Sandown Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday March 29
Our form expert provides Sandown tips for today’s horse racing at Sandown Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Sandown Tips 29/3/2023
BEST BET 🏆 (WIN)
Race 8 No. 14 SEONEE- ($3.70)
We close off with some handy types in action in a BenchMark 78 and SEONEE can just about make it back to back wins after scoring over the 1400m at the Lakeside circuit on March 8. The four-year-old settled midfield in that race before doing her best work late to defeat Faretti, who has since come out and claimed a BM78. The Patrick Payne-trained galloper went 7.3 lengths faster than standard benchmark at her latest, which is the best last start figure of any runner. She improve 10 lengths on figures at this stage of her last preparation to score at Sandown. The likelihood of a Soft track suits and the 3kg claim gets her down to a winnable weight.
NEXT BEST 🥈 (WIN)
Race 7 No.2 WATADEEL- ($4.20)
This looks to be a suitable assignment for WATADEEL. The three-year-old couldn’t quite go with the likes of Bank Maur in the recent Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) at Moonee Valley but was forced out very wide and did well to finish three lengths away. Best form might be over the 1600m and he has finished runner-up in two of his three starts at the trip, while he was an unlucky 4th in the Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington in the other. He draws wide for this but if Luke Nolen can find a spot in the running line the pair should be strong late in the piece.
BEST VALUE 💰(EACH-WAY)
Race 5 No. 4 DEFIANT DIVA – ($8)
DEFIANT DIVA shapes as a bit of an each-way player in Race 5 of the day at Sandown. The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained galloper has had three runs this time in and was 5th at Group 3 level in Tassie two starts ago before running 5th behind Fancylanski over the 1400m at Hillside on March 15. She settled back on a slow tempo that day before producing the fastest last 400m to go 4.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark. Fourth up last time she was a six length improver on figures when runner-up at Sandown. She is likely to get back from the barrier but tempo looks even enough and the 1.5kg claimer, Thomas Stockdale, jumps on board.