Palmerbet Racing Team previews Wednesday’s thoroughbred race meeting at Sandown. Here are our tips for all eight races on the Hillside card. Good luck, punters!

Rail Position: Out 7m, entire circuit
Track Condition: Good 4

COSMIC RUBY has raced twice and both runs have been promising. Chased hard behind a really smart one in Anjana last week and the effort told final 100m when weakening to 3rd. Nowhere near that class of opposition here.  Respect. TAHLAYLA looked smart on debut when she worked home really strongly this grade for 2nd. Was near last early. Sure to be handier and finish as strong. KOBE PRINCESS is smart and has placed 3 times this grade. Looking for further now, but small field should suit. Will dash home late.


FULL OF THEORIES is a hair puller. He’s placed 6 of his past 9 runs this grade including a rather sound effort last start when 2nd. Bound to be in the fray again. MOUNT KILCOY might be pretty handy and as such could blow these away. He has raced just once, here over 1300m, and came home like a train from near last on bend. Fitter now and extra journey should suit. You do the maths. Big show. OCEAN WALZER was handy 2nd on debut then spelled. First up here so watch market.


PRETTY TO SEA is going to appreciate this. The long stretches of the track, the big drop in grade, the trip…everything. She should be in top 4 all way then just explode away. Big danger. ABINGER won maiden 2 runs back in good style then was 3rd similar race to this last start. Is a danger while TOUCH A CLOUD is an emerging talent. She led all way over 1400m to easily claim a weaker race, her maiden, at Cranbourne last start. Watch market.


MY PSYCHIATRIST can stay and even though his past 2 runs have only been average, this race appeals. He is 4th up and should be ready to rumble. ANCIENT KING grinds away every run. He’s limited in his ability but he does keep going. Place show. TEA FOR CHOUX just keeps jumping the bar every run. Hardest test to date but he hits the line so hard he rates highly. Watch market.


I’M TOO HOT will need to live up to his name here as he has a big weight and drawn badly. But he is in sharp form winning 2 of past 3 and is very fast so may cross these early. ELEPHANT ROCK is 2 from 3 in much easier races thus far and is resuming here. But weight allowance and reasonable draw make him a player as he likes to get back and run on,  while FLASH CASH is also up in grade but has put together a pair of runs this time which have been impressive and will get run of race from this alley. Chance.


HUNAMOSA pretty much gets his last chance here today. Up to a trip he likes and is 3rd up – but to back him, you’ll need to overlook the fact his first 2 runs this time up have been horrible. Is down a little in grade here too. Watch market. AL GALAYEL might be pretty smart. Won 2 from 2 last campaign in England, then put away and seems to have come back in great order if 2 recent Aussie trials are worth following. Resumes here and did win first up last time. FONTEIN LAD has drawn off the course here but that first up 3rd this grade was strong pointer. Worth a tote ticket.


ARTIES DREAMWINNER is a little hit and miss but she has talent. Was fresh and shocked with powerful burst to win 1200m first up then never a threat with 2nd up syndrome last start. This grade and trip are more to her liking. Watch market. MISS ADEQUATE is pretty handy and certainly this grade suits. Was good finishing 5th when resuming last start. Fitter now so presumably finishes closer. ALASKAN SUN is quality when she is on and has a lot in her favour here. Especially cushy gate and first up 2nd was sound.


Darren Weir produces HARIPOUR first up here. He’s an import with a lot of staying ability and the expectation is he will run very boldly while fresh, on debut in Australia. Respect. TAVONIAN won 3 straight last campaign, including while fresh and is 2nd up here. Stronger race but has finishing power and will get a great run from this gate while RED CHOUX’S is very consistent and will again be rattling home looking to place. Good race.