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Sandown Racing Tips: Saturday, April 30th

Billy Bestford previews every race at Sandown this Saturday.

Racing this Saturday heads to Sandown for a good nine race card. We’ve got big fields and wide open races throughout so hoping we can find some value.

The track is currently rated a good 4 with the rail in the true position. There is a bit of rain forecast but nothing too extreme.

Billy Bestford is back once again to preview every race to help find you some winners.

Best Bet: Race 8 – (5) Regardsmaree 

Best Value: Race 5 – (8) California Surreal

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Race 1

Ive > Print Hcp (1000m)
12:10pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Ive > Print Hcp (1000m)
12:10pm (AEDT)

1. Port Albert (3) J: Rhys Mcleod (58.5kg) T: Nick Ryan
4.855.1
2. Cosmic Aura (8) J: Josh Richards (57.5kg) T: Jack Laing
131314.2
3. Social Conscience (6) J: Thomas Stockdale (57.5kg) T: Craig Blackshaw
616153
4. Zouthur (4) J: Ms Linda Meech (57.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
4.24.24.25
5. Hell Hound (5) J: Beau Mertens (56.5kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
2.42.32.15
6. Colorado Cruz (2) J: Brett Prebble (55.5kg) T: L & T Corstens
262620
7. End Of Winter (1) J: Patrick Moloney (55.5kg) T: Ben Brisbourne
262625
8. Royal Invader (7) J: Jye Mcneil (55.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
665.6
9. Manhattan Sky (9) J: Craig Newitt (54.5kg) T: L & T Corstens
818183

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 12:14pm (AEDT)

(5) Hell Hound couldn’t have been more impressive on debut, winning by almost 2L and running good time in doing so. Almost broke the track record there and clearly looks very progressive. Better for that experience and this looks a reasonable next step in her career.

(4) Zouthor looked really good at a recent trial and ran pretty good time there under a hold. Looks the main danger.

(8) Royal Invader is another debutant who looks above average and you can never count out this stable producing a good one.

Tip: (5) Hell Hound - $2.40 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 1.5u WIN Hell Hound

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Race 2

Tobin Bro. Celeb. Lives (Bm78) (2400m)
12:45pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Tobin Bro. Celeb. Lives (Bm78) (2400m)
12:45pm (AEDT)

1. Nordic Pride (5) J: Patrick Moloney (59.5kg) T: Ben Brisbourne
777.6
2. Eureka Street (3) J: Logan Mcneil (58.5kg) T: J Warren & D Krongold
121211.8
3. Harmysian (10) J: Luke Nolen (58.5kg) T: Clayton Douglas
131310.8
4. Rudimental (7) J: Blaike Mcdougall (58.5kg) T: Simon Zahra
191715.2
5. Agnelli (8) J: Brett Prebble (56.5kg) T: C J Waller
5.55.54.8
6. Blandford Lad (2) J: Matthew Cartwright (56.5kg) T: Peter Gelagotis
101011.2
7. The Nephew (1) J: Billy Egan (56kg) T: Patrick Payne
4.44.44.4
8. Oh So Far (4) J: Jye Mcneil (54kg) T: M C Kent
88.57.3
9. Witchachar Star (9) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: C F Hyland
4.84.85.1
10. Eaton (6) J: Teodore Nugent (54kg) T: M & L Cerchi
313123.5

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 12:45pm (AEDT)

(7) The Nephew finished off really well behind a progressive horse in Detonator Jack. Off that run I think he will run the trip here and can be finishing hard yet again.

(9) Withcita Star measure right up at toughest test to date last start and beat a few of these home in the process. Has been airborne this prep and loves 2400m.

(2) Eureka Street set a crazy tempo in that race and was always going to struggle to finish off. Looks to be less speed on here and should be able to dictate a bit better up in the lead today.

(5) Agnelli drops out of open class and is better suited back to a race like this. Can put himself up on speed and rarely puts in a poor run.

 

Tip: (7) The Nephew - $4.60 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: No Bet

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Race 3

Ladbroke It (Bm70) (1300m)
1:20pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Ladbroke It (Bm70) (1300m)
1:20pm (AEDT)

1. Jucconi (12) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (61kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
333.05
2. Highclass Harry (8) J: Thomas Stockdale (60.5kg) T: Joshua Julius
12610187
3. Air Defence (14) J: Teodore Nugent (60kg) T: S Fliedner
161616.2
4. Comic Set (5) J: Josh Richards (59.5kg) T: M C Kent
343133
5. D'jumbuck (13) J: Will Price (59.5kg) T: Brian Mcgrath
998.4
6. Drop The Mic (7) J: Matthew Cartwright (59.5kg) T: Alisa Hinch
7. Governor Landy (10) J: Logan Mcneil (59.5kg) T: A W Noonan
119.511.2
8. Naval Envoy (9) J: Craig Newitt (59.5kg) T: Ms D Loos
262119.8
9. Stretto (11) J: Ms Linda Meech (59kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
54.84.65
10. Ice Ice Baby (6) J: Brian Park (58.5kg) T: Ms W Kelly
211922.5
11. Rolls (4) J: Ms Alana Kelly (58kg) T: Maddie Raymond
262121.5
12. Skywolf (3) J: Jye Mcneil (58kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
665.5
13. Grey Whisper (2) J: Lewis German (57.5kg) T: Ben Brisbourne
101010.2
14. Manasa (1) J: Zac Spain (55.5kg) T: Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 1:24pm (AEDT)

(1) Jucconi looks an up and coming horse for the McEvoy stable and comes here off a super impressive win at The Valley when no luck in the run. Kept coming there and has now notched three wins from four career starts. Madi Lloyd takes 2kg off here which will help and the slight rise to 1300 looks no isse 3rd up and hard fit.

Can be a touch forgiving of (9) Stretto last start where the jockey thought his action was off. Was dominant the start previously and off that run he can win again.

(8) Naval Envoy looks a big price and will enjoy getting back to his most favoured track. Any rain helps his chances.

(12) Skywolf bolted in last start in weaker grade. Looks on the up and looks to get a gun run here today.

Tip: (1) Jucconi - $3.05 at BoomBet

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Jucconi

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Race 4

Ladbrokes Split Multis (Bm78) (1300m)
1:55pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Ladbrokes Split Multis (Bm78) (1300m)
1:55pm (AEDT)

1. Agreeable (5) J: Matthew Cartwright (60.5kg) T: A & S Freedman
4.84.84.65
2. Need New Friends (2) J: Ms Alana Kelly (60kg) T: D T O'brien
11119.6
3. Ocean Miss (9) J: Brett Prebble (59.5kg) T: David & Coral Feek
777.1
4. Laffalong (3) J: Blaike Mcdougall (58.5kg) T: N A Blackiston
262627.5
5. Saigon (1) J: Craig Newitt (58.5kg) T: C J Waller
8.579.1
6. La Vina (10) J: Jarrod Fry (57.5kg) T: L Smith
54.85.1
7. Cirrina (7) J: Logan Mcneil (56kg) T: M D Moroney
9.5108.1
8. Apres La Mer (4) J: Josh Richards (54.5kg) T: D Binaisse
151512.6
9. Commands The Field (8) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
4.84.64.95
10. Succeed Indeed (6) J: Jye Mcneil (54kg) T: L & T Corstens
161613.4

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 1:55pm (AEDT)

(3) Ocean Miss resumes off a long spell but brings to this an unbeaten fresh record. 3/3 when resuming and she is good enough for these but just needs to be wound up enough over this shorter trip.

I’ve been tipping (6) La Vina every time it’s been down to race this prep but has been scratched each time. They might get their much wanted wet track today and if that is the case then she has to go in the numbers.

(1) Agreeable is the class horse here and if she produces her best she will be tough to beat. Probably doesn’t want it too wet?

(9) Commands The Field as honest as they come and could go on with it after a break through win.

Tip: (3) Ocean Miss - $7.10 at BoomBet

Also Backing: (6) La Vina - $5.00 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 0.5u WIN Ocean Miss, 0.5u WIN La Vina

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Race 5

Senet Gambling Law Exp. (Bm70) (1300m)
2:30pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Senet Gambling Law Exp. (Bm70) (1300m)
2:30pm (AEDT)

1. Literary Magnate (13) J: Jordan Childs (61kg) T: M J Williams
888.1
2. Morning Melody (2) J: Patrick Moloney (59.5kg) T: N J Harnett
262626.5
3. Lempicka (1) J: Ben Allen (59kg) T: K & K Keys
66.55.3
4. My Yankee Girl (4) J: Dean Holland (59kg) T: J P Salanitri
6.566.5
5. Blistering (6) J: Brett Prebble (58.5kg) T: John Pascoe
888.6
6. Paper Dragon (9) J: Will Price (58.5kg) T: Henry Dwyer
191721.5
7. Dazzling Lucy (14) J: Beau Mertens (58kg) T: A W Noonan
121211.2
8. California Surreal (3) J: Jarrod Fry (57.5kg) T: P & P Snowden
151512.6
9. Glitter 'N' Gold (15) J: Logan Mcneil (57kg) T: D T O'brien
313132
10. Jayanthi (10) J: Jye Mcneil (56.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
6.56.56.6
11. Zourisky (16) J: Blaike Mcdougall (56.5kg) T: Peter Moody
12. Allegretta (8) J: Blaike Mcdougall (56kg) T: P G Moody
192019
13. Canbya (12) J: Ms Alana Kelly (56kg) T: James Cummings
212020.5
14. Quraysha (17) J: Ms Linda Meech (56kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
121310.2
15. I Like Big Putts (5) J: Craig Newitt (55.5kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
262623.5
16. Our Shinko (7) J: Zac Spain (54kg) T: P Stokes
414135
17. Melanie (11) J: (55.5kg) T: Dean Binaisse

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 2:34pm (AEDT)

(8) California Surreal is desperate for a dry track and could possibly find that today. Like the Sydney form coming here for this and she looks a touch overs if the track is dry enough.

Think we can see the best of (4) My Yankee Girl 2nd up here off a solid fresh run. That was in a strong race behind Najmaty and I think rising to 1300m is a big plus for her.

(1) Literary Magnate ran very well in stakes grade first up last prep over 1200m. Hardly disgraced in much stronger races than this and she is right in this.

(10) Jayanthi comes off a maiden win but it was impressive and the market really likes her early. She’s clearly the one with some upside about her and yet to see her ceiling.

(5) Blistering hasn’t run a bad race and looks well up to this from a gun draw.

Tip: (8) California Surreal - $16/$4.60 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 0.25u/0.5u EW California Surreal

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Race 6

"Boxing Challenge" 14/5 (Bm84) (1000m)
3:10pm (AEDT)

Race 6

"Boxing Challenge" 14/5 (Bm84) (1000m)
3:10pm (AEDT)

1. Grandview Avenue (3) J: Teodore Nugent (59.5kg) T: K M Elford
12610191
2. Lady Solly (7) J: Dean Holland (59kg) T: Adam Chambers
9.599.6
3. Zorro's Dream (9) J: Logan Mcneil (59kg) T: Mitchell Freedman
4.244.65
4. Sir Kalahad (11) J: Ms Carleen Hefel (58.5kg) T: Gavin Bedggood
131313.2
5. Fine Dane (1) J: Patrick Moloney (57.5kg) T: J F Moloney
161715.6
6. Young Liam (5) J: Jordan Childs (57.5kg) T: M & L Cerchi
888.6
7. Sacred Palace (12) J: Jarrod Fry (57kg) T: L Smith
665.8
8. Gold Spark (2) J: Billy Egan (56.5kg) T: Nick Ryan
10108.5
9. Destination (8) J: Jye Mcneil (56kg) T: James Cummings
10108.5
10. Starry Legend (10) J: Matthew Cartwright (55.5kg) T: J D Sadler
5.55.54.9
11. Whipcracker Way (4) J: Ms Alana Kelly (55.5kg) T: P Stokes
191915.2
12. Pravro (6) J: Josh Richards (54kg) T: Gwenda Johnstone

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 3:15pm (AEDT)

(10) Starry Legend will be a big chance with a good fresh run under the belt. That was first start since being gelded and sure to improve off that. 2nd up record is strong and he’s been competitive in stronger races than this.

(11) Whipcracker Way can mix form but don’t mind him well down in the weights here. Can put himself up on speed and will be fitter for the fresh run. Winner over this track/trip.

(6) Young Liam will enjoy a drop in the weights for this and is super consistent. Back to 1000m is his go.

(3) Zorro’s Dream got too far back last start but had been going well leading into that. Can hit back here off the back of strong speed.

 

Tip: (10) Starry Legend - $5.50 at PlayUp

Value: (11) Whipcracker Way - $21 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Starry Legend, 0.25u WIN Whipcracker Way

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Race 7

Tile Importer Hcp (1600m)
3:50pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Tile Importer Hcp (1600m)
3:50pm (AEDT)

1. Gundec (11) J: Joe Bowditch (60kg) T: Symon Wilde
7.57.56.5
2. Belle Savoir (6) J: Jye Mcneil (54kg) T: Nick Ryan
3.43.23.45
3. Euro Dandy (7) J: Josh Richards (54kg) T: Chris Calthorpe
121211.6
4. General Firepower (8) J: Zac Spain (54kg) T: M D Moroney
313123
5. Kaliuwaa Falls (4) J: Dean Holland (54kg) T: Mitchell Freedman
161517.2
6. Sonora (2) J: Teodore Nugent (54kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
999.1
7. Carlisle (9) J: Blaike Mcdougall (54kg) T: J F Moloney
131312.2
8. Darzela (12) J: Ms Linda Meech (54kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
343426.5
9. Flash Feeling (1) J: Matthew Cartwright (54kg) T: J D Sadler
4.84.64.85
10. Chandon Burj (3) J: Craig Newitt (54kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
11. Kyokushin (5) J: Ms Alana Kelly (54kg) T: G A Osborne
262127.5
12. Tahlequah (10) J: Patrick Moloney (54kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
6.575.8

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 3:54pm (AEDT)

Got a bit of time for (5) Kaliuwaa Falls who has won two on the bounce and deserves a crack at a race like this. Just the five starts to his name and still has a heap of upside. Out to the mile poses no problems and maps for all favours.

(2) Belle Savoir is also lightly raced and while she was a touch flat 2nd up, there was a stack of merit to her fresh win. She’s 3rd up now and stretching out in trip will be hard to beat.

(1) Gundec will likely lead them up again and has been racing well this prep. Will give himself every chance here.

(9) Flash Feeling probably should have won last start and looks set to peak here.

Tip: (5) Kaliuwaa Falls - $17.20 at BoomBet

Betting Strategy: 0.25u WIN Kaliuwaa Falls

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Race 8

Ladbrokes Anniversary Vase (1400m)
4:25pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Ladbrokes Anniversary Vase (1400m)
4:25pm (AEDT)

1. Buffalo River (7) J: Jordan Childs (60kg) T: M D Moroney
4.24.24.45
2. Justacanta (11) J: Luke Nolen (58.5kg) T: Patrick Payne
262623.5
3. Aramayo (3) J: Brett Prebble (58kg) T: C J Waller
151414.8
4. Great Again (4) J: Jarrod Fry (57kg) T: L Smith
181719.2
5. Regardsmaree (12) J: Billy Egan (56kg) T: Nick Ryan
3.73.43.4
6. Ziegfeld (13) J: Blaike Mcdougall (56kg) T: Gavin Bedggood
262621
7. Superium (1) J: Jye Mcneil (55.5kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
776.1
8. Thought Of That (2) J: Ms Linda Meech (54.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
5.586.7
9. Excelida (6) J: Patrick Moloney (54kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
777.1
10. Biometric (10) J: Josh Richards (54kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
343428.5
11. Ballet Master (8) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: C F Hyland
201151101
12. Beaufort Park (5) J: Fred Kersley (54kg) T: Saab Hasan
171617.2
13. Tibetan (9) J: Matthew Cartwright (54kg) T: M J Enright
151101111

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 4:29pm (AEDT)

(5) Regardsmaree looks primed to run well here after a very good win over some top line sprinters last week. Ran past the likes of Lombardo, Swats That and The Astrologist and is even better at 1400m now. On the quick backup he is clearly going very well and the wide draw gives him plenty of room to wind up.

(1) Buffalo River is a class horse and is always at his best on the fresher side. Any rain will help him but he’s sure to give a good sight.

(9) Excelida was super last start at a huge price in the Victoria Handicap. A 3rd to Ayrton and Streets Of Avalon looks pretty strong form for this.

 

Tip: (5) Regardsmaree - $3,80 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 2u WIN Regardsmaree

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Race 9

Thoroughbred Club (Bm78) (1600m)
4:55pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Thoroughbred Club (Bm78) (1600m)
4:55pm (AEDT)

1. Aussie Nugget (6) J: Logan Mcneil (61.5kg) T: A & S Freedman
516143
2. Duke Of Plumpton (17) J: Billy Egan (60kg) T: Patrick Payne
192020.5
3. Strategic Phil (7) J: Ms Celine Gaudray (60kg) T: D R Brideoake
126101101
4. Kinane (12) J: Luke Nolen (59.5kg) T: M C Kent
262620
5. Lyrical Lad (3) J: Ben Allen (59.5kg) T: P Stokes
109.510.2
6. Sir Davy (16) J: Ms Linda Meech (59.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
4.64.44.85
7. Born A King (1) J: Craig Newitt (59kg) T: C J Waller
161614.4
8. Basarwa (8) J: Jye Mcneil (58.5kg) T: D T O'brien
121210.6
9. Beltoro (11) J: Blaike Mcdougall (58kg) T: Robert Hickmott
887.1
10. Our Lone Star (9) J: Ms Alana Kelly (57.5kg) T: Sean Mott
212118.8
11. Eagles Crag (15) J: Jordan Childs (57kg) T: Archie Alexander
555.2
12. Welsh Legend (2) J: Fred Kersley (57kg) T: C J Waller
121212.2
13. Reliable Dude (10) J: Zac Spain (55kg) T: M J Ellerton
262620.5
14. Vitruvius (4) J: Brett Prebble (55kg) T: P A Preusker
7.57.57.6
15. Diamonds'n'stones (13) J: Patrick Moloney (54kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
15110189
16. Agrimony (5) J: Josh Richards (54kg) T: C J Waller
515141
17. Heir To The Throne (14) J: A Lynch (58kg) T: Andrea Leek

Odds Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 5:00pm (AEDT)

(11) Eagles Crag finished 2nd to Mr Brightside first up last prep and started favourite there. That form has obviously been well and truly franked. Recent jumpout was good and always though he had a bit of talent.

(4) Kinane was touted as the next Winx a while back and things have obviously not worked out well since. With that said, the fresh run was encouraging and I think he might be getting back towards some of his best form.

(14) Vitruvius was a huge run fresh with blinkers applied and is suited even more here rising to 1600m.

(6) Sir Davy ate up the mile last start and that was an emphatic win. He’s clearly on the up and will once again give himself every chance rolling along up on speed.

Any rain will suit (2) Duke Of Plumpton.

Tip: (11) Eagles Crag - $5.60 at BoomBet

Value: (4) Kinane - $19 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Eagles Crag, 0.25u WIN Kinane

Billy has been an avid racing fan ever since he and a few mates started a punters club once they turned 18. Following the initial punters clubs, he was properly hooked after landing a nice collect on Admire Rakti in the 2014 Caulfield Cup and has had a soft spot for Japanese horses ever since. Is a massive fan of 'blinkers first time' and has been known to enjoy a 'Hail Mary' multi. Loves punting across metro Sydney and Melbourne every Saturday but isn't scared to venture West late in the day to find a Pikey special.

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