IT is Valentine’s Day in the Victorian capital and Sandown is hosting its twilight meet of eight races.
We’ve delivered tips for the entire card so let’s win some cash so you can take your loved one out after the meet is complete.
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Race 1 – Rs0mw (1200m)
All Too Handy has placed in back-to-back events to kick off its career and we think the Weir runner will breakthrough at the third time of asking.
Race 1 tip: All Too Handy to win at Neds
Race 2 – Maiden Plate (1300m)
Frankel colt Frankel My Dear has its fourth career start on Wednesday and we’re backing the penny to drop. The horse hasn’t shown a lot over its career to date, but we cannot ignore the sire nor the drop in company.
Race 2 tip: Frankel My Dear to win at Topbetta
Race 3 – Benchmark 78 (2100m)
Etah James looks set to put in another strong performance. The horse has five wins and a second placing to its name from eight starts and boasts back-to-back victories at this grading. We’re backing it in to recover well from its 44 day let-up and resume in winning fashion.
Race 3 tip: Etah James to win at Sportsbet
Race 4 – Benchmark 64 (1600m)
Hermanito won its madien on January 31 in great fashion and we’re picking it to go back-to-back on Wednesday. The horse has never missed a placing in its career and is yet to miss a top-two placing at Sandown.
Race 4 tip: Hermanito to win at William Hill
Race 5 – Benchmark 78 (1400m)
Runson jumps slightly in grade and will look to back up its BM70 win late last month. The horse will be looking to maintain a one run, one win record at the 1400m trip.
Race 5 tip: Runson to win at Neds
Race 6 – Benchmark 64 (1200m)
Sir Kalahad debuted well at Sale in victory, winning by two parts of a length on January 21, and the race team elected to trial the horse to keep it fit. The gelding won that trial with ease and we’re backing it to step straight into the benchmark grade in a winning way.
Race 6 tip: Sir Kalahad to win at William Hill
Race 7 – Benchmark 64 (1400m)
Indernile is racing well this preparation after resuming with a win at maiden level on January 16. The horse then backed that up with a length defeat at the hands of smart type Bolek, which holds no shame. In a race with not a lot of form we think Indernile is as good a chance as any.
Race 7 tip: Indernile to win at Crownbet
Race 8 – Benchmark 64 (1200m)
A winning debut at Wangaratta on January 2 boosts our confidence that Pintang Prince can deliver at the second time of asking. The gelding won in strong fashion on that day as a despised outsider and will not jump at those generous odds on Wednesday. Still, get on Pintang Prince.
Race 8 tip: Pintang Prince to win at Crownbet