Looks a great meeting at Sandown today and we expect the leading trainers to dominate the program. Our top selection has won three from three and can make it four straight today. Serious galloper.
Sandown is racing on a Soft 6 with the rail out 3m the entire circuit.
MACLAIREY was beaten by The Founder at Geelong last start and looks well-placed to break through in the opening event of the program at Sandown today. Has drawn well, which could play a big part in this big field in the opening event. Rates well and will be competitive.
1st: No5 MACLAIREY 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Civil Guard; 3rd: No6 Peppino; 4th: No4 Invention
Lightly raced RONAN’S ROCK was placed behind Brutal at his only race start and is sure to be very competitive back in this grade first-up here today. Drawn to get the run of the race, the Fastnet Rock colt should be too good for this lot. Big danger.
1st: No8 RONAN’S ROCK 2nd: No3 Green Ivy; 3rd No6 Subraise; 4th: No4 Island Dancer
Sticking with Mick Price-trained FIGHTING HARADA that’s resumed from a spell with a solid effort when beaten by less than a length on this track behind Smart Elissim. Did win well on this track two starts back defeating Zoutori by 1.8 lengths. Drawn to win, stick with him.
1st: No1 FIGHTING HARADA 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No2 Angel; 3rd: No5 Louie The Legend; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No6 Reward For Silence
BY DESIGN won at Geelong last start and can make it successive victories here today. Ran home strong to just prevail when defeating Shangani Patrol by a narrow margin. Will strip fitter and is out of leading trainer Darren Weir’s successful stable. Rates well.
1st: No5 BY DESIGN 2nd: No1 Ayers Rock; 3rd: No2 Harvard; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No7 Rubme
Consistent gelding MISS PANDANUS finished 1.5 lengths behind Memento at Sandown last start and can bounce back here today. Did win her first two starts well and didn’t disappoint at her first attempts in the city. There is another win around the corner and today can be that day. Stick with her.
1st: No5 MISS PANDANUS 2nd: No10 Miss Oklahoma; 3rd: No7 Elle Gagne; 4th: No4 Herecomesmybaby
Toughest race of the program but sticking with STAR MAJOR to atone for his narrow defeat at Sale last start here today. Chased hard but couldn’t reel in the winner when finishing third, beaten by a length behind Little Bita Spunk. Drawn well, win won't shock.
1st: No17 STAR MAJOR 2nd: No11 River Goddess; 3rd: No10 Fun Fact; 4th: No3 Eagle Ridge
Sticking with the undefeated SATORI (BEST BET) to make it a perfect four from four after winning his past three starts twice at Geelong and once at Ballarat. Looked a class above his rivals when running away to an astonishing 6-length victory last start. Has plenty of speed and looks ready to make it four on the trot.
1st: No3 SATORI 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No2 Brahmos; 3rd: No6 Tahi; 4th: No4 Epic Moment
*SCRATCHED* HOLY COMMAND (NEXT BEST BET) is lightly-raced and looks well-placed to make it successive victories after a dominant win on this track last start. Proved too good when defeating Eluded by 1.8 lengths a fortnight ago and will be the one they all need to beat in the final event of the program at Sandown. Looks a serious gelding.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No4 HOLY COMMAND 2nd: No5 See Me Fly; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No11 Aerospeed; 4th: No7 Jackson