Open program with plenty of chances at Sandown. Expecting the Leading trainers that have a stranglehold in most races to have a good day.
Sandown is racing on a Good 4 with the rail out 5m the entire circuit.
LA PARVA was well beaten at Mooney Valley last start but will strip fitter second-up and looks a serious chance in the opening event of the program at Sandown today. Was heavily backed last start but never looked likely as a $1.60 chance. Can bounce back into the winner’s circle. Stick with her.
1st: No1 LA PARVA 2nd: No2 Tidal Rose; 3rd: No6 Big Suzie 4th: *SCRATCHED* No3 Burlington Miss
Ultra-consistent but still a maiden, MISSCINO is drawn to get the run of the race and can break through for her much deserved first victory here today. Has placed eight out of her 10 starts to date. Today’s the day.
1st: No11 MISSCINO 2nd: No7 Tourniquet; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No5 Six Sigma; 4th: No4 Peppino
Sticking with PURE COLOUR (BEST BET) who gave her rivals a galloping lesson when winning by seven lengths at Wangaratta last start. Goes down in the weights and looks perfectly placed to make it successive victories here today. The one to beat.
1st: No9 PURE COLOUR 2nd: No7 Behold the Queen; 3rd: No10 My Divas; 4th: No4 Zedda
WHYOUASK is a consistent galloper out of the astute Mick Price stable and looks hard to go past here today. Looked good when storming home for an impressive 1.5 length victory on this track a fortnight back and can repeat that performance and win again. Big show expected.
1st: No9 WHYOUASK 2nd: No6 Our Sevira; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No11 Four Sisters; 4th: No5 Bellaria
Lightly raced gelding GREYWORM has won or placed at both of his starts to date and looks a winning hope here today. Chased hard only to miss by a neck at Caulfield last start behind the talented Al Passem and looks primed to atone for that narrow defeat today. Runner-up Street Sheik ran well at Caulfield again last week when fourth to Mandela Effect. Hard to go past.
1st: No3 GREYWORM 2nd: No1 Eagle Ridge; 3rd: No6 Storm Harbour; 4th: No7 Milord
SASKO looked impressive when storming away to an impressive 2.8 length victory at Ballarat last start and will be looking to make it a hat-trick here. Is a noted leader and from gate four Andrew Mallyon should have him in the firing line throughout. Key player well.
1st: No9 SASKO 2nd: No6 Zabalan; 3rd: No11 Kawabata; 4th: No7 Midas Man
Despite the wide draw, MINOAN SPIRIT looks a huge chance to bounce back into the winner’s circle after going down narrowly at Sale last start. Has a good record over the distance and will be the one coming home strong late. Sticking with him.
1st: No9 MINOAN SPIRIT 2nd: No1 Royal Ace; 3rd: No5 I Am the Dark 4th: *SCRATCHED* No3 Like the Clappers
LORD TENNYSON looks well placed here to take out the final event of the program and will appreciate this class here today. Beaten four lengths at Caulfield last start by Haripour with the runner-up Mantastic starting a hot favourite last Saturday. This five-year-old also has form around Barthelona who has been flying. Must include.
1st: No8 LORD TENNYSON 2nd: No3 Hard to Kiss; 3rd: No2 Fast ‘n’ Rolling; 4th: No10 Honeywine