Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Sandown Hillside | Wed 9th Feb

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: True entire circuit

NATIVE GIRL resumes from spell. Placed In first couple of starts at first prep then progressed to Group 2 races before going for break. If she is forward enough she might be too good for these.

FORBIDDEN CITY resumes. She was placed at Geelong when first-up last time in work and from ideal draw she can figure in placings.

OCEAN RAIDER looks ready to break his maiden status. Placed in his last couple of starts and from inside gate he should get his chance last 200m.

GUN SHOW looked impressive winning his only trial at Moe by big space. Watch for any stable support at first start.


MORNING MELODY won her first two starts with something in hand then had no luck in Group 3 company before break. Drawn ideally and if fit enough can get away with this.

NORTHERN MELODY comes into this third-up from spell. Not been beaten all that far in two runs back from spell and from perfect barrier will get chance.

Liked the way that NO CRYING hit the line at Caulfield last start. Will give them a start from the corner but watch for her final stages.


ATTRACTABLE looked impressive winning his first couple this campaign then he followed up with a solid placing in what was a nice race at Flemington. He can return to winners stall.

SECRET GLAMOUR was placed at Flemington two starts back then once in the clear at Caulfield last start she hit the line hard. Expect him to be hitting line hard.

ELZAMEE only just missed in a smart race at The Valley last Friday night. Drawn to get the perfect run in transit and if handles the back-up can win.

CHERRYPICK has been placed in two of her last three starts. Finds similar and would not leave her out of exotics.


FOOTLIGHTS won his maiden on debut the progressed to better races before break. Drawn ideally and if fit enough will be in mix.

LONGTIMEDREAMING was placed at Geelong two starts back then forget last start when she pulled up lame at Flemington. Will get ideal run and cannot dismiss.

INVERELL resumes. He won with something in hand at Sale on debut then took on hot races to end campaign. He may find best when fresh.


ISLAND EDITION resumes from a spell. He was dominant winning his maiden on debut then most consistent in three runs before break. He can win fresh.

ALONG THE RIVER won his first couple of starts this time in then he was not beaten all that far in a nice race at Flemington last outing. Will get ideal run in transit.

LUNAR HERO is never far off them in his races. Chased hard when placed at The Valley last start and from perfect gate will get ideal run in transit.

YOSEMITE was a little disappointing at Flemington last start but she comes into this third-up from spell and can bounce back.


BRING THE STARS finished hard back inside at Flemington last start and grabbed minor placing. Drawn perfectly and that form good enough to get away with this.

INTO RIO was not beaten all that far at The Valley two starts back. He will give them a start on the corner but with some luck in the straight can figure.

Liked the way LAYBUY finished the race off at Geelong last start. Sure to be better from the outing and would not leave out of multiples.


SWEET KAROLINA finds a winnable race here. She just wanted to overrace at The Valley last start and did not finish race off. Happy to put her on top.

OUR MODENA won with something in hand here two starts back then was making good late ground last start. This no harder and she will be right in the mix.

HONEYCREEPER has been a model of consistency with three sound placings to begin this campaign. She looks close to a win and gets chance.


OVER THE SKY missed by the barest possible margin at Caulfield when first-up from spell behind the in- form Paperboy. He strips fitter for this and can go one better.

ELUDING kept chasing strongly when placed at Lakeside last start. If he can hold that form he will be right in the mix again.

FIELD OF ROSES finished too well to win here first-up from spell then he was not beaten all that far at Flemington last start. Drawn ideally and a must for exotics.