The BetDeluxe Thursday-night greyhound preview from the 12-race card at Sandown Park.
All the best bets and selections from the BetDeluxe greyhound racing experts.
sandown park race 1
#5 collinda lady
Collinda Lady resumes after spending nearly six months away from the races.
She is a very lightly-raced chaser who has only had the three-career runs and all those efforts have been spaced.
She has never had more than two runs in a preparation and enters this race off a hot trial last week.
Her starting-price profile has seen the bitch go around at odds-on in her last two runs suggesting she is better than maiden grade and can make the step up from G6/7 to higher class.
The favourite, who is her clear danger, is drawn down in box one and has occasionally shown a dislike to jumping from inside boxes.
If Collinda Lady can glide across and take the lead into the first turn, as we predict, she will be hard to chase down.
Suggested Bet: Collinda Lady win at $3.20
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 5 & 1
sandown park race 2
#7 archie's entity
Archie’s Entity races on the four-day back up after a nice effort at Sandown on Sunday.
The Lyn Smith-trained chaser always raced near the lead in his third-place finish over 515 metres and will derive plenty of benefit from the run.
It was his first ever try at the distance and her fitness should be ripe to handle a similar race.
She has good speed away from the boxes and we can expect an improvement on her 29.65 run.
Suggested Bet: Archie’s Entity win at $2.50
Sandown park race 6
#3 barooga smoke
Barooga Smoke to knock off the odds-on pop Paddy Wants Pats.
Barooga Smoke is a track specialist at Sandown who loves doing his racing at the venue.
Trainer Brooke Ennis has him ticking over nicely for this race, and, while he might be a little outclassed by Paddy Wants Pat, we think the favourite might have left all his energy in the Australian Cup last weekend.
This race looks to set up nicely for Barooga Smoke who can jump fast from the inside, hold the lead and stave off the finishing burst of Paddy Wants Pats.
The market should come for him given his track record and the notion that Paddy Wants Pats ran in his grand final last week.
Suggested Bet: Barooga Smoke win at $4.2
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 2 & 3
Sandown park race 8
#8 collinda patty
Launching into Collinda Patty who returns to the scene of the her most recent victory.
Jason Thompson has set her up to race five days after a third-place effort at The Meadows in a Special Event race last start.
She was a touch unlucky after drawing box six, and this race looks ideal for her to find winning form again.
She has particular liking for Sandown with two wins from six starts, but it was her win on February 3 when resuming from a spell, where she blitzed home for a 29.48 win, that has us confident.
Predicting an improvement on that run given she is now fully fit.
Suggested Bet: Collinda Patty win at $2.50
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 4, 6, 8