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Sandown Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Wednesday 7th July
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Sandown Tips - July 7
Get our best bets and each-way selections for Sandown on Wednesday.
Race 2 1:00pm AEST – No. 6 Murrumbidgee River
The Maher/Eustace-trained three-year-old was impressive when winning on debut at Ballarat. He scored by three lengths and the form behind has stacked up nicely since. The son of Fiorente is bred to handle the rise in distance and we think that only strengthens his chances of success on Wednesday.
In-form jockey Jamie Kah takes the ride and drawing barrier nine isn’t a negative over this distance. He has time to find the back of a runner going forward and we would be surprised if his odds didn’t firm significantly close to start time. $2.45 is well worth taking for an exciting midweek type.
Race 3 1:35pm AEST – No. 1 Always in Moment
Value is with Always in Moment, which has already scored two wins this preparation. The three-year-old filly by No Nay Never scored at Pakenham fresh up by 3.5 lengths, which was a smart effort. She then ran last at Pakenham after pulling up with a heart irregularity, but we love the way she rebounded to score at Sandown.
She scored a 1.8-length win after having two months off the scene, so it was a good return and she is over the heart problem. It’s a good sign for her future and we think she should be the favourite to win. Punters get excellent odds and they’re worth taking for a quality type.
Race 5 2:35pm AEST – No. 1 Café Tortoni
Café Tortoni is always a winning threat and punters typically get value odds. The Patrick Payne-trained five-year-old comes off two wins and a second placing, so he’s in career-best form and we’re surprised at the big odds. He looked the goods when winning at Swan Hill on a good surface, and he also has form on the soft tracks.
Getting a 3kg claim via Campbell Rawiller is ideal and he always shows good barrier speed, so we’re expecting him to push forward from barrier five and try to run them into the ground. The only worry is the lengthy Sandown straight, but horses often find a kick halfway down the straight.
Race 8 4:30pm AEST – No. 8 Loveplanet
We were waiting to see a betting push for Loveplanet and it has come. The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old was impressive in winning his last two starts in 2020, and despite a long layoff, he should come back in strong order. The son of Ocean Park broke maidens by six lengths at Yarra Glen before rising in distance and winning by 2.5 lengths at Moonee Valley.
He kicks off his campaign over an unsuitable 1300m distance, but he has the class edge on this field and he’s better than midweek quality. After opening at $3.50, we’re not shocked his odds have firmed. He is a lovely type that will need luck from barrier 13, but Damien Thornton rides and he’s good enough to get the job done. Punters should expect his odds to firm close to start time.
Our four best bets for Sandown on Wednesday.
Best Bet: Murrumbidgee River Race 2 @150.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Bet: Always in Moment Race 3 @290.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units
Best Bet: Cafe Tortoni Race 5 @700.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Best Bet: Loveplanet Race 8 @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units