Midweek Best Bets: Randwick and Sandown

Midweek racing takes us to Randwick and Sandown this Wednesday with some interesting punting opportunities.

Randwick stages an eight race program on the Kensington track, while eight races are also set for Sandown’s Wednesday racing.

We’ve picked out some of the best chances to concentrate your punting on!


Race 7

Race 7 at the Kensington track is a BenchMark 78 and I am pretty keen on the Godolphin galloper, RESTRAINED ($4.81 ClassicBet), to make it four wins from as many starts. The son of Lonhro claimed his first two starts, which were both at Newcastle last year, before being put away for a spell. He resumed with a comfortable win at Kembla Grange in wet conditions on March 15. He rises in grade here but the stable generally place their up can coming horses pretty well and this looks to be another stepping stone for the three-year-old. Blake Shinn rides and should settle in just behind them from barrier 6.

Race 8

The final event of the day at Kensington is a BenchMark 70 over the 1400m trip and FULL RECOGNITION ($3.61 TopBetta) should be hard to beat. The son of Smart Missile has had three career starts and broke through for an easy win at Newcastle last time. Prior to that he was luckless at Warwick Farm, while he did a few things wrong at this track on debut when running 3rd behind Classique Legend. However, the Mark Newnham-trained galloper has been improving with every start and looks well placed here. A strong firmer in early betting, Full Recognition should get the run of the race from barrier 2 and looks to be the one.


Race 6

Race 6 at Sandown pits some handy fillies up against one another and the improver should be the Hayes/Dabernig contender, ZARGOS ($4.81 MadBookie). The daughter of Shamardal stepped out recently at the Hillside track and had no luck whatsoever at her first run back from a spell when she couldn’t find any galloping room for the length of the straight. She eventually finished 10th to Mystery Love but we can go on her form from the spring when she was a second up winner in Bendigo before running some good races in strong company that culminated with an impressive 5th when running on late in the Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) She likes to get back in her races and if Mark Zahra can find some cover in the early to middle stages then she should be pretty strong at the end of the 1600m.

Race 7
After winning his first two starts in dominant fashion, SCRAMJET ($1.71 TopBetta) will be out to make it three from three when he lines up in Race 7 of the day. The Tony McEvoy-trained galloper looks up to the task. He claimed his debut at Gawler before stepping up to the 1600m at Bendigo and clearing out to a big win. He led all the way at his latest but might look to take a sit here. The son of Lucas Cranach should enjoy a comfortable run and looks one of the better bets of the day.