December 13, 2019
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Sandown (Wed)

Moonee Valley

Sandown Racing Tips – Wed Dec 4

We will be at Sandown this Sat.

Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 6m entire circuit.

Best Bet: Race 2 – BUSBY

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Race 1: Maiden Plate Set Weights 1500m

SODALITE (10) has had four runs at this is his first prep, his only placing came on a heavy track so the conditions shouldn’t worry him. He tried to lead all the way at Geelong last start after having late support, was run down over the last 100m. If he can get it soft in front today, he can go wire to wire.

Dangers:

DOOM STAR (5) was resuming here on the inner track last time for career start number two, although well beaten into second he was clearly the second best run of the race. SAYL (4) is better than what he showed at the Valley last start, BEAU MEC (1) has been runner-up at two starts since resuming and comes to the races for a new trainer. Tough race.

Race 2: 3YO Maiden Plate Set Weights 1300m

BUSBY (3) tackled some harder 2YO races last season, eh resumed at Benalla and showed good speed, he was heavily backed and only run down late. Oliver on looks a big plus, on-pace runners can be very hard to get past on the outer track here.

Dangers:

CABINHO (4) is a debutant from the Mick Price yard that has chosen the jump-out route over the official trials. Watch the betting with him. LITTLE STEVIE (10) has placed at all four of his career runs, it must be said although he has been very consistent, he has had his chances. The last cople he has had the cold sit and perfectly ridden, again he gets the good barrier that should see him parked one behind the leaders ready to puce. Needs to win this. BRISEUR DE COEUR (2) will find this harder than last start at Dunkeld, I liked the way he attacked the line though from well back and looks suited getting out in trip.

Race 3: 3YO Fillies BM64 Handicap 1400m

UNCOVERED BEAUTY (5) has a couple of hurdles to overcome, she has to step out if maiden grade and has the poor draw. She resumed at career start number two at Benalla, was well backed and settled worse than mid-field in the run. She was held-up early in the straight before getting to the outside and charging home for a crushing win.

Dangers:

MISS ELENA (4) has been good at all three runs this campaign, she was a dominant maiden winner at Bendigo two back before placing at the Valley in a similar race last time at huge odds. FEIGN (9) has the tricky inside draw as she will get back, she was ok through the line at Listed level last time and will find this much easier. SUNSET EAGLE (7) may add some value to exotics, she has good speed and will be on the pace for a long way, if the track is favouring leaders in the first couple of races she is worth an each-way bet at the huge odds.

Race 4: BM70 Handicap 2400m

POUR VOUS (1) looks the best chance in what looks a very thin race. He was poor resuming but showed a stack of improvement to bolt in by 5.5 lengths her eon the inner track a fortnight ago. He sat up n the speed before dashing to the front early in the straight and never looked like getting beat. If he brings that here today, he wins.

Dangers:

GARBHAN (2) is going for three on the bounce, he has won them both by the narrowest of margins and racing up on the speed. He gets the good claim but I doubt he can sit parked and win this. HEART OF GRACE (6) will find this easier than last start, she has been beaten a long way at her last couple but hasn’t been suited the way the races have been run. BIANCO NUAVO (4) looks the only other winning chance, he had been racing well before leading and the first beaten last time. The tongue tie goes on suggesting there was a serious issue then.

Race 5: BM64 Handicap 1800mc

This looks the toughest race on paper and anything barring the bottom one looks a winning chance. TH BLACK LEOPARD (1) improved second-up when stepping up to the mile, he was running on hard late and although he wouldn’t have won, he did race tight late and probably should have finished closer. MUSIC OF THE NIGHT (7) resumed at the Valley two weeks ago, she ran on hard into third but the margin was large. She will take plenty from that run and has won second-up previously. IOWA HAWKEYE (8) is very consistent but still yet to win out of maiden grade, he should roll forward and will look for the lead from the good gate. PARALLEL WORLD (9) is also very consistent but doesn’t win out of turn, she may have to face the breeze here but that is not all bad here when the track is favouring those on the speed.

Race 6: BM70 Handicap 1300m

Another open affair in which any of the 9 can win. ROSSMAN (3) will find this harder than his last start win at Mornington, I loved the way he exploded through the gap when asked after getting the soft run behind the leaders. He maps well again and is ½ when third-up.

Dangers:

All of them. PHONEME (6) is resuming and has only missed a place once when fresh, this looks easier than what he was racing before going to the paddock. TAYGETA (9) has won two of three in his brief career, he had a full year off the scene after his debut win so obviously has had some issues. He will be ridden forward as well. MUSWELLBROOK (1) hit the line well when he travelled to Sydney last time, I don’t expect him to get that far back here from the good draw. Tough race.

Race 7: BM64 Handicap 1000m

MISS STREET (1) put together four wins on the bounce nearing the back-end of her last campaign, she looks to have come back well. She was in a harder race at the Valley when resuming, led and stuck on well in what has proven a good form reference.

Dangers:

DEVINE MR TYCOON (2) comes through that same race at the Valley, he was mid-field and although he ran through the line well enough, he had his chance. He does meet the top pick better at the weights though. ELEGIST (7) comes out of maiden grade and was very impressive getting that first win, he was back, was held-up when the runs came before storming home to win comfortably in the end. SAORSA (4) should be fully fit here third-up and maps to get a soft run on the rails, he never got into the race last time and gets a huge jockey change from Rose Pearson to Damien Oliver.

Race 8: Mares BM64 Handicap 1400m

RED HEELER (11) won her maiden at career start number two, she was mid-field in the run before hitting the line hard between runners. The margin was as small as you can get but there were almost 5 lengths back to the third horse. A horse that was beaten more than 12 lengths that day has since come and bolted in to win its maiden at Moe by 2.5 lengths.

Dangers:

LEILA’S STAR (5) doesn’t win out of turn but was very impressive saluting in an easier race last start at Hamilton. She will be giving them a start but will be charging late. HAILEYBURY MISS (3) ran on hard to narrowly miss at BM70 grade last start, this looks easier but will also need everything to go right as she will get back. AMBITIOUS GEM (1) was not beaten far after sitting three-wide no cover against the girls last time, she draws to get a softer run here and gets a good claim.

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