We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Sandown that features eight quality betting races.
Midweek racing is once again at Sandown and we have our best value bets available.
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Sandown horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (15:05) Ladbroke It Maiden (1300m)
#2 – Golden Virtue @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Steady money has come for Golden Virtue, who looked good when winning at jumpout at Colac.
The Maher/Eustace-trained three-year-old is a well-bred son of Showcasing, so the breeding stands out.
He opened at $3.50 and has firmed to $3.10, which is a sizable betting move against the favourite in the opening race.
Race 2. (15:40) Ladbrokes Switch Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Va Via @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Va Via started her career with consecutive placings at Flemington, so she demands respect at this level of racing.
The James Cummings-trained daughter of Astern was only 2.2 lengths behind Revolutionary Miss last start, who has since placed in the Blue Diamond.
It’s hot form and we thought she would be much shorter in betting markets.
Race 3. (16:15) Be a Mate Nominate BM64 (1000m)
#7 – Hydro Star @ $8.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hydro Star is a past winner fresh up and at the track and distance, so the statistics read well.
The four-year-old gelding comes off a trial win at Cranbourne, and although his form tapered off last preparation, he’s better than that.
Barrier five reads well and we’re confident of his chances to bounce back.
Race 4. (16:50) Stud and Stable Awards BM64 (1400m)
#4 – Crystal Chief @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Crystal Chief came late to score at Pakenham last start and we like his chances of going back-to-back.
The son of Written Tycoon is now a two-time winner from eight starts and he’s yet to race on this track, but it should be right up his alley.
Look for him to settle back and come with a big late burst.
Race 5. (17:25) Tobin Bros Lives BM70 (1600m)
#2 – Riotous Mischief @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old mare kicked off her campaign with three consecutive wins and anything close to that is good enough.
She ended her winning run with a third placing at Moonee Valley behind Soaring Eagle before running 3.5 lengths behind them at Caulfield.
Dropping in class is ideal and we thought she would be favourite, so take the value odds available.
Race 6. (18:00) Ladbrokes Same Race Multi BM64 (2400m)
#9 – Hereforagoodtime @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Peter Gelagotis lines up the four-year-old mare who doesn’t know how to run a bad race.
The mare by Tavistock owns a win and three second placings from her last four starts, so punters shouldn’t leave her off their tickets.
She likes the track and we’d be surprised if she wasn’t fighting out the finish.
Race 7. (18:30) Ladbrokes Blended Bets BM78 (1800m)
#7 – Yukon @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Yukon is getting close with two placings this preparation and he shouldn’t take long to break through.
The Team Hawkes-trained gelding comes off a second placing at Randwick and we expect Sydney form to stack up nicely.
Drawing barrier three is ideal and there is solid betting confidence, so put him on top.
Race 8. (19:00) Ladbrokes Bet Ticker BM64 (1600m)
#12 – Always on my Mind @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The well-bred daughter of Deep Impact was a solid winner on debut at Pakenham and she could kick on with it.
She faces a rise in class, but the three-year-old looks to have scope and she could rise through the grades nicely.
Barrier two is ideal and there has been solid enough betting support.
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