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Trent Crebbin’s Race-by-Race Sandown Preview: 25th May 2024

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Racing And Sports form analyst Trent Crebbin provides his race-by-race Sandown preview, thanks to

Racecourse : Sandown Hillside (AUS)
Racecourse : Sandown Hillside (AUS) Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

We move to Sandown this Saturday as the Victorian workhorse begins its winter stint with a ten-race card on the expansive Hillside circuit. No blacktype racing, but plenty of listed and group winning horses go around in what looks a deep card full of betting opportunities.

Our best comes up in Race 4 with a sprinter who ran a big rating first-up and looks well placed to repeat the dose, while a talented galloper in the cerise and white looks over the odds in the last. We've provided previews and tips for every race on the card, all thanks to


Race 1 - 11:25am:  Sportsbet Nobody Does It Easier Handicap (1000 METRES)

Tricky race. Jenni's Meadow (1) won well on debut at Moonee Valley before tackling the Magic Millions 2yo Classic and holding her own against Storm Boy and co, beaten 8 lengths in eighth. She's jumped out well and should be in the finish. Flattered (2) is still a maiden after five starts but is coming off a second placing at G3 level, albeit beaten 4.5 lengths. The winner there is very talented. She's Got Pizzazz (3) ran well on debut here at the midweeks when beaten under a length. Better for that and should be hard to hold out. Lava Delta (7) is a filly by Headwater on debut who has jumped out well. ESRAAR (5) is a nicely bred daughter of Brazen Beau who should also be ready to run well.

Tip: Leaning to Jenni's Meadow at $4.40 with

JENNI'S MEADOW winning the Young Members Cocktail Party 2 Feb Handicap at Moonee Valley in Australia.
JENNI'S MEADOW winning the Young Members Cocktail Party 2 Feb Handicap at Moonee Valley in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

Race 2 - 11:55am: Senet Gambling Law Experts Handicap (1600 METRES)

Gifted Gamer (4) presents as some each-way value. He was far too good two starts back in a Seymour Bm58 but acquitted himself very well in the Vobis Sires Guineas at Caulfield last start when third, beaten 2.3 lengths. Maps for a soft run here and can only run well again. Batoka Chief (9) was far too good despite starting $12 on debut at Pakenham. Posted a strong rating there and looks capable of measuring up quickly. Dual Pressure (1) was a surprise Mornington Guineas winner two back but good again last time at Caulfield. Bac out to a mile suits. Eugenius (2) is racing well having raced wide last time. Should be in the finish. Hydrogen Power (7) ran well behind a smart type second-up and should be fitter again. Don't underestimate.

Tip: Backing Gifted Gamer each-way at $12/3.30 with


Race 3 - 12:25pm: Sportsbet Bet With Mates Handicap (1400 METRES)

Miss Aria (1) is racing in fine form and looks the horse to beat again. She just missed at listed level two back in Adelaide before running on powerfully down the outside to score by a length at Caulfield. Bit more depth here but she's flying and can win again. Floozie (10) is a well bred filly who was good in second to Miss Aria last time out having also been just behind that horse in Adelaide prior. Gets in on the minimum here and can turn the tables. Elphinstone (2) won the Vobis Sires Guineas two back before a solid effort last time, albeit with every chance. Back to 1400m here but should go well again. Enna's Dream (6) is a progressive type who ran on well over 1100m first up. She's suited up in trip now and should run very well. 

Tip: Backing Miss Aria at $4.60 with

MISS ARIA winning the Lamaro's Hotel Handicap at Caulfield in Australia.
MISS ARIA winning the Lamaro's Hotel Handicap at Caulfield in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos


Race 4 - 1:00pm: Tobin Brothers Celebrating Lives Handicap (1000 METRES)

Fasuto (1) was a big winner first-up at Mornington in Bm70 grade, lugging 62kg but running on strongly from midfield to score by 3 lengths. He's proven in this grade and has options from the wide draw. If he repeats that run he'll take a power of beating. Perilous Fighter (4) can mix his form but wasn't beaten far last start in a handy Bm90 at Caulfield when fourth. If he brings his best he should go close. Port Albert (9) resumes. He's suited at the 1000m fresh and was running well in some deep races last time in. Should get a nice sit off a good speed and prove hard to get by. William Thomas (7) was unlucky last start here but that comes with his awful racing pattern. Will be running on strongly again. Mrs Chrissie (6) won well last time over 1100m and should give a sight again.

Tip: Keen on Fasuto at $4.80 with

FASUTO winning the Catanach's Jewellers Handicap at Mornington in Australia.
FASUTO winning the Catanach's Jewellers Handicap at Mornington in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

Race 5 - 1:35pm: Sportsbet Photo Finish Refund Handicap (2400 METRES)

The Genius (6) was well beaten first-up over 2000m at Mornington by the talented Sea What I See but ran a much better race over 2400m at Caulfield last time when fourth in a Bm84. Should only be fitter again third-up and can take this out. Vivideel (4) continues to race very well, notching up his 4th win from just 9 starts last time out at Warrnambool. He's only missed a place once and will be well fancied again. Sing For Peace (2) ran well at huge odds first-up behind Sea What I See before finding bad luck at Caulfield. Fitter again now and should land in a decent spot. Pearl Rain (5) ran well first up at Cranbourne behind a talented import. Fitter and draws well here. Garachico (1) found the Ramsden a bit hot last time but was in good form prior.

Tip: Leaning to The Genuis at $10 with


Race 6 - 2:10pm: Stow Storage Solutions Handicap (1600 METRES)

Open race. Matriarch Rose (11) was a dominant winner in Bm64 grade two back at Ballarat before another strong effort at this track and trip last time out. More depth here but gets in light and has a bit of upside. Aiming (10) continues to race well, good in three runs since a win at the midweeks. Good last time and with any luck from the wide gate he should go close. Precious Charm (4) notched up her 4th win from 7 starts with a solid win at Warrnambool last start. Fitter again and will take beating. Great Taste (14) is a progressive type who has run second in both runs back from a spell. Gets in on the minimum here and can measure up. In Her Stride (6) is a query at 1600m but rates highly.

Tip: Matriarch Rose on top at $5.50 with

Race 7 - 2:45pm: Sportsbet Race Replays Handicap (1800 METRES)

Highlights (7) comes down from NSW with strong form, winning two back at Rosehill with 60kg before tackling a strong Bm88 at Hawkesbury and going down very narrowly over 1400m. He's a winner over this trip and gets in with just 53kg here. Let'Srollthedice (2) was well beaten first up over shorter but got the right run to score over this trip in a Bm94 in Sydney last time out. Could be fitter again and maps ideally once more. Bear Story (3) has just been fair in two runs back from a spell but should be fitter and back to a mile looks fine. Fengarada (8) was good first up at Warrnambool and is unbeaten at this track and trip. Gets in nicely. 

Tip: Keen on Highlights at $3.90 with

HIGHLIGHTS winning the Phillip Picone Handicap at Rosehill in Australia.
HIGHLIGHTS winning the Phillip Picone Handicap at Rosehill in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

Race 8 - 3:25pm: Tile Importer Handicap (1600 METRES)

Trosettee (8) resumed with a very good run in a handy race at Caulfield, beaten half a length by Furious over this trip. Fitter for that, he just needs to overcome the wide draw to be going one better. Hard To Cross (9) is a consistent type who broke through for a tidy win at this track last start. Gets in light at the weights after the claim and should be very competitive again. Hennessy Lad (6) can mix his form but hasn't had the best luck of late and his best figures rate very well in this line up. Can land in a better spot here. Touristic (5) resumes. He was very consistent without winning last time in against quality opposition. Should be strong late. 

Tip: Trosettee each-way at $9/3 with

Race 9 - 4:05pm: Thoroughbred Club of Australia Handicap (1400 METRES)

Bigolino (12) was first-up off a 10 month spell and gave a huge sight at Caulfield over 1400m, only run down very late by the talented Chorlton Lane. Should strip much fitter for that and draws to land in front again. Le Ferrari (14) comes through the same race behind Chorlton Lane, finishing third and and beaten just a neck. He'll be fitter again as well and draws ideally for a soft trail. Goes well second-up and looks a good price. Fancify (16) is a progressive 4yo mare over from SA who measured right up to win well at Caulfield last start. Fitter again and should take beating again. Rheinberg (4) hasn't really fired this time in but has had a couple of excuses. Watch for improvement. Starlight Scope (10) should be ready to peak now out to 1400m.

Tip: Backing both Bigolino at $7 and Le Ferrari at $16 with

Race 10 - 4:35pm: Sportsbet Feed Handicap (1400 METRES)

So Risque (17) looks the weights horse, dropping 5kg from a narrow defeat at Warrnambool last start over this distance. He's been racing very well of late and has form through the right benchmark races. More depth here but he's fit, can land on speed and should take catching. Showmanship (3) ran midfield first up in the Wangoom over 1200m, beaten 3.5 lengths. Not a bad effort there and the rise to 1400m looks ideal. Best would go close. Nicolini Vito (7) continues to race very well, just beaten down the straight by an in-form horse last time. No issue out to 1400m for him. King Magnus (1) has to give them weight but draws well and does get a 3kg claim. Junipal (6) ran well first up with 62kg when just behind So Risque and must be considered.

Tip: Keen to back both So Risque at $4.40 and Showmanship at $12 with

SHOWMANSHIP winning the Hyland Race Colours (Bm84).
SHOWMANSHIP winning the Hyland Race Colours (Bm84). Picture: Racing Photos


Bet of the day: Race 4 #1 Fasuto at $4.80 with*
Best value: Race 10 #3 Showmanship at $12 with*

*All odds correct at 1:00pm, 23/5/24

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Saturday, 25th May 2024


Sportsbet Nobody Does It Easier Handicap

Age: 2yo Sex: F WT: 54.5kg Type: OPEN
AUD $150,000
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Sportsbet Nobody Does It Easier Handicap

Age: 2yo Sex: F WT: 54.5kg Type: OPEN

FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
1st 6. HEINOUS (AUS) 2yo F
J Warren, Ms K E A Syer, G R Anderson, Mrs D Anderson, M Gathercole, B L Wilson, P F Foley, A C Muir, K S Mulcahy, G C Tawyer, Eales Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: L E Eales), A W McLauchlan, R G Short, G J Hannan, Mrs J R Hannan & Blur Racing Syndicate (Mgr: JA Reece)

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2nd 2. FLATTERED (AUS) 2yo F
J V O'Neill, B K Parker, D P Byrne, T J Henderson, H C Leung, R A Smith, M J Curtain, T Mitchell, Dr O K Chan, N D Rance, I M Halliday & Power Thoroughbreds (Mgr: W Power)

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3rd 3. SHE'S GOT PIZZAZZ (AUS) 2yo F
Dorrington Farm (Mgr: R J Crabtree)
4th 1. JENNI'S MEADOW (AUS) 2yo F

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5th 8. RINGLET (AUS) 2yo F
Leon & Troy Corstens

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6th 7. LAVA DELTA (AUS) 2yo F

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7th 5. ESRAAR (AUS) 2yo F
Leon & Troy Corstens

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