Race 7, No. 11 EL DON
It was a slightly better effort last start than Fanciful Toff's who's opened up favorite here and El Don may be the one with more improvement left given he was only third up and it was his first attempt at the trip. Maskiell has gate 1 at his disposal whilst the fav has drawn out and at $4.80 currently, he's around double the price.
Race 3, No. 1 I'M TELLING YA
Has been fair this prep since a long break and came back to this grade third up when working home rather well which suggested he may be looking for this extra 100m now. Did bump into a few fit and useful 3yo's there and a lot of the one's down the list today struggle to win. On an each way basis at $11, he has some claims.
Still at the top of his game is champion hoop Damien Oliver who is leading the way on the Sandown Hillside circuit this season with 8 winners at a strike rate of 21%. Fresh off a double on Saturday, he has 3 rides today.
Race 5, No. 7 ALEXANDRA DREAMING
Bad gate but does have some ability and second with the blinkers on, she's been supported early at a price ($11.00 - $7.50).
Leg 1: 1,9,11
Leg 2: 1,3,7,8,9,10,12
Leg 3: 11,12
Leg 4: 4,10
$42 gets you 50%.
Race 1: 5-9-1-10. At least a few with talent. Will lean the way of the Godolphin first starter who did show good toe at his most recent jump-out. The late betting could tell the story.
Race 2: 11-4-16-8. This is tougher obviously but he did run pretty sharp time when leading and winning on debut at Sale.
Race 3: 1-6-13-3. Bolter see above.
Race 4: 3-14-16-11. Really strong return Kyneton and felt the second up blues may have kicked in a shade at Pakenham. Shades on, back against her own sex and can bounce back.
Race 5: 9-11-1-3. Biggest concern is gate 1 but the return at Caulfield was better than it looked when racing on the fresh side. Expect improvement off that and McNeil is back on.
Race 6: 10-8-3-12. Tough one to line-up in what look a pretty even bunch. Respect the Hawkes import at a price who was ticking over okay in 2 quiet jump-outs last month but no firm opinion on this.
Race 7: 11-12-9-10. Best Bet see above.
Race 8: 4-10-2-8. Appears the safest way home as he will strip fitter for the last start effort here and it was a tough card to make ground on. Should settle closer in the run too.