Sandown Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday September 7

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 7/09/2022


Race 3 No. 11 MISS BALVENIE – ($3.60)

MISS BALVENIE should be hard to beat in Race 3 at Sandown. The Tom Dabernig-trained galloper returned off a 10-week break to dig deep and score over the 1000m here in a BenchMark 64 on August 10. She settled midfield that day before clicking through the gears in the straight, going a very healthy 11 lengths faster than standard, which suggests she can measure up to the jump in grade. Worth noting that a couple of the beaten brigade out of her last start run have since come out and won. The daugther of Vanbrugh has been a big firmer in the early betting and will be ridden by Brett Prebble, who is one from three for the stable. 




Race 5 No. 7 WALTZ ON BY – ($4)

WALTZ ON BY drops down from black-type racing for the first time and is the one they have to beat in Race 5. The Peter Moody-trained filly was runner-up in the Talindert Stakes (1100m) earlier this year then was put aside after a luckless performance when 9th in the Blue Diamond (1200m), beaten less than three lengths. The daughter of I Am Invincible resumed at Caulfield on August 13 in the Quezette Stakes (1100m) and was held up for the majority of the straight before running 6th to Bound For Home. She went seven lengths faster than standard that day and at her last campaign she nearly claimed the Talindert at this stage. Luke Nolen rides and just needs to negotiate the wide barrier. 




Race 6 No. 18 FULLER – ($6)

Hoping the fourth emergency, FULLER, can sneak into the field for Race 6. The promising galloper has had just the two career starts and claimed his Maiden at the Lakeside circuit back in April over the 1200m, clearing out with Life Lessons, while those two put a seven length gap on the rest. He is another that has attracted support in the betting and will be ridden by Craig Williams, should he sneak into the field. 




Race 1 No. 5 FERRARI MAN – ($7)

The opener is a Maiden over the 1500m and FERRARI MAN can go close to chalking up his first career win. The Waterhouse/Bott galloper has been knocking on the door for a while now and came down from NSW to tackle the Lakeside circuit here on August 31, finishing runner-up behind Elkington Road over the 1200m. He led at a solid clip that day before being run down late in the piece, going 5.1 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is eight lengths better than what any runner in this race has produced. Step up to the 1500m isn’t a huge concern and he might enjoy a soft time of it up front.