|What||Sandown Lakeside Races|
|Where||Sandown Racecourse – 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171|
|When||Wednesday, August 25, 2021|
|First Race||12:25pm AEST|
Racing returns to the Lakeside track at Sandown on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since August 1, and HorseBetting’s Victorian tipping expert presents his best bets and free quaddie numbers for the meeting. The track is rated a Good 4, the rail is out 3m for the entire circuit, and racing is set to commence at 12:25pm AEST.
Sandown Best Bet: Marimenko
The former Hong Kong-based galloper Marimenko had his Australian debut on the Ballarat synthetic on August 10 and put his rivals away by five lengths eased down despite settling three wide with no cover for the entire race, suggesting he will be one to follow going forward. He steps up to a winnable BM64 event in town on Wednesday and looks a clear best bet with Fred Kersley retaining the ride. The four-year-old gelding will look to go forward from barrier seven, and if he can find some cover and produce a similar turn of foot to what he showed last time out, he should be too strong for this field late on.
Next Best at Sandown: Yulong Code
We were with the Peter Moody-trained Yulong Code for his last-start win at Murray Bridge on August 7, and on his return to Melbourne he looks perfectly placed to make it three wins in succession to begin this campaign. He has a clear liking for the 1200m sprint, having won twice from three goes at the distance, and looks to be rising nicely through the grades. Luke Nolen jumps back on board and from barrier four will look to settle the son of Zoustar in the one-one, which should give him a lovely tow into the race. In a race where the majority are perennial non-winners, we expect the fitness and strong form of Yulong Code to be the difference.
Sandown Value Bet: Miss Guggenheim
The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr-trained Miss Guggenheim is set to resume off a 22-week spell, following a campaign which saw her compete in black-type races such as the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes. She has shown plenty of potential throughout her career but hasn’t made it back to the winner’s stall since her maiden victory at Geelong on September 6, 2020. This is arguably the easiest race the four-year-old mare has contested since that day, and despite drawing barrier 14 here, we expect to see her settling in the second half of the field and proving too hard to hold out in the opening leg of the quaddie.
Sandown Lakeside quaddie numbers
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