Sandown Racing Tips – Wed May 15
We will be at Sandown this Wednesday.
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 13m entire circuit.
Best Bet: Race 7 – SOVEREIGN AWARD
Race 1: Super VOBIS 2YO Handicap
SARTORAL SPLENDOUR (1) bolted in well leading throughout on debut, then went to Caulfield and had every chance behind the very promising Prince Of Sussex. He had the good run in transit, hit the front but was run down in the last furlong. This is a lot easier.
TARAAYEF (9) wasn’t far away in a better race than this on debut, watch for any money for those on debut, particularly NOTA SINGLE SECRET (12) and CELESTIAL WARRIOR (3). If there are no significant moves for the un-raced brigade, happy to label the top pick a good thing.
Race 2: Mares BM70 Handicap 1000m
SOUL STAR (8) is an interesting runner resuming, he was ok in NSW at the back-end of last campaign and has trialed well for this. She has won fresh , draws well, gets the tongue tie off and although she will probably give them a start, looks suited on the big track.
KAPLIC (10) has improved at each run this campaign, she looks the leader and will be hard to run down. She led throughout at Cranbourne three weeks ago, often they can be hard to get past if they rail hard and kick here. ATLANTICA (4) gets the blinkers applied for the first time, she ran on hard last time just a little concern how far back she will get from the draw. SEGOUIN (3) has good speed and draws well, the jock will have all the options early.
Race 3: BM64 Handicap 2400m
I find it tough to find a reason that any of these runners cannot win. POUR VOUS (3) is a Lloyd Williams runner that has had four runs in Australia. He was very heavily backed last time at Bendigo but appeared to have every chance, that money was noticeable and he is obviously showing improvement somewhere.
All of them. MIDAS PRINCE (4) may have gone on top had it not been for the wide draw as he is likely to get well back. He has been consistent of late, he narrowly missed at the Bool over the carnival in a three-way finish. SKELM (8) had no luck at Bendigo, he ran on hard late after being held-up at a vital stage.
MANNING ROAD (6) has been good this campaign barring one run two back in a harder race than this. I wouldn’t be backing him unless I was getting double figure odds though.
Race 4: BM84 Handicap 1600m
CONNERY (10) was very impressive winning at the Bool over the carnival, he was held-up for a furlong before getting wider and getting there late. Any rain around wouldn’t hurt his chances.
BREAK MY STRIDE (8) is an interesting runner, an Ex-Kiwi who is lining up for his third Australian start. He did nothing at start one here then was very good along the inside at Cranbourne when it was preferable to be wider on the track. INTUERI (4) will start near the top of the market, he has been very consistent of late and will be up on the speed for a long way. If he gets a comfortable lead, get on him in the run.
MISTER BELVEDERE (7) is an interesting runner having his first Australian start, watch the betting there.
Race 5: BM64 Handicap 1800m
Another open race on paper but am very confident of the chances of SURETOSHINE (14) on an each-way basis. She has had three runs in Australia good at all of them including when not suited by the tempo here at the track last time. She got back and very wide before making good ground in a race where it was preferable to be up on the speed.
A lot of them! DOROZA (15) comes into play if he gets a start taking on the older horses,
EXASPERATE (11) is drawn wide but will get back anyway, the speed should be good enough with the big field to give every horse a chance. HOSTAR (10) is horribly drawn, he was super at the Bool over the carnival after coming very wide and running on hard.
Race 6: Mares BM70 Handicap 1800m
BEA TEMPTED (1) was a good winner resuming at Pakenham and then went to the Bool and was ridiculously wide on the turn but was solid through the line. She draws wide again here and looks suited back against the girls, Tahlia Hope takes a good claim also. Look for her late.
LA BELLE JUDE (5) has good speed early and looks the leader, she drops in grade and see how the track is playing. The Hillside can be very leader dominated on occasions. PAINT THE TOWN TWO(8) was well backed late here at the track last time, held-up for a lot of the straight, she got clear late and chased hard along the inside. NO MONEY NO HONEY (9) won at the Bool at huge odds after running on hard, this is harder but look for her late.
Race 7: 3YO Fillies BM64 Handicap 1300m
SOVEREIGN AWARD (10) has to take the step out of maiden grade but she could not have been more impressive last time. She over-raced in front, kicked around the turn at Geelong and absolutely bolted in by seven lengths. She still has a bit to learn and was a little wayward but the ability is untapped!
CLASSIC CHOICE (11) is very consistent. She has good tactical speed and I don’t think she can beat eth top pick if she has to sit outside her, but they may be able to control the race up front ensure the back markers struggle to get into it. DIAMOND BLISS (14) must be considered if she gets a start and
EN AVAL (8) may be the beneficiary if they go too hard up front. She has been good at both her runs but this is clearly harder.
Race 8: BM70 Handicap 1300m
Tough race as I am looking to bet around the favourite. HOLY COMMAND (2) has the inside draw as a slight hurdle, if he jumps away with them, he should be able to hunt up and have the option to lead or take a sit.
ASGARD MASSIF (6) is the one that will challenge early for the top, his win here at the track last time was good after spearing through to lead all the way. If he finds the soft lead then jump on. CAMP VIEW (8) appeared in the stewards report last time, he wasn’t fully tested late when held-up. ARISTOCRATIC MISS (10) is still yet to win out of maiden grade, she is consistent and gets in well with the claim.