Midweek racing takes us to Sandown for a twilight meeting and Canterbury this Wednesday.
Sandown has an eight race program to look forward to, while seven races are slated in Sydney for Canterbury’s Wednesday racing.
We’ve picked out some of the best chances to concentrate your punting on!
Race 3 at Canterbury is a BenchMark 70 and it is COSSETOT ($2.41 ClassicBet) that will be out to go on with the job after winning at Canterbury at his most recent start. On that occasion, the Godolphin galloper was second past the post but was promoted up to first in the stewards room after copping interference in the last 100m. The son of Epaulette was very strong to the line and is one that looks like he is improving with racing. He has raced three times for two wins and was unlucky when missing out at his other. Look for him to add to his overall winning record.
This might set up for the flying GAYATRI ($2.61 TopBetta), who loves to get back and has rocketed home to win two of three this campaign. The Chris Waller-trained mare was too good for them when resuming in a weaker race at Hawkesbury but couldn’t quite reel them in following that. At her last start, however, she stepped up to the 1800m trip and let down very well in the closing stages to overhaul Thunder Pace and she gives the impression that the extra 100m will suit. Hugh Bowman will likely snag her back from the barrier and with plenty of pace inside of her she can motor home and get the job done at the business end.
Race 2 at Sandown is for the fillies and mares and LA TIGERESA ($3.01 MadBookie) should be hard to beat. The four-year-old has had just four career starts and resumed with a promising performance at Geelong, working home in solid fashion from last at the 400m to finish a length off the winner, while there was a big gap to 3rd. The daughter of Street Cry has had one second up run in her career for a win and will be suited by what appears to be a stack of pace on paper. With Ben Melham on board she will be hard to beat.
I’m going for one at a bit of value in the form of TUBBS GIFT ($15.10 TopBetta) . He won in very impressive fashion in this grade two starts ago before stepping up sharply in both in class and in distance and struggling behind the likes of Etymology in the Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington. He looks much better suited here and his two runs at the distance have yielded a win and a runner-up performance. The 3kg claim for the apprentice jockey, Lachlan King, will play into his hands and he should go well at the price.