Sandown Racing Tips – Sat June 15
We will be at Sandown this Saturday.
Track: Soft 6. Rail: Out 5m entire circuit.
Best Bet: Race 3 – WILLIAM THOMAS
Race 1: Super VOBIS 2YO Handicap 1200m
KING OF HASTINGS (3) opened favourite for his debut at Cranbourne three weeks ago, very easy in the betting but after a nice ride behind the speed he ran clear late for a soft win.
IGNITING (4) is drawn wide, he ran on well resuming back along the inside when that was not the place to be. He may still need further but will be hitting the line hard. TRITON RISING (10) is a Hayes/Hayes/Dabernig debutant that has won two trials. The son of Sebring looks to be ready to go. EVENING GLORY (2) won on debut in a much easier race at Hamilton, that was on a heavy track so if the rain comes, he comes into contention.
Race 2: Fillies and Mares BM84 Handicap 1600m
SILENT ROAR (2) is very speedy and looks the leader, she found the front cheaply last start at Caulfield, railed hard into the straight before kicking and winning easily. She is drawn well to lead all the way again, this looks no harder although she does have to take on the boys.
GLOBAL SANCTION (7) was a winner here on the outer track last time, this is a big step up in grade but his closing speed was impressive. Look for him late if the top pick gets attacked. SHROUDED IN MIST (8) gets the blinkers off for the first time, she over-raced on the heavy track last time and stuck on well. The gear change looks a good one. PRIA ECLIPSE (3) was on the speed all the way when wininng on a heavy track last time and any rain around won’t hurt her chances.
Race 3: Handicap 1200m
WILLIAM THOMAS (5) has been huge at his last two, he ran on hard to win at Caulfield two back then produced some amazing late sectionals late when not able to get into the race last time. He needs the speed on but hopefully they try and position up closer in the run from the good draw.
MISS VIXEN (4) had no luck at Caulfield last time and arguably should have won. The race has produced a subsequent winner, it will be interesting to see the tactics between her and William Thomas early as to who will have the tactical advantage. MALIBU STYLE (2) is honest and gets a soft run behind the leader, JUNGLE EDGE (1) next best. You know what you will get with him and the wet rack certainly advantages him. He will try and lead all the way.
Race 4: Super VOBIS 3YO Handicap 1200m
WHENEVER WHEREVER (8) is on the up, he has won both of his starts and has shown a little versatility. He will obviously find this harder and would like to see some late money for him after a 7-week break.
BEERZ WITH CLINT (9) was good up the straight in a similar race last time, I prefer him back around the bend here where he can get momentum out wide. MORRISSY (6) was very green when up the straight six weeks ago, he maps to get a soft run in behind the speed. AKKADIAN (2) peaked on his run at Flemington last time, he looks better suited here back to the 6 furlongs. No confidence in the race.
Race 5: Handicap 2100m
PACODALI (1) has been so consistent this time from a mile out to the 2000m, culminating in a dominant win at Caulfield last time. He settled mid-field before coming very wide and the further they went, the further he was winning by. This is his first go here and sometimes it can favour those on speed here, see how the track is playing early in the day.
BEAU BALMAIN (5) is an interesting runner, the former German has had one start here in Oz and was behind the top pick. He chased hard and was good through the line, he was a Listed winner back home and won’t have any trouble with the trip. THUNDER CLOUD (7) will also get back, he races well here at the track which he has over his main two rivals. WILLI WILLI (4) will have the tactical advantage over those three and should be closer to the speed. He was only fair last time but may not have been suited by the tempo.
Race 6: Super VOBIS 3YO Handicap 2100m
DOGMATIC (1) has won both runs this time in, he relished the trip last time when getting out to the 2000m and was really strong through the line. He jumps sharply in weight here but he maps to be well back so he should only have to come with one run.
IGNITER (5) had a torrid run and last time and was well beaten by the top pick, he is better than that, go off his two runs prior which were super. TYSONIC (11) also worked hard in that same race last time, stuck on well and will once again be up on the speed. DARK CONFIDANT (12) drops back from black type racing in SA last time, she had no luck there when losing momentum at a vital stage.
Race 7: BM78 Handicap 1600m
Another huge field where I wouldn’t be backing anything under $7 or $8. HYPNOS (1) is an ex-Kiwi who was ok at his first Australian start, he worked to the line ok with the 60kg. He has to carry 59 here and maps well again. STREET SHEIK (12) will have support, he has versatility and is very consistent considering his ability to go back and forward in the run. He looks a little risk off the inside draw though. HEIR TO THE THRONE (13) is coming off a heavy track win last start in an easier race at Sale, he looks to map a lot further back though early from the wide draw. HANDSOME RETURN (9) is an interesting runner over from SA, he is drawn poorly and did appear to have every chance last time. This stable must be respected every time they bring one to Vic.
Race 8: Handicap 1600m
AL GALAYEL (3) is resuming at the mile which is not an easy task but he has a good record fresh. He was truck-loaded to win the Hobart Cup last start and dropped out badly a long way from home. He has versatility and obviously has the class, he looks well in at the 58kg and any money around late would increase the confidence,
ODEON (2) is consistent and looks the leader, he handles the soft and if the track is favouring the on-pacers early in the card, he will be hard to run down. MR MARATHON MAN (1) has had two runs since coming to Oz, he over-raced last time and with the month between runs, he should be primed for this. He has won in all conditions also so a wet track won’t hurt him. WAGING WAR (5) is a last start winner in SA, he didn’t have much luck in the run before charging clear. He showed a great turn-of-foot late but just not sure where he will get to in the run.
Race 9: Super VOBIS 3YO Handicap 1400m
BUFFALO RIVER (3) is an import that has only had the one run in Oz, he was at a BM70 at Ballarat and over-raced in front before kicking clear for a strong win. He looks to have plenty of upside, he was fresh off a long 32-week break so the run couldn’t have hurt him! If he lands on the bunny early, double up in the run.
SIZZLEME (6) will be the beneficiary if the speed is on, she is dropping back in trip after failing over the Oaks trip last time in SA.
FABRIC (7) beat the girls at Flemington after getting a split along the rails and was dominant through the line. She maps well again and shouldn’t be spending any petrol, the luck in running may be the key. I would think that she would need to be right on the back of the top pick in the run to get past him. ASGARD MASSIF (1) is going well but will have to sit outside the leader here, I expect him to be a huge drifter in the betting and will get out near double figures close to the race.