Sandown Racing Tips
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 3m entire circuit.
Best Bet: Race 6 - KAZIO
Race 1: 2YO Fillies NMW Plate 1200m
Obviously, there are plenty of unknowns as we get these babies debuting at this time of the year in preparation for the big 2YO races.
HAFAAWA (4) has had a month since her debut in NSW, she was vetted at the gate, raced on the speed and hit the front before being nutted late. She won’t have to improve much to win this.
MAOZI (6) has already been to the races three times, she won her maiden two back before working home hard up the straight last time. Watch for any money for those on debut, including SHE SHAO FLY (8) and FLING (2). Tough start to the day.
Race 2: Maiden Plate 1200m
VICTORY KINGDOM (11) has only been to the races once and was well beaten into second place, but that race has proven a hot form line with three subsequent winners coming from it. She was well in the market that day and draws well, with the addition of the blinkers she won’t have to improve much to get the cash here.
ZEBREEZ (10) is an interesting runner that returns after having the best part of a year on the sidelines. She was runner-up at her first three starts before pulling up lame at start four and going o he paddock. Look for any money for her after such a long lay-off. KASHIWA (6) will be well in the betting but has had enough chances to break the duck and looks a good lay. BRIGADINE BAR (5) still has some things to learn but certainly improved between his first two starts.
Race 3: 3YO BM70 Handicap 1600m
LIGHT PARADE (7) looks to have come back well, she won her maiden race last start but was out of her grade in a 64 race against the girls. She made a long-sustained run wide and was still too strong through the line. She has some tactical speed and should roll forward, taking the step up in grade again.
SCORPIOS SUNSET (5) also has to take a huge jump in class, but the way that he handled the maiden gallopers last time when running on hard out wide from well back shows that he may have plenty of upside. CAMP VIEW (2) was a maiden winner on debut, only by a little over a length but there was a big gap to third. Look for him late. BE MY STAR (1) is already the winner of three races, she just needs to carry the big weight here.
Race 4: Fillies and Mares BM78 Handicap 1600m
MISS ADEQUATE (4) has the wide gate to contend with but I expect that they will be charging over early with her trying to lead all the way. She only got nabbed late when in that role here last time, she can go one better.
REMEMBER THE NAME (2) has been very consistent in harder races this time in and won’t need to improve much back in this grade. PURE SCOT (1) is a last start winner beating a couple of these, including the on top selection, but she is considerably worse off at the weights. SOPHIE’S REVENGE (6) gets the draw she needs for a soft run, she may need to be ridden for luck butt if she gets it, she can be right in the finish.
Race 5: BM64 Handicap 1300m
HONORABLE MENTION (1) comes through a good form race at Caulfield last time, he got further back from the gate that time and chased hard. He is drawn wide here and expect that they will revert to tactics up on the speed and she looks an improver.
KRONOS (6) is a little enigmatic but will also go forward. If the track is favouring that pattern of racing and she lands on the bunny, she could be very hard to run down. SKELTON (8) is an interesting runner resuming, he was a dominant winner on debut before a couple of even efforts following that, then was sent to the paddock. Look for any money for him fresh here. CHEVAUX (7) comes through the same race as the top pick and didn’t have a lot of luck mid-race before working to the line well. Looks a great place chance.
Race 6: BM70 Handicap 1400m
KAZIO (3) looks the best of good things, he has he speed o lead and is well down in grade. Last time out at Flemington in an 84 grade race, he was single figure odds, raced tough on the speed around he long bend of the 1400m and sill had the audacity o only go down narrowly. If he gets on the pace here with spending too much early, he wins.
FREE FLY TOO (5) was only just getting warmed up late last time when resuming, he has a good record second-up and should finish hard and looks the only danger. RIVERDANCE LAD (6) has won two in a row, both easier 64-grade races, his chances will rely on whether he can find the front or get cover, I doubt he can sit in the breeze and win. THINK BABE (9) is drawn out and will get back, he will keep grinding away in the straight.
Race 7: Fillies and Mares BM64 Handicap 1400m
PEKO (3) is a last start winner against the boys in this grade, she is drawn well and will go forward and be on the speed. She looks well in with the clever claim and there has been a subsequent winner come through that race he won last time. Hard to beat.
Many. KAIMU (7) is a last start winner in easier grade, she led all the way on that occasion but may not be afforded that luxury here. She gets the good draw so getting the sit may be a better option? ABSOLUTE HEAVEN (8) is yet to win out of maiden grade but has the ability and versatility, she gets in well also with the 3kg claim.
GOLDIFOX (9) cruised to a long overdue maiden win last time, she has the good draw and maps to get a soft run. She has been very consistent and may be able to place again stepping up in grade.
Race 8: BM64 Handicap 1600m
GASWORX (4) has the perfect draw to take up his favoured role in the lead and attempt a wire-to-wire victory. He has been very consistent this time in, was run down last time when in front but fought on well when looked beat. If the track is favouring those on the speed, he looks a great bet.
DIAMOND BOW (6) looks the obvious threat, she has been finding the line well at her last three runs and will keep coming in the straight. OKOTOKS (5) was only fair las time and did have his chance, but it was in a much harder race than this and there have been three winners come out of it. GOOSEY FAIR (12) will find this harder than his last trip to the races, she was forced to make a very long run and kept fighting to only go down narrowly. If she can get cover up on the speed early, she may run a race at bolter’s odds.