Sandown Preview & Best Bets – 28/02/2024

Sandown Preview & Best Bets

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

Sandown Tips 28/02/2024


Race 3 No. 2 ET TU BRUTE- ($1.70) 

This shapes as a suitable assignment for ET TU BRUTE. The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained galloper claimed his Maiden when resuming on January 31 at Sandown over the 1300m then was thrown into the deep end at Flemington at his most recent start, finishing 7th behind Riff Rocket over the 1400m at Group 3 level. He wasn’t disgraced that day, posted out without cover before sticking on. This is a sizeable class drop and he went 4.8 lengths faster than standard benchmark at Flemington, which is 6.5 lengths better than the next best last start benchmark figures and better than what any runner in this race has produced. 




Race 1 No. 4 JAMMIN JIMMY- ($2.50) 

JAMMIN JIMMY can go one spot better than a debut effort that saw him finish runner-up behind Rocking The Boat at Sandown over the 1300m on February 7. The Mitchell Freedman-trained galloper was posted wide the trip that day but kept coming to land one length behind the winner. They ran reasonable time for a Maiden race and I suspect the form should hold up. 1400m looks suitable and he just needs to land in a better spot this time around. 




Race 7 No. 4 HAZEL BABY- ($3.35) 

HAZEL BABY should be hard to beat in Race 7. The Ciaron Maher-trained mare has won three of her past five starts with those wins coming either side of a spell. She resumed at Moonee Valley on February 9 and settled handy over the 1200m before exerting authority at the end to knock over Shaime. She will strip fitter for this assignment and was a winner in a strong form race ahead of Lady Jones at her only go at the track and trip, which was last winter. 




Race 6 No. 6 FIASCO TESS- ($6.60) 

FIASCO TESS can go close in Race 6. The five-year-old returned from a spell at Sandown on February 7, settling last in the small field before producing the fastest last 200m to fill the exacta behind Miss Passion. She meets the winner 2.5kg better at the weights and will strip fitter. At her past two campaigns, the daughter of Sebring has improved more than four lengths on benchmark figures when second up, while she might settle a little closer in the run. 




Race 8 No. 3 CORONATION KEITH- ($13.60) 

Keen on the former Tassie galloper, CORONATION KEITH. The lightly raced seven-year-old resumed at Moonee Valley on January 27 and was posted wide without cover but kept coming in the straight to finish 5th, beaten just over two lengths by Pereille. A couple of those that finished behind him have since come out and won, including Bianco Vilano, who claimed a $150,000 race at his next start. Coronation Keith has a solid second up record and will appreciate the step up to the 1400m. He was a 10-length improver on benchmark figures when scoring at this stage last time and draws to save ground from the inside barrier.