Racing returns again to Sandown for the Wednesday meeting. The false rail will be out to four metres and the track is rated as a Good 3. There is rain forecast on Wednesday but hopefully there is not too much and it does not become a bog like Randwick last Saturday for the Golden Slipper.
QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)
Skinny Play: 4,5,12 / 3,5,10 / 2,3,5,9 , 1,8,9
Wide Play: 2,4,5,8,9,10,12 / 3,4,5,7,10,14 / 1,2,3,5,6,8,9 / 1,2,4,8,9,10
BEST BEST: R4 – 4. GOLD BLUSH
Next Best Bet: R1 – 8. TENAPPY LADIES
Best Roughie: R3 – 1. SINGLERAINE
No8 TENAPPY LADIES (NEXT BEST BET) Was three and four deep before finishing a solid second over 1200m in a maiden at Moonee Valley first up on March 13. Beau Mertens keeps the ride but is unable to use his claim and he carries 58kg. He is well drawn in six to be closer on the pace and expect him to be right in the finish.
No2 REACHER Placed at two starts and has good claims here.
No7 SCALLOP Has been wayward and the blinkers go on.
No5 MAGIC THOR Wears winkers for the first time and ideally drawn (1).
VALUE RUNNER: No5 MAGIC THOR
No2 CREATIVITY She made a smashing return to score a slashing one-length win against her own age and sex in a 1200m maiden at Cranbourne first-up on March 3. Damian Lane keeps the ride and respect.
No4 SPARKLE NSW filly who was specked at her Victorian debut before finishing fourth over 1200m at Ballarat on March 7. Brad Rawiller replaces apprentice Jordan Childs and should be improved.
No10 ART SHE QUICK Is a lightly-raced maiden filly who was plunged from $11 into $7.50 before finishing third in a 1300m maiden at Bendigo on February 28. Ace jockey Craig Williams is the new rider.
No8 SUNDELL Has a superior draw (2) after crossing from 12 last time to flood into fourth place over 1300m against her own sex and age on March 15. Bears each-way thought.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 SUNDELL
No2 POP QUEEN She will be finishing like a locomotive and will be fitter here on her first-up second over 1200m at Cranbourne on March 3. With Ben Allen’s 1.5kg claim she carries 57.5kg.
No1 SINGLERAINE (BEST ROUGHIE) She gets dual Group 1 winning jockey Regan Bayliss to ride. She was first-up when running on well to finish fourth over 12000m at Kyneton on March 6. Will strip fitter for this.
No7 STOLEN ANGEL Posted a strong win over 1400m to break her maiden status against her own age and sex last start at Cranbourne on March 10. Was steady in betting at $5 and Damian Lane keeps the mount.
No8 ALASKAN SUN Gets top jockey Craig Williams taking over the reins and is from an astute stable. Solid effort when third over 1200m at Ballarat on March 7. Has a handy draw in gate six.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 SINGLERAINE
No4 GOLD BLUSH (BEST BET) She has a perfect scorecard of two starts for two wins. Latest was a flawless effort to tear away by 2½ lengths over 1400m at Ballarat on March 7. Ben Allen’s claims sees her carry 57kg.
No1 SINGLE NOTE Was hard ridden but she collected the major prize over 1600m against her own sex here on March 1.
No8 SO BELLE Is a lightly-race filly who will be fitter on her first-up third over 1600m here on March 1.
No3 HENNYBODYS Won here at penultimate start. Last start ran fourth over 1800m at Flemington on January 28.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 HENNYBODYS
No5 ROCKSTAR REBEL Finished off like a rocket after having no luck when three deep over 1400m at Flemington on March 4. Gets apprentice Ben Allen’s 1.5kg claim to reduce his weight to58.5kg here.
No12 THINK LIKE A BIRD Perfectly drawn in two to repeat her last win when breaking her maiden status over 1600m at Ballarat on March 7. She gets top jockey Dwayne Dunn to ride and has heaps of upside.
No2 SIGA LA VACA Is ultra-consistent and was a top effort to run second over 1600m at Ballarat on March 8. With apprentice Chris Caserta’s 3kg claim his impost is reduced to 58.5kg.
No8 DORNOCH Was a solid effort when running third over 1400m at Ballarat on March 7. Gets senior rider Pat Maloney replacing apprentice Jordan Childs and only rises a half-kilo. Has appeal.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 DORNOCH
No5 SACRED SHAM Packed a punch to knock-out his rivals at debut over 1000m maiden at Seymour on February 21. He gets top jockey Craig Williams to ride and could be the omen tip here in light of the controversial case around his trainer.
No3 EPIC MOMENT Is a well-bred galloper who was imposing at second start when winning over 1000m at Cranbourne on May 27. Had a long time off so could be injury enforced, but has deep talent.
No10 MOTOWN LIL Likes this track and would draw a line through her second up start when racing down the straight 1100m at Flemington to run seventh. Dwayne Dunn rides and can improve.
No15 SEBRING’S JOY She was out-blazed first up when finishing a distant second over 1000m at Ballarat on March 8. With Ben Allen’s 1.5kg claim she drops to 56kg and is an each-way hope.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 EPIC MOMENT
No2 GOODWILL Backs up here from Saturday where he ran a solid fourth over 2000m at Flemington. He is an Irish import who drops a kilo to 58kg here and has a change of rider with Ben Melham the new pilot.
No9 RICHARD OF YORKE Will be out to turn-the-tables on It’s A Silvertail after finishing runner-up over 2500m at Moonee Valley on March 13. Gets a drop in weight down 2.5kg to 54kg and makes good appeal.
No5 IT’S A SILVERTRAIL Beat Richard Of Yorke over 2500m at Moonee Valley on March 13. Was the $3.70 favourite that day when carrying 55kg. Beau Mertens’ 2kg claim sees him carry 53kg here.
No3 NOW AND ZEN Is out of the strong yard of Darren Weir. Has had two solid trials over 2400m at Warnambool recently and prior form was solid enough to be worth some thought here.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 NOW AND ZEN
No9 DANCE FOR ME Form has been unblemished this campaign but she does step up a grade here. Blew away her opposition over 1300m last start at Bendigo on February 28. She drops 3kg to 56kg.
No1 HOKKAIDO Is as hard as rock and can again figure after running a solid second over 1400m at Pakenham on March 9. Beau Mertens’ 2kg claim reduces his weight to 59kg.
No10 PRESSCOTT Is from the leading Sydney yard of Chris Waller. Drops 3kg to 55.5kg here on last-start second over 2040m at Moonee Valley on January 21. Has claims.
No8 PROANE Comes here chasing a firmer track after finishing sixth over 1300m at Warwick Farm on a Heavy 8 on March 8. Hopefully the forecast rain stays away and he gets firm going.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 PRESSCOTT