Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Sandown meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all eight races on the Lakeside card. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: True, entire circuit
BLACK SAGE has raced just the once and was a sound 2nd. Surely has improved and rates highly. HOROWITZ has trialed 3 times and has improved each outing. Can place. IRISH PARDON ran 6th on debut. that experience will count for plenty.
Tip: BLACK SAGE
BELLA AMORE has a fair few things in her favour for this race. She is 2nd up here after a slashing 4th when resuming and has a good draw. Does look likely. As too do LA LUCCIOLA and LUNA SNIT although both have drawn a little awkwardly. But they have shown enough talent in the past to win this. Good contest.
Tip: LUNA SNIT
RIDDLE ME THAT has the big weight but has deserved it. Form this time up has been strong including win this grade 2 starts back and good 3rd last run. Interesting to see how much PRIVATE COUNCIL has improved. That mdn win last start was strong. THE PUGILIST has also blossomed this time up and won a mdn last start impressively too. Solid race.
Tip: PRIVATE COUNCIL
HEART OF GRACE has taken a few runs to find best but does look ready now. She is 4th up and this grade should suit a lot now super fit. Hard to ignore the improvement curve of MISS DAMITA this time up. She was pretty much this level last time in but her past 2 starts have been impressive wins. Looks tough here. TYSONIC has steadily improved and looks a good bet to run a place. Bound to charge late.
Tip: MISS DAMITA
Pretty even bunch. POUR VOUS has drawn poorly and has the big weight but one run under belt this time up suggests he might be ready to run boldly. EATON won a similar race 2 runs back. This is easier than last start 8th and has the rails draw. JENNIBEEL is 5th up now and has placed at past 3 runs. Drawn perfectly but is up in class. Good race.
Tip: POUR VOUS
THE BLACK LEOPARD may find this a tad short but his last start 7th over 1300m was a strong run as he made ground. That was his first run in 19 months. must be fitter now. ATONE hasn’t had much racing but is showing staying talent and is very fit. Will shake this if he drives to the front early. IOWA HAWKEYE rises in grade following a strong win last start. If he’s improved he’s a big player.
GENNADY has been set a task with this bad draw and huge weight, but to counter that he’s won 3 of past 4. So has talent. Probably goes hard early from this gate and tries to lead all the way. SKY CALL has talent at this level and is in form too. Has Willow to steer also so ticks a few boxes. The 2kg allowance for RAPIDORA makes her a big show. Is in terrific form at this level.
Tough race to end the day on. ROYAL THUNDER was talented this level last campaign. Is 2nd up here after average 8th when resuming. WRITE YOUR NAME resumed from a 3 months spell with a really solid win at this level Bendigo last start. Just has to repeat that to rate a show. BATTLECAMP resumes here. Drawn favourably and was very competitive this level last campaign.