Sandown Hillside - Wednesday August 14

BY Alex Marsh -
5 months ago Tips
  • Rail Position: Out 8m.
  • Track Conditions: Heavy 9.
  • Track Comments: Middle to outside lanes can be an advantage on the Hillside circuit as the card wears on.

Race 3, No. 10 AL DORAMA

Peaked in the last 50m first up at this track and trip with the in-form Ray's Dream reeling him in, who's rated above anything here. Melham can ride to the track more today from the wider alley, this lightly raced 4yo's one win has come second up and fitness wise, should be an improver off the fresh effort.

Race 7, No. 2 MR GUSTAVO

A big each way price at around 20/1 fourth up. Honest for third here at last start behind a good winner Shot Of Irish (79 rater) and Smart Elissim (won and placed at Saturday level prior to that) whilst he finished next to Groundbreak (won a Saturday BM78 fresh). Gate 1 the query but otherwise that reads well coming back to a BM70.

Damien Oliver has ridden the equal most amount of winners on the Hillside circuit over the last 12 months and they've come at around 21%. He has two rides today.

Race 6, No. 4 BARITONE

Llloyd Williams runner having his first Australian start and he's been backed early at good odds ($11.00 - $8.00).

Leg 1: 3,6,7,15

Leg 2: 4,5,6,8

Leg 3: 2,3,8,11

Leg 4: 3,4,9

$48 gets you 25%.


Race 1: 1-2-6-5. Tough little field to sort out. Lady Loire bolted in on debut and was a little unlucky for third at Caulfield after that. She has the most runs on the board for now.

Race 2: 3-11-5-6. At least a few of these are knocking on the door, however there's next to no speed on paper. Winkers on Meteor Light, Oliver may look to take up the running on him today.

Race 3: 10-9-2-8. Best Bet see above.

Race 4: 12-4-1-7. Obviously a decent step up in grade but got her kill out of the way, is the proven wet tracker of this field and carries just 52kg after the claim.

Race 5: 7-6-15-3. Very open race. It's A Shame Billy has been okay at his first two runs this prep and is better placed back to this benchmark. He has a sneaky e/w chance at big odds.

Race 6: 8-5-6-4. Tavistock Dancer pulled up lame first up but has since trialled well. Looked to have a big future following his first campaign but this has become complicated with the three Lloyd Williams runners. Respect the betting.

Race 7: 2-3-8-11. Bolter see above.

Race 8: 4-9-3-8. Has been freshened up since the first up flop at Caulfield (clearly an issue). Taking somewhat on trust but there's much less depth here and has since trialled fairly.


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