Form student, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Sandown meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all eight races on the card. Good luck, punters!
Rail Position: Out 13m, entire circuit
Track Condition: Good 4
Fascinating race. SARTORIAL SPLENDOR deserves topweight as he is very fast and will drive hard from this tough gate. Led all win to win on debut then led and hung tough when 5th in stronger $900,000 last start. Big show. AEROZOOM won only barrier trial in pleasing style. Looms large while TARAAYEF was responsible for a huge run for 2nd in similar if not stronger race than this on debut. Tough draw though.
Tip: SARTORIAL SPLENDOR
After finishing like a train from midfield to win a city BM70, KYZAMBA was spelled. But she nearly lit up the board with a very strong 2nd when resuming in a BM84! Looks exceptionally well placed here now fitter. ATLANTICA has been working towards a win. Good first up run this grade when 5th, then even better last start when 3rd. Gets a 2kg claim and looms large. SCAPPARE has talent enough for this and is also 3rd up. Certain to be handy.
AMERICAN IN PARIS is racing lights out these days. Very consistent at this level and is helped by a 3kg allowance. Big chance on past few placings this grade. TRULY HIGH is 3rd up and is ready to rumble. Will be backed so watch market. SKELM is very fit and just as honest. Sure to be in this finish.
Tip: AMERICAN IN PARIS
ROYAL ACE is 2nd up in this after a terrific 3rd this grade when resuming at the Bool. Made good ground that day and has always performed better this trip. Certain to be running on hard. INTUERI has found another leg since coming to Victoria. Gets up on pace this grade and just keeps fighting. Can again here. CONNERY won easier race first up and seems to have potential. Tough task in this race but will she his mettle in this.
Pretty even bunch. ST ANDREWS MASONIC lumped 74kg into 2nd spot at a Picnic race last start. This is harder but less weight and what seems a return to form may help. Will be big odds. MELLORS took a while to break mdn the followed it up with a BM 64 win by being on pace all the way. Chance again. SURETOSHINE ran terrific race similar grade last start for 3rd and will be rattling home here as there is a lot of pace early.
Lottery. BEA TEMPTED was great winning slightly easier race first up but probably 2nd up syndrome when stepped up in grade didn’t help. Third up now and with 3kg claim will be strong late. MOSCOW RED is reliable when in form and did run a terrific 3rd this grade last start. Is 4th up now and is extremely fit. PAINT THE TOWN TWO awkward draw but probably drops back. racing in career best form so should rattle home.
Tip: BEA TEMPTED
SHARK IN THE WATER resumes here and did win first up last time. Ran the smart Mr Quickie to a neck when last in work. Gets 3kg relief here and drawn well. Respect. OUR CAMPANA is rising in grade but handling it well winning past two starts. On a roll and drawn well enough. SOVEREIGN AWARD is up in grade but has talent. Drawn the rails here and drew there when led all way to win by a minute in mdn grade last start. Looks special.
Tip: SOVEREIGN AWARD
Tough race to end the day on. HOLY COMMAND hasn’t won in 5 starts this time up but did do enough in a similar race when 4th to suggest with the 3kg claim here, he could take holding out. GOOD IDEA is resuming here and was strong early in campaign this grade when last in work. Respect all that. MOET ROSE is 3rd up and will run on. Has talent. is down from Sydney.