Bruce Clark’s preview & best for Sandown

LADBROKES PARK Sandown Lakeside August 16

The track was rated a good 3 Tuesday with rain forecast for race day but suggests only about 3mm along with gusty winds so given that tip track will race ‘firm”.



Overview: There is some spring bound horses here at this mid-week, Esperance (race 1) and Nacar (race 2) primarily and that is the norm this time of year Melbourne metropolitan Wednesdays.



Best Bet: Race 2#3 NACAR Darren Weir trained import who gets in off a BM70 despite Group from Germany and most impressive Australian debut suggesting would find himself in some fringe middle distance carnival races without too much trouble. OK was a heavy 10 at The Bool and on the firm surface here if looking for any reservation. Narrow black figures since markets opened and that’s more than reasonable given the opinion of him.

$2 bet now


Best Value: Race 4 #4 MAHLANI Resumed for Andrew Noblet with strong win Echuca after not the best of runs. Sure #2 Angelic Spirit was good on debut Sale but had a good run and the price discrepancy here is attractive to the value pick.

$9.5 bet now



Race 1:                  1*-5-2-3. ESPERANCE most exciting runner of the day – price to match.  $1.25 bet now



Race 2:                  3*-1-5-6. NACAR best of the day and better races await in spring.  $2 bet now



Race 3:                  12-9-1-11. WASSERGEIST to improve off sound Hillside debut.  $3.2 bet now



Race 4:                  4-2-3-9. MAHLANI over the odds of a good first-up win.  $9.5 bet now



Race 5:                  8-6-10-3. REIGNING IN PARIS to prove herself at the trip, value odds.  $13 bet now



Race 6:                  6-9-1-10. UBIN THUNDERSTRUCK should have won Swan Hill.Can do so here.$3.4 bet now



Race 7:                  12-10-3-1. TROJAN STORM. progressing off tough Geelong win.  $8.5 bet now



Race 8:                  11-6-3-1. GROOVIN value off solid return wins Bendigo.  $10 bet now



Race 9:                  3-6-14-5. BEST HOFFA in good form but this wide race.  $10 bet now








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