Winning form is the flavour of the day at Sandown and Warwick Farm this Wednesday and punters are already reaping the benefits.
There are quite a few newcomers to the scene on Wednesday, especially at Warwick Farm and the trial specialists have already attempted to take the bookmakers to the cleaners.
With the first group one of the season having passed last Saturday, the bar has been set and there’s plenty of up-and-coming types ready to impress this Wednesday.
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Sandown Free Tips & Form
Race 1. (13:00) Sheamus Mills Bloodstock Handicap (1000m)
Punters are getting good value with Bel Sonic and punters should follow the winning form.
The Jason Warren-trained three-year-old finished third behind Merchant Navy on debut and that form has been seriously franked since. Merchant Navy has since remained unbeaten from four starts, so running third behind it on debut is solid form.
He then took the winter off and resumed with a solid victory at Geelong where he showed good barrier speed and the time off looked to have worked wonders.
He’s by Bel Esprit so he’s bred to sprint and he could handle this field at nice odds.
Race 2. (13:35) Chandler MacLeod Maiden (1400m)
Darren Weir lines up Red Choux which has placed in both starts to date and both runs have been credible to date.
The four-year-old son of New Zealand Derby winner Jimmy Choux finished second at Swan Hill on debut before running a close second last time out.
Both starts have come on wet tracks so the conditions should and we’re expecting another solid run for the fit runner.
Race 3. (14:10) Drew Morphett Handicap (1300m)
Salsamor resumes after two starts in the autumn where he impressed when running second behind Aloisia at Flemington in May.
The Busuttin/Young-trained three-year-old was a classy winner on debut at Pakenham before taking on the big guns last start and although he doesn’t have race fitness under his belt, he’s got untapped ability and the son of Tavistock could continue to keep the good family name alive.
He paid $19 to win last start, but punters should expect shorter odds this time around.
Race 6. (15:55) Spicer Thoroughbreds Handicap (1600m)
Mick Price lines up Positively High which made good ground from the tail of the field last time out at Sandown Hillside.
The well-bred four-year-old by High Chaparral scored a handy win at Pakenham last two starts ago on a slow track and although conditions might be a touch better on this occasion, he looks well set to handle the firmer tracks.
He’s definitely a midweek horse to follow and punters are getting a good each way price on offer.
Race 8. (17:05) Ladbrokes Handicap (1300m)
There’s no doubting the class factor in this race and it comes from Petition.
The four-year-old mare has won two of her seven starts with four placings and she has form around the likes of Jennifer Lynn and Prompt Response.
She produced two stellar back-to-back wins in April on rain-affected tracks and she lost no admirers when running second behind Vienna Miss in the Adelaide Guineas.
$1.75 is a very short price, but there will be plenty of punters anchoring Petition in their multi-bets.
Warwick Farm Free Tips & Form
Race 3. (14:00) McGrath Estate Agents Handicap (1300m)
I Am Serious made its season debut for Chris Waller at Warwick Farm a fortnight ago and there was good merit in its effort.
The former Tamworth runner had won her first three starts in the country by impressive margins and her second placing behind Perizada shouldn’t be taken lightly.
She would have needed the fitness under the new stable conditions and drawing barrier one will allow her to switch on nicely for this run.
The smaller field is ideal and she should run a great race.
Race 5. (15:10) Tab Handicap (1200m)
Intrinsic is fresh up having not raced since June where she finished second behind Silence in a 2YO Handicap at Rosehill.
The Kris Lees-trained daughter of So You Think was an easy winner on debut at Wyong where she controlled the race nicely and she had absolutely no luck when running second last start.
She was held up throughout the straight and flew home late in the piece, but it was too late for punters that took the $4.40 on offer,
Punters will have to take a lower price here, but she’s a quality spring-type animal which could shorten in the market.
Race 7. (16:20) Hyland Race Colours (1300m)
James Cummings resumes Regent here after it looked good in limited runs last season.
The Lonhro three-year-old colt was a narrow winner on debut at Canterbury in maiden grade before stepping up to the big time in the Ken Russell Stakes at the Gold Coast.
He didn’t quite handle the sudden rise in grade, but he still battled on well for sixth – only 2.4 lengths behind seasoned professional Taking Aim.
He gets in with only 53kg on his back and that’s a serious pull in the weights, hence its current price with bookmakers.
We’re expecting bookmakers to shorten that price as the race draws nearer.
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