We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features eight quality betting races.
Punters get good betting fields throughout the day in Melbourne and we have our best value bets available.
Sandown horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:00) Ive Print Maiden (1200m)
#10 – Surcote @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Surcote is on debut for Chris Waller and there has been steady betting support throughout the week.
The three-year-old gelding by Exosphere hasn’t been seen in public, so it will only be stable money coming and that is a good sign.
Craig Williams rides, which is another positive.
Race 2. (13:35) Ladbroke It BM64 (1200m)
#7 – Guardian Spirit @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Freedman-trained colt was too quick for them when winning at Geelong last start. He showed a fine turn-of-foot to win by 2.3 lengths and he could repeat the dose.
A son of Street Boss, Guardian Spirit had raced at Flemington prior when struggling behind Lightsaber, but that was a very tough race.
$2.15 is a fair price considering his ability.
Race 3. (14:10) Ladbrokes Punter Assist C1 (1600m)
#6 – Designs @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Designs comes off a second placing at Kilmore where she was hitting the line hard before just missing.
The four-year-old mare by Vancouver should have won more than one race from 10 attempts. She has placed in five of her 10 starts, so she’s getting close.
We expect plenty of money to come her way on race day.
Race 4. (14:45) Ladbrokes Easy Form BM70 (1400m)
#4 – Derive @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Derive is better than what she showed last time out at Flemington, but she’s facing an easier field.
The four-year-old daughter of Redoute’s Choice looked much better when winning at Geelong two back and anything close to that run would be good enough.
She has placed in both attempts at Sandown, so put her on top.
Race 5. (15:20) Ladbrokes Bet Ticker C1 Handicap (1300m)
#6 – Ornamental Lady @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Daniel Bowman-trained mare is getting close to a win after consecutive placings this preparation.
She went close at Warrnambool last time out and she has missed the money in only two of her eight starts.
Both attempts at the distance and one at the track have resulted in placings, so she should be tough to handle.
Race 6. (15:55) Ladbrokes Same Race Multi BM64 (1600m)
#4 – Witsabouthim @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking for three consecutive wins is Witsabouthim, who is a former New Zealand runner.
The Busuttin/Young-trained son of Savabeel won at Hastings before scoring at Ruakaka by 1.8 lengths. That was a professional outing, and the form bodes well.
Getting a 3kg claimer in the saddle is ideal and we’re not surprised by the money coming for him in early betting markets.
Race 7. (16:30) Ladbrokes Card BM70 (1400m)
#12 – Vucetich @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Vucetich needed the fresh up run when finished fifth at Randwick behind Too Much Caviar.
The James Cummings-trained four-year-old is trying his luck in Melbourne, which could see him get back to his best.
The son of Lonhro has ability on his day and having Damien Oliver in the saddle only adds to his appeal.
Race 8. (17:05) Ladbrokes Fast Withdrawal BM64 (1200m)
#6 – Kentucky Casanova @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
One of the biggest betting moves of the meeting has come for Kentucky Casanova, who won on debut at Swan Hill before running third at Sandown.
Having experience on this track is ideal and the son of Artie Schiller has firmed from an opening quote of $3.20 into $2.70.
We’re expecting another tidy effort and the weight of money is telling.
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.