Sandown Hillside 5/12/15

PLEASE NOTE

Selections and maps have been posted before final scratchings

 

Date: 5/12/2015
Meeting: William Hill Park Hillside
Rail: +8m
Track: Good 3
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Sunny 31 degrees

Speed maps (click): PDF – Sandown Hillside 51215 maps

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RACE 1
12.25pm Noble Park Plate 1400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

 

1. REGAZZO DEL CORSA
He ran well at Ballarat a fortnight ago and should be ready here. He sneaks up in the weights to 60kg but can carry weight. Drawing in helps, he will be up on the speed and could run away to be too strong here.

4. IRADA
He sat closer to the speed last start and didn’t finish off, he wasn’t on the right part of the track though. He’s drawn out wider here and should be further off the pace. Look for him to be running on late.

2. ATLANTIC CITY
Good win when stepping back in class last time out. He is up to this grade and the speed should suit him.

MAIN DANGER
5. VOSTOK
Good win on debut and he can go on here. He should be at good odds each way.

 

 

RACE 2
1.00pm Yarraman Village Plate 1600m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

 

2. EVANGELIST (GB)
Strong win when resuming in the Listed Sale Cup, then okay at Kilmore. Third up here and ready. He drops 3.5kg with the claim and has drawn the widest but that’s okay, he’ll be off the pace.

1. JACQUINOT BAY
He has a strong record at this track & distance and drops in class here. He is allocated to carry the top weight of 60kg but gets a 3kg claim with Dylan Dunn.

4. EXIMIUS
He was good in the Kilmore Cup where he showed improvement to finish 2nd. He can go on here and is an each way chance.

MAIN DANGER
7. TONOPAH (USA)
He won the Donald Cup strongly and drops 3.5kg here with the claim to a dangerous 52.5kg. He hasn’t been with such a light weight in a long time.

RACE 3
1.35pm Ashfords Accountants Plate 1800m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

 

4. TARANGOWER
He ran well second up at Rosehill then came to Melbourne and thrashed them at Moonee Valley. He steps up slightly in class here and should be up near the speed but with very little pace in the race he should be too good.
7. FIREHOUSE ROCK
Average last time out but that was on a wet track. He will love Good track here. He should be up closer to the speed here.

1. LORD ATHENAEUM (NZ)
Excluding his last start he has been flying this prep. There may not be enough speed here for him to win but he is definitely one to include in multiples.
MAIN DANGER
6. SIR BERUS
Keeps P.Moloney on board after a win last time out. He has ran well in stronger races. He comes back to 1800m here.

 

 

RACE 4
2.10pm Macphersons Kelley Plate 1400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

8. ANAPHORA
Third up here and absolutely flying. She drops down to a feather light 51kg here will be running on strongly.

1. SHE’S CLEAN
She’s going really well this prep placing in group races her last two times out. She carries top weight here of 60.5kg and that may restrict her a bit but this is her distance. She is very consistent.

2. METAPHORICAL
She is proven at the distance and second up. She ran well against the boys last time out and this will be easier. The extra distance suits.

MAIN DANGER
3. SENSE AND REASON
This is her distance. She drops 7.5kg here and is third up. The recently returned in form C.Symons is on board.

 

RACE 5
2.45pm Hilton Manufacturing Handicap 1500m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

 

3. LILLY DAZZLER
She has a good record at the distance (5: 1-2-1) and ran well last time out in the Group 3 Summoned. This is a drop in grade but she does go against the boys.

9. RICH RIVER
He doesn’t have much of a first up record but generally runs well here. The claim helps and he should get a good run just behind the speed.

8. TUCANCHOO (NZ)
He has first up form and is proven here. He will relish the dry track

MAIN DANGER
2. ALROUZ
He will be better over further but has won at 1500m. He has first up form and the claim helps.

RACE 6
3.25pm Total Logistic Solutions Handicap 1000m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

 

7. HEATHERLY
She was absolutely flying last prep and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of her. She ran second behind Ready for Victory last prep in Listed company. This is a lot easier even though she has drawn wide.

6. BILLABONG BABE
She has only had 5 starts but 4 of them have been at 1000m on a dry track for two wins and a second.

2. BADAJOZ
He was good when resuming and should run well here. He will be off the speed in what looks to be a fast paced race. He ran well in black type last prep.

MAIN DANGER
3. CONSTANT JUSTICE
He is still in his first prep but has had 4 tries at the 1000m for two wins and a second.

 

 

RACE 7
4.05pm City of Greater Dandenong Stakes 1000m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

 

4. OFFICE BEARER
Freshened up here and stays at 1000m. He is unbeaten at the track and distance and will like the dry track. His second up form is strong (6: 2-0-1) and V.Duric stays on.

 

5. RELDAS
He has a fantastic record at this track (3: 2-0-0) and is flying this prep. He sneaks up in the weights here but has ran well with more weight previously.

9. WILD RAIN
Two runs in this prep for two seconds. She has a strong record at the distance (8: 4-1-1) and drops 2kg here. She ran on strongly behind The Quarterback during the carnival.

MAIN DANGER
10. DANGER CLOSE
This is harder but his form is hard to ignore! He is unbeaten from 3 runs at the track and distance and has a very strong second up record (4: 2-1-0). He drops down to 54kg here and will be running on from the tail of the field.

 

RACE 8
4.45pm Summer Championship Heat 1 Sensational Springvale Handicap 1300m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

 

5. MR BACKCHAT
He stays at 1300m but this is his distance. He’s going well this prep, drops in grade and should get the perfect trail behind the speed. He should be too strong here.

3. GALAXY PEGASUS
He ran on strongly two starts ago then was average last time out in group company. This is easier (away from WFA) and the claim helps.

1. TADDEI TONDO
He is the top weight here but has won with 62.5kg previously. He will be running on and has a good record at the 1300m.
MAIN DANGER
13. LE REMAS
He is third up here and loves Sandown. He is proven at the distance and will sit midfield. He hasn’t won in a while but is an each way chance here on his track record.

 

RACE 9
5.25pm Vawdrey Semi Trailers Handicap 2400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

 

1. PURPLE SMILE
He had the perfect run last time out and won well. He is the top weight here but with the claim goes down to 59kg. The extra 100m suits and he should get an easy run just off the pace. Dylan Dunn stays on board.

 

3. SAMMY THE SNAKE
Flying this prep and finished behind Purple Smile last time out. He has drawn wide here and carrying 60kg but has won here at 2400m.

8. TRIPLE GOLD
Running well this prep and drops 2.5kg here. He will be running on strongly.
MAIN DANGER
9. ALL I SURVEY
He has only one win to his name but was sound last time out. On that run he is an each way chance here.