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: +12 entire circuit
BELLINGER looks ready to win after two close up placings at Pakenham to begin this prep. This a winnable race and he gets chance to get maiden out of the way.
BUBLE BOY started this prep with a couple of solid placings on the provincial circuit then went to Pakenham and was bit disappointing. He can bounce back in this.
AND SHE WAS looked like she needed the run when resuming at Sale first-up and she weakened late. Expect her to be better from that run and she was placed second-up last start.
OUR GINGER NINJA has not been beaten all that far in both runs back from spell. Comes into this third-up and ready to find best form.
Maher/Eustace/Kah combination will be hard to beat with their first starter FEUDAL EMPIRE. Looked smart winning Cranbourne jumpout and he goes on top.
STARRY LEGEND was competitive with Dosh in a Caulfield jumpout and if produces anywhere near that form will be right in the mix.
TEMPEST CHARM is still learning the caper. Made good late ground back inside first-up at Caulfield and sure to be better from the outing.
GRINZINGER PRINCE resumes from spell. He was just plain in both runs at first prep but recent Balnarring jumpout placing suggests he will run well fresh.
Tip: FEUDAL EMPIRE
WHITE HIBISCUS won with something in hand two starts back then went to Flemington as long odds on but run peaked late. She can bounce back in this.
DON’TTELLTHEBOSS only just missed two starts back then was doing her best work final stages last start. She gets her chance to return to winners stall.
RUBY STREET sprinted too quickly for them winning at Pakenham last start. Drawn ideally and she should maker her presence felt late.
JESSICA RAE gave them a galloping lesson at Kyneton last start winning as she liked. This a tougher assignment but cannot leave her out of multiples.
Tip: WHITE HIBISCUS
MONTEFERRANTE is a model of consistency. Beaten less than 2 lengths in a nice race at Morphettville last start. Drawn touch wide but goes forward and will be competitive for a long way.
AURORA’S SYMPHONY brings winning form into this. Clear Warrnambool winner two starts back then backed that up at Colac last start. He is up to winning this.
RESURGE had no luck when favourite at The Valley last start and forget that run. Previous form good enough to be a factor in this.
TYCOON BUCKS put the blinkers on and got the maiden out of the way with a dominant win at Ballarat. Now that is out the way she can go on with it and win again.
GRABLE showed good speed to persist for the lead on debut and she gave nothing else a chance. Expect she will try similar tactics in this.
LEGEND OF ZORRO was making good late ground running into a minor spot at Ballarat last start. He looks ready to win this campaign.
D’JUMBUCK did it tough last start but still kept coming and proved too smart final stages. Drawn to get the perfect run and can make it two in a row.
Tip: TYCOON BUCKS
KANZAI won her maiden at Geelong two starts back then went to town and ran into a late placing. She should be at peak third-up and can win this.
REBEL RACER is another who looks ready to find best form third-up from spell. Gets out to his right distance range and drawn to get all the favours.
MAGNOSSIVA deserves a win. He has four straight placings to his name leading into this. This is no harder and he gets his chance.
SIGN SEAL DELIVER resumes from spell. Was competitive in better races than this last time in work and if he is forward enough will give this a shake.
HARLEM BLUES gets back into a winnable race first-up from spell. He was competitive in both starts last time in work and that form good enough for this.
PRIVATE LOUNGE resumes from spell. Placed at Mornington first-up last time in work and first-up form (5:1-1-1) is solid enough to be included in major chances.
STAGE FRONT was enormous winning at Swan Hill last start after having a wide run throughout. Won two of his three this time in and cannot leave out of multiples.
MADAME BOLLI is first-up. She is still eligible for maiden company but if she can find form from last time in work she will be in this for a long way.
Tip: HARLEM BLUES
STRETTO resumes from spell. He has been placed in two of his three first-up tries and model of consistency last time in work. Only missed a place in one of nine starts and happy to have something each way.
HOT IN PARIS raced wide first-up at Echuca but still proved too smart for them. Should have won in town last start and gets chance to make amends.
MR RAIKKONEN should have finished much closer at The Valley first-up from spell when held-up at vital stage. Strips fitter and will get the perfect run from barrier.
CHARLEISE comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed at Caulfield fresh then was not beaten far in much better race last start. She is a major player.