Sandown and Hawkesbury are the two midweek meetings out of New South Wales and Victoria this week. Both venues have some quality thoroughbreds engaged and it should make for a good day on the punt.
We have free tips and form for the best races on cards.
Hawkesbury free tips & form
Race 1. (13:20) Iron Jack Maiden (1000m)
#5 – Great Affair – Bet Now
On debut for Team Hawkes after winning a recent trial at Rosehill and that should the gelding in good stead for this race.
The patiently-handled three-year-old is bred for speed by Choisir and it looks a strong chance of winning on debut.
Betting will be a telling story but he should have his supporters.
Race 3. (14:30) Robert Oatley Wines Maiden (1300m)
#2 – Dresden Green – Bet Now
The form around Dresden Green stacks up nicely with a second placing behind both Aussie and Stronger prior to that.
Trained by the Waterhouse/Bott combination, the two-year-old colt by Snitzel has been knocking on the door and with a good barrier draw of three, he should be right around the mark.
Many unknown runners in this field so punters could be offered each-way odds.
Race 4. (15:05) Bradley Photographers BM70 (1000m)
#11 – Ariege – Bet Now
James Cummings lines up the last start winner which could kick on with it now. The Exceed And Excel colt scored by 1.5 lengths at Wyong last start but she did it convincingly.
That came on the back of a trial win at Warwick Farm and given her weight of 54kg with Tim Clark in the saddle, we’re confident she can produce another top effort.
Odds should be appealing given the strength of this field.
Race 5. (15:40) Richmond Club BM70 (1110m)
#2 – Multaja – Bet Now
Won her first two starts in Melbourne by a combined margin of 5.5 lengths and she looked like a real rising star, but moderate performances since against good fields have some question marks over her ability.
The Cummings-trained three-year-old comes to Sydney in search of an easier race and dropping back to midweek grade should do the trick.
Drawn wide in barrier 10 but her class should take her close.
Race 6. (16:15) Irresistible Pools BM76 (1300m)
#8 – Obelos – Bet Now
Chris Waller lines up the imported four-year-old which won over 1600m at Longchamp before rising in distance and struggling in three subsequent runs.
The son of New Approach finished fourth in a recent trial at Rosehill and that was a good hit-out for this.
Expected to be well-fancied in the betting.
Sandown free tips and form
Race 2. (16:00) Spicer Thoroughbreds Maiden (1300m)
#3 – Hurricane Fighter – Bet Now
The Mike Moroney stable has been firing of late and Hurricane Fighter looms as a major winning chance.
A three-year-old gelding, the son of Savabeel finished second on debut behind Divine Mr Tycoon and has since run second behind Asgard Massif. That’s good form for a maiden race and he should be winning in short time.
Race 3. (16:30) Blue Star Print Maiden (1300m)
#12 – Walking Flying – Bet Now
Royally-bred by Tavistock x. Veloce Bella and that’s worth looking at on debut. The Lindsay Park-trained filly hasn’t had a trial coming into this and the betting will be a good guide.
Drawing barrier 11 isn’t ideal on debut but having Craig Williams in the saddle is a big help.
Watch the market closely.
Race 5. (17:30) Clanbrooke Racing BM64 (1600m)
#1 – Savvy Oak – Bet Now
Busuttin/Young-trained three-year-old which has raced seven times for one win and one placing, but has been running against the likes of Extra Brut, Stars of Carrum and Jungle Fish.
That’s Group 1 form and dropping back to the mile last start saw an immediate improvement. Staying at the mile looks good for this and despite the big weight, he should be going close in this.
Race 7. (18:30) Le Pine Funerals BM70 (1300m)
#5 – Mount Tabora – Bet Now
Peter and Paul Snowden-trained import which has good form overseas and looms as a serious winning hope in this.
The son of American sire Scat Daddy, Mount Tabora was a winner over 1600m at Listowel last time out the colt has rarely been too far away from the winner.