We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features eight quality betting races.
Punters can find excellent value at the midweek Victorian meetings and we have our best value bets available.
Sandown horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:00) Ladbroke It Maiden (1400m)
#2 – Copperfield @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Copperfield looked good when winning a trial at Benalla and most of the early money has come for the four-year-old.
The son of Per Incanto opened at $5.50 and has firmed into $4.40, which is a sizable move for a debutante.
We think it’s well-placed money, so put him on top.
Race 2. (13:35) Ladbrokes Switch C1 Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Black Penn @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Black Penn has been racing against much stronger company in town, so he should appreciate dropping to midweek level.
The son of Written Tycoon finished fourth behind Rousseau at Caulfield last start and he also owns close finishes behind Our Lone Star and Ripper Rita.
Carrying 60kg won’t make it easy, but we’re confident that he won’t take too much longer to win his second race.
Race 3. (14:10) Tile Importer BM64 (1300m)
#4 – Spinning @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Spinning should find this much easier than running behind Flying Evelyn and Sneaky Five at her last two starts.
The Tom Dabernig-trained daughter of Pierro was only 2.3 lengths behind the winner last start and it was a much stronger race than this.
Having Damien Oliver in the saddle is ideal and despite her odds drifting, we think she’s clearly the one to beat.
Race 4. (14:45) Tobin Celebrate Lives BM64 (2100m)
#8 – Yulong Status @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Yulong Status, who gets the blinkers added and that could make all the difference.
The Snowden-trained son of Tavistock finished eighth at Hawkesbury last start, but he looked better when running fourth at Sandown prior to that.
He was close behind Petruchio and Hasseltoff, and that form has been franked against stronger company, so take the $7 available.
Race 5. (15:20) Ladbrokes Money Back Odds BM70 (2100m)
#4 – Ruru @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ruru was well-backed when running fourth at Flemington last start and the Chris Waller-trained runner has support again.
The four-year-old by So You Think was only 1.7 lengths behind the winner in a busy finish and she will get every chance off an inside barrier.
Brett Prebble takes the ride and punters get odds worth taking.
Race 6. (15:55) Ladbrokes Blended Bets BM64 (1300m)
#3 – Out of Isolation @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Greg Eurell lines up Out of Isolation, who ran well for punters when scoring at odds of $1.40 at Sale last time out.
The four-year-old showed his ability when running second at Caulfield on debut, so he can handle this level of racing.
Getting the inside draw is ideal and we’re not surprised to see his odds firm. He opened at $2.90, so we expect more money to come on race day.
Race 7. (16:30) Ladbrokes Card BM64 (1400m)
#7 – Love Takes Time @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There was plenty of betting support for Love Takes Time at Mornington last start when running third behind Think Winning.
It was a solid effort from the four-year-old daughter of Galileo, who won over 1600m on debut. It’s surprising to see her running over 1400m, but can sprint with them.
She is another runner off the inside draw and Oliver rides.
Race 8. (17:05) Ive Print BM64 (1600m)
#11 – Launch Pad @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking for back-to-back wins is Launch Pad, who won by 10 lengths at Mortlake last time out.
It came against much easier opposition, but the addition of blinkers clearly worked the trick. He had finished third behind Wilson’s Prom prior to that, which is good form.
The former Kiwi could have too much class for this field.
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.