Racing at Sandown Park resumes on Thursday night after a huge Melbourne Cup was run and won by Koblenz last weekend.
The 12-race card tonight gives us betting opportunities galore with the best coming up in race five.
Sandown Park Race 2
#6 blazing times
Crushed her opposition by nearly six length at Sandown Park last week when bounding to the front from box four and never looking back.
She smashed the clock as well to run a very slick 29.36 over 515 metres and she can easily do the same again here from box six.
She will have to contend with the dog drawn in box two who looks the likely leader when the lids open up, but she has the acceleration to be able to get around her easily and without trouble.
If she can find a clear passage to the first bend, as we predict, this field will have major task trying to chase her down.
Suggested Bet: Blazing Times win at $4
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 6
Sandown park race 3
#3 Tynslee Bale
It was a flip of the coin between Tynslee Bale and Arizona Eyes, but we are siding with Tynslee Bale.
When looking at the speed map for this, the lead looks up for grabs and Tynslee Bale should be able to pounce on it as soon as the lids open.
She has been racing against quicker opposition at her last few starts and it has seen her get crossed and unable to control the race on her tempo.
A repeat of what she did when running 29.55 at Sandown over 515 metres should be good enough to win this.
Expecting her to run much quicker time than that if she can find the front without a hassle.
Suggested Bet: Tynslee Bale win at $3.4
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 3 & 2
Sandown Park Race 4
#8 Barooga Smoke
Barooga Smoke left a smoking trail on the Sandown Park circuit last week after scorching his way to victory in front gun chaser Do It.
He just kept finding the line and hunting through the field to show great tenacity and it something that will hold him in good stead in this event.
Box eight is perfect for him as he can wind up that big sprinting finish without being hindered.
Tough to see him not running in two top here and we actually get a good price for him to run a place despite there being no third dividend.
Would be having something along the lines of one stake on the win and then times that stake by three on the place odds.
Suggested Bet: Barooga Smoke each-way at $3.3 the win and $1.80 the place.
Sandown Park Race 6
#7 Twisted Reality
Twisted Reality finally draws a box where he can have some breathing space to run in when the lids pop open.
He has drawn down in box one or box four at his last five starts and it has destroyed his winning chances by constantly being held up or buffeted by his opposition.
The Brendan Pursell-trained chaser has had good success from box seven with two wins a five placings from 10 efforts.
Happy to be with him each-way at the current price.
This also looks a good race to have a good play at the exotics.
Suggested Bet: Twisted Reality each-way at $7 the win and $2.10 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 2, 7/ 2, 7, 8/ 2, 4, 7, 8
Sandown Park Race 5
#5 lots of chatter
Taking a firm set against the odds-on favourite here and having a crack at Lots of Chatter who was a bit unlucky behind freak chaser Aston Rupee a fortnight ago.
He possesses more than enough to outdo any issues that may arise from being draw in the squeeze box of number five.
Looks a far better price than Do It who had every conceivable chance to hold on for victory at Sandown last week, but failed to do so.
Lots of Chatter is sure to make this a true test of speed and acceleration in the early part of the race.
That is what we are tipping to undo the favourite as our selection attempts to charge to lead.
Get the inkling Lots of Chatter will start much shorter than his current price given the set-up.
Suggested Bet: Lots of Chatter win at $4.6