Wednesday Racing Tips - Sandown Hillside Racecourse 19/07/23

Metro Racing returns to Sandown Hillside for a familiar midweek meeting that sees eight high level races contested at the course, each for a share of $55k prize money. For a change there are no maiden races on the card, all the races (bar the 1st which is in open grade) are to be contested in BM70 grade or higher and with just one staying race on the card and the remainder to be run at mid/sprint distance I am very keen for what looks to be an exciting day ahead of us at Sandown Hillside. Follow me below as I outline the day!

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Best of the DaySandown Hillside R3
#9 - Zaynudin
Win: $5.50
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Place: $1.95
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Next BestSandown Hillside R5
#3 - Field Of Flutes   
Win: $6.00
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Place: $2.25
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Roughie of the DaySandown Hillside R2
#3 - Madalsa 
Win: $10.00
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Place: $2.90
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Sandown Hillside R2 - Evergreen Turf (Bm64) (1600m)

#7 - Wonderwall - $5.00
#8 - The Devil In Her - $2.70
#3 - Madalsa (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY) - $10.00
#4 - Fine Rebel - $7.50

BEST BET - #7 - Wonderwall 
Wonderwall should be going close here and all things considered if he gets a decent run, which I back he will with Cartwright aboard in a small field, he should be winning this. He resumed off a long 44 week spell four runs back when fighting hard bravely all run to only find one better late which was the same story next outing before shedding the maiden tag two runs back in style in the heavy at Seymour. Last time out he was luckless in running, being forced to do it tough and fading late in stronger company. He comes back to a smaller field now and gets a nice claim, maps to settle just behind the speed and if he gets clear air on the turn he likely wins.

THE DANGER - #8 - The Devil In Her 
The Devil In Her looks like a good up and coming horse for Patrick Payne and has to be respected coming from the stable and being under Billy Egan’s steering alone. She returned to racing in the Heavy at Tatura off a long spell and came on from last and three wide to power over the field in the straight in a bold return to racing. She then came here last time out where she didn’t get a split until very late and once she did she bolted through the field to finish just outside the placings in fourth. I think that she is a true swimmer and that is my only knock is we get a soft 5 tomorrow, more on the good side but she hasn’t run a bad race yet this prep.

Madalsa is one of the more interesting runners in the field and one that I am keen to see how she goes here. She debuted in the Summer and won a 1600m Ararat maiden where she didn’t beat a whole lot on debut but the way she did was impressive and the time was good. She then took a huge step up in competition to the G3 Adrian Knox Stakes at Randwick in the Heavy over the 2000m where she was wide throughout, having to work in the run and was eased out of it. She has since come over to the Sandhu stable and now returns to racing under Gaudray’s steering, I think she’s going to run well.

Sandown Hillside R3 - Ive> (Bm70) (2400m)

#9 - Zaynudin (BEST BET) - $5.50
#2 - Dillian - $2.90
#5 - Christmas - $6.50
#1 - Khoekhoe - $14.00

BEST BET - #9 - Zaynudin (BEST BET)
I do imagine that the combination between Zaynudin being third up, out to 2400m and onto this course will allow him to come on strongly enough from the back of the field to claim this race. The well bred Dabernig Irish import is in the midst of his first prep down under and has been running well. After debuting in Aus at Swan Hill he went to a Warracknabeal 2000m where he was awesome from off the rail three back in the straight to find the line with real purpose and beat all but the leader who had the gun run / was hard fit. I think third up now he presents with plenty more upside and out in trip, Shinn aboard… The setup looks right.

THE DANGER - #2 - Dillian
Maher and Eustace rarely get it wrong when it comes to their staying horses and their imports and this Irish import looks to be no exception himself. He had his Australian debut off a 24 week spell at Warwick Farm back at the end of May over the 1600m where he missed the start but came on strong at the end of the race before being given a 6 week break and coming back to racing three weeks ago at this course over the 2100m where he came from well back in the field for a big run to see him end up third. Out in trip again, third up and with Stockdale aboard I don’t see this horse being out of the placings.

VALUE BET  - #5 - Christmas
Christmas is a French import for the Presuker stable that, if you have been following our free horse racing tips for awhile, you would have seen in my Geelong tips two or so weeks ago when he stepped out to a 2470m in BM58 grade and dominantly saluted over the field, getting a split from on the pace at the 300m and storming lengths clear of the field then. He looks well poised to make it back to back wins, albeit stepping up to a proper contest now.

Sandown Hillside R5 - Ladbroke It (Bm70) (1000m)

#3 - Field Of Flutes (NEXT BEST) - $6.00
#10 - The Brill Building - $7.50
#7 - Bitoftheblarney - $8.50
#5 - Pereille - $3.50

BEST BET - #3 - Field Of Flutes (NEXT BEST) 
Field of Flutes doesn’t know how to run a bad race and I am confident measures up here in what looks to be a Saturday race in disguise for a few in this field. She is a lightly raced horse for the Maher and Eustace stable that has already recorded two career wins and three placings in just her six career starts and looks to be in good stead for this assignment off the back of an honest run in a truly Heavy track at Werribee last time out where she ran on well to place there. She gets back on top of the ground, in the same track conditions where one of her wins came, is hard fit, well weighted with the claim from Hefel and should slide forward from barrier six.

THE DANGER - #10 - The Brill Building 
The Brill Building takes a step down in depth for this assignment and I don’t see him running poorly with plenty more to offer second up here off of a long spell for Phillip Stokes. The three year old is in his second run of his second prep for the stable after resuming in Saturday Grade at Caulfield in a 3-Y-O open contest where he chased solidly all through the straight to finish behind Kin and Rain Lord in a very impressive first up run. He will have plenty to offer here second up and well back in depth. I think he only goes well here.

VALUE BET - #7 - Bitoftheblarney
I am pretty keen to see how Waller’s latest Kiwi import goes in this race having just the one run to go by but it was certainly good enough that we have to keep our eyes on the horse now. he debuted three weeks back at Werribee on a genuine Heavy track where he looked to relish the conditions, improving from four deep in the run and shifting wide on the turn to get a split and power away for a big win under John Allen in those conditions. He looks like a genuine swimmer so interested to see how he goes atop the ground now but Waller rarely places runners poorly and I imagine he’s going to be strong here.

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Jockey Of The Day – Jye Mcniel

Jye McNeil is an accomplished jockey, having won several black type races, including the prestigious 2020 Melbourne Cup aboard Twilight Payment. He has also received the Victoria Racing Club's Champion Jockey Award in two consecutive seasons (2019/20 and 2020/21), underscoring his reputation as one of Victoria's finest jockeys. He is known to perform exceptionally well on major race days, and he has secured a significant number of rides for this weekend's racing at Sandown Hillside Park Lakeside, I have outlined them all below:

R1 - #2 - El Patroness - $2.45
R3 - #6 - Manhattan Thunder - $12.00
R5 - #4 - Toronto Terrier - $6.10
R6 - #3 - Stormbolt - $4.80
R7 - #5 - Arizona Activist  - $18.00
R8 - #3 - So Si Bon - $4.65
R9 - #13 - Tonneofgrit - $18.00

Multi Tips For Sandown Hillside Racecourse

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R2 - #3 - Madalsa  - PLC $2.90
R3 - #9 - Zaynudin- PLC $1.95
R5 - #3 - Field Of Flutes  - PLC $2.25

Total Odds = $12.70
$50 Stake = $635.00 Return!

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Sandown Hillside Racecourse Trifecta Tip (R5)

1st: 3, 5, 7, 10
2nd: 3, 5, 7, 10
3rd: 3, 5, 7, 10

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