Sandown Park R4 – Special Event 515m
CHRISTO BALE (5) finished five lengths off the airborne SIMON TOLD HELEN in the Group 1 Maturity last start despite missing the start. Prior to that, he had been flying with a hat trick of wins. With a vacant box to his outside, he should not have any issues jumping cleanly and finding the top. His main danger in the race, the star BLACK OPIUM (7) is drawn to his outside and it is a match race between the two. I’m happy to take CHRISTO BALE to hold out BLACK OPIUM in the race to the first turn and prove too good in the run home. He looks the value.
Tip: CHRISTO BALE @ $2.5
Angle Park R5 – Open 515m
LONG GULLY BARNY (4) broke through for an all the way win last start after a run of three consecutive seconds. With good early speed, he should find the top and make it two wins in a row. IT’S A RIOT (2) hasn’t been far away in recent times and with a clean getaway, he looks the danger.
Albion Park R8 – Qld Sprint Championship Heat 520m
Star chaser OH MICKEY (1) is drawn perfectly in box 1 for his heat in the Queensland Sprint Championship and should lead all the way. He looks much better than his rivals on paper and only bad luck can stop him. Watch the clock! SPECIAL CYNDIE (4) has good early speed and should sit up close in the run. She is one to include in exotics.