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Midweek Best Bets: Randwick and Sandown

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

Sandown has an eight race twilight program to look forward to, while seven races are slated in Sydney for Randwick Kensington’s Wednesday racing.

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

Randwick

Race 3

Race 3 at the Kensington track sees the fillies and mares go at it and the Chris Waller-trained BRING THE MAGIC ($2.61 ClassicBet should be hard to beat. The daughter of Sebring has had two runs this preparation for a win and a runner-up performance at her last start to Sure Knee. On that occasion she was slightly unlucky at the 200m mark as she had to barge her way through but the winner was too good in the concluding stages. It should be noted that there was a big gap to 3rd. She returns to the Kensington track where she was a big winner two starts ago and drops in weight. With Tommy Berry on board she will be hard to beat.

Race 6

This might be one to monitor betting moves but if the money comes for TCHAIKOVSKY ($3.21 TopBetta) it is sure to be a good lead. The $1.4 million yearling ran 3rd in the Todman Stakes (1200m) last year before missing out in a rough-house edition of the Group 1 Sires Produce (1400m). He battled with injury in a spring campaign that saw him finish down the track in the Golden Rose (1400m). While the jury is out, he has produced a couple of very promising trial performances and must be respected from this stable.

Sandown

Race 4

Race 4 at Sandown pits some handy three-year-olds up against one another and I am going for one at the each-way odds in the form of D’GRAMMY ($7.01 MadBookie). The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained galloper has a slight fitness edge on some of these and should appreciate the class drop after finishing 6th behind Social Spin in a bunched finish at Caulfield on Australia Day. Prior to that, he was a big winner at Hamilton and he wasn’t too far away in some strong city class races at his last preparation. The son of Medaglia D’Oro should appreciate the rise in trip and with the 3kg claim for the apprentice hoop, Theodore Nugentt, he looks well placed.

Race 7

GOLD MAG ($2.41 TopBettasteps out for his second run this preparation and looks to be the one to beat in this, which is a BenchMark 70 over the 1300m. The promising galloper from the Hayes & Dabernig yard was sent out a $2.60 chance when resuming on January 16 but could only manage 3rd behind Tin Hat and Bravo Tango. That form has been franked with Tin Hat coming out and smashing them at Group 3 level in the Manfred Stakes (1200m) last weekend. He meets Bravo Tango on the same terms but did all the chasing at his last start and probably has more upside than that rival.