Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, previews Wednesday’s Sandown meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all eight races on the Hillside card. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: +12m entire circuit

Hard to go past the two runs back for HE’S RUN AWAY. Both in this grade and both times he flashed to run 2nd. Super fit now. CRACKERJACK LADY looks a nice filly. Drawn to drop in behind the speed and last start was a solid finishing 3rd at Kyneton. This is 3rd race start so looks ideally placed. KANSINO is her stablemate and she has the stable rider on board following a great first start 2nd this grade.


Last start winner SUNFLARE is expected to improve again. She has done that every run and her Kilmore win was full of merit. CHICA FUERTE has the great draw here and is coming off a game 3rd at Ballarat. That race experience will put her in this for a long time. Ah, my lady D’ARBANVILLE ran super last start at Flemington when 5th. Better placed in this easier race and looms large.


I’m looking at a few in this. Topweight SOVEREIGN LEGEND has the bad draw but won like a potential star on debut. LET’S GET TRAMPED stormed home to win on debut at Wangaratta. looks set to improve even more. Big danger. PRELIMINARIES had been racing usefully at this level before an improved 2nd at Geelong in a tough race. Big show.


Wow, MITRUST hasn’t won for ages and ages but might here. Looks well placed on past couple, including 3rd in Tassie in what actually may be a better race than this. BUDD FOX won a stronger race last start and that followed very impressive recent staying efforts. CLEMENTINA is a smart staying mare who is in form. That makes her dangerous here.


Pretty even bunch and looks an absolute lottery. But SCHWEINSTEIGER is in form and has drawn well enough. Gets a needed 3kg weight allowance and was placed last start at the stronger BM 70 level. BIG BREW is ready to win again. Scored this level 2 starts back and top run in better grade last start to come home into 4th. ANCHORMAN deserves a change of luck. Has placed at past 5 and 6 of past 7 starts all this level.


Many hopes here. CHARLEISE has the good draw and resumes here. Was showing a lot of talent last campaign and should find this to her liking. BRAZEN SONG has drawn the car park but was strong late when 2nd over a mile. Coming back in trip is a worry but has talent. JEALICE is lightly raced but is showing fight. Won mdn just before spell and first-up run here this level and trip when 5th was good.


Lots of genuine hopes in this. TEA TALES has exceptional form for this winning her past 2 starts, latest at Flemington this grade. Gets a 2kg weight relief and is a mare in fine form.  GLOBAL SANCTION probably goes back a bit off this draw to find a spot. Is super-fit now that she is 4th up. Rattled home for 2nd in a similar race last start. Looks a solid player. AFFAIR TO REMEMBER also has drawn poorly but her first-up run to grab 3rd at this level here last start was an eye-opener. Big show.


Open race. AMMOUDI BAY has found consistency with his recent runs and looms large here. Got home nicely when 3rd in a BM 78 race last start and to off-set the big weight, gets a 3kg claim. I can’t look away from 3 wins on the bounce even though this is stronger so SUBRUNNER is in the mix here. RED ROSSINI won a Ballarat Cl 1 last start impressively. But more noteworthy, she has been very heavily backed overnight. LODESTAR won impressively last start too.