We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Sandown that features nine quality betting races.
Punters get terrific betting fields on Saturday and we have our best value bets available.
Sandown horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:40) Clanbrooke Racing Handicap (1000m)
#5 – Ranveer @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ranveer comes off a second placing on debut at Flemington and we’re expecting another top effort on Saturday.
The two-year-old colt finished 2.8 lengths behind Profiteer, which is exceptional form and barrier four is ideal.
$2.70 won’t last long so get stuck in.
Race 2. (12:15) Tile Importer BM78 (2400m)
#15 – Shakespeare @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shakespeare is a former Kiwi that looks well-placed in Australia and he comes off a second placing at Sandown.
The son of Poet’s Voice was only a short margin behind Chuck A Luck last time out, which is a solid effort and he can handle this level of racing.
3kg comes off his back and although barrier 19 hurts, it shouldn’t matter over this distance.
Race 3. (12:50) Ladbrokes Split BM78 (1300m)
#5 – Quietly Discreet @ $8 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Quietly Discreet scored her third career win at Pakenham last time out and she could kick on with it.
The three-year-old filly won by three lengths and the daughter of Exceed and Excel is paying generous odds to score.
$8 is a generous price and she should firm throughout the day.
Race 4. (13:25) Ladbrokes Handicap (1300m)
#13 – Tan Tat Harmony @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Phillip Stokes-trained four-year-old has attracted attention in the betting markets and she looks tough to hold out.
She owns three wins from eight starts, and although only sixth at Caulfield last time out, she was racing against a strong field.
Barrier 14 is a big concern, but she hit the line nicely and there is confidence to take from that effort.
Race 5. (14:05) Ladbrokes Bet Ticker Handicap (1800m)
#1 – Dr Drill @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dr Drill comes off a second placing at Morphettville and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely at Sandown.
The Maher/Eustace-trained six-year-old is a seven-time winner that has yet to race at Sandown, but the long straight should be ideal.
He loves the distance and has yet to finish worse than second in four attempts, so put him on top.
Race 6. (14:45) Ladbrokes Cash In BM78 (1600m)
#10 – Ocean Miss @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ocean Miss was a sure thing beaten last start at Flemington and punters are hoping to turn that bad luck around.
The four-year-old mare is a four-time winner from 15 starts and although unlucky last start, she should be tough to beat here.
She will likely drift back from barrier 14, but if Jamie Kah finds the breaks in the straight, she should be winning.
Race 7. (15:25) Ladbrokes Blended Multi Handicap (1600m)
#11 – Fac @ $8.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fac comes off a win at Sandown and he’s capable of rising in class and scoring consecutive victories.
The three-year-old gelding capped off three consecutive second placings with a win and it came by 3.3 lengths.
$8.50 is well worth taking and after opening at $10, he is trending in the right direction.
Race 8. (16:05) Ladbroke It BM84 (1300m)
#8 – Corner Pocket @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Corner Pocket has rattled off five consecutive wins and although facing harder opposition, he could measure up.
The four-year-old gelding scored by 1.3 lengths last time out and he showed good fight in the straight, which is always a positive.
Barrier 15 makes it difficult, but $3.70 is worth taking.
Race 9. (16:35) Ladbrokes Punter Assist Handicap (1000m)
#12 – Zipping Boy @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding is a professional five-time winner from eight starts and he could add another to his record.
He is a son of Squamosa that scored by a narrow margin last start and it came against a tough field, so he won’t find this any harder.
Will Price takes 2kg off his back and $6.50 is well worth snapping up.
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.