Sandown Racing Tips
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 7m entire circuit.
Best Bet: Race 2 – MOUNT KILCOY.
Race 1: 2YO Fillies Handicap 1000m
KOBE PRINCESS (3) has placed at all three of her career starts, she got a mile back last time before running a real eye-catching third. She is likely to get back again and some of these babies will make mistakes, she has the benefit of three runs under her belt and look for her late.
TAHLAYLA (2) was solid on debut, she got back in SA and ran through the line well and should appreciate the big track here. COSMIC RUBY (1) improved last time when showing more speed and will go forward again. SWEET ROCKETTE (6) is on debut for trainer/rider Michelle Payne and has won two recent trials.
Race 2: Maiden Plate 1400m
MOUNT KILCOY (4) debuted here a month ago, got back and was held-up at a vital stage before charging through the line. It was a very promising debut, should appreciate the extra trip with even luck, he looks a good thing.
OCEAN WALZER (5) is an interesting runner, purchased from Germany where he had only the one start and was a close up second. Has trialed quietly but may need the run. No doubt he will improve on whatever he does here. FULL OF THEORIES (1) is still a maiden after 16 career starts, but he has placed in half of those. He has versatility where he can settle in the run. GOING IN STYLE (2) was closest on the line on debut, was strong enough through the line to suggest the 1400m is perfect for him.
Race 3: 3YO Fillies Handicap BM70 1600m
JESSAMIN (4) is well travelled this prep and from the good draw, as is usually the case with this stable, they will roll her forward and try to lead all the way. She stuck om well at headquarters once she was headed last time and this looks no harder. If she gets a soft lead she will be hard to run down.
ZA ZA GABOR (6) is still a maiden, she comes across the Tasman with ok NZ form and can improve with our style of racing back on the good track. ABINGER (5) is lining up for her 6th start at her first prep which is a little concern, but she has been consistent and will go forward. If she gets cover she can be right in the finish. PRETTY TO SEA (1) is still yet to win out of maiden grade but will be strong through the line. She wasn’t beaten far in an aged Group One two starts back.
Race 4: BM78 Handicap 2400m
HANG MAN (10) couldn’t have been more impressive winning an easier race last time, he has shown that he can handle all conditions and looks able to step up to this level. He won’t be far away in the run, looks to have plenty of upside.
TEA FOR CHOUX (8) has won her last couple, she is likely to go forward and if she can control the tempo either in front or outside the leader, she will be hard to run down.
DIAMOND GRACE (6) was poor against the girls, she has a much better record second-up and will only improve the further she goes. MY PSYCHIATRIST (2) went forward last time, if they adopt similar tactics today she may be able to find the top and run into a place.
Race 5: BM70 Handicap 1000m
QUEEN ANNABEL (13) showed a lot of improvement last time when up on the speed. She began well and kicked through to lead, shook off the challengers early in the straight and was too good. If she can repeat that effort in this grade she will go close.
FLASH CASH (11) is very consistent but usually needs everything to go right. He will be giving them a start ad running on hard at the back end. I’M TOO HOT (1) has good speed, was a winner last start on the synthetic when leading all the way. The wide draw is a concern but if he can get over early he will be hard to run down.
GATLINBURG (2) has not won this prep but if the speed is on up front he can run them down late. He should get a soft run and settle a little closer from the good draw.
Race 6: BM70 1600m
AL GALAYEL (3) looks one of the more interesting runners of the day, he had two runs last prep in the UK for two wins, has been off the scene for 29 weeks since coming here and has trialed well enough. Must be respected first-up in Oz from this stable.
In an open race there appears to be plenty of chances.
GIMME STRENGTH (2) has been good winning his last couple on the rain affected tracks and has proved this time in he can handle any surface. EXFLYTATIONS (10) has the tough draw to overcome but is a last start winner and has won second-up previously. SUMMER GLEN (12) is consistent and has only had the one poor run this time in, that was a harder race than this and she had no luck. She will find it tough from the draw again but will roll forward.
Race 7: Mares BM70 Handicap 1400m
ARTIES DREAMWINNER (1) was poor second-up at the Valley but this is easier and she has the prime draw. She should be able to settle a lot closer and get the soft run in behind the leader.
Another open mares race, NIL DESPERANDUM (12) gets her chance to improve. She is lightly raced and has never really go deep into a prep, she was poor resuming but looks to improve on the better surface. PARRALEL WORLD (7) was resuming at Cranbourne last time in an easier race, she made some ground late but pulled up lame. She can improve here second-up with a good record this pattern. MISS ADEQUATE (4) was good resuming, she will roll forward and is rarely far away.
Race 8: BM70 Handicap 1400m
RED CHOUX’S (11) comes out of a race where there were a stack of them in the finish, has placed at his only other second-up run and made ground when resuming. He was heavily supported in that run, so he must have been showing something at home.
Another open race for the last leg of the Quaddie, play wide as there appear to be any number of chances. BOSS CONI (10) has the horror draw but will get back anyway and the speed may be hectic with the huge field. HARIPOUR (6) has class and is resuming, he will probably need the run but stays under notice for Weir at his Australian debut. PAREMOUS BOY (7) is well drawn, improved second-up and was a winner this pattern last campaign. He should be camped just off the speed ready to strike.