Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Sandown Hillside meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 9m entire circuit
HEAVENLY EAGLE just left his run a stride too late here first-up and just missed. He will be better from the race experience and gets chance to go one better.
GOLDEN VITRINE looked strong winning recent Colac jumpout. From the strong Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable and from ideal barrier he should get his chance.
I AM YOURS was making some late ground at Werribee when placed on debut. Drawn to get perfect run in behind the speed and he will be hitting line hard.
Tip: HEAVENLY EAGLE
SMILE AND WAVE looked strong winning a recent Balnarring jumpout for the Anthony and Sam Freedman stable and expect there will be support on debut.
VA VIA has been racing in consistent form in some quality races to begin her career. Don’t expect she will be a maiden for much longer and she gets her chance in this.
WOK STAR looks to have plenty of ability. She has been impressive winning three Cranbourne jumpouts and although drawn bit awkwardly would not be surprised to see her win this.
Tip: SMILE AND WAVE
COMMANDS THE FIELD is ready to win this prep. She has been placed in both runs this time in. Drawn to get the perfect run in behind the speed and she will get her chance in the straight.
ALL STARDOM won with something in hand at Stony Creek first-up from spell then he just missed here last start. Third-up and must include in winning chances.
KEV’S GIRL overraced a touch in front here last start but she stayed on bravely final stages and just missed on the line. She will be in this for a long way.
Tip: COMMANDS THE FIELD
CRYSTAL CHIEF covered plenty of extra ground but still dashed away to win at Pakenham last start. This harder but would not leave out.
NETANYAHU had no luck at Pakenham last start when always wide and he was entitled to tire. Placed at Lakeside previously and that form good for this.
VIDIANO won when fresh here last prep. Did not measure up in Group 3 level before break. Drawn perfectly and she can win this first-up.
Tip: CRYSTAL CHIEF
DEMANDO looked the winner when she dashed to the front here last start but she just found one better late. Only needs to hold that form and she can get away with this.
RIOTOUS MISCHIEF resumes from spell. Won her first three starts last campaign. She finds a winnable race first-up and would not be surprised to see her right in the mix.
WRITE THE SCORE has found a purple patch of form winning last two starts at Pakenham. She comes to town and no reason cannot win again.
OH SO FAR sustained a long run here last start and won with something in hand. Expect she will go back and unleash a big finish again and she can win again.
HEREFORAGOODTIME finished too well to get the prize at Geelong two starts back then she was favourite here last start but just found one better. She will be in finish again.
ZIDLER chased home steadily when placed at The Valley last start. Expect he will get the perfect run from inside gate and should get chance from the corner.
Tip: OH SO FAR
YUKON comes down to Melbourne with some strong Sydney form. Will get ideal run in behind the speed and will be in this race for a long way.
IRISH BUTTERFLY has been racing in consistent form this prep. Never far away in these class races and he must be respected.
TAKUMI has been placed in two of his last three starts. Placed in Colac Cup last start and would not leave him out of exotics.
HEALING GAME was odds on at Lakeside last start and he got his maiden out of the way with ease. He can go on and win better races.
POUNDING won at Pakenham three starts back then he has been placed in two runs since. Drawn touch wide but would not leave out of chances.
ALWAYS ON MY MIND was impressive winning her maiden at Pakenham on debut. Sure to be better from the race experience and from ideal barrier she will get every chance.