The midweek preview and best bets from Sandown and Randwick-Kensington have arrived.
The Wiz has gone through both cards and highlighted the selections you want to be with come Wednesday afternoon on the punt.
Giddy up, punters!
sandown race 1
#10 weave that web
She is the only runner in this race yet to have a race start but the fresh legs might just be the way to go in this race.
A lot of competitors here have convictions and her two jump outs to date looked encouraging enough to back her on debut.
In the first of her 1000 metre jump outs, she was asked to settle in behind horses and her jockey slipped her a bit of reign halfway through, to which she responded nicely.
She was put under no pressure in the straight and held her spot nicely to finish fourth out of the six horses.
The second jump out her saw jump cleanly and lead up the field of five. Under very light riding she would again hold her position well to finish third.
Mark Zahra is engaged to ride her on debut and that in itself is always a positive sign.
The pair have drawn barrier five and should settle in a handy spot close enough to be in with a winning chance at the top of the straight.
Suggested Bet: Weave That Web each-way at $9 the win and $2.6 the place
SANDOWN RACE 4
The John Moloney stable is simply going great in 2021 and gets the chance to continue its run of form with Legionnaire.
His run over 1200 metres up the straight when running sixth behind Godolphin galloper Subedar was meritorious enough to suggest he can get back into winning ways here.
He may only have one win to his name but he has raced in much harder company than what he faces today and if he can find the lead, as expected, he will be mighty hard to catch on a Lakeside track that usually favours on-pace runners.
Teodore Nugent is booked, gets the 1.5 kilo claim off the back of Legionnaire which will help our cause even more.
Suggested Bet: Legionnaire win at $4.8
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 2
sandown race 7
Brian McGrath has thrown the kitchen sink at Inkslinger: Craig Williams and blinkers first time.
Was in a terrible spot in-the-run last start at Cranbourne when he drew barrier one and had to settle three back on the running rail.
He had no chance to build up his momentum and was squeezed in between runners throughout the majority of the straight.
Back to the larger surroundings of Sandown and a barrier where he can settle one off the fence and peel out when he needs to is a far more ideal set-up.
His career winning strike rate is nothing to boast about having only recorded two wins from 24 starts, but happy to take the risk that he might be a new horse with the blinkers being applied.
Suggested Bet: Inkslinger each-way at $26 the win and $6 the place
Suggested Exotic: First Four – 4, 6, 9/ 4, 6, 8, 9/1, 4, 6, 8, 9/ 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
randwick kensington race 5
#2 dalmatia prince
Dalmatia Prince had to do it the tradesman way last start by sitting outside the lead of a solid tempo and grinding away only to nabbed on the line in a tight photo finish.
His run was full of merit as he nearly gripped on to victory from the fast finishing Mars but a wide gate and having to cut the breeze just left him being vulnerable late in the race.
Now, he gets a barrier where he can slide up on the rails, bludge his way to sit just behind the leaders and with the three kilos taken off his back through apprentice Reece Jones being booked to ride, he should find himself in the finish again.
The predicted rain around Sydney will do his chances no harm either having already won three times on wet tracks as well as 13 minor placings.
Good each-way price to find out if he can make it career win number nine.
Suggested Bet: Dalmatia Prince each-way at $17 the win and $4.4 the place
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 2, 4, 5/ 2, 4, 5, 6/ 2, 4, 5 ,6
randwick-kensington race 6
#7 epic dan
Epic Dan comes down in class and into a much more suitable race than last start where he finished second last in a BM88 Saturday race at Randwick.
He was caught wide with no cover and raced keenly to fade out and finish four lengths off the eventual winner.
With the step up in distance, back to BM78 level and a wet track, he’s a big price in a race that looks to set up much more favourably than last start.
Jockey Keegan Latham should be able to find Epic Dan a nice spot, midfield with some cover from barrier four.
The eight-year-old veteran gelding from the Gregory Hickman stable loves racing on wet surfaces.
His 32 career starts on wet tracks boast seven wins and nine placings.
Happy to be with him on an each-way basis.
Suggested Bet: Epic Dan each-way at $23 the win and $5 the place
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 3, 7, 8/ 2, 3, 7, 8/ 2, 3, 7, 8