Wednesday Sandown Racing Previews & Tips - 20th February

Some talented types headline the Sandown program today.

Tue, 19 Feb, 00:00

Big fields and competitive racing again is the order of the day at Sandown. We have found a few at nice odds but our best bet is one that is likely to start favourite. Finished a good second last time out and can go one better.

Sandown is racing on a Good 4 with the rail out 9m entire circuit.


R5: 2,3,7,12

R6: 1,4,7,12

R7: 2,11,13

R8: 3,10

Sandown Race 1 - 4:00PM Ladbrokes Enhanced Odds Handicap (1400 Metres)

CONQUEROR finished less than a length behind Game Keeper on this track on debut a fortnight ago and looks poised to strike in today’s opening event of the program. Has drawn well and will strip fitter second-up. Key player.  

1st: No3 CONQUEROR 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Game Keeper; 3rd: No5 La Tene; 4th: No2 Outlandos

Sandown Race 2 - 4:30PM Ladbrokes Plate (1600 Metres)

Looks a perfect race for RONAN’S ROCK to break through today going on his solid effort at Pakenham last start when beaten by 1.2 lengths by Pieropan. Has drawn well and D Oliver sticks after riding him at his previous start. Will be flashing at them late.  

1st: No9 RONAN’S ROCK 2nd: No5 Little Phoenix; 3rd: No2 Blue Sapphire; 4th: No6 Planet Warrior

Sandown Race 3 - 5:00PM Ladbrokes Handicap (2400 Metres)

Sticking with the ultra consistent and lightly raced SKELM (NEXT BEST BET) to make it three wins on the trot here today. Has come up with the gun draw and going on his previous two victories he will take a power of beating. Defeated Vellaspride by 1.5 lengths last start with the form being franked as that horse won here last week. Sticking.  

1st: No6 SKELM 2nd: No7 The Delphi; 3rd: No8 Wild Sea; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No5 Golden Flag

Sandown Race 4 - 5:30PM Ladbrokes Cash In Handicap (1000 Metres)

LAKE DISTRICT GIRL looks hard to go past after smashing her rivals at Morphettvile last time out. Despite a torrid run, she proved too good and looks well suited in this grade to make it back-to-back victories over the 1000m. Just needs luck from an awkward draw (11). Keep safe.

1st: No1 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL 2nd: No2 Ray’s Dream; No6 Leveraged; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No7 Waltonia

Sandown Race 5 - 6:00PM Ladbrokes Cash Out Handicap (1400 Metres)

Liked the way SUNRISE DANCER powered to the line to defeat Lady Solly by 2.2 lengths at Bendigo last start and expecting a similar performance by the in-form filly. A lightly raced galloper that gives her all and will ready to make it successive victories here today. Comes in well with the claim. Respect.

1st: No12 SUNRISE DANCER 2nd: No2 Pickup the Pieces; 3rd: No3 Winning Partner; 4th: No7 Gold Spark

Sandown Race 6 - 6:30PM Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1800 Metres)

FANCIFUL TOFF has drawn to get the run of the race and looks well placed to be very competitive in a race with a stack of hopes. Will be out to atone his narrow defeat behind Matamanoa at Pakenham a fortnight ago when getting run down in the final bounds. The 3kg claim will play a big part and expecting this consistent galloper to bounce back. Danger.

1st: No4 FANCIFUL TOFF 2nd: No1 Captain Rhett; 3rd: No7 Seattle Park; 4th: No12 Amerissa

Sandown Race 7 - 7:00PM Ladbrokes Live Streaming Handicap (1400 Metres)

DECLARATIONOFHEART (BEST BET) is the one to beat in today’s Benchmark 70 over the 1400m. Didn’t have much luck despite finishing 1.2 lengths behind Brave Tango on this track last start and going on that solid effort, this gelding will take a power of beating. Raced in some handy races last preparation with his effort behind Brutal the one that stands out. Ticks all the boxes. Top pick.   

1st: No11 DECLARATIONOFHEART 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No6 Simply Invincible; 3rd: No2 Kalashani Lad 4th: No13 Nina Rules

Sandown Race 8 - 7:30PM Ladbrokes Multiverse Handicap (1000 Metres)

Open race to close the program but sticking with last start winner DENTAL to go on with the job. Will strip fitter second-up and expecting her to be rattling home down the long straight. Solid eachway hope.

1st: No10 DENTAL 2nd: *SCRATCHED* o12 Laoban Tai Tai; 3rd: No3 Getemhel; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No1 Girl’s Got Spirit


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