Sandown Preview & Best Bets – Saturday February 4

Sandown Preview & Best Bets


Our form expert provides Sandown tips for today’s horse racing at Sandown Racecourse and gives his best bets.


Sandown Tips 4/2/2023


Race 1 No. 1 INUNDATION – ($1.85)

Sticking with INUNDATION in the opener at Sandown despite his costly defeat as a $1.40 favourite last time at the hands of On The Lead. The Price/Kent(Jnr)-trained galloper looked home at the 150m before peaking on his run and pulling up with a bit of heat stress. He was a dominant winner prior to that. Prepared to forgive him for his last start defeat and worth noting that his career peak came when third up at his last spell, improving nine lengths on benchmark figures to go 12 lengths faster than standard when winning at Caulfield over the 1000m. Expect him to bounce back. 



Race 8 No. 6 RIGHT YOU ARE – ($5)

Keen on RIGHT YOU ARE in Race 8. The six-year-old is tough and in form. That is usually a solid recipe for a Maher/Eustace galloper. The lightly raced six-year-old will be out to make it a hat-trick of wins and comes into this off a freshen up after working hard and sticking on to score from Spanish Kiss over the 2040m at Moonee Valley. Prior to that he was a track and trip winner ahead of Ain’tnodeeldun with those two gapping the rest. Form out of that has been red hot and he went 11.2 lengths faster than standard that day. He should have some residual fitness to produce something very solid and Ethan Brown sticks on board. He is two from two aboard the son of So You Think. 




Race 6 No. 6 WILLIAM THOMAS – ($9)

WILLIAM THOMAS can be hard to catch but I am willing to give the veteran a go in Race 6. He comes off an excellent last start performance when 6th at Listed level at the track and trip behind Gentleman Roy. The eight-year-old looked to have heaps to offer when held up in the straight before making up excellent ground late in the piece to finish two lengths away, producing the fastest last 200m. He tends to produce some solid figures when deep into his preparation and went a healthy 11.7 lengths faster than standard last time, which is better than what any runner in this race has produced in the past two years. He should get an even tempo and can launch at them late.