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Sandown Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Wednesday 30th June

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Sandown Tips - June 30


Get the four best bets for midweek racing at Sandown.

Race 2 12:25pm AEST – No. 5 No Quarantine


The aptly-named No Quarantine looked the goods winning on debut at Sale, and he’s capable of producing the goods again. Trained by Greg Eurell, the three-year-old son of Master of Design won by a half-length and the form has since stacked up beautifully. Finishing second on that occasion was Full Prove, which has subsequently won.

He didn’t get all favours in the run after travelling wide, so drawing barrier 12 shouldn’t pose any problems. The experience will do No Quarantine plenty of good and we’re surprised at the odds available. Bookmakers have him at generous odds and he’s worth taking on an each-way basis.

Race 4 1:35pm AEST – No. 2 Carrie


We were impressed with the way Carrie won at Cranbourne last start and she could kick on with it. The Danny O’Brien-trained five-year-old showed ability when arriving in Australia, but she subsequently struggled when rising in grade. However, she loved running over the longer distance of 2060m and rising to 2100m holds no fears.

The Japanese-bred daughter of Manhattan Café owns four wins and three placings from 14 starts, so she has been around the mark throughout her career. She also has experience at Sandown when she finished second, which is always good to have. Carrying 62kg is the only negative, but she is the class act of this field and punters get generous odds.

Race 6 4:45pm AEST – No. 11 Smokin’ Romans


Smokin’ Romans is our best bet of the day. The Maher/Eustace-trained four-year-old was a good thing beaten at Sandown last start and he should make amends on Wednesday. He had no luck in the straight when strung up behind runners before getting clear in the final 100m and sprinting late to finish second by a nose. It was a tough defeat for punters to stomach, but he’s worth sticking with.

The son of Ghibellines comes off three consecutive placings, but he is a three-time winner from 12 starts and carrying only 54kg helps. Craig Williams takes the ride, and although he’s rising in grade, it’s not the strongest BM85 race we’ve ever seen. We expect his odds to firm close to race time, so lock in the early value.

Race 8 5:55pm AEST – No. 3 Nikau Spur


Nikau Spur is another quality type from the Maher/Eustace stable, which is having an incredible run this season. They have trained 248 winners from 1364 starters, which is a solid strike rate of 18.2% and Nikau Spur could add to their winning run. The four-year-old gelding owns three wins and three placings from seven starts, so he’s a lovely consistent type.

His most recent effort came last month when winning by a half-length at Sandown Hillside, so there is no reason why he can’t double down on that effort. Drawing barrier five is ideal and apprentice Will Price takes 1.5kg off his back, which brings him into contention.

Verdict

Our four best bets for Sandown on Wednesday.

Best Bet: No Quarantine Race 2 @600 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet: Carrie Race 4 @340 at Betstar Australia - 2 Units
Best Bet: Smokin’ Romans Race 6 @130 at Sportsbet - 5 Units
Best Bet: Nikau Spur Race 8 @200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units

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