We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features eight quality betting races.
Midweek racing returns to Sandown and we have our best value bets on offer. It should be a good day for punters with open fields.
Sandown horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (12:25) Ladbrokes Handicap (1000m)
#4 – Ilovethegame – Bet Now
Ilovethegame is likely to have good betting support on debut and any positive signs would be good.
The two-year-old for Greg Eurell has looked good at home and gets the services of Craig Newitt from an inside barrier.
He is facing race winners but expect a tidy effort from this runner.
Race 2. (13:00) Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap (1300m)
#1 – Toyz On Fire – Bet Now
Toyz On Fire ran at big odds on debut after drifting in the betting. She opened around the $7 mark but drifted out to 16/1 late in the betting.
However, she didn’t let that get her down and posted a win of just under a length. It was a good hit out and the daughter of Fighting Sun could have a nice future.
Race 3. (13:35) Clanbrooke Racing BM78 (2400m)
#1 – High Emocean – Bet Now
The daughter of Ocean Park has yet to do much wrong from seven career starts. She has finished in the money in six of her seven starts, including a win at Echuca last time out.
It came by 1.3 lengths and there was plenty to like about the way she hit the line. We’re expecting something similar again this start and having Jye McNeil in the saddle helps.
Look for an each-way quote from bookmakers.
Race 4. (14:10) Ladbrokes Same Race Multi BM78 (1600m)
#2 – Charleise – Bet Now
The Maher/Eustace team lines up the three-year-old filly which is coming off two tidy performances.
She finished second at Flemington behind Librate before running second behind Oriental Lily at Sandown.
Drawing barrier 10 could have its problems, but she is likely to drop back from that draw and work into the race late.
Race 5. (14:45) Ladbrokes Switch BM78 (1600m)
#2 – Shahzade – Bet Now
There wasn’t much wrong with the run from Shahzade last start and she could get back to winning form.
The four-year-old mare had won her two prior races, which included a 1.8-length win at Sandown and one-length win at Ballarat.
She is a heavy track specialist but racing on an improved track wouldn’t put a dent in her chances.
It is a competitive race and she should be one of the leading chances.
Race 6. (15:20) MRC Foundation BM64 (1000m)
#11 – Sword of Mercy – Bet Now
The daughter of Sebring won either side of a spell and she could keep her winning run intact. She won at Ballarat and Bendigo, with her most recent win coming by 2.5 lengths.
There was plenty to like about that effort and although it is harder to win second-up, she has turned a corner this season.
Drawing barrier five is ideal and she should have every chance to win again.
Race 7. (15:55) Ladbrokes Cash In BM70 (1400m)
#6 – Hapaira – Bet Now
Hapaira is a consistent runner for the Maher/Eustace stable and she could add another win to her record.
The four-year-old by Darci Brahma owns four wins and three placings from eight starts, so she has made a nice start to her career.
Her run for second on this track last start was solid and conditions look similar to what she will face on Wednesday.
Race 8. (16:30) Ladbrokes Money Back Odds BM70 (1800m)
#9 – Boomstock – Bet Now
Boomstock has run in the money in 11 of his 13 starts and there is plenty to like about that statistic. The Price/Kent-trained gelding has run three consecutive second placings, so look for a slight improvement.
He missed by a nose two starts back and went within a half-length last start. That form is good enough to win at this level and he should go close.
Each-way odds should be available for punters.