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

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CORDILLA can make it back to back wins when she steps out in Race 3 of the day at Sandown. The mare from the Danny O’Brien stable has had two runs this preparation and battled when resuming at Moonee Valley over the 1200m before showing sharp improvement last time out when defeating Rainbiel, while there was a five length gap back to the 3rd placgetter, Garvoc. Cordilla went a very healthy 11 lengths faster than standard benchmark in that race and in her third run at this stage last year she improved on figures to place 3rd at Sandown over the 1300m. She was a winner at Cranbourne last October in a BenchMark 70 at her third run off a nine week break. The four-year-old has drawn to do minimal work from the inside barrier and carries just 54.5kg after the claim for Will Price.

This shapes as the one for GRAND PROMENADE to break through for his first win in over a year. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained galloper has attracted a heap of support in the early betting and comes off a last start effort that saw him just miss out in a photo finish over the 2000m at Caulfield on April 10 behind Independent Road. On that occasion, the lightly raced five-year-old settled handy to the speed and was forced very wide as they approached the bend. He kept coming and looked the winner, only for independent Road to fight back and get the bob. The son of Champs Elysees set a personal best by going 11.4 lengths faster than standard in that race and at his third run in the spring he improved four lengths on figures at this stage when 4th to Vegas Knight over the 2000m here. A winner at his only start at the track and trip, he looks ready for the 2400m and is a clear top pick.

Best Value comes up in Race 9 of the afternoon at Caulfield and it is VALAQUENTA that presents appeal. The Godolphin galloper always seems to be thereabouts without winning but has been solid in some strong races at Caulfield of late without much luck. He comes off a 3rd placing behind La Mexicana in the VOBIS Gold Dash (1100m) and was held up from the 400m until the 200m mark before running on and going nine lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best last start figures of any runner. He has been up for a while now but I like the drop back down to the 1000m, while the blinkers go on for the first time for the son of Street Boss. He will tuck into a midfield spot from barrier 7 and with plenty of speed in this race, he can swoop on them late in the piece.



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