Sandown 20th Of March Preview – Part One
Race 1 – 515M Grade 5 – 7:06PM
In a race which possesses numerous front runners, Empire Allen should be able to muster enough early speed and hold the lead from his favourable draw. Two starts ago the Angela Dailly trained chaser ran a bottler behind class performer Innocent Til in a heat of the Horsham Cup. In the past he has run his best races when on the lure and tonight he should get every chance to lead throughout. If you can find $3 fixed or better, try your luck with one of our Free-Bet Offers!.
Godric Gryfindor hasn't had much luck in recent runs and is drawn in box two, he should be able to follow Empire Allen through on the first turn. He is sure to test Empire Allen for the majority of the trip, however the last thirty metres will be a struggle.
Likely favourite Bogner Bale has been in terrific form of late, but he is likely to be posted wide throughout, therefore making him a trifecta player at best. It's worth noting that if Peloton Bale gets a start from a rails draw he must be kept very safe.
Top Four : 1-2-3-8
Suggested Bet: Empire Allen to win at Sportingbet, also rove him in quinellas with 2 & 3
Race 2 – 595M Grade 5 Final – 7:25PM
Coconut Grove had no luck in the early stages of his heat last week from box five and tomorrow night from the rails draw he should be able to show a little more early dash. I'm expecting him to jump on terms and this should allow him to establish a big break mid race. It's also worth noting that this will be his second try over the 595m trip, so he should strip much fitter tonight.
Zipping Rory is blessed with enormous talent but the box draw will make things tough for him tonight. He has most of these covered on pure ability, however he still needs to fix his racing manners. At $8.00 or better he is worth a saver bet.
Mepunga Ledger and Ruff Cut Diamond look to be the only other winning chances. Both aren't blessed with early speed and will rely heavily on luck, so include them in your multiples.
Top Four : 1-6-8-5
Suggested Bet: Anchor Coconut Grove in Trifecta's and Exactas. 3,5,6,8 to fill the minors.
Race 3 – 515M Grade 5 – 7:43PM
This race has a number of promising speedsters engaged, none more so than the Jason Thompson trained Scintillating. He is a last start winner here in a very fast 29.26 after recording a first split of 5.02. With a slow beginner drawn directly outside he should get every chance to repeat his last performance and that should see him record an easy victory.
High Speed Chase has shown an enormous amount of ability, but he is still a little inexperienced and will require a lot of luck early to be competitive. He is likely to be posted three or four wide going through the first turn and I'm happy to risk him tonight.
Crowdza Captive is a reliable beginner who has a consistent record at Sandown. He should settle just behind the favourite early and fill the quinella spot. Reserve Rumble Comet can run a big race if he gets a start.
Top Four : 4-6-8-7
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 4/6,7,8/1,2,5,6,7,8 ($15 for $1) also include Scintillating in all ups.
Race 4 – 515M Grade 5 – 8:08PM
Intriguing race in which I think we can find some value. Dundee Toro has been luckless of late and he showed a return to form when placed in his heat. With a wide runner drawn directly outside and a lack of speed from runners drawn out wide, he should find himself in a very prominent position early. He should be $8.00 or better, which is worth an each-way ticket.
Who's Doing What looked highly impressive in his Victorian debut. The most impressive part of his recent 30.14 Geelong win was his run home. He powered to the line and made a mockery of his rivals.
Zipping Makka is likely to get back early, however he will get to the line solidly and if you're a first four player, it's worth anchoring this bloke for third and fourth.
Top Four : 3-7-6-1
Suggested Bet: Dundee Toro Each way, also rove him in quinellas with 1,6,7.
Race 5 – 715M Grade 5 Heat – 8:28PM
The first leg of the quaddie looks straight forward tonight, with Alpe D'Huez facing an enormous drop in class. His record over this trip is pretty ordinary, but in this company he should settle in the first three and take control mid race. Take him one out in the quaddie.
Speed Lane should fire to the lead and run her normal consistent race, but the last seventy metres is always a worry for her over this trip.
Hot Chili Lankan is the intriguing runner. He is making his staying debut and his previous sprint form suggests that this trip will really suit. If you see $12.00 or better he is worth a saver bet. Unfortunately you can never back this bloke with any confidence, as he does make a lot of mistakes in his races.
Top Four : 8-2-7-4
Suggested Bets: Quinella Alpe D'Huez to rove with 2,4,7
Trifecta 8/2,4,7/2,3,4,6,7 ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 7,8/2,3,4,7,8/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($32 for $1)
Race 6 – 515M Grade 4 – 8:52PM
Probably the most open race of the night. Hooksy set the track alight here last week in 29.15, however from his draw tomorrow I think he might be the lay of the night! There is a heap of pace from boxes one through five, which will see him posted wide throughout. Jordan Allen has enough speed to hold them out early and he can run time on the lure. I think you should be able to get $5.50 or better at Sportsbet.
Great Spartacus is hit or miss early, but last start at The Meadows he pinged and broke the 30 second barrier. If he can step again tonight he should be in the mix.
Tick Bale is the run on dog in the race and he could be a great dog to anchor in first four and trifecta bets for third and fourth.
Top Four : 1-5-6-7
Suggested Bets: Jordan Allen to win at Sportsbet. Great chance to use the $250 Free-Bet!
First four 1,5,7/1,2,3,5,7/6/1,2,3,5,7 ($36 for $1)
First four 1,5,7/1,2,3,5,7/1,2,3,5,7/6 ($36 for $1)