Sandown Betting Preview | Horse Racing Tips

8 race card for Wednesday's meeting at Sandown

Mon, 9 Jan, 12:00 AM

The weather will be Cloudy with a chance of showers late morning and early afternoon. Top temperature will be 23C.

Watch for horses on the quick back-up. That seems to be a profitable trend at the moment with horses backing up within a week of their previous runs. The rail has been shifted out for this meeting which could favour horses racing on-speed.

The rail is at the 10 metre position for the entire circumference and the track is rated a Good 4.

QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)

Skinny: 1,10 / 3,7 / 4,5,7 / 7,8,11
Wide: 1,3,6,7,8 / 1,3,4,5,7,11 / 4,5,6,7,8 / 6,7,11,12,14

Best Bet: R1 – 5. CHARLIE CHEVAL
Next Best Bet: R6 – 3. JACQUI'S JOY
Best Roughie: R8 – 7. GAGOSIAN

R1 - 1.30pm Crown Lager Maiden Plate - 1400m

No5 CHARLIE CHEVAL (BEST BET) Promising type with solid placings at only two runs last campaign. Caught deep from wide barrier but worked to the line strongly when third to Barefoot Investor, Missile Boom 1300m Cranbourne 8 August then worked wide again before striking the lead on straightening and battling on gamely for close second Missile Boom 1400m Pakenham 14 September. Should be hard to beat first-up.




R2 – 2.00pm Yarramalong Racing Club Plate – 1300m

BLACK MOSHEEN Placed at all four starts to date and gets his chance to break through here. Ranged up to win at 200m but outgunned last two runs. Found Toorak Cowboy a shade strong over this course and distance Dec. 21, then battled with Lets Go To Rio same trip last Wednesday. Should find this easier race ideal.

SUMMER WIND Placed at three of five starts and has conditions to suit here. Fast-finishing first-up second Shadow Fighter 1200m Yarra Valley Three-Year-Old Maiden 16 December then flopped out of the barrier and doing best work at finish when 2.75-length eighth Crystal Fountain 1200m Moonee Valley Fillies Maiden 31 December. Rates highly on roomier track here.

MESCLUN Placed last three runs and will make her presence felt. Worked home nicely 1.85-length third Balancing Act 18 December Bendigo Fillies Maiden 18 December then hit lead 150m when fighting third Alvida 1212m Fillies and Mares Maiden Yarra Valley 29 December.

SERVEUR Hit the lead on straightening and battled on strongly when debut second Bel Blaster 1200m Mornington Three-Year-Old Maiden 29 December. Will be improved with that experience.

SELECTIONS: No1 BLACK MOSHEEN, No9 Summer Wind, No8 Mesclun, No6 Serveur

VALUE RUNNER: No.9 Summer Wind

R3 – 2.30pm Splashland Handicap – 1600m

LADY SELKIRK Gritty mare who should be at her peak following three runs from a spell. Loomed at 250m but peaked on run when length third Hijack Hussy, La Speciale 1400m Fillies-and-Mares BM84 then fired up at second run in blinkers when 1.6-length fifth Violent Snow similar event Caulfield Boxing Day. Won four of six in previous campaign and should get cover from inside barrier. Blinkers come off.

MANAPINE Scratched from Cauflield last Saturday to run here. Worked home solidly but peaked final 50m when 3.4-length fourth Rewarding Effort, Castle Hackett, Aurum Spirit this trip 24 December. Won 2500m Gallilee Final in previous campaign and will strip fitter here.

CASTLE HACKETT Pushed wide on turn but powered home to beat Big Duke BM70 this trip 7 December then pulled back ground on Rewarding Effort when 0.75-length second this trip 24 December. Honest and will give a great sight again.

AURUM SPIRIT Gets back but will be finishing on. Finished too well for Dodging Bullets 1600m Felmington BM84 10 December then doing best work late when three-length third Rewarding Effort, Castle Hackett this trip 24 December. Meets Castle Hackett 0.5kg better here.

SELECTIONS: No5 LADY SELKIRK, No6 Manapine, No4 Castle Hackett, No1 Aurum Spirit

VALUE RUNNER: No4 Castle Hackett

R4 – 3.00pm Schweppes Handicap - 1600m

OAK DOOR Going from strength-to-strength with two wins and four placings from eight starts. Fought tenaciously for photo third Alter Call 1200m Caulfield Boxing Day then kicked away at 300m and safely held Cliff Hanger 1400m here last Wednesday. Extra 200m shouldn’t bother him and will take tossing.

BARJEEL On the up and will appreciate the jump to 1600m here. Resumed when second Gold Fontein 1300m Wangaratta Maiden 6 December then rounded field on turn and sprinted away to beat subsequent winner Bush Flight 1400m here 21 December.

LINGUIST Improving with every run and has claims again. Chased hard for 1.25-length second Demesticated 1500m Mornington Three-Year-Old Maiden 14 December then blitzed rivals by nearly five-lengths similar event 1600m Cranbourne 30 December. Meets Fudged 2kg better for half-length result 1400m in November.

FUDGED Has won two of three runs this campaign and has claims again. Atoned for luckless 2.65-length sixth Central Pass 1600m Mornington 14 December by beating Rock’n’rollrock over this trip 21 December.

SELECTIONS: No1 OAK DOOR, No3 Barjeel, No9 Linguist, No6 Fudged

VALUE RUNNER: No9 Linguist

R5 – 3.30pm Thoroughbred Club Handicap – 1800m

BALF’S CHOICE On the quick back-up after being squeezed out on straightening but coming back late for five-length seventh Skulduggery 1700m Caulfield last Saturday. Game third Plein Ciel 1600m Caulfield Boxing Day and looks nicely placed here with 3kg claim.

STONE WARRIOR Has a win and two placings three runs this campaign and will be at peak for this. Narrowly beaten by La Fleurette 1400m here 21 December then chased hard when third in stronger race won by Gervais 1600m Flemington New Year’s day. Hard to beat.

KOOLAMA BAY Model of consistency and has claims again. Took lead on straightening and battled on well for two-length third Lola Lu and subsequent Caulfield winner Skulduggery over this trip last Wednesday.

UNCLE BUCK Was having first run for 12 months when surprise winner 2040m Moonee ValleyBM70 9 December. Previous middle-distance form in Adelaide was solid and he has to be kept under notice.

SELECTIONS: No1 BALF’S CHOICE, No10 Stone Warrior, No5 Koolama Bay, No7 Uncle Buck

VALUE RUNNER: No7 Uncle Buck

R6 - 4.00pm Ladbrokes Handicap – 1600m

NO.3 JACQUI’S JOY (NEXT BEST BET) Improved by recent racing and looks ideally placed in this grade with 3kg claim. Second-up fifth Hijack Hussy 1400m Flemington 17 December then doing best work at finish when 2.6-length sixth Violent Snow same distance Caulfield Boxing Day. Will relish the extra distance here.




R7 – 4.30pm Le Pine Funerals Handicap – 1300m

LAND OF FREEDOM Two fresh runs this campaign has been first-rate and this looks ideal. Flashed home to just miss when second Danuki 1100m Bendigo BM70 9 November then sat deep but toyed with rivals 1300m Bendigo 30 November.

SEE ME FLY Won last two starts and will take tossing again. Pipped Mr Sneaky 1100m Kyneton BM64 8 December then again arrived in time to beat Broadway And First 1200m Cranbourne 23 December.

TANGO ROCK Has proven costly but worth another chance. Found 1000m too short when third Tykiato Pakenham 3 December then favourite when disappointing fifth Top Me Up over this trip 24 December. Inside barrier will help.

LABUAN STAR Won two of last four starts and has to be considered. Narrow winner 1200m Terang 5 December then chased gamely when third Top Me Up this trip 24 December. Claims 1.5kg here and meets Tango Rock 1kg better for beating him last start.

SELECTIONS: No4 LAND OF FREEDOM, No5 See Me Fly, No7 Tango Rock, No6 Labuan Star

R8 – 5.00pm Handicap - 1400m

NEW ELEGANCE Proved fitness for a first-up tilt in winning Flemington jump-out last week. Ran fourth Pomelo 1400m Kembla Maiden soft track 30 July then beat Level Eight 1600m same track Maiden 13 August. From strong stable and stays under notice.

GAGOSIAN (Best Roughie) Freshened up since finishing just behind the placings two Sydney runs December. Beat Bossy Miss 1400m Bendigo Class One previous run 24 November. Can bounce back here.

FAST TYCOON Impressive beating Smooth Whiskey 1300m here 7 December then pipped on the post by Miss Sydney BM64 same trip 21 December. Bound to make presence felt.

LADY EFFORT Resumed with brilliant win over Diamond District 1200m Kyneton BM64 23 December. Won 1600m this track previous run in Maiden class July 31. Likely improver.

SELECTIONS: No8 NEW ELEGANCE, No7 Gagosian, No11 Fast Tycoon, No12 Lady Effort

VALUE RUNNER: No7 Gagosian

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