Sandown - Race 1 12:30pm AEST
No. 2 Flying Agent
Flying Agent is a seasoned jumps competitor with seven wins and six placings on the board.
He was a dominant eight-length winner in a small field at the ‘Bool first-up and was seen making ground late here at Sandown a couple of weeks ago after missing the start.
The step up to 4200m looks ideal at this stage of his prep, and he’s typically done his best racing on rain-affected ground.
Sandown - Race 3 1:50pm AEST
No. 2 River Ribble
River Ribble is a promising colt out of the Freedman yard that looks capable of returning to the winner’s stall in his first look at Sandown.
The lightly-raced three-year-old won his maiden at Cranbourne two runs back by a whopping three lengths, before venturing to Caulfield a couple of weeks ago where he finished only three-quarters of a length behind Thron Bone.
That form looks good for this and I think he’ll be ridden forward again under Mark Zahra, who rode him to a place on debut at Pakenham earlier in the year.
Sandown - Race 7 4:20pm AEST
No. 8 Minouche
Minouche looks a nice price in what is a fairly open betting race.
The Written Tycoon mare kicked off her prep running third here at Sandown over shorter, and she can be forgiven for her latest start at Caulfield given she had plenty of work to do after being caught wide.
The blinkers go on, she’s placed previously third-up, and while she might need a little luck from the inside draw, Craig Williams is the right man for the job.
Sandown - Race 8 4:55pm AEST
No. 2 Seacole
Seacole is a smart mare out of the Maher and Eustace yard that is well-deserving of another win.
The Not A Single Doubt mare was w inner four runs back at Cranbourne in a fillies and mares race, and she probably deserved to win again here at Sandown two weeks ago where she was only grabbed in the final stages by one better.
She gets in with 3kg’s off under the claim and has plenty of winning form in wet conditions. If Logan McNeil can offset the wide draw early, she should be storming home late.