latest run, she took a good second place finish in a listed fixture there.

That was from an SP of 66/1 three weeks ago.

Lismore retains some nice potential for Henry de Bromhead but this is a much stiffer test for her.

Can Rainbow Dreamer bounce back?

RAINBOW DREAMER has won at the 2m distance before. That happened in a Kempton conditions race back in February.

He was seen in the Aston Park Stakes on his latest effort, just 12 days ago. He didn’t have a good day at the office at all.

Indeed, Rainbow Dreamer put in a poor effort on the turf, bringing up the rear in a field of five with Ranch Hand ahead of him.

Rainbow Dreamer needs a bounce back performance here. But even if it comes, it’s hard to see it being by a big enough improvement for the win.

Predictions & Tips for Henry II Stakes Racing Odds

We can’t quite look past OCEAN WIND who looks special and is rapidly going to positive places.

We are rolling with the 10/11 odds-on favourite for Henry II Stakes racing odds* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on May 26th, 2021 at William Hill).

That was a good latest effort in the Sagaro Stakes and finishing runner up within a length of Stradivarius is a solid result.

Ocean Wind therefore is the one to beat in this contest. The one that is likely to get the closest to him is NAYEF ROAD, another with a stack of potential still on his side.

Nayef Road’s Yorkshire Cup result can be scratched off and the return to 2m is going to likely see him as a big player.

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