Sandown Park Greyhound Racing Tips
Race 1. 7.00PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 8 Special Event – 515 metres
#2 Aussie Secret – $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
All eyes will be on up and comer Wow She’s Fast here who’s a freakish talent but has never faced this company and has to do it from box eight as well.
This dog has been there done that racing in this class for most of his career and is still at the top of his game, can show pace from the low draw.
Race 2. 7.22PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 9 Special Event – 515 metres
#3 Riccarton Rick – $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
In the form on his life at the moment, had a string of victories going until he was nosed out in his last start but can bounce straight back here.
Not the quickest early but knows how to hold his position, has six hundred strength that will see him get after a dog like Dr. Tucker who looks the leader.
Race 3. 7.43PM Greatness is Coming Free For All – 715 metres
#8 Knicks Bale – $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Good price about a bitch who’s at the peak of her powers, she was on the short backup after Group success last start and just faded slightly late.
She’s had a good week of rest and gets a nice cart across from the eight here to take up a position well forward of main rival Gypsy Wyong.
Race 4. 8.07PM Shootout Group Three – 515 metres
#3 Aston Rupee – $1.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
No prizes for putting the Top Gun winner on top, but even at the short quote he looks backable now his box manners are starting to match his race pace.
Just needs to avoid the five dog early hear who’ll be spearing across to the fence, but he can afford to spot them a few lengths and track them down.
Race 5. 8.25PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 10 Special Event – 515 metres
#6 Lala Kiwi – $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Of all the preludes this one is arguably the toughest, you want a dog who’s competed with the best and that’s Lala Kiwi, a late call up to the Top Gun she was brave in fourth and can improve here.
Jumps as well as most and an innate field sense always seems to see her loom into the race at the right time.
Race 6. 8.49PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 11 Special Event – 515 metres
#2 Indy Matilda – $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Probably her toughest test to date coming up against some of the giants of the sport but this looks like a race where she can make her mark.
Has a brilliant box one record and from the two here she should easily clear Tiberia Bale while the favourites fight for position wide on the track.
Race 7. 9.10PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 12 Special Event – 515 metres
#7 Tough Tears – $10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looks an each-way special at the price, was excellent winning second up last start extending away late for a soft win, steps up in class but he can handle it.
Does have speed around him early but with a bit of field sense he won’t be sitting too far off them and will be letting down with a big run late.
Race 8. 9.34PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 13 Special Event – 515 metres
#4 Ben Mayo – $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Capable of knocking of Cranbourne Cup champion Koblenz here who’s still a little vulnerable late in his races while this youngster savages the line.
Has copped some interference at the jump last two starts but there’s no clear pace around him here and if he’s on the favourites hammer could have him late.
Race 9. 9.56PM Cup Heats Next Friday Grade 5 – 715 metres
#1 Enter the Son – $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There’s always a level of trepidation first time over the staying trip even for a battle tested chaser like this, but he looks like the type that can go to the front and show sustained speed.
Has found the six hundred a bit nippy at the jump, small field he’ll get every chance to show his credentials here.
Race 10. 10.14PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 14 Special Event – 515 metres
#8 Mepunga Katie – $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Great value each-way here, was poorly away over the six hundred last start but drops back to the sprint and box eight where she was a recent winner.
Plenty of pace inside should take her into the race and if she’s close enough looks clearly the strongest dog along with King of Calypso.
Race 11. 10.33PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 15 Special Event – 515 metres
#3 Lakeview Cruiser – $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
This dog lives for races like this, a big powerful type who’ll hold his ground early from and inside draw and continue to make headway in the run.
Has been freshened up over the four hundred and will relish being back here at Sandown Park is this kind of company.
Race 12. 10.53PM TAB Melbourne Cup Prelude 16 Special Event – 515 metres
#1 Aston Shine – $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Caught behind Koblenz in the Cranbourne Cup is now a nice place to be and this chaser lost no admirers finishing a couple of lengths off in third.
Is well credentialed here at Sandown Park and comes up with a much needed box one draw, can lead and run on as well.
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