Midweek Best Bets: Sandown and Warwick Farm

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

Sandown stages an eight race twilight program, while eight races are also set for earlier in the afternoon in Sydney for Warwick Farm’s Wednesday racing.

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


Race 3

The beautifully bred Hayes & Dabernig galloper, WOMAN ($1.96 ClassicBet), steps out for just her third career start and looks to be the one to beat in Race 3 at Sandown. The daughter of the champion mare, More Joyous, Woman has had two starts for an easy win at Canterbury last year before resuming with a luckless 3rd at Pakenham on March 14. On that occasion, she never really got clear until the last 100m or so and narrowly went down to Undoubtable Miss. She should be an improver at her second run back and can take this out.

Race 8

The fillies and mares line up in the last event of the day at Sandown and in an open race, SILENT ROAR ($2.31 TopBetta) can make her presence felt. The Team Hawkes galloper has attracted support since markets opened and just missed out behind Kazio when resuming on March 13. That was her first run since the spring when she ran some competitive races at Group 3 level. The daughter of Street Cry is unbeaten second up and has drawn well

Warwick Farm

Race 3

Race 3 at Warwick Farm is a BenchMark 70 and BUBBLES’N’TROUBLES ($3.51 MadBookie) should be tough to beat at her third run back from a spell. The Chris Waller-trained galloper resumed with an 8th behind Eugene’s Pick on February 20 in what has turned out to be an ok form race, then was just outgunned by Red Chandelier at Warwick Farm on March 13. Those two spaced the other rivals. She should be nearing her peak now and with James McDonald on board she looks to be the one.

Race 6

I am going for one that should start at close to double figure odds in this and that is the Mark Newnham-trained GENTLE PERSUASION ($6.01 TopBetta). The three-year-old has had just the five career runs and has placed in three of those. She resumed at the Kensington track at Randwick on March 6 and after settling towards the rear she peeled out in the straight before making up some good late ground to run 4th behind Evalina. She should take benefit out of that hitout and a key to her chances is the likely solid pace in this race with a number tipped to push forward. The 2kg claiming apprentice, Robbie Dolan, rides and the pair can go very close.