Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Sandown Lakeside meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Soft 7
Rail Position: Out 7m entire circuit
STALKING has been placed in both her starts and looks ready to win. Beaten less than a length behind the smart Jagar at Flemington last start and that form good enough to win this.
MURRAMI EXPRESS won his maiden three starts back then he has not been beaten all that far in two city runs since. Needs some luck from wide gate but can sneak a place.
SHARP RESPONSE is another drawn out in the car park but he was strong final stages when placed at Caulfield last start and only needs to reproduce that run to be in finish.
DAR LEGEND is a debutant from the John Sadler stable. Looked solid when given easy time in Caulfield jumpout and expect he will have support at first start.
SIGN SEAL DELIVER was placed behind a smart one at Flemington three starts back then beaten less than 2 lengths last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and he can get away with this.
JUST AS SOON started big odds first-up this track but she finished too well and was impressive. Strips fitter and can win again.
CARRIE won with something in hand at Cranbourne two starts back then she just missed out on placings against the fillies and mares last start. Must include.
JUKILA has been racing well on the provincial circuit with a couple of strong placings leading into this. Deserves his chance in town and from inside gate he will be a major player.
Tip: SIGN SEAL DELIVER
BRONZBA is one of the interesting runners on the program. Relished the heavy ground to win on debut in New Zealand and making debut in Australia must respect.
ROCKRIBBED won his maiden at Donald on debut then was in the market at Hillside last start and chased home strongly into placing. He will go close to winning.
MILLIONDOLLARBILL is the query resuming from a spell. He will be better from the outing and prefer him over further but he could run a cheeky race fresh at odds.
Tip: INFLUENTIAL JACK
AYAHUASCA is threatening to win this time in. Placed at Hillside two starts back then was beaten less than 2 lengths in better race at Bendigo last start. She looks nice each way value.
WRITE THE SCORE showed nice turn-of-hoof to win her maiden at Bendigo two starts back then she stayed on and not disgraced at Hillside last start. Would not leave her out of place chances.
BREEZE ‘N’ LUNA finished too well to win at Geelong two starts back then was placed at Hillside last start. Has advantage of apprentice claim and she can figure again.
SANTERO broke her maiden status at Wangaratta fresh from spell then has followed up with a couple of solid placings. Drawn ideally and a must for first four players.
RIGHT YOU ARE looked in need of the run when just peaked on run when loomed as chance at Caulfield. Sure to be better from the run and inside draw and Damien Oliver a nice combination.
BARBIE’S FOX comes into this third-up from spell. She has not been beaten all that far in two city runs to begin prep and she is ready to win.
PETRUCHIO is another who looks primed to find his best form third-up from spell. Beaten less than a length at Flemington fresh then chased home steadily last start. He can win this.
UNFAIR DISMISAL was beaten less than 3 lengths at Hillside last start in similar race. He can sneak into a minor spot in this.
Tip: RIGHT YOU ARE
AQUILEON is an import who broke his maiden at second Australian outing last start. Like many of the imports is improving with each outing and expect he will be competitive in this.
AMFISSA comes off a solid Hillside win last start. Improving with each start and from inside gate he should get the perfect run and prove hard to hold out.
THE DEC looks city class having won two of three starts this time in. Going to need luck from his horror barrier but must include in place chances.
HOSTAR is such an honest gelding who relishes the heavy ground he has been racing on and if finds similar conditions is a must for first four players.
REMASTERED is ready to win third-up from spell. He has been beaten less than 2 lengths in both starts in town this time in and that form good enough for this. Looks top pick.
ELIDI resumes from spell. She won her maiden with something in hand at Pakenham when fresh last time in work before racing competitively throughout campaign. She is smart enough for this.
GALACTIC EXPRESS powered away and won with something in hand at Cranbourne first-up. Sure to be better from that outing although draw touch wide can measure up to these.
HELAVABEL looked like he would benefit from his first-up placing at Cranbourne last start. Sure to be better from that outing and he looks a place chance in this field.
HEAVEN’S GIFT chased home steadily first-up then she was placed when out to the mile at Hillside last start. Extra distance her ideal and from ideal draw she can get away with this.
PERENNIAL deserves a win this campaign. Placed in three of her four starts this time in and cannot leave her out of multiples.
UNIQUELY was placed behind a smart one at Flemington two starts back then did not get all that much room last start. She gets back in right race and looks a major player.
NERVE NOT VERVE comes off a good strong win in similar race this track/distance last start. Has advantage of apprentice claim and she can win again.