Sandown Lakeside is where Wednesday racing situates itself.
The Punter’s Prince has narrowed down his best bets and is keen to be with an unlucky runner ready to find the winner’s list.
sandown race 1
It was a horror watch for backers of Hickok at Caulfield after he was held up from the 150-metre mark to the finish post in a BM-84 race.
He should have finished much closer than he did and now finds himself in a race with much less early speed, which means he can settle closer in the run.
Just needs some luck to be in the finish.
Suggested Bet: Hickok each way at $5 for the win and $2 for the place
Confidence Rating: 6/10
sandown race 3
HereForAGoodTime should press towards the lead from the wide gate, with her solid fitness base being a significant asset in this race.
She ran well behind Teofilo Star last start in a BM-70 2400-metre race at Sandown as they gapped the rest of the field.
Horrifying, who ran third in that race, has come out and won in town to frank the form.
Suggested Bet: HereForAGoodTime win at $3.90
Confidence Rating: 7/10
sandown race 4
Something clearly went wrong with Minyinga last start after she was smashed in the betting but failed to run up to that mark.
She has beaten a long way on a heavy deck on the Hillside track over 1400 metres despite starting a $3.8 elect.
Double the price now, and she is drawn to be out of trouble from the wide gate.
Suggested Bet: Minyinga each way at $5.5 for the win and $2.15 for the place.
Confidence Rating: 5.5/10
sandown race 5
#5 so risque
So Risque loves racing at Sandown.
He will need a drying track to be at his best and it should eventuate with the clear conditions predicted.
Has jumped out nicely and is still lightly-raced for a four-year-old gelding, so should plenty of dash in his legs.
Suggested Bet: So Risque win at $4.2.
Confidence Rating: 7/10
sandown race 6
#16 butter blonde
A few horses are resuming here who look vulnerable, namely the favourite Writey Opal, who is back at the races following a two-month gap between runs.
The value lies with Butter Blonde, who has resumed with two solid enough runs to suggest she will peak third-up.
Craig Newitt is booked, and it is a sign this mare will be pinging to the lead, turning the screws and trying to use her fitness advantage to full effect.
Suggested Bet: Butter Blonde each way at $6.5 the win and $2.40 the place.
Confidence Rating: 6.5/10