Sandown and Warwick Farm host the Wednesday metro racing and there are some value bets to be concentrating our punting on.
There are eight races to get our teeth into at Sandown, and a seven-race program to look forward to in Sydney at Warwick Farm.
After a series of close up performances, METEOR LIGHT ($4.60 TopBetta) gets his chance to break through when he lines up over the 2400m in Race 2 of the day. The Michael Moroney-trained galloper has placed in four of his past five and all of those have been on Heavy tracks. At his latest he settled just wide than midfield and had to push very deep when the business was on before being unable to reel in Jinda and Arohata. Damien Oliver takes the ride this time and look for the experienced hoop to give the six-year-old every possible chance.
The fillies and mares do battle over the 1000m trip and it is the Anthony Freedman-trained PARIS ($2.20 TopBetta) that can go on with the job. The daughter of Snitzel was desperately unlucky when resuming at Moe two starts ago but then relished the Heavy conditions at Cranbourne on July 17, storming over the top of them to defeat Ling Ling and Hummalong. She rises in grade but drops 5kg for that effort and may just have a bit more upside than some of her rivals here.
Race 4 at Warwick Farm is a BenchMark 72 and it is LIFETIME QUEST ($2.00 TopBetta) that should be hard to beat. The Kris Lees-trained galloper has had three runs this time in and was unlucky in the first two of those when finishing runner-up before just being nabbed late at Randwick on August 3 in a Saturday race behind some promising types in Misteed and True Detective. He gets back to the midweek’s and looks suited with Hugh Bowman to stalk them from barrier 5.
This looks to be a nice race for the promising KNOWITALL JACK ($3.50 TopBetta) to continue on from where he left off after scoring at Canterbury on July 24. The lightly raced four-year-old shows plenty of promise and resumed with a 3rd on the Heavy going at Warwick Farm over the 1300m before stepping up in trip and fighting on for a tough victory at his latest, which was over the 1550m. A slight firmer in early betting, the Mark Newnham-trained galloper can further improve off that run and is set to again push forward. There doesn’t appear to be an over abundance of pace in this and things might pan out for him again. Robbie Dolan takes the ride and claims the 1.5kg.