Sandown Tips April 8

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Looking for Sandown Tips and best bets. Form expert Adam Cusworth previews racing at Sandown Racecourse and gives his top Sandown selections for each meeting.

Here are our Sandown tips for April 8:

Race 6 – 3:50PM Thoroughbred Club Handicap (1600 METRES)
The fillies and mares line up in Race 6 of the day and KISS AND CRY looms as a solid prospect at the each-way odds. The four-year-old has had three runs this preparation and was a winner when resuming in weaker grade at Pakenham before rising in class and finishing a close up 4th in each of her past two. Her most recent run was at the Mornington Saturday meeting on March 21 and in that race she worked home very well to finish just over a length behind Nudge Bar. That horse has then came out and ran well at Caulfield last Saturday when 4th to Salsamor. Interestingly, Kiss And Cry produced two big wins at a similar stage of her last preparation and it should be noted that she races well on wet tracks. I am not quite convinced about some of the others in this race, including the early favourite, Zayydani, who needs to improve on her first up performance. Kiss And Cry looks to be the one at the price.

Race 8 – 5:10PM Ladbrokes Odds Boost Multi Handicap (2100 METRES)
We close out with a BM78 over the 2100m and WAR TIGER shapes as one of the better bets of the day. The four-year-old is one of a number of former Liam Howley-trained gallopers that have gone to the Danny O’Brien stable since the closure of Macedon Lodge by Team Williams. He looked good when lining up at Morphettville on March 9, taking out a BM78 over the 2006m journey on the same day his stablemate, King Of Leogrance, claimed the Adelaide Cup. In his recent run, he engaged in an early speed battle but held the lead and was taken on by Farooq late in the race before holding that horse at bay, while there was a huge gap back to 3rd. That was just his third run in Australia and his first at 2000m and beyond, where he made a name for himself in his former homeland. From barrier 2, Ben Melham will sit just behind them in the early to middle stages and the pair should be right in the thick of it at the business end.

 

 

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