Best bets and tips from across the card of greyhound racing at Sandown on Thursday night.
There is plenty of value and money to be made with the night’s best bet coming very early on the program.
sandown race 1
#5 aston miles
Aston Miles launched his way to a very sharp 30.08 victory when breaking maiden status last start.
He faces a few familiar foes again in this field and can easily make it two wins in a row with the early speed he possesses to set him apart from his competitors.
It should be able to zip across from the middlebox and prove hard to run down.
Suggested Bet: Aston Miles win at $3
Confidence Rating: 8.5/10
sandown race 3
#5 sally intention
She is a big hit and miss with her starts, but Sally Intention showed precisely what she could do when she does jump cleanly, as seen in the last start.
She bolted in a competitive race at Ballarat as a $70 winner, and, even though the starting price in that race lends us to not backing her here, the win was too hard to be against.
If she jumps cleanly, she wins.
Suggested Bet: Sally Intention win at $4.60
Confidence Rating: 5/10
sandown race 5
#8 kelsey bale
Travels back after a reasonable effort at Wentworth Park in a tough race as a $7 elect.
This race looks much easier for her, and she loves racing at Sandown over this distance range.
She should be able to find her way across from the box, and her mid-race sectionals are brutally fast.
Suggested Bet: Kelsey Bale win at $4.60
Confidence Rating: 6/10
sandown race 6
#4 plan ahead
Plan Ahead looks like he has a class edge in this field.
He finished last in a Heat race at Sandown over 595 metres at the last start and took a step down in grade to G4/5 level.
His last start at this grade was two starts ago when he bolted in as a $2.20 favourite.
The one to be with here.
Suggested Bet: Plan Ahead win at $2.80
Confidence Rating: 7/10
sandown race 10
#1 queen lina
Not sure how they get near Queen Lina based on what she did last start and coming up with a much more favourable draw this time.
She flew home to finish second behind Angus Keeping after finding herself in the rear half of the field early on.
The red box helps her chances greatly and is one of the better bets on the card.
Suggested Bet: Queen Lina win at $2.70
Confidence Rating: 8/10
sandown race 11
#2 osprey phantom
I would much rather be with Osprey Phantom at the $3.30 than Modern Collina.
The favourite brings in strong country form but would prefer her to have a decent run in town first before declaring her at the current $1.60 odds.
Osprey Phantom brings in the city form required to win and an inside box, which should see her rail up and chase down the favourite.
Suggested Bet: Osprey Phantom win at $3.30
Confidence Rating: 7/10