Racing Tips: 23rd February

A wet midweek version of racing here punters, with Sydney racing already falling to the wayside due to the big wet. Out analyst has found five selections from the Sandown Hillside meeting, take a look below.

Sandown Hillside

R1 #5 Cateechee $2.20 at PlayUp
This horse was very good resuming behind The Globe, coming from off the speed to grab a placing. She straightened up as the widest runner and flew past the field, but condition gave out late and she was nabbed by the winner. She still ran a meeting fastest last 200m sectional, and her last 400m split was 4L quicker than average as well. Second up fitter and stepping to 1300m are both positives.

R4 #9 Snakey Mag $3.70 at PlayUp
Tipping this horse can give the very short favourite Fire a run for its money, coming off an impressive debut victory. She put the Stony Creek field away by over 2L, sitting behind a very hot speed to still run her last 600m sectional 7L faster than class average. With natural progression I have no doubt she can make the step to this grade, and she has race fitness over her main rival.

R5 #4 Beaukati $4.40 at PlayUp
Very good winning at Werribee first up over the 1100m, simply being too quick for them and winning by 2.5L on the line. She went 4L quicker than standard to the 600m, and still had the audacity to straighten up and extend further, recording her last 200m bang on average even after running very quick early. Second up, and is endowed with great early speed which should be very suitable here over the 1000m trip.

R6 #1 Little Stevie $2.90 at PlayUp
Very good minor placing at The Valley last time out behind Okay To Pay, not having much luck at a crucial stage. She got really cramped for room on the turn, and once clear worked home very strongly including the fifth fastest last 200m’s of the day. I was hoping they would rise her up in trip, but she sticks to the 1000m here this afternoon. Still, she looks a good bet in a very winnable race and the claim will surely help as well.

R8 #1 Think ’N’ Fly $6.50 at PlayUp
Very keen this horse runs a big race here way back in grade, coming off a forgivable effort at Caulfield first up. He was simply run off his feet at big odds over the 1100m, but had been trialling super coming into that race. Second up now, with a 50% winning strike rate at this stage of his prep. The Dabernig stable is absolutely flying at the moment, and with the booking of D Oliver that looks to be the cherry on top.


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