Sandown Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday April 19
Our form expert provides Sandown tips for today’s horse racing at Sandown Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Sandown Tips 19/4/2023
BEST BET 🏆 (WIN)
Race 3 No. 6 EXTREME ALLY- ($3)
This doesn’t appear to be an overly strong maiden and EXTREME ALLY can capitalise. The Matthew Ellerton filly has had the five career starts for three minor placings and was 3rd at Kyneton behind Frose and Suzido two starts ago. The runner up out of that has since won at Benalla. Extreme Ally then raced at Kilmore and went down in a driving finish behind Stateswoman. She overraced a bit early on then layed in badly at the business end. Blinkers come off and the daughter of Extreme Choice went 0.2 lengths slower than standard benchmark at her latest, which is a better figure than what any horse in this race has produced. Holly Watson claims the 1.5kg and the pair should be right in it at the business end.
NEXT BEST 🥈 (WIN)
Race 6 No 6 WHO DARES- ($3.80)
WHO DARES can go close in Race 6. The Pat Carey-trained galloper has been excellent in two of his three runs this time in, winning easily at Pakenham, while missing out in narrow fashion at his most recent start. He missed out behind Gringotts in between those races. At his latest, the son of Deep Field settled handy and cleared out with Valiancy, missing out in a photo with those two putting a four-length gap on the rest. Who Dares went more than nine lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best figures that any horse in this race has produced. He should be hard to beat based on that effort.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 7 No. 1 BOYSZEE- ($4.40)
BOYSZEE can go one spot better than a last start effort that saw him finish runner-up at the Hillside circuit over the 2400m behind Mr Blackwood. The Maher/Eustace galloper was stepping up from the 1900m that day and was a big improver, leading and being headed in the straight before fighting back only to go down in the shadows of the post. He should be nearing his peak after three runs and drops back to a BenchMark 64, while the son of Rebel Raider gets the 3kg claim for Celine Gaudry.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 8 No. 10 SIMEON – ($5.50)
Keen on SIMEON in the final race of the day. The Busuttin/Young galloper has been solid in his career so far and was unlucky not to win on debut at Pakenham before toying with his rivals over the 1500m in a Maiden at Hillside. At his most recent start he was slowly away but chased steadily off what was a fast tempo to place 5th behind Gringotts in a Saturday meeting here on April 8. This looks easier and he went a very solid 11.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark last time, which is four lengths better than what any other runner has produced. Daniel Moor rides.