Punters get some quality racing action to bet on this Wednesday with meetings at Sandown and Kembla Grange.
Sandown has a particularly good meeting with numerous up-and-coming types engaged and we’ve found our best tips across both meetings.
Kembla Grange kicks off first with the Sandown night races starting at 4.30pm.
Kembla Grange free tips & form
Race 2. (13:35) Berkeley Maiden Plate (1200m)
#1 – Archedemus @ $2.75 – BET NOW
The four-year-old is on debut for Gwenda Markwell and his trial form looks impressive.
He was a trial winner at Wyong to kick off his career, but he then ran 36.6 lengths behind the winner at his second trial.
The son of Lope de Vega was given a two-month break following that problem and he returned in fine order when scorching the turf to win a trial by five lengths.
Punters backed him into $2.50 earlier in the week and he has since drifted, but that’s good value in a small field.
Race 4. (14:50) BLG Business Advisers Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Only Tiger @ $2.70 – BET NOW
John Sargent lines up Only Tiger, which has had three starts for three close up finishes.
The four-year-old gelding finished fourth on debut at Scone after being prepared with three trials and he has since finished second and third in two starts.
The most recent came behind Emoclew on this track and that has been a good form guide this season.
This isn’t a field of superstars and he should get every chance from barrier two.
Race 5. (15:25) Dominic Bradley Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Casino Angel @ $2.50 – BET NOW
Casino Angel is second up after running second at Gosford last time out.
The Ron Quinton-trained four-year-old mare looked good at times last season, most notably when running second behind subsequent winner Tip Top at Gosford.
She is rarely far away from the prize and she has found only a moderate field to race against here.
Punters aren’t keen in the early markets, but she should go close.
Race 7. (16:45) RTS Thoroughbred BM74 (1600m)
#4 – Great Job @ $2.80 – BET NOW
Great Job is the form runner of this race and he can continue his winning streak at Kembla Grange.
The Tracey Bartley-trained gelding has won four of his six career starts to date, including two already this campaign.
Those wins came at Taree and Tamworth, so he will be facing a rise in class for this, but he’s got enough speed to be considered here.
The rise to the mile is a concern, but the confidence is up and there’s a lack of winning form with most of his opposition.
Sandown free tips & form
Race 1. (16:30) Schweppes Maiden Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Hermanito @ $2.45 – BET NOW
Darren Weir lines up three-year-old colt Hermanito, which has been close in four starts to date.
The well-bred son of I Am Invincible finished second on debut at Hamilton before running third behind a nice type at Warrnambool.
He then ran consecutive second placings at Sandown and he’s looking at going one better this time around.
We think he has the ability to improve off those runs and there aren’t many runners in this field that should pose a problem.
Race 2. (17:00) Polytrack BM64 (1000m)
#2 – Won Ball @ $2.80 – BET NOW
Darren Weir has another nice type on his hands with debut winner Won Ball.
The three-year-old couldn’t have been more impressive when winning by 3.8 lengths at Geelong and there was plenty of confidence in the market on that occasion.
The same goes for this run and drawing barrier two is going to allow him to find the rail and kick strongly in the straight.
There is a danger drawn inside of him, but it typically likes to sit in behind the leader and Won Ball could cross to the rails easily.
Race 4. (18:00) Clanbrooke Racing BM64 (1600m)
#1 – Tagreeda @ $2.70 – BET NOW
The big weight might have put some punters off backing Tagreeda, but there has been a steady flow of money for the talented type.
Mick Price lines up the three-year-old which finished third at Flemington last start and that followed a classy win at Sandown.
That came by 1.5 lengths and dropping back to midweek grade should be ideal. She rises up in weight after that win, but there’s a class advantage with Tagreeda here.
Race 6. (19:00) United Petroleum BM78 (1800m)
#11 – Isle of Capri @ $5 – BET NOW
Not everything went right for Isle of Capri last start and punters get some good value this time around.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old finished off well for third at Caulfield and she meets an easier field here at a light weight of 54kg.
That run followed a win at Newcastle and although that came in a field of five, there was plenty to like about the effort.
The $5 on offer is a good price from bookmakers.
Race 8. (20:00) Ladbrokes BM64 (1400m)
#15 – Weapon @ $3.90 – BET NOW
The money came for Weapon last start at Ballarat and he didn’t disappoint.
His 2.3-length win was a classy performance and one expected from a three-year-old that could contest much bigger races later this season.
Rising up in distance isn’t going to worry him and although he has drawn wide in barrier 14, he showed good barrier speed last start and that will help him out here.