Sandown Preview & Best Bets – Sunday September 25
Our form expert provides Sandown tips for today’s horse racing at Sandown Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Sandown Tips 25/09/2022
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Race 5 No. 8 BERMADEZ ($4.40)
BERMADEZ is another on the Sandown programme that can improve off a first up run. The Mike Moroney-trained galloper comes out of the same race as Chartres and was posted three wide when 7th behind Scallopini in the Sofitel (1400m) at Flemington on September 10. Second up in the autumn he improved four lengths on benchmark figures to finish runner-up over the 1600m at Flemington in the Mugatoo Quality (1600m) behind Gentleman Roy. At his previous second up run, the six-year-old improved 10 lengths on figures when scoring at Flemington. He has drawn barrier 13 but Damien Oliver jumps back on board. He has ridden the son of Tavistock on 10 occasions for five wins.
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Race 3 No. 12 GROOVY KINDA LOVE- ($5.50)
GROOVY KINDA LOVE can improve on a first up effort that saw him finish 6th at Caulfield, beaten four lengths by Lady Of Honour over the 1400m. That came on August 27 and she settled well back on what was a slow tempo before producing the fastest last 200m. She steps up to the 1800m and at her last preparation she was an improver by eight lengths on benchmark figures when scoring at her second up run at Ballarat. The daughter of Smart Missile then went on to finish runner-up behind Flying Mascot and then Yonce in a Group 3 race at Flemington. She saves ground from barrier 1 for this assignment and should be strong late in the piece.
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Race 2 No. 12 CHARTRES- ($6.50)
Race 2 at Sandown is a BenchMark 78 over the 1400m and CHARTRES should find this easier than a last start effort that saw him run 6th behind Scallopini at Flemington on September 10. On that occasion, the four-year-old settled last in the field of 12 before making steady ground out wide. He was second up that day and went 9.7 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best last start figures of any runner. Third up at his last preparation the Matt Laurie-trained galloper improved more than eight lengths on figures to score at Caulfield. Pace looks solid here, which will suit.
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Race 6 No. 1 REVOLUTIONARY MISS– ($13)
REVOLUTIONARY MISS is worth thought in the Jim Moloney Stakes for the fillies at Sandown on Sunday. She had things go against in what has proved to be a red-hot form race at Randwick when resuming in the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) before closing off in steady fashion at Moonee Valley in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m), placing 5th behind Troach. The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained galloper went 4.8 lengths faster than standard benchmark that day, which are the best last start figures of any runner. Third up last time she improved four lengths on figures to go six lengths faster than standard when winning the Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) at Caulfield. She then missed out in a head-bobber in the Blue Diamond (1200m). Racing like the 1400m will suit.