Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Sandown Hillside meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: Out 8m entire circuit

TEMPEST CHARM looks ready to win her maiden. Placed in all three starts leading into this and although she will be giving them a start watch for big finish from the back.

MOKTAFFY started favourite here first-up and thought he chased home soundly without getting close. Sure to be better from that outing and will be right in the mix.

ONLY HUMAN came from well off them with a big run when placed here last start. Out to the 1500m looks ideal and would not leave him out of winning chances.

HELJINSKY is going to need some luck from his awkward barrier. Had excuses at The Valley last start but was placed in start prior and a must for first four players.


NEWLY WED started favourite here on debut and although beaten was less a length off winner. Sure to be better from the race experience and will go close.

SAVONIA comes out of the same race as Newly Wed here last start when ran into a minor placing. Will strip fitter and although drawn wide will be competitive.

Liked the way SHALILY kept coming on debut when place in small field. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and a must for multiples.


SEONEE finally broke her maiden status with soft win at Kyneton last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in small field and she can win again.

SOARHI just found one better at The Valley last start. Looking for him to sit in behind the early speed and only needs some luck last 200m to be right in the mix.

INVINCILE CHARM is working through his classes with authority winning his last two starts at The Valley. Steps up again but cannot knock winning form.

CAN’T GO WONG finished all over them to get maiden out of the way on debut. Sure to be better from the race experience and can make it two in a row.


RISING created a big impression when he led throughout for dominant win at Stawell on debut. Takes next step but Linda Meech will control this from the front and he can win again.

THAT CONTAGEOUS led throughout to win maiden two starts back then went to town last start and was placed. Cannot leave him out of chances.

AIRCLASH started long odds on at Mornington last start and held them all off for gutsy win. Makes own luck sitting forward and will be in this for a long way.

Liked the way CORONA LAD hit the line last 200m to win at Hamilton on debut. Will give them a start but could be the one to hold out final stages.


TIGERTIGER showed sharp acceleration to put the race beyond doubt in a couple of strides here last start. Only needs to find similar turn-of-hoof to get away with this.

COUP DE TONNERRE finished too well to get the job done at Bendigo last start. If leaders roll along in this he will have last crack.

ANNUNCIATE is overdue for a win this time in after three solid placings. Place behind Tigertiger here last start and that form good enough to be included ion exotics.

SKYT has just battled when well held in two runs back from spell. Drawn to get perfect sit in behind the speed and he is ready to find best form.


TYCOON BEC comes into this ready to find best form third-up from spell. Placed at Geelong first-up then was poor last start. Expect she will bounce back in this.

ZANCADA sprinted quickly and won at Hamilton two starts back then just missed in small field at Geelong last start. If he can bring that form to town he will figure.

OH SO FAR resumes from spell. He won her maiden at Pakenham when last time in work before taking on some tough city races. Better over bit further but can run cheeky race fresh.

SAVOIE was always out the back at The Valley last start. Like him getting out in distance and bigger track will benefit.


ZA’EX had excuses when pulled up with throat issues at Caulfield last start and forget that outing. Won maiden when fresh last campaign and this a winnable race first-up.

OUR MODENA was placed at Pakenham two starts back then started favourite last start and was not beaten all that far. Should get her chance from ideal barrier.

ADANDIMAN won with something in hand at Lakeside two starts back then backed that up with a placing here last start. Drawn perfectly and form good enough for this.

PAINT ME RED was strong to the line winning at Kilmore two starts back then went to The Valley and only held ground final stages. Needs luck from barrier.

Tip: ZA’EX

VISUALISING resumes from spell. Only just missed in driving finish at Ballarat first-up last time in work. Drawn awkwardly but this a winnable race first-up.

HERE TO SHOCK is another first-up from break. He won fresh last time in work before taking on some hot Group races and just falling short. Drawn in car park but has plenty of ability and must respect.

NICOLINI VITO is threatening to win a race like this this prep. Placed in three of four starts this time in and a must for exotics.

OCEAN’S JEN is another that is having first start off a break. Maiden winner this track when first-up last campaign and must respect if any stable support.