We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features nine quality betting races.
Big betting fields are the order of the day at Sandown this Wednesday, where we have our best value bets for every race on the card.
Sandown horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (15:05) Clanbrooke Racing Maiden Plate (1600m)
#9 – Zousonic – Bet Now
The three-year-old filly has rattled off three consecutive third placings and she could improve enough to win.
She finished third at Cranbourne last start after looming to win and the race fitness is going to do her plenty of good.
Carrying 55kg is going to help her cause and Jamie Kah is in the saddle.
Race 2. (15:40) Le Pine Funerals Maiden (1300m)
#6 – Holster – Bet Now
Team Hawkes lines up the well-bred gelding that finished seventh on debut at Sandown.
The run was better than it looked and he just got a bit tired late over the 1400m. Dropping back to 1300m should be better for him here.
He’s by Tavistock and although drawn wide in barrier 12, senior ride Dwayne Dunn is in the saddle and that helps.
Punters should get each-way odds.
Race 3. (16:15) Ladbrokes BM64 (1300m)
#9 – Score – Bet Now
Score scored a good victory to kick off this campaign and she looks capable of winning again.
The John Sadler-trained filly won by a half-length at Mornington, and her form prior came behind some slick types.
She ran behind the likes of Excused, Parmie and Maozi. That form should stack up nicely at this level and securing the inside draw is ideal.
Our only worry is that she’s a filly carrying 59kg. However, she carried 57kg to victory last start.
Race 4. (16:50) The Big Screen Company BM70 (2100m)
#8 – Ignored – Bet Now
We gave Ignored a chance last start at Flemington and she did just enough to warrant attention again here.
The former New Zealand mare made good ground late on New Year’s Day at Flemington, and that form is good for midweek level.
Craig Williams jumps on her back and that’s a good sign. Expect bookmakers to be offering each-way odds for Ignored.
Race 5. (17:25) Ladbrokes Back Yourself BM64 (2400m)
#6 – Patriotic – Bet Now
Coming into this off a last-start win is Patriotic. The Paul Preusker-trained gelding scored by a short margin at Warrnambool and he could win again.
The rise in distance has worked the trick for the son of Raise The Flag, and rising to 2400m is going to help his chances again.
He meets an even field but punters will be getting value odds with this runner.
Race 6. (18:00) Clanbrooke Racing BM64 (1600m)
#2 – Tower Road – Bet Now
Tower Road needed the run at Sandown last start and we’re expecting a much-improved performance this Wednesday.
The Danny O’Brien-trained runner scored consecutive wins at Seymour and Warrnambool before running into Fidelia at Flemington.
That might have stung his confidence a touch, so we’re prepared to forgive his subpar efforts since.
Damien Oliver sticks with him and that’s a good sign.
Race 7. (18:30) Ladbrokes Odds Boost BM70 (1300m)
#6 – Pinyin – Bet Now
Pinyin is getting closer to a win after posting three consecutive placings this preparation.
The Jim Conlan-trained is coming off a tough placing at Flemington where she was well-favoured to win and run accordingly.
Apprentice rider Jessica Eaton takes some weight off her back, and with a good run from barrier four, we’re expecting a nice effort.
It’s a tough field but she can handle the opposition.
Race 8. (19:00) MRC Membership BM70 (1200m)
#9 – Jumbo Ozaki – Bet Now
Followers of Jumbo Ozaki were left pulling their hair out last campaign, but stick with him as he owns some serious ability.
The Danny O’Brien-trained gelding won his first two starts by a combined 8.3 lengths, and there was plenty of hype following that run.
He was the beaten odds-on favourite at his last starts but he is classy at best, and could return to that scintillating form in this.
Race 9. (19:30) Ladbrokes Cash Out BM70 (1400m)
#16 – The Closer – Bet Now
The Closer is getting closer to recording an overdue win. She is a four-year-old by Dundeel that hasn’t won for over a year.
However, her most recent runs have come at Caulfield and Flemington, so we’re prepared to risk her at this level.
Linda Meech takes the ride from barrier five, and that should result in an improved run from the talented type.