Trew Millions will resume from a month’s lay off in tonight’s $14,500 Bill Collins Memorial at Sandown Park. The superbly bred six-time Group finalist will have to overcome box 6 and several in-form chasers if he is to add to his $123,610 in prizemoney.
Bounding Billy twice won in top grade at Sandown Park in September, though tired when third behind the fast finishing Amelia Bale last week.
Stoner Bale also won twice at Sandown Park in September but faces his stiffest test here, while Bliksem and Okay Supreme both have place claims in this even race.
Vintage Octane takes on some of New South Wales’ best up-and-comers in the final of the $21,000 multicamcncrouters.com.au Twin Cities Trophy.
Vintage Octane won his Victorian heat and final by a total 12.5 lengths in 29.64 and 29.69 respectively and looks to have the locals covered, especially after drawing box 2 tonight.
Vintage Octane’s biggest challenge may come from Gun Sort and Snell To Excell, who have won seven and six races from their respective eight-race careers, including a total of 10 in best of night.
In the night’s opening leg of the quaddie, Bad Glenny looks well place to improve his solid Sandown Park record. Bad Glenny has been placed in eight of his 11 starts at the Lightwood Road venue, is down in class and has drawn well in box 7. Garner has been close without winning and is down in class tonight, while Surfing Fiesta returns to town following his Best Of Day all-the-way win at Traralgon last Friday.
Amity Bale and Pheonix Shiraz filled the placings behind Shawtay in a Schweppes Melbourne Cup Prelude last Thursday. Amity Bale is likely to crash to the rails from box 7, which may allow Summer Grace, or Spader to take the early lead.
Glamour stayers Chinatown Lad and Fallen Zorro headline their respective heats of the Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial.
Fallen Zorro finished third in the Group 2 Sydney Cup at Wentworth Park on Saturday, and should again prove hard to beat tonight. Gunnadoo Magic boasts an excellent record over Sandown’s half-mile, while Western Land makes his Sandown Park debut on the back of four consecutive wins.
Chinatown Lad finished a disappointing fourth in the Sydney Cup, and despite racing below his best in his last few starts, is a four-time Group winner this year, including a 42.14 win in the Group 1 Sandown Cup.
Oodles Rocks won her first start over the staying trip at Sandown Park last week, while Wot Price Harold, the winner of the 2007 Group 2 Great Chase over 525m at The Meadows makes his metropolitan staying debut.
The boxdraw for the final of the $36,000 Group 2 Sir John Dillon Memorial will be conducted following after race 7 on www.sandowngreyhounds.com.au soon after.