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: Heavy 8
Rail Position: Out 10m entire circuit
GURU RAM DAS looks a nice filly coming off a soft Cranbourne trial win when she went to the line with something in hand. Expect Jamie Kah to ride her forward and she can win this on debut.
MOYA LASS was not too bad when just out of the placings in Cranbourne jumpout. Damien Oliver takes the ride and if any support must consider.
THESECONDATPORTSEA finished the race off strongly to get her maiden out of the way at Geelong last start. She has the advantage of race experience and can go on with it.
Tip: GURU RAM DAS
THE BIG BUZZ looked winner when he loomed at 200m at Caulfield last start but just found a couple better final stages. That was in better race than this and he gets back in right class.
GATE CRASH won his first couple this prep before battling on heavy ground last couple. If Craig Williams can sit a bit closer to them he will be a big improver.
BEA TEMPTED comes into this ready to find best form third-up from spell. She will be giving them a big start from the corner but her last 200m will be strong and watch for her late.
Tip: THE BIG BUZZ
DELICIOUS TYCOON comes into this ready third-up from a spell. Placed in both runs back including close placing here last start. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and she can win this.
GABSTAR looked home at Lakeside last start but just nabbed final stages. If she can produce similar run in this field she will be right in the mix.
TAGOMAGO has been working through her classes with authority. Won maiden two back then continued on winning way on the synthetic last outing. She can measure up on the turf.
Tip: DELICIOUS TYCOON
RUDHYAR chased home solidly when just out of placings at Lakeside last start. That was in a stronger race to this and back in his right grade must include in winning chances.
CHATELAINE started favourite in similar race to this at Lakeside. She may have just gone out a bit too fast in front and tired late. If she can control this race from the front she can win this.
SOUS LES NUAGES was placed at big odds fresh then just been little one paced in last couple. Finds a much easier race and he can figure.
FIRE only had the one run last time in work and he demolished them this track/distance. This a touch harder but he looks above average and can win better races than this.
DESTINY DIAMOND is building up a nice career record. She won when fresh last time in work and from ideal barrier she will prove hard to beat.
BITFROST ran a super race in a good class race at Caulfield last start when big odds. This is the easiest race he has seen for a while and from perfect gate must consider.
Going to stick with SUGARTOWN. She comes into this ready to find best form third-up from spell and her two runs back have been strong placings. She looks nice each way value.
JEZOULENKO has been raking on better races than she finds here. Third-up from a break and back in right class she can sneak into a minor spot.
GLOVES ARE OFF races well fresh (3:1-1-0) and recent trial will have her forward enough for this. Going to need some luck from her wide gate but expect she will be competitive.
FREE FLYING STAR could not have been anymore impressive winning on the heavy here last start. Going to need all of Craig Williams’ magic from the barrier but she can win again.
INFLUENTIAL JACK is screaming out for a win. Been placed in his last couple of starts and although drawn a touch wide happy to have something each way on him.
RESURGE resumes from a spell. He is the class horse in the race and with the advantage of apprentice claim he looks well in at the weights. He races well fresh (6:2-1-0) and will make presence felt late.
Tip: FREE FLYING STAR
SO RISQUE chased home strongly when placed at Lakeside first-up from break and looked like she would benefit from the outing. Drawn awkwardly but must include in chances.
POUNDING is the big query resuming for the Peter Moody stable. He did not run a bad race last time in work including a first-up placing. Watch for any market support.
LA MARITA flies fresh from a break (5:3-1-0). Only had the two starts last time in work and that included a first-up win in this class. She cannot be left out.