Sandown Racing Tips
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 3m entire circuit.
Best Bet: Race 7 - MYSTYKO
Race 1: Maiden Plate 1300m
ALERT THE PRESS (2) didn’t have much luck when resuming and improved his position in the steward’s room when protesting successfully into 2nd place. He then travelled north to Canterbury where he was well back and had no luck in a race that has had a subsequent winner. Forget he even went around in that race in Sydney.
HADEER (3) is a first starter from the Hayes/Hayes/Dabernig yard and must be respected. Watch for any money for him. MONARCH COURT (5) has been held-up at both of his career starts and probably should at least have a placing next to his name. He gets the blinkers for the first time and won’t have to improve much.
KASHIWA (4) comes down from NSW, hard to line up his form but he has had enough chances and others may have more upside.
Race 2: Fillies and Mares BM64 Handicap 1200m
LA TIGERESA (3) was super when resuming, she got back to last before coming very wide and charging home to just miss. She was out in the best part of the track but was a real eye-catcher, also a winner at her only other second-up run.
LUCKY CAT (4) has been super at both runs this prep, she has shown that she can do things wrong but has a stack of ability. She over-raced at Cranbourne, was wide without cover for the last 1000m and still ran on hard laying in. They look the two. TYPHOON RUBI (1) was a strong winner resuming when she had to sit wide and do it the tradie’s way. This is harder and she is drawn poorly. DAILY AT DAWN (2) is next best, she won two on the bounce before going to the paddock, look for any money for her fresh.
Race 3: BM64 Handicap 1400m
BURGONET (3) looks the leader, he was ok here last week when setting up a handy lead early before coming back to the pack and stuck on well in the straight. He draws well again and should be up on the bunny for a long way.
It looks a very open race. MIESZKO (5) has the blinkers back on, he will go forward but if he has to sit in the breeze, he may struggle, but it looks a positive coming back in trip. RIVER JEWEL (8) is a last start winner against the girls, that win was impressive after being wide and then held-up later in the race. She should have the cold sit on the leaders early.
TOURNIQUET (9) next best, he is a last start winner in easier grade, will go forward but may be caught wide throughout.
Race 4: BM78 Handicap 1600m
HANG MAN (2) was a brilliant winner resuming at 70 level, he settled well back, held-up briefly before charging clear over the last 200m to score in the last stride. There have been two subsequent winners come through that race so the form line is holding up well. He won his only other second-up run, just needs an ounce of luck off the inside draw.
ALL TOO HUIYING (3) ran on well when well beaten in this grade las time, it has been a while since he has won but can improve with the blinkers going back on.
SAM SLICK (5) settled closer last time when narrowly missing in a similar race whilst RED CHOUX’S (4) is another that will be giving them a start but looks suited by the small field. Tricky speed map as there doesn’t appear to be any speed, the best ride may just be the key to this.
Race 5: BM64 Handicap 2400m
TUBBS GIFT (3) should be double figure odds and looks a nice each-way bet, she was super winning in this grade on the bigger track here two back, then was outclassed at Listed level last time. She looks suited dropping back to this class and gets a good claim.
WALTZING WODKA (4) has only been fair in her two runs in Vic, she will keep grinding away in a race where the pressure may be on and she loses nothing with Kah going on. BEETOBEE (7) has run on well at her last couple, she needs to settle better in the run but should be charging late. SO BELAFONTE (6) draws out but should roll forward early and try to find the front. If there is no pressure through the middle stages, he may be able to pinch it.
Race 6: 3YO Fillies BM64 Handicap 1300m
This looks a lottery and if you are playing the Quaddie I suggest you play very wide. I don’t like to recommend the ‘F’ box on the ticket, but really is a field job. Those with a chance, but not limited to, are AASIRA (1) who was brave last time in a similar race, METRONOME (2) who is a winner second-up as she is today, JAZZ STAR (4) who has shown ability and speed in just two career starts and STREET ICON (5) who is a last start winner on debut, she may have more upside than them all. Tough race and no confidence at all.
Race 7: BM64 Handicap 1200m
MYSTYKO (3) could not have been more impressive at his last start win at Caulfield, he over-raced but when asked to go he accelerated quickly, put them away at the furlong and dashed away. He has the big weight but gets a good claim, just needs cover in the run and he should finish too string again.
He looks the best of the day and had he drawn closer in, he may well have been odds-on, he still may start shorter! UNLIMITED ABILITY (9) comes through a decent form race in which he was well beaten but was grinding home ok after hanging out on the turn. COUNT OF CARFORD (13) is a last start maiden winner, this is harder obviously, but he bolted in that day and may have turned the corner. SIGNATURE STREET (11) is resuming, he may need further but look for any money for him fresh.
Race 8: BM78 Handicap 2100m
TEODORA (12) beat up on the girls last start at Caulfield, she was a mile back and very wide when approaching the turn but steamed over the top of them. She was a big drifter in the betting that day so expect that they will be taking her on again. Keep the betting until late, she should be a great each-way bet to nothing.
TEA FOR CHOUX (13) has not won at four runs this prep but she has been good and shown versatility. Expect that she will be in the first half in the run, Williams goes on which looks a huge jockey change. GOOD IDEA (10) will be near the top of the betting, he bolted in across the border in an easier race last time but it is hard to line that form up. His last two wins have been by huge margins, he may just brain them again? BOX ON COLLINS (9) is very consistent, the only time he has been poor this prep was when he was further back than usual. He will go forward and try to be on the speed all the way.