We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features eight quality betting races.
Sandown always provides punters with good racing and we have our best value bets for the midweek meeting.
Sandown horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (15:40) Ladbrokes Split Multi Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Johnny Angel @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Johnny Angel is getting close to a win after notching four consecutive placings, including one of this track last time out.
The Aaron Purcell-trained gelding also finished second at Caulfield two starts back, which should be a good form guide this season.
He only needs some luck from the tricky draw to figure in the finish.
Race 2. (16:15) Clanbrooke Racing Maiden (1300m)
#8 – Media Statement @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Media Statement didn’t run as expected on debut when finishing seventh at Mornington, but she’s worth another chance.
The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old had support at $3.10, and although not as short for Wednesday’s race, she still has support.
We would give her another chance against this level of opposition.
Race 3. (16:50) The Big Screen Company C1 (1400m)
#1 – Bottmingen @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bottmingen was a strong winner at Cranbourne last start, and the four-year-old is capable of going back-to-back.
The Williams-trained son of Swiss Ace didn’t handle the tougher opposition at The Valley prior to the win, but he has confidence on his side now.
Drawing barrier 10 shouldn’t be an issue over this distance, and it could pay to watch betting markets on race day.
Race 4. (17:25) Ladbrokes Back Yourself BM64 (2400m)
#3 – Darvin @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Darvin turned his form around with a second placing at Sandown last start, so he could go one better.
The Williams-trained son of Le Havre hasn’t shown his best since arriving in Australia, but rising to 2400m should be right up his alley.
Money has come for Darvin since markets opened, so expect a top effort.
Race 5. (18:00) Thoroughbred Club BM64 (1600m)
#7 – Prism @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Prism is getting close to a win after consecutive placings at Sandown and Caulfield. The five-year-old mare went close at Sandown last start, which bodes well for this contest.
Getting a 2kg claimer in the saddle helps, and the three-time winner could add to her tally on Wednesday.
The $3.70 is likely to hold steady throughout the week.
Race 6. (18:30) Tile Importer BM64 (1200m)
#11 – It’sourtime @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Danny O’Brien-trained gelding was impressive when scoring on debut at Sale. He won by a length, and there is plenty of improvement left.
The son of Time For War should get all favours in the run from barrier six, and the betting markets could hold the key.
Punters should watch markets for late betting moves on Wednesday night.
Race 7. (19:00) Ladbrokes Easy Form BM64 (1300m)
#8 – Thunder Peak @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Thunder Peak scored a quality win at Wangaratta to start her campaign, and she will find this easier than recent assignments.
The daughter of Vancouver finished fifth at Moonee Valley and fourth at Flemington last start, so she will enjoy dropping to midweek grade.
Jamie Kah rides and her confidence could be enough to see Thunder Peak score its second career win.
Race 8. (19:30) Ladbrokes Switch BM70 (1300m)
#1 – Excelida @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
After scoring three consecutive placings, Excelida could score an elusive win. The four-year-old mare finished second at Caulfield last start, which is a strong form guide.
Prior to that she finished third behind Memphis Rock, and if there is any runner in this race due a win, it’s Excelida.
Getting 2kg off her back is ideal, and we’re confident of a big effort.
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.