26/2/20 – Wednesday Horse Racing Tips for Sandown

We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features eight quality betting races.

Sandown has become the staple midweek venue for Victorian meetings and punters are loving it. The course is fair and punters are getting great value throughout the card this Wednesday.

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Sandown horse racing tips & form

Race 1. (15:25) Long Fine Maiden Plate (1300m)

#4 – Wairere Falls – Bet Now

The Chris Waller-trained colt ran as the short-priced favourite on debut at Bendigo. He was beaten by a fitter horse but he didn’t lose any admirers and he should strip fitter for this run.

He’s a son of Savabeel that is bred to be good and with a slightly better ride from Damian Lane, he should be able to handle this field.

Punters should get short odds once again.

Race 2. (16:00) Ladbrokes Back Yourself Maiden (1000m)

#1 – Favell – Bet Now

The form behind Surooj has stacked up well this season and Favell finished third behind the Lindsay Park-trained runner on debut.

He is a son of Street Boss that ran at odds of $15 at Bendigo but he’s going to start much shorter on Wednesday. That run was a clear indication of his talent and he came from near last to finish only 1.8 lengths behind the winner.

He goes on top and should prove tough to hold out.

Race 3. (16:40) Clanbrooke Racing BM64 (1000m)

#6 – Memphis Rock – Bet Now

Lindsay Park trains the capable son of Fastnet Rock, that owns one win from 13 starts and he also has six placings. He should have won more than one race, but he has been consistently running against tough opposition.

He owns placings behind Condo’s Express and Standout, both of which would put three lengths on this field. His form stacks up very well and punters could get each-way odds if the bookmakers aren’t on the job.

Race 4. (17:20) The Big Screen BM64 (2400m)

#4 – Lesmurdie – Bet Now

Wendy Kelly lines up the last-start winner that could kick on with it now. He’s a four-year-old by Lope de Vega that scored by three lengths at Pakenham.

It was a convincing display from the emerging stayer, which should appreciate the rise from 2000m to 2400m. It’s only going to help his chances and having Damien Oliver riding adds to the appeal.

It’s a tidy field so punters should get value odds.

Race 5. (18:00) Ladbrokes BM70 (1300m)

#9 – Sophia’s Choice – Bet Now

Class is with Sophia’s Choice, which looked good winning back-to-back races at Cranbourne and Geelong before running behind some quality types in town.

She ran second behind Derby type Banquo at Flemington before battling behind Xilong at Sandown last start. The form out of that race bodes well for a midweek race and she has been freshened with a trial placings.

Sophia’s Choice shouldn’t be a tough choice for punters.

Race 6. (18:30) Le Pine Funerals BM64 (1300m)

#14 – Frazil – Bet Now

The three-year-old filly is having her first start since running fifth in a strong staying race at Flemington. Her form last campaign included placings behind Simply Dreaming and 2019 Oaks winner Miami Bound.

It’s a big ask to expect her to come back in winning form over 1300m but she could provide punters with plenty of value in the market.

We would take anywhere around $8, so look for that price and if she’s lower, back for the place.

Race 7. (19:00) Thoroughbred Club BM78 (1800m)

#7 – Shepard – Bet Now

Shepard is searching for his fourth consecutive win after ending his last campaign with three on the bounce. The four-year-old capped off his winning streak with a narrow win at Mornington over 2400m.

His best form has come over slightly longer distances but he placed over 1600m fresh up last campaign and he scored in a recent trial over 1190m at Cranbourne.

It will be interesting to see how he performs but expect a good run.

Race 8. (19:30) Ladbrokes Odds Boost BM70 (1500m)

#8 – Heart of Puissance – Bet Now

All eyes will be on Heart of Puissance, which garnered a lot of votes from connections for the All-Star Mile. He’s an unlikely winner of that race but he should be competitive against this grade.

The son of Puissance de Lune won his first two starts before running third behind Pretty Brazen at Sandown. He didn’t get all favours in the run after going forward and that went against his usual racing pattern.

Facing a bigger field helps and if he’s any good, he should run close.

Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.



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