We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features eight quality betting races.
Midweek racing at Sandown is a great time to find value and we have our best bets available.
Sandown horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (15:40) Ladbrokes Maiden Plate (1500m)
#2 – Bellinger – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bellinger comes off consecutive second placings and the three-year-old deserves some respect in this race.
The son of Zoustar scored both placings at Pakenham and the most recent came by a half-length. He has plenty of potential and having Damian Lane in the saddle helps.
We’re expecting bookmakers to have him short in the betting.
Race 2. (16:15) Ive Print 0MW (1000m)
#1 – Feudal Empire – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Maher/Eustace-trained colt looks to have plenty of ability and the breeding suggests as much.
He is a son of Capitalist x. Belle Couture, so he’s bred to be good and betting will tell the full story on debut.
He gets the inside draw and Jamie Kah in the saddle.
Race 3. (16:50) Clanbrooke Racing BM70 (1500m)
#2 – Don’ttelltheboss – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare wasn’t too far away when fifth last time out at Sandown, which followed a second placing.
She is a two-time winner that has been facing tough fields this season, so she should appreciate running in this grade.
Lachlan King takes 2kg off her back and that brings her in contention.
Race 4. (17:25) Thoroughbred Club BM64 (2400m)
#1 – Aurora’s Symphony – Bet @ Sportsbet
Symon Wilde lines up the gelding that has been in impressive form over the last couple of months.
The son of Glass Harmonium scored at Warrnambool by 1.3 lengths before winning at Colac by two lengths last time out.
He stays in the same grade and Will Price takes 2kg off his back, so he should be put on top.
Race 5. (18:00) Tile Importer C1 Handicap (1500m)
#11 – Sandsation – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sandsation is a four-year-old mare that should have won more than one of her 10 starts to date.
The Price/Kent-trained daughter of Dissident has figured in the finish in seven of her 10 starts, including one at Sandown.
Drawing barrier 11 isn’t ideal but Michael Walker takes the ride and having a strong rider in the saddle should help.
Race 6. (18:30) Ladbrokes Switch BM64 (1800m)
#1 – Clever Approach – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Kiwi scored back-to-back wins at Geelong and Ballarat before finishing fourth at Colac last time out.
He is a son of Dawn Approach that is rarely out of the money, so we’re expecting a bounce back performance on Wednesday.
Punters should get a good price and he’s good enough to carry 60.5kg to victory.
Race 7. (19:00) MRC Members BM64 (1000m)
#2 – Harlem Blues – Bet @ Sportsbet
Harlem Blues is a three-year-old gelding that owns two wins from seven starts, including one at this distance.
The son of Your Song was good enough to finish fifth at Flemington two starts back before running fourth at Ballarat.
It could be tricky from barrier 10 but punters could get each-way odds for this run.
Race 8. (19:30) Quayclean BM64 (1300m)
#6 – Charleise – Bet @ Sportsbet
Charleise is finding it hard to win races but the four-year-old mare owns enough talent to beat this field.
The daughter of Foxwedge comes off a sixth at Caulfield behind Silent Sovereign and she finished third behind Open Minded prior to that.
Most runners in this field don’t have the same experience against quality fields and getting a 1.5kg claimer to ride is a bonus.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.