Sandown Hillside betting tips & odds | Wednesday, February 16

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What Sandown Hillside Races
Where Sandown Racecourse – 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171
When Wednesday, February 16, 2022
First Race 3:40pm AEDT

Sandown Hillside is set to host yet another eight-race card on Wednesday afternoon, and HorseBetting’s Victorian form expert has run his eye over the card. The track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 3m for the entire circuit, so it might be tough to make ground from the rear of the field in conditions that have tended to favour on-speed runners in the past. With that in mind, here are our free best bets and quaddie picks.

Sandown Best Bet – Castlereagh Kid

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott opt to bring Castlereagh Kid to Sandown following a dominant eight-length victory at Gosford last start. Having led by close to seven lengths on the home turn, the three-year-old bay gelding had every right to tire but kept building on his margin in the home straight. He draws barrier one for his Melbourne debut and gains the services of Damien Oliver, who should help him gain an uncontested lead throughout. The step up to 1800m from the mile looks ideal second-up from a spell, while he should also appreciate the firmer deck. If Ollie can have him settled out in front, we expect the G.O.A.T. will have them chasing with 600m to go as Castlereagh Kid races away to another win.

Best BetRace 4 – Castlereagh Kid (#1) $2.15 with Bet365

Next Best at Sandown – Chain

One of our better bets of the day comes up in the opening event as the Chris Waller-trained Chain looks to break a string of runner-up performances. Having finished second in both runs this campaign, the three-year-old brown gelding clearly has some ability, but he has just found himself running into one better. He was trapped three wide with no cover at Pakenham but did well to stick on and only be beaten by a half-length. He does his best racing when settling close to the speed, and in the small field of eight we expect Craig Williams to be aggressive from barrier six and dictate terms throughout. On paper, Chain looks to be the obvious leader, and under a well-rated ride on a favourable deck for leaders, the son of Exosphere should do enough to break through for a maiden win at start five.

Next BestRace 1 – Chain (#3) $3.60 with Ladbrokes

Best Value at Sandown – Tea Master

Last-start maiden winner Tea Master comes to what looks to be quite the winnable BM64 in metro company. The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained three-year-old was busting for a run in the home straight at Moe on January 18, and despite not seeing clear air until the final furlong, he leapt out of the ground and proved too strong late. From barrier nine with Jye McNeil hopping on board, we doubt that the son of Exceed And Excel will have traffic issues this time around. He showed a sharp turn of foot at Moe, and if he can deliver something similar on Wednesday, we anticipate he will bring up consecutive wins for the first time in his career. The $10 quote at Sportsbet is very juicy.

Best ValueRace 6 – Tea Master (#4) $10 with Sportsbet

Wednesday quaddie tips for Sandown Hillside

Sandown quadrella selections
Leg 1: 1-2-5-7
Leg 2: 1-2-4-9
Leg 3: 2-3-4-9
Leg 4: 2-4-5
Investment: $192 for 100%

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