Please have a read of part one of this preview for races one through to six of tonight’s Sandown meeting.
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Race 7 – 715M Grade 5 Heat – 9:11PM
Whodat Knockin’ has a top record at this track and in February scored an enormous 33.99 win over the 595m journey. In a race which lacks genuine early speed, he should roll to the early lead and prove too strong for this company. He is likely to be short, but if you can find fixed odds over even money, load up!
The only real threats to the favourite are drawn out wide. Infinite Wish has experienced bad luck in her past five starts and from box six tonight she is likely to experience it again. Lethal Three can ping the lids at times and if she can step cleanly tonight she should be in the mix throughout. If taking a quaddie, these are the only three runners you need, but have a few more units with Whodat Knockin’.
Top Four : 2-6-7-5
Suggested Bet: Load up on Whodat Knockin’ if better than even money at Sportingbet.
Race 8 – 515M Free For All – 9:35PM
The in form Walk Hard is likely to go around as favourite. Like Hooksy earlier in the night I think he may be worth laying! Innocent Til is normally a faultless beginner and it looks as though he will assume control soon after box rise. With Walk Hard in the event, you should be able to get $3.20 or better and that looks to be value.
Marcus Joe scored an all the way win here last week in 29.34 and a repeat of that puts him in contention, but I think Innocent Til may burn him off mid race. He looks to be a strong quinella chance.
There is no doubting Walk Hard is the most talented runner in the field but from box five it looks as though he has a tough night ahead. Jewel Bale looks to be the only other winning chance. She has a top record at Sandown and the draw should work in her favour.
Top Four : 3-2-5-1
Trifecta 3/1,2,5/1,2,4,5,6 ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2,3/5/1,2,3,4,6 ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2,3/1,2,3,4,6/5 ($12 for $1)
Race 9 – 715M Grade 5 Heat – 9:55PM
Allen Eryk is stepping up to the 715m journey for the first time. In his two middle distance runs of late he has given every indication that the longer journey won’t be a concern. Allen Eryk should be in a speed battle with Sisco Rage for most of the trip and I expect him to draw away in the closing stages. With Arising expected to start favourite, you might be able to get $2.80 or a little better.
Sisco Rage has been in tremendous form of late and he is ideally drawn. The only negative against his name is that in his last try over this trip he got very tired in the last sixty metres.
Arising has won his past three starts in good style, but he has been beaten in his only two tries over this journey. From the middle pin I think he is a definite lay prospect tonight.
Top Four : 2-1-4-5
Race 10 – 595M Mixed 4/5 – 10:14PM
This race looks to be a raffle. With so many chances I think it will be worthwhile to split your bet and invest on both Easton Bale and Dream It. Dream It normally goes around at short odds, but from tonight’s draw you are likely to see him at $5.00 or better. The draw doesn’t appear to be an advantage but I think over the longer journey he can settle closer to the speed and the extra distance will work in his favour.
Easton Bale is expected to be double figures, however this consistent chaser has the speed to find the early lead and I expect there to be some shuffling as they all head through the first bend. With all the trouble behind him he may be able to pinch this race at odds.
See Him First is clearly the class act of the race, but he can bomb the start at times and he races best when drawn out wide. From box three he will need some early luck.
Top Four : 7-4-3-6
Suggested Bet: Dream It and Easton Bale both for the win
Race 11 – 515M Mixed 4/5 – 10:38PM
Awesome Project was enormous here last week when running second and he has a slow beginner drawn outside, which should allow him to muster to the early lead. If he can find the early lead I expect him to be running sub 29.30, which would prove far too good for his rivals.
Crawf’s Bread has been ultra consistent of late and the middle pin shouldn’t pose too many concerns. He should be on the speed throughout and looks to be a solid quinella hope.
Clone Your Own can bomb the start in his races and he can’t afford to make those mistakes in tonight’s event. Include him in your exotics, but I don’t think he is a winning chance.
Top Four : 3-5-4-6
Suggested Bets: Awesome Project Win (should be $2.20 or better)
Trifecta: 3/5/1,2,4,6 ($4 for $1)
Trifecta: 3,5/3,5/1,2,4,6 ($8 for $1)
Trifecta: Box 3,4,5 ($6 for $1)
Race 12 – 595M Grade 5 – 10:58PM
In the get out stakes I think we can find some value. Dyna York has drawn perfectly out wide and he is much better than his recent form suggests. I expect him to be double figures and with two keen railers drawn underneath him, he should be able to hit the front as they pass the post the first time and he can run time when on the lure.
Zipping Joe is likely to settle well back in the field but he will be steaming home late. From the middle pin he will need a tremendous amount of luck, but he is more than capable of featuring.
Knockabout Aussie is a hard dog to follow. Blessed with ridiculous talent, he has an uncanny knack for finding bother. Once again he is drawn poorly but he must be kept safe as with some luck he will be in the finish.
Top Four : 8-5-6-2
Suggested Bet: Dyna York Each Way
8/Field/2,6,7/1,2,3,5 ($48 for 50c)
8/Field/2/1,2,3,5 ($32 for $1)
2,3,4,7,8/1/2,6,7/1,2,3,5 ($30 for 50)